New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball announced the Department’s launched a workforce development resource guide to help connect young people and those interested in a career in the dairy industry.
The guide is an endeavor by the State Dairy Think Tank to streamline workforce development efforts and better connect workers to employers. The Think Tank was formed in 2020 at the advice of the Milk Marketing Advisory Council to bring together leaders in the industry to discuss current challenges facing the dairy industry and the industry’s future. The group identified workforce development as one of its top priorities, along with government partnership, branding and marketing, and industry support.
As part of these efforts, the Think Tank created a central resource guide that contains info about dairy-related workforce development programs, career opportunities, and funding streams available in New York.