One of the biggest challenges Granite State farmers have is finding a spot at the table when competing with big agriculture, a local farmer told University of New Hampshire researchers during a networking event Thursday.

Large and small businesses have come to value the benefits of taking a team approach across the board. From creative brainstorming to adaptive problem-solving, well-constructed teams bring to bear the kind of collaborative thinking and acting needed in today’s uber-competitive marketplace.

Unemployment is hovering near a five-decade low, workforce participation is at the highest level in six years and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell recently called the labor market “strong.” Yet, 44% of Americans age 18 to 64 are low-wage workers, according to a Brookings Institution report.

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