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Agricultural production and processing in Minnesota plays a huge role in the state’s economy as it accounts for $57.5 billion in sales and more than 147,000 jobs. Minnesota ranks fifth in total agricultural production and eighth in livestock production for the nation. (Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development)

Given agriculture’s importance in Minnesota, the PIPELINE Program works with agriculture producers to determine their workforce needs and create tools to address those needs as seen below in the list of in-demand occupations in the industry that are well-suited to create dual-training opportunities.  

Validated occupational competency summaries

Related Instruction Inventory

The agriculture Related Instruction Inventory can be used by employers as a resource to develop a dual training program (Minnesota Statutes 136A.246 subd. 3). This inventory includes known education and training program options for approved dual training occupations. Each program indicates whether it has been mapped to industry specific competencies. (Employers are not required to partner with the training providers on this list—these are simply options.)

An education or training provider that would like to be included on the inventory can follow the Competency Mapping Instructions.

View a map of employers using the PIPELINE Program.

Industry Council meeting presentations and notes

Next meeting: 2 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019

Oct. 22, 2018 Presentation Notes
Feb. 21, 2018 Presentation Notes
Oct. 30, 2017 Presentation Notes

Competency Council meetings are completed for the initial stage of the PIPELINE Program. As the second stage of the project continues, additional occupations will be identified.


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