Top Agriculture Jobs of the Week

for the week of 5-15-17

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Crop Farm Manager for Bottomley Evergreens and Farms

A little about the business: Bottomley Evergreens and Farms is a diversified, family owned and operated farm located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. They are one of the largest shippers and suppliers of Christmas trees and Christmas greens. They are also focused on growing quality crops including pumpkins, cabbage, and small grains. They are looking for a Crop Farm Manager to join their team in Ennice, North Carolina.

What you would be doing: As the Farm Crop Manager, you would manage all aspects of crop planning, people management, equipment utilization, and precision ag of their 4,000 acres of pumpkins, cabbage, and grain. Some of your responsibilities would include overseeing all field operations, executing all crop planning and management of crop rotation, overseeing and managing a team of 25+ full-time employees, managing crop quality, and working closely with all the owners and management team.

Qualifications: Prior farm management experience, Bachelor’s degree in crop and soil sciences, agronomy, agriculture, plant pathology, ag technology, or an ag related field or equivalent work experience, strong knowledge and understanding of agronomic practices, demonstrated leadership ability, mechanical knowledge/understanding, and the ability to work 3,000+ hours per year.

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Location Operations – Grain for Innovative Ag Services

A little about the business: Innovative Ag Services is a full service farm cooperative offering a complete line of supplies and services to meet all of your farm needs. They provide value-added products and services to over 5,000 members in the grain, agronomy, feed, energy, and building supply markets. They are looking for someone to provide daily location operations support for their Waukon, Iowa location.

What you would be doing: Some of your responsibilities would include assisting with the loading and unloading of grain, operation of semi to haul grain when needed, operation and maintenance of equipment and facilities, assisting with work orders and requests for delivery, maintaining cleanliness of the warehouse, equipment, and facility, and accepting and carrying out other assigned duties given by the location manager.

Qualifications: A high level of initiative, effort, and commitment toward completing assignments, ability to communicate information or ideas effectively, ability to organize, deal with change, and work on multiple tasks concurrently, and possess math skills when performing basic operations.

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Accounts Payable for CSS Farms

A little about the business: CSS Farms is a diversified producer of vegetable crops as well as row crops and small grains with operations across the United States. They are looking for an Accounts Payable Specialist to join their team in Arvin, California.

What you would be doing: As the Accounts Payable Specialist, you would report directly to the Sr. Staff Accountant within the Finance and Accounting Department. Some of your responsibilities would include researching and resolving AP/AR issues with vendors as needed, auditing and processing credit card bills, reviewing and verifying incoming invoices, responding to vendor payment inquiries as needed, and assisting in month end closing.

Qualifications: 2+ years of AP related experience, high school diploma or equivalent, proficient with Excel, Word, and Outlook, working knowledge of general ledger systems and procedures, ability to multi-task and prioritize, and excellent written and oral communication skills.

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Elevator Operator Assistant for South Dakota Wheat Growers

A little about the business: South Dakota Wheat Growers is an innovative grain and agronomy cooperative with more than 5,400 active member-owners in eastern North and South Dakota. Along with wheat, they also grow corn and soybeans. They market approximately 160 million bushels annually. They are looking for an Elevator Operator Assistant to join their team in Huron, South Dakota.

What you would be doing: As the Elevator Operator Assistant, some of your responsibilities would include delivering products and services to customers in a prompt, courteous, and reliable manner, assisting in maintenance and cleanliness of the facility, equipment, and grounds, assisting in keeping the facility clean and neat in compliance with Government and SDWG rules, and operating all machinery and equipment.

Qualifications: Agriculture background beneficial, no prior experience or training required.

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Data Engineer for Land O’Lakes/Purina Animal Nutrition

A little about the business: Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is a national organization serving producers, animal owners, and their families through more than 4,700 local cooperatives. They are a wholly owned subsidiary of Land O’Lakes. They are looking for a Data Engineer to join their team.

What you would be doing: As the Data Engineer, you would be responsible for designing, building, and maintaining databases of research data, designing, building, and maintaining integration jobs that does data extraction, transformation, and load to database, developing workflows that can handle the data integration jobs with dependencies, alerting mechanism, and error handling, and performing data analysis using various techniques.

Qualifications: MS in computer science with strong background in database development and data analytics, experience with SQL/data mining and working with large datasets, minimum three years of experience with data management, programming experience using C#, and programming experience with big data technology such as Hive, Spark, Pig is a plus.

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