Top Agriculture Jobs of the Week

For the week of 2-18-19

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Maintenance Lead for Bridgewater Dairy LLC

A little about the business: We are a family-owned, diversified farm operation growing grain crops and forage and producing over 26,000 gallons of milk per day across our 3 locations. We’re headquartered in Montpelier, OH with current operations of 6,000 dairy cows and 5,500 acres of cropland. We’ve been growing over the past decade and look to continue to expansion of our farm.

What you would be doing: In this role you will be focused on preventative maintenance as well as in-the-moment troubleshooting electrical, pneumatic and mechanical repairs. You will be working approximately 50 hours per week and will have an on-call rotation for emergency repairs.  Work with a highly-driven team and looking for a up and coming leader to join our organization.

Qualifications: 

  • Have an overall maintenance understanding in both mechanical and electrical repair with the willingness to gain knowledge in the other areas
  • Preferably have worked with dairy equipment, but open to an individual that has worked with similar experience with industrial maintenance, HVAC and pneumatics
  • Are able to not only multi-task, but prioritize projects and ensure they are complete in the order that impacts that business the most
  • Prefer to work in a fast-paced environment, can work physically on your feet most of the day and are willing to jump in to assist any project
  • Hold a higher education either in technical school or bachelor’s degree

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Executive Director for Minnesota Wheat Council and Growers

A little about the business: Minnesota Wheat Council and Growers is an industry collaboration between the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council (MWRPC) and the Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers (MAWG).  We are committed to working in a unified, focused, and effective manner to improve the profitability of the Minnesota wheat industry.  From research and educational programs to lobbying in Washington, our mission is to build programs that have long-lasting impact for our MN Wheat growers.  Learn more about us at www.smallgrains.org.

What you would be doing: We’re hiring an Executive Director to be the principal administrator of both the MWRPC and MAWG. In this leadership role, you will be focused on working in collaboration with both Boards on defining short and long-term strategy. In addition, effectively implementing determined initiatives and programs from both groups.  This highly-varied role encompasses building consensus among each Board, working closely with the Universities on research, leading grower educational meetings, as well as working closely to understand grower concerns. This is a hands-on leadership role where you are not leading behind a desk, but rather making connections and executing programs across the state.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree highly preferred
  • Proven demonstrated leadership developing effective programs and building consensus with cross-functional teams
  • A record of success as a dynamic, creative, and visionary leader who can set objectives, motivate, collaborate, attain consensus, and manage performance to achieve results.
  • Genuine commitment to work with Minnesota wheat producers at the “grass roots” level, as well as partners in the broader wheat industry, government and university officials, allied organizations, and the general public.
  • Prior experience in budgeting and staff management
  • Willingness to travel routinely, including some weekends as well as work extended hours during peak times of the year

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Animal Nutrition and Sales Support Coordinator for Hunter Nutrition

A little about the business: Hunter Nutrition, Inc. is a specialized feed manufacturer located in Brookston, IN, just north of West Lafayette. We manufacture top quality texturized, pelleted, and mineral/premix feeds at our 58,000-sq. ft. plant. Unlike other feed manufacturers, Hunter Nutrition places the emphasis on quality rather than quantity. Our feeds are set formula’s, made with the best ingredients in our modern, efficient manufacturing plant. Better feed pays our customers back with improved health and livestock performance. We have a diverse group of both large and small customers, all of which came to us for high quality, better fortified feeds.

What you would be doing: The person in this position will have a varied role in both management and sales within our feed company to help grow our business. Responsibilities include assisting with office duties, general daily management, assisting with feed formula’s, and both inside and outside sales of our products. The role and responsibilities within our company will be expanded as the individual learns our industry. 

Qualifications: 

  • 2+ years’ experience working in an office.
  • QuickBooks accounting software experience
  • Microsoft Office experience with Word, Excel, Publisher, and Access
  • Prior agriculture/agribusiness experience.
  • A positive attitude, good work ethic, and the ability to pay careful attention to details and accuracy

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Cooperative Location Manager for Innovative Ag Services

A little about the business: Innovative Ag Services Co. is a full-service farm cooperative offering a complete line of supplies and services to meet all of your farm needs. We provide value-added products and services to over 5,000 members in the grain, agronomy, feed, energy and building supply markets. To better serve you, our 33 locations are conveniently located throughout northeast and central Iowa and southwest Wisconsin. Innovative Ag Services was incorporated in 2005 to ensure that our customers had access to the best products and services available. Since our founding, we have grown in size and territory through multiple mergers and acquisitions and have achieved over $1 billion in annual sales. Our more than 325 dedicated employees play an important role in this growth and success.

What you would be doing: Provide the leadership and management needed for growth and effective operations of the location for the benefit of IAS and its members. Recruit, hire, and train all fulltime location personnel when necessary. Supervise location operations and efficient distribution of farm supply products. Safekeeping of location’s physical product inventory and accurate accounting thereof. Maintain location hours to meet seasonal demands. Manage labor and variable expenses in the location’s cost of operations.

Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of and experience in agricultural sales and retail management, including areas of feed, fertilizer, and grain.
  • Mechanical aptitude including basic understanding of mechanical, hydraulics, and piping systems and knowledge of various machines and tools including their design, use, repair, and maintenance.
  • Displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently.
  • Ability to communicate information or ideas effectively in written or oral form.
  • Ability to organize, deal with change effectively, and work on multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Microsoft Office suite programs, including Word & Excel.
  • AS400 computer operation

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Dairy Herdsman – Advancement Opportunity for Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship

A little about the business: Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (DGA) is a National Apprenticeship under the U.S. Department of Labor-Employment and Training Administration that covers all aspects of owning and operating a managed-grazing dairy farm. The program consists of full-time paid training over a period of two years with opportunities for advancement upon completion. The comprehensive DGA Training Guidelines lays out the competencies that must be met in order to own and operate a managed-grazing dairy farm.

What you would be doing: Each Master-Apprentice pair is assigned a local Education Coordinator, who monitors the mentoring relationship and provides educational support and on-farm technical services. Apprentices not only gain skills, knowledge, and experience but also develop relationships with Apprentices and Masters in their cohort as well as with other dairy farmers, agricultural professionals, and service providers in the local community.

Apprentices graduate to certified Journey Dairy Grazier status, receive additional support services as they advance in their career, and have the option of eventually becoming Masters and taking on Apprentices themselves.

Qualifications: 

  • Must have high school diploma or higher or GED, or a composite score of at least 18, or comparable Accuplacer test scores in math and reading.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade with reasonable accommodations and without hazard to themselves or others.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work.

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