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There is a nation-wide shortage of workers in the forestry sector, affecting our ability to manage forests for wildlife habitat, wildfire prevention, forest health, and a broad array of other benefits. Minnesota Forest Industries (MFI) recently joined groups from around the country to share ideas on forestry workforce recruitment, training and awareness programs. MFI Executive Vice President Rick Horton said, “It was very helpful to learn from others as we roll out a new forestry workforce program in the state. We simply must increase worker awareness of the good-paying and rewarding jobs available in forestry that support a high quality of life in northern Minnesota.”