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Agricultural production and processing in Minnesota plays a huge role in the state’s economy. Minnesota ranks fifth in the nation in agricultural production at $16.7 billion. The state’s agriculture industry exports $7.1 billion worth of goods each year. Agricultural production and processing industries generate over $112 billion annually in total economic impact and supports more than 431,000 jobs. Minnesota also ranks in the top five for multiple agriculture categories such as first in turkeys raised, second in hogs, third in soybeans and first in sugar beet processing.

Given agriculture’s importance to our state, the Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline 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


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