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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 (source).

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

View a map of employers using the PIPELINE Program.

Industry Forum presentations and notes

Next meeting – Agriculture Industry Forum:  Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, 9-10:30 a.m.

June 11, 2019 Presentation  
Feb. 20, 2019 Presentation Notes
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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