Top Agriculture Jobs of the Week

For the week of 6-8-20

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Agronomy Sales Advisor 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: 

  • Promote the sales of all IAS products and programs with primary emphasis of crop protection products, plant food, seed, agronomy programs and services.
  • Increase unit sales, gross margins, and market share by aggressively contacting and selling current and potential customers with in an assigned area.
  • Provide necessary information to current and prospective customers to support products and programs, and assist customers in making production and business decisions.
  • Communicate on a regular basis with location team members to keep them abreast of current crop production and business practices; products, programs, and services; and customer/prospect activity.
  • Work closely with location manager to coordinate product inventories and distribution to customers.
  • Work with Sales Manager to quickly resolve any concerns or complaints brought forward by current or prospective customers.

Qualifications: 

  • Possess sufficient knowledge of crop production science to advise producers on agronomy plans, products and services to secure efficient production, higher yield and improved quality.
  • Computer skills including Word and Excel.
  • Display 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.
  • Post-secondary degree or equivalent with education and experience.
  • Requires static strength to lift, push, pull, or carry objects with a minimum weight of 50 pounds. Also, flexibility to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. Also, trunk strength and ability to use abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time. Some tasks involve repetitive motion.

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Entry Level Mechanic for Northtree Ranch

A little about the business: Northtree Ranch is a 1,600-acre, private, rice farming operation located in Northern California. We take pride in caring for the land. We diligently maintain our equipment and communicate openly and with integrity throughout the company. Our company culture is one that values teamwork, transparency, and conscientious work ethic. Join a small team that is passionate about working together, taking pride in what they do, and operating top of the line, well-maintained equipment.

What you would be doing: 

  • Clean equipment daily or as needed
  • Maintain an orderly shop and safe work environment
  • Light maintenance and repair on heavy equipment
  • Other general duties around the ranch as necessary

Qualifications: 

  • Have experience in or around agriculture or farming operations.
  • Have a willingness to learn about growing a crop and rice farming.
  • Consider yourself a hard worker that is self-motivated.
  • Are looking for a long-term opportunity to grow your career.
  • Are willing to work extended hours during peak seasons.
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently
  • Must be able to stand/sit for an extended period of time
  • Ability to frequently lift/push/pull up to 60 pounds
  • Must maintain a tobacco and vapor-free environment at all times

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HACCP Coordinator 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: 

  • Development, implementation, maintenance, and validation of the Company’s HACCP Program. 
  • Monitoring and auditing the Company’s HACCP Program for each Feed Location 
  • Development and implementation of HACCP training and certification for specific Company employees and management 
  • Perform HACCP audits and inspect facilities, machinery, and equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure regulatory compliance 
  • Provide technical advice, coaching, guidance, and mentoring to employees on HACCP initiatives, changes and committees 
  • Directly supervises front line employees in conjunction with Location Managers including training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work in regards to safe feed production compliance; addressing complaints and resolving problems in conjunction with location manager. 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. S.) or equivalent from four-year college  
  • 3-4 years’ experience in a progressively responsible HACCP related position.  
  • Leadership aptitude and effective communication skills.  
  • Strong work ethic.  
  • Valid state motor vehicle operator’s license. 
  • Class A CDL with Haz-Mat, Tanker and Air Brakes Endorsement a plus 

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Farm Manager for Island Grove LLC

A little about the business: Island Grove LLC. is a diverse blueberry farm including a large nursery operation and winery operation. We have two farming locations, one being in South West Florida and the other in North Central Florida. We specialize in the production of fresh organic (200 acres) and conventional blueberries (175 acres).  We are a family operation and take pride having long term employees who enjoy what they do and the team they work with.

What you would be doing:

  • Oversee all day-to-day operations communicating daily tasks to field supervisors and checking that tasks are completed.
  • Ensure all employees are trained properly with food safety, work policies and practices.
  • Ensure consistent and accurate tracking of all field data; planting, spraying and harvesting
  • Execute all organic operations and programs.
  • Oversee harvesting and packing operations production.
  • Managing of budgets.

Qualifications: 

  • Bring prior agriculture/ horticulture production experience, ideally with 4+ years in specialty crops.
  • Are knowledgeable and have strong understanding of farming practices.
  • Are bilingual – Spanish/English.
  • Can easily navigate computers systems, excel, word, etc.
  • Can operate tractors and have basic mechanical experience.
  • Have the ability to work longer hours during peak seasons.

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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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