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I-29 Moo University Presents How to Bring Skilled Professionals to Your Farm Using the Visa Programs Webinar On April 13

ORANGE CITY, Iowa - The I-29 Moo University 2023 Dairy Webinar Series continues Thursday, April 13 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. CDT with a focus on how to bring skilled professionals to your farm using the visa programs. The program will be presented by Miguel Rangel, DVM.

“Listeners will gain a better understanding of what visa are available to them when hiring qualitied employees,” said Fred Hall, dairy specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. Miguel Rangel, DVM will discuss the process of using the U.S. visa programs to bring skilled professionals to U.S. dairy operations from foreign countries.  This discussion will cover the most common visas available for dairy producers and will include: in which situations each visa may be used, who qualifies for the visa, the benefits of various visas, and the requirements to qualify for different visas. Dr. Rangel will also discuss the application process, rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, and will clarify common misconceptions.

Dr. Rangel received his veterinarian degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City. As an employee recruiter and recipient of a TN visa himself, he knows the process and the industry firsthand.

Dr. Rangel has been the owner/operator of Optimum Dairy Consulting and Recruiting since 2021, specializing in maximizing profits in dairy operations and the recruiting of skilled professionals. Prior to that, he spent 16 years working in various aspects of the dairy industry, including managing the ISU Dairy Farm from 2018 to 2021.

There is no fee to participate in the webinar; however, preregistration is required at least one hour before the webinar. Preregister online at:

For more information contact: in Iowa, Fred M. Hall, 712-737-4230; in Minnesota, Jim Salfer, 320-203-6093; or in South Dakota, Heidi Carroll, 605-688-6623.