There is a motive to move livestock development forward in North Dakota. Those conversations were one focus at the 2nd Annual Livestock Summit hosted by the North Dakota Livestock Alliance. “We try to get a pulse on the ag industry; what some of the stumbling blocks are,” says NDLA vice chairman Kenton Holle. “We’re looking for ways to help expand an operation, build a new facility or bring in another generation.” The day’s events kicked off with a panel discussion on securing a reliable workforce in livestock operations. “Our farm is about one-third family, one-third local help and one-third foreign labor,” says Jamestown, ND dairy farmer Terry Entzminger. “In most cases, there are government regulations for the foreign help. Most programs are helpful, but others aren’t dairy-friendly.” Holle, who operates Northern Lights dairy near Mandan, North Dakota, echoes Entzminger’s statements; labor is an ongoing challenge within the industry. Learn more from Holle in this interview.