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Michigan Dairy Industry in Need of Qualified Labor Force

A farm is seen in the distance behind corn fields in Redkey, Indiana June 28, 2012. REUTERS/Brent Smith
A farm is seen in the distance behind corn fields in Redkey, Indiana June 28, 2012. REUTERS/Brent Smith

UNDATED (WHTC) -- Michigan’s dairy industry is growing and looking to hire additional workers according to a study released by the Agricultural Leaders of Michigan.  Ken Nobis, President of the Michigan Milk Producers Association says, quote, “The industry needs to have a qualified labor force so that we can take advantage of opportunities for growth.”  Increasing milk production in Michigan has created a trend toward larger dairy farms.  The survey suggested several steps that could help in the recruitment of employees such as: developing an online job bank and reaching out to students and parents to let them know about career opportunities in the industry.

Story by:  Diane E Coston

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