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Ag Labor Program

Get help with finding, training, and paying for new employees!

Up to $20,000 per producer available

The Agriculture Sector Recovery Program is a workforce recovery effort focused on recruiting and developing talent, subsidizing worker wages for employers, expanding knowledge of agriculture-related career pathways in the county, and developing talent for the Ag sector.

Eligibility: Farm employers directly engaged in crop production, livestock or shellfish production, and animal slaughter and processing are eligible to participate in the program, provided they are located in Thurston County and were established before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through a competitive process and on a first-come, first-served basis, WSU and PacMtn will accept employer proposals to determine fit for the program. To maximize benefits, these funds can apply to one or more employees or production season, so long as they do not exceed the cap or program timeframe per employer. Grants of up to $20,000 per producer are available.

This grant also includes funds for classes, conferences, and training programs for the farmers, ranchers, and employees participating in the program (in person and online).

Apply Here: All the information that you need to apply can be found at the Pac Mountain Workforce Development Council program website.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.

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