Ag partners talk workforce recruitment by By Brian Arola barola@mankatofreepress.com MANKATO — An agricultural and manufacturing workforce session attended by regional employers at South Central College Thursday promoted how the organizations can attract and retain new workers. Drawing workers to these industries will be especially important in the coming years as workforce shortages are projected…

Minnesota AgriGrowth Concludes Legislative Luncheon Series with Session Wrap-up Panel Saint Paul — Minnesota AgriGrowth concluded its Legislative Luncheon series this week with a Session Wrap-up luncheon featured a panel discussion with some of Minnesota’s leading agriculture policy makers. Attendees enjoyed an in-depth discussion of the legislative accomplishments and the opportunity to ask legislators questions. The…

Minnesota AgriGrowth to Host Session Wrap-up Luncheon Saint Paul — Minnesota AgriGrowth will host their annual Legislative Wrap-up Luncheon and will feature a panel discussion with Minnesota’s leading agriculture and agribusiness policy makers, such as Represenative Rod Hamilton, Chair of the Agriculture Finance Committee, Senator Bill Weber, Chairman of Agriculture, Rural Development and Housing committee, Representative Jean Poppe,…

AgriGrowth to host four regional workforce sessions Saint Paul — Beginning in June, the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council will be hosting four Regional Workforce Sessions across the state, to educate employers in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors on strategies and labor tools for attracting, recruiting and retaining talent. The free, half-day, sessions will feature workshops on relevant topics and networking…

AgriGrowth praises legislature for common sense reforms in Environment and Natural Resources Finance Bill Saint Paul — Perry Aasness, Executive Director of the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council, praised the Minnesota Legislature for passing a common sense Environment and Natural Resources Finance bill that helps to bring some measure of common sense reforms to Minnesota’s regulatory process….

AgriGrowth Statement on Dayton Adminstration Communications Saint Paul — Perry Aasness, Executive Director of the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council (AgriGrowth) issued the following statement in response to communications issued on May 9th from the Dayton Administration related to provisions in the Agriculture Finance bill pending before the Legislature: “The statement from the Dayton Administration that pesticide…

Statement from Perry Aasness on the confirmation of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture Saint Paul — Statement from Perry Aasness, Executive Director of the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council on the confirmation of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture: “We are pleased former Governor Sonny Purdue has finally been approved by the U.S. Senate as the…

AgriGrowth sends letter to legislative leaders highlighting key issues for the end of session Saint Paul – The Minnesota AgriGrowth Council sent the attached letter to Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka today, the first day that legislators are back to work following the Easter/Passover break. The letter highlights key…

Minnesota AgriGrowth launches job exchange The exchange is open to all job seekers and employers across the state in agriculture. Ask any farmer who wears the human resources manager hat, conducts interviews, and hires and trains new employees. Sometimes the job isn’t the right one for the new worker, prompting this person to leave within…

Statement from Perry Aasness on the February state budget and economic forecast  Saint Paul – The state budget and economic forecast released today shows a budget surplus of $1.65 billion in Minnesota. Below is a statement from the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council’s executive director, Perry Aasness, on the news of the budget surplus: “Today’s budget forecast showing…

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