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Who makes decisions related to FARM Workforce Development?

Nov 04, 2020

The Workforce Development Program is formally revised every three years.

The FARM Workforce Development Task Force is composed of farmers, co-op and processor staff, and other subject matter experts from across the country. They guide program development and strategic direction.

The NMPF Executive Committee reviews recommendations from the Task Force for adjustments to the FARM Workforce Development program area. Such recommendations are subject to approval from the NMPF Board of Directors.

FARM also received direct feedback from producers through a second party evaluation pilot program conducted in the winter of 2019 and 2020. Through this pilot, FARM Participants implemented the evaluation tool with a total of 45 dairy farms and provided direct feedback on the tool and implementation. The FARM Program also held a 45-day public comment period from December 6th, 2019 through January 20th, 2020 in order to solicit feedback from a wide range of dairy stakeholders.