Top Agriculture Jobs of the Week

For the week of 12-2-19

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Mechanic & Service Technician for Everglades Farm Equipment

A little about the business: Everglades Farm Equipment is a family-owned business that started in 1963 serving the agricultural industry around Lake Okeechobee and have grown to 12 locations covering South and Central Florida. We serve a wide range of customers from some of the largest agricultural producers of sugar, citrus and vegetables to individual farmers, nurseries, and commercial landscape management companies as well as large and small property owners. 

What you would be doing: 

  • Repair and maintain a variety of agricultural, lawn, and construction equipment
  • Go into the field and service equipment
  • Navigate product support software and computer programs for work order maintenance and write report for invoicing
  • Exercise good customer relations and handle customer complaints
  • Maintain relationship with fellow employees
  • Must always follow safety practices

Qualifications: 

  • 3-5 years’ experience working on equipment; preferable in Agricultural, Lawn maintenance or Construction
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License
  • Mechanical knowledge, preferably z-tracks to 2 Stroke equipment.
  • Certification in automotive air-conditioning
  • Read hydraulic schematics and diagnose hydraulic system faults
  • Read electrical schematics and diagnose electronic faults
  • Experience in diagnosing and repair of diesel engines
  • Must be able to maintain files 
  • Basic Data Entry and write reports
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced, extreme environmental conditions and meet deadlines
  • Team builder
  • Self-motivated

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Agronomy Controller for Central Valley Ag (CVA)

A little about the business: Central Valley Ag (CVA) is a member-owned farmers’ cooperative located in central and northeastern Nebraska. Established in 2003, CVA has 365 employees across our trade area that provides agronomy, grain, and feed services to over 10,000 farmers and ranchers.

What you would be doing: 

  • Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures. 
  • Protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls. 
  • Participate in key Agronomy decisions pertaining to strategic initiatives, operating model and operational execution 
  • Prepares budgets by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data; recommending plans. 
  • Consistently analyze Agronomic data and present Agronomy reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of CVA’s status; 
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. 
  • Oversee preparation of month-end, quarter-end and year-end Agronomy financial statements 

Qualifications: 

  • A minimum of a BS
  • At least 3+ years of progressively responsible experience in agriculture/cooperative accounting 
  • Experience working with information technology staff to manage company IT System 
  • Strong relationship builder and communicator with experience leading diverse work teams, developing an organization wide strategy for location excellence, engaging company partners, and partnering with Division Leadership 
  • Passionate about central Valley Ag Cooperative’s mission and able to promote and communicate the philosophy, mission, and values of CVA to external and internal stakeholders 
  • Broad understanding of Agriculture, and Agronomy and Grain businesses 
  • Strong written, content development and oral communication skills 
  • Goal-oriented and focused 
  • Drive, energy and enthusiasm and strongly proactive 

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Field Sales Agronomist for Central Valley Ag (CVA)

A little about the business: Central Valley Ag (CVA) is a member-owned farmers’ cooperative located in central and northeastern Nebraska. Established in 2003, CVA has 365 employees across our trade area that provides agronomy, grain, and feed services to over 10,000 farmers and ranchers.

What you would be doing: 

  • Responsible for consulting with producers and making appropriate recommendations of fertilizer, seed, chemical and GPS products and services.
  • Responsible for maintaining current customer base and developing new business.
  • Carries out and is responsible for the development of the agronomy marketing program for location.
  • Responsible for maintaining high customer satisfaction by handling complaints professionally.
  • Calls on prospective producers to build new business and to increase sales.
  • Facilitates in the logistics of custom application equipment and product.

Qualifications: 

  • Good speaking, writing and time management skills required.
  • Must possess problem solving skills.
  • Must have the ability to use good judgment and decision making.
  • General mathematics and accounting skills required.
  • Excellent negotiation and persuasion skills required.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) required.

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Dairy Herd Manager for Gar-Lin Dairy

A little about the business: Gar-Lin Dairy is a multi-generation family owned, 2,000 cow dairy operation in Eyota, Minnesota. We share a passion for our industry and our goal is to stay in the top 5-10% of dairies. We are proud of our high milk production numbers which results from strong genetics, care of our cows, and solid handling practices. We are a close team who enjoy working together and being great at what we do.

What you would be doing:

  • Manage the herd health team overseeing all aspects of herd health including hoof trimming, vaccinations, culling list, dry cows, sick cows and cow movement
  • Communicate with team to ensure proper procedures are followed (i.e. sick cow treatment, dry cow treatment, down cows, vaccination schedules)
  • Ensure accurate tracking and data input in dairy software
  • Work closely and communicate openly with owners on continuous improvement to maximize productivity
  • Provide a clean, comfortable, safe and positive environment for livestock and employees
  • Work with other managers, veterinarian, nutritionist, and agronomist to ensure herd health and profitability

Qualifications: 

  • Experience and understanding of a mid-size dairy operation
  • Basic mechanical and troubleshooting ability
  • Desire for ownership and a high level of commitment to focus on the details
  • Alignment with our culture which includes the desire to be great at what you do

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Independent Seed Sales Representative for Stine Seed

A little about the business: Welcome to Stine Seed Company! We are the country’s largest privately-owned seed company, specializing in soybean and corn genetics, headquartered in Adel, Iowa. The Stine name has a proud history dating to the 1940s when Bill Stine began cleaning public variety of soybean seed with a portable cleaner. Since then, Stine has grown and expanded, becoming one of the most recognized and respected names in the corn and soybean industry, owning more than 800 patents.

What you would be doing: 

  • Develop and maintain a thorough agronomic and technical knowledge of Stine seed products and services applicable to the assigned territory 
  • Proactively seek new and profitable grower accounts to drive business growth; continually develop relationships within your community  
  • Understand and implement marketing initiatives while driving key products and services in key target markets   
  • Communicate and implement Stine’s sales programs and policies within the assigned territory in order to meet sales goals for the district  
  • Work in conjunction with the Stine Regional Sales Agronomist to provide a high level of sales support within the assigned territory 
  • Develop and enhance relationships with customers and potential customers, either personally or through a designated seller 

Qualifications: 

  • Three or more years of sales experience; preferably in agriculture, agronomy, seed and/or ag equipment   
  • Prior success in relationship sales with a longer sales cycle  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of proven sales techniques, as well as excellent negotiating skills and the ability to overcome obstacles.  
  • Self-starter who can develop daily and weekly goals with little direction  
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with growers by understanding their needs and values and achieve desired results 

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The opportunities within the agriculture industry are endless. Whether you are looking to start your journey or take the next step in your agriculture career, there is a place for you. Go to AgHires.com to search thousands of current job openings, ranging from agronomy jobs to marketing jobs to service technician jobs. New jobs are uploaded to our website daily.

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