Agriculture jobs are plentiful across the country, but there aren’t enough people to fill those jobs according to one state official. According to Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Raymond Poe, one study says there will be about 58,000 new agriculture jobs over the next five years, but only 35,000 college graduates will be trained to fill those positions.
Poe says these jobs are the kind of jobs people are looking for in today’s economy.
Illinois’ 13th District Representative Rodney Davis says these job numbers give lawmakers an idea of what to focus on in Washington, Springfield, and at the local level.
Both Raymond Poe and Rodney Davis appeared as guests on NewsTalk WTIM live from the Christian County Fair Saturday afternoon.