Top Agriculture Jobs of the Week

For the week of 3-2-20

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. 

Communications Specialist for Farmward Cooperative

A little about the business: Farmward Cooperative™ was formed with the merger of two strong, long-standing local cooperatives: Harvest Land and Co-op Country Farmers Elevator. Together, Farmward is a very diversified and forward-thinking company. Headquartered in Morgan, MN, we have outlet locations in Clements, Comfrey, Danube, Morton, Olivia, Renville, Sacred Heart, Springfield, and Wabasso. We offer a full range of agricultural products and services, including grain handling and marketing, crop protection, crop nutrients, seed, precision ag, bulk feed manufacturing and delivery, and bulk delivery of energy products, including refined fuels, propane, and lubricants.  Farmward also provides producer financing, leasing, crop insurance, and property & casualty insurance through our subsidiary companies, AgQuest Financial and Northland Capital.

What you would be doing: 

  • Execute communication objectives that highlight the company’s and division’s mission and values, internal culture, and business strategy
  • Work closely with key partners and stakeholders across the company to ensure strategic internal and external communications are in alignment and successfully executed
  • Create engaging and accurate communications on tight deadlines for a diverse array of print and digital assets including but not limited to company communications, employee-engagement communications, and event/social communications
  • Easily shift writing style and tone dependent on audience and goal
  • Transform complex and sensitive information into digestible content
  • Facilitate writing projects

Qualifications: 

  • Strong writing and editing capabilities
  • Proven digital marketing experience
  • Excellent sense of design, composition, and aesthetics. Experience with In-Design and PowerPoint software necessary
  • Strong time management, planning, prioritization and project management skills
  • Adaptable and flexible: ability to work under tight timelines (sense of urgency) and changing requirements
  • Attention to detail and diligent follow-through with team members
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or business

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Farm Hand – Equipment Operator for Vollmer Farms

A little about the business: Welcome to Vollmer Farms & Cattle. We’re a family owned and managed farm located in Northeast Colorado. We farm 5,000 acres of irrigated corn, sugar beets, wheat and alfalfa hay. We also run 180 cow/calf pairs and background 2600 head of calves in the winter. We are passionate and dedicated to agriculture, the environment and taking care of our crops and livestock.

What you would be doing: 

  • Operating farm equipment such as tractors, combines, planters, etc.
  • Light maintenance and repair on heavy equipment.
  • Semi-truck driving during harvest season.
  • Operation and maintenance of crop sprinkler systems.
  • Taking care of livestock such as feeding, sorting, gathering, vaccinating, checking fencing, etc.
  • Other general duties around the ranch as necessary.

Qualifications: 

  • Motivated and passionate about learning and performing a diverse set of farm related tasks.
  • Experienced with farming, agriculture, cattle, heavy farm equipment, and or/ other farming activities. However, we are willing to train the right person.
  • Comfortable around heavy equipment, livestock, and are mechanically inclined.
  • A hard worker that is self-motivated, can work well with others and can work independently.
  • Someone who enjoys working outdoors and are comfortable with the longer hours especially during peak seasons.
  • Passionate about the agriculture industry or have relatable skills and looking to get into farming.

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Regional Agronomist for Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. (TKI)

A little about the business: Founded in 1947, Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. (TKI) serves the agriculture, mining and industrial markets with a broad range of products and technologies around the world. The TKI family, comprised of more than 500 motivated individuals, is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and is spread across more than 27 states. TKI is part of the Belgium based Tessenderlo Group that focuses on agriculture, valorizing bio-residuals and providing industrial solutions. 

What you would be doing: 

  • Identify plant fertilization needs and benefits using TKI Crop Vitality products for PNW cropping systems.
  • Design and implement appropriate field testing and demonstration trials to fill knowledge gaps that support sales and marketing efforts.
  • Work with TKI Crop Vitality Sales Team, Agronomists, and Marketing colleagues to develop technically sound marketing messages.
  • Travel with Crop Vitality Sales Team and Agronomists to support sales and present relevant research and information.
  • Work with the TKI Crop Vitality Learning Center staff to conduct field, greenhouse, and laboratory research that supports sales and enhances product knowledge.
  • Research competitor’s product offerings and evaluate potential licensing, acquisitions and develop new products in line with company goals.

Qualifications: 

  • A master’s degree in crop science, soil science or agronomy is preferred or a bachelor’s degree with 3 to 5 years of experience in a related field.
  • Possess a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) license or willing to obtain one within one year.
  • Strong communication skills: must be fluent in English with the ability to read, write and present technical information one-on-one and to large groups.
  • Knowledge of specialty fertilizer products, including nitrogen stabilizers.
  • Knowledge of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program, precision agriculture and emerging fertilizer technologies.
  • Experience independently conducting agronomic research and a strong understanding of statistical analysis and experimental design.
  • Knowledge of TKI Crop Vitality competitors’ products and service offerings in the specialty fertilizer arena, with a familiarity of crop protection products.
  • Working knowledge of customer segments and needs, including crop production and input practices, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers and growers.
  • Experience with product evaluation, marketing and product launch.
  • Experience with the development of training modules focused on product technical data, selling messages and tools for the sales team.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.).

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Grain Elevator Superintendent for Central Valley Ag (CVA)

A little about the business: Central Valley Ag (CVA) is a member-owned farmers’ cooperative headquartered in York, NE with locations throughout Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa. Established in 2003, CVA has over 900 employees and is an innovative leader providing products and services in grain, agronomy, feed, and energy.

What you would be doing:

  • Oversees day to day operations of the elevator. 
  • Maintains fiscal responsibility for the location through margins, volumes, asset allocation, expense control and inventory maintenance. 
  • Regulates the grain inventory at the location. 
  • Assists in monitoring and maintaining grain quality. 
  • Helps with unloading of grain products for company owned and customer owned trucks. 
  • Monitors and keeps supervisor apprised of inventory levels. 

Qualifications: 

  • Above average speaking and writing skills. 
  • Good time management skills. 
  • Good problem-solving skills. 
  • Must be able to manage financial resources, operational resources and personnel resources. 
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills. 
  • Mathematics and accounting skills to solve problems, perform calculations and must be able to understand fundamental accounting skills. 
  • Must be able to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.  
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) required.

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Assistant Herd Manager for S Haas Farms

A little about the business: Welcome to S Haas Farm. We are a family owned and operated dairy farm located in northwestern Illinois. We are currently milking 175 cows with three robotic milkers and farming 2,000 acres. We pride ourselves in taking care of our cows to produce quality milk and our land to preserve it for future generations.

What you would be doing: 

  • Assisting owners with daily operations
  • Managing overall herd health; giving vaccinations, identifying sick cows
  • Assisting with moving cows to a second dry pen facility
  • Assist with calving and attend to newborn calves
  • Helping maintain robotic milkers
  • Maintain strong communication with owner and veterinarian

Qualifications: 

  • Experience in farming or agriculture
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Computer skills
  • A valid driver’s license

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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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