Building a Stronger Workforce for Missouri’s Food, Ag, and Forestry Employers
University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Agricultural Foundation are undertaking a workforce needs assessment for Missouri’s food, agriculture and forestry industry to better understand the challenges you face.
This project will focus on worker demand in four industries — agricultural producers, agricultural inputs and services, food and related products manufacturing and forestry products manufacturing — and consider the challenges that employers face in meeting that demand.
This effort will result in a detailed report that will allow Missouri agricultural employers, industry leaders and policymakers to have a better understanding of:
- The composition of Missouri’s food, agriculture and forestry workforce
- The scale of current and future demands for workers and skills
- Relevant education and training needs, and Missouri’s capacity to meet those needs
- The critical workforce issues around which to focus future efforts
This final report will help industry leaders, educators and policymakers make the data-driven decisions and investments necessary to strengthen Missouri’s food, agriculture and forestry current and future workforce.
For more information, contact: Mark C. White