Top Agriculture Jobs of the Week

For the week of 2-3-20

AgHires works hard to be the number one resource for top jobs in agriculture. The agriculture industry provides a variety of job opportunities that range far and wide. Take a moment to search through the thousands of current job openings on AgHires.com, and check out this week’s top Agriculture Jobs of the Week below. 

Sales Professional for 21st Century Equipment

A little about the business: 21st Century Equipment is a leading John Deere dealership with 16 locations in Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming. Our company takes pride in Developing Solutions and Delivering Success to the farmers and ranchers in our area. Through innovation, technology and teamwork we are a preeminent agricultural solutions provider. Not only do we work hard but we also have fun while we work! 21st Century Equipment was founded in 1996 in Alliance, NE.  We know a company is only as good as their employees and that’s why we want you to join our team!

What you would be doing: 

  • Responsible for maintaining current product knowledge on all new and used John Deere agricultural equipment commonly used in area of responsibility.
  • Responsible for maintaining current product knowledge on common competitive brands of equipment used in area of responsibility.
  • Maintain current knowledge of used equipment values and have the ability to appraise and evaluate effectively for proper valuation of trades.
  • Responsible for developing sales plans and forecasts for assigned customers and maintaining sales management information in customer CRM software.
  • Responsible for maintaining current knowledge of agronomy and common agricultural planting, tillage and harvesting techniques utilized in the area and able to utilize this knowledge to make recommendations and suggestions to improve customer’s operation.
  • Fundamental understanding of all facets of precision agriculture practices as it relates to overall customer relationship, management and sales of equipment and services.

Qualifications: 

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of agricultural issues
  • Strong math skills
  • Outstanding negotiating skills
  • Competency in all aspect of computerized sales tools and reports
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and weekends
  • Excellent customer relationship skills
  • Able to safely operate equipment, mount and dismount equipment
  • Safely hook-up, secure and transport equipment
  • Must be able to life 40 pounds
  • Periods of extensive sitting, standing, and squatting are routinely required

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Agronomist for Walther Farms

A little about the business: Walther Farms is a 4th generation family-owned business headquartered in Southwestern Michigan. Beginning in the 1940’s, the company expanded from a few vegetable acres to what is now 20,000 acres of commercial and seed potatoes grown throughout the United States for the potato chip and fresh table markets.

What you would be doing: 

  • Select and budget crop inputs for the farm. Monitors chemical inventories, orders products, and coordinates with custom applicators.
  • Monitors quality control and makes recommendations for seed handling and cutting, planting and growing season, harvest, storage, and tillage.
  • Inspect fields frequently and provide recommendations to control weeds, insects, and diseases.
  • Irrigation scheduling
  • Data collection of petioles, stem counts, seed cutter performance and planter performance and makes recommendations based on data collection. Assists with assessment of yield and quality of sugars, size profiles and defects.

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum 2 years College Education
  • Extensive knowledge in plant and soil science
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Work both independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Valid driver’s license

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Business Support Specialist for BioWorks

A little about the business: BioWorks Inc. With headquarters in Victor, New York, BioWorks has been a leader in providing environmentally responsible, safe, and effective biologically-based pest control and plant nutrition products for the horticulture, turf, and specialty agriculture markets for more than 20 years.  Together, with our team of experts, our customers are enhancing conventional programs as well as developing leading edge pest control and plant health programs.

What you would be doing: 

  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner that promotes cooperation with customers, collaborators, vendors, co-workers and management.
  • Answer telephones w/in 2-rings and accurately transfers to appropriate team member, providing sufficient background information.
  • Perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to: copying, faxing, mailing, scanning for the benefit of all BWe team members as time allows
  • Package and prepare for shipping through logistics, all outgoing office UPS/Fed Ex packages.
  • Monitor and purchase office, business (letterhead, business cards) and kitchen supplies
  • Setup and coordinate meetings and conferences as needed.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors degree preferred, Associates Degree with experience will be considered
  • Minimum of 1 year administrative/clerical training or experience desired
  • Proficient in MS Office products Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent telephone skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Dependable and highly organized
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experienced in working with sensitive employee and employer company data

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Farm Hand – Operator for Sherping Farms

A little about the business: Scherping Farms is a progressive farm and dairy with 1,500+ acres and 800 cows.  We are family-owned and operated located in in Little Falls, MN about 38 miles north of St. Cloud.  We are passionate about agriculture, our crops and dedicated to the care of our animals and value the relationships we have with our employees.

What you would be doing:

  • Cautiously operate farm equipment such as tractors and skid loaders.
  • Perform light maintenance repairs of farm and dairy equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment (Greasing, oil changes, etc.).
  • Maintain organization in the shop and in equipment.
  • Assisting in all areas of the operation depending on the need for the season.

Qualifications: 

  • Strong operating and mechanical experience in either farming, industrial equipment, construction, and/or heavy equipment.
  • Flexibility to assist in multiple areas of the farm and ability to work longer hours during peak season.
  • Positive attitude, loyalty and reputation for being a hard worker.
  • The ability to work well with others on the team.

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Farm Crew Leader – Sprayer Operator for Creekside Valley Farms

A little about the business: Welcome to Creekside Valley Farms located in Oregon’s Fertile Willamette Valley. We’re a diversified farm growing about 12,000 acres where seed crops and hazelnuts are the main commodities.  Our main seed crops include grass, radish, and garlic, along with hazelnuts, grapes, blueberries, and apple trees.  We perform custom work as well as farm drainage systems.  We’ve adapted our farm to the changes in the industry throughout the years, but our values remain the same. Our team is passionate about agriculture, dedicated to working together and thrives with the changing demands of each season.

What you would be doing: 

  • Leading a team of Farm Operators and overseeing planting and harvest operations.
  • Operating farm equipment such as a sprayer.
  • Precisely blending and applying fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides or insecticides based on prescribed rates and label recommendations.
  • Performing preventative maintenance on the sprayer and ensure nozzles, hoses, etc. are working properly.
  • Keeping equipment and facilities in good order.
  • Maintaining spray logs and weather records.
  • Managing chemical inventory.

Qualifications: 

  • Experience working in agriculture and operating farm equipment, spray application
  • Proven ability to lead and work with a team.
  • A passion for farming, equipment, and leading a successful team.
  • A positive and optimistic approach to your work.
  • Strong personal motivation along with strong moral values and a commitment to the betterment of the operation.
  • Ability to pay attention to the details.
  • Ability to work longer hours involved in farming especially during peak seasons.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • An applicators license or willingness to obtain.

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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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