Horticulture isn’t the only sector struggling for steady, skilled workers.
From the nursery, to the garden center, and in the landscape, plant selection is a major factor in the utilization of labor.
Getting started in the ag labor program may seem like a daunting task, but it shouldn’t be, and there are several benefits.
Finding fresh faces for your workforce can be as simple as training people with no horticulture skills to redirect them into new careers in the green industry.
Labor was the big topic of conversation at Greenhouse Grower’s Top 100 Growers breakfast during Cultivate’18 in Columbus, OH.
Ten breeders put forth their best plant varieties for freeing up employees’ time in the greenhouse.
Several industry leaders sound off on operational strategies that might ease the workload.
While no one has the crystal ball, there are some changes that might actually play out over time.
Growers are at a crossroads when it comes to finding a reliable labor supply at a price they can afford. For many operations, their long-term future hangs in the balance.
Repetitive motion injuries are not only placing immense costs on our industry and on our staff, but they contribute to the unnecessary public image of greenhouse work as back-breaking.
Registration for the National Council of Agricultural Employers’ (NCAE) 5th Annual Ag Labor Forum, which takes place Nov. 28-30 in Las Vegas, NV, is now open.
The first year of the Washington Lean Consortium came to a successful conclusion, with members reporting significant savings in costs and more efficient production.
After what happened at Corso’s Perennials, this country needs to accept that the only way it will fill all the jobs Americans don’t want is to employ guestworkers, and that the majority of its food in the future will be harvested by foreign hands.