March 20 - March 24, 2023
West Michigan Works! is shining a light on West Michigan’s high-demand industries. Join us March 20-24, 2023 as we highlight our region’s agribusiness industry.
The week will feature social media posts with agribusiness employers from around the region showcasing careers in the industry, newspaper articles with stories and stats on the importance agribusiness to our local economy, a video focused on the industry in West Michigan, and a special edition of our newsletter with resources for employers and their employees. This is a great opportunity to celebrate great careers and opportunities in agribusiness.
Agribusiness contributes over $1.6 billion annually to our regional economy.
Over 26,000 people work in agribusiness – that’s one in five people in our region.
Agribusiness accounts for more than $300 million in labor income.
West Michigan produces over 1/3 of Michigan’s total agricultural sales.
National Agriculture Day: March 21, 2023 - The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) is an organization uniquely composed of leaders in the agriculture, food and fiber communities dedicated to increasing the public awareness of agriculture's vital role in our society. The ACA conducts National Agriculture Day programming each year in March.
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