Laura Drotleff, Marijuana Business Magazine.
Agriculture is often lacking in diversity, but farms and agribusinesses can take steps to make recruiting more inclusive.
People of all ethnicities want to feel comfortable in the workplace, and that often begins with seeing faces that look like their own represented within their company and the industry as a whole. It also means seeing a clear path for advancement within an organization beyond becoming a token employee or “checking a box” and feeling a connection with the company’s mission.
Keep diversity and inclusion as an ongoing priority and find allies… Recruiting for the best talent is always difficult, and this is no different. So create a plan, assess your practices and maintain this as a priority.
– Jeff Gray, Co-Founder and CEO, SC Labs
In agriculture, that’s a challenge, as many people see it as an industry owned by “old white guys.” And demographics back up that assertion.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Census of Agriculture, 95% of American farm producers…