Ag blog: Plenty of farm jobs, few willing to do them

immigrants in a field with a bus

(The following is an excerpt from Chris Kick’s post on The Social Silo.)

“If you asked someone if they’re a good worker, they’d probably say that they are. I don’t know many people who would admit to being lazy or a slacker.

But, one thing that I keep hearing time and time again is that good workers are hard to find. I heard it again this past week on the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation trip to Washington, D. C. Farmers have jobs that need doing, and they’re struggling to find hard working, dedicated employees to do those jobs.

I’ve met farmers over the years who gave up baling hay or milking cows, because they could no longer find adequate help to do these things. With fewer and fewer people who understand farming, or have it in their background — the situation isn’t getting any better.”

Chris continues with commentary on immigrant labor, unemployment and work ethic.

To read the entire post, visit The Social Silo



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