Top Agriculture Jobs of the Week

For the week of 9-28-20

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. 

Associate Crop Insurance Sales Specialist for GreenStone Farm Credit Services

A little about the business:  GreenStone is a financial institution with over $10 billion in assets and customers ranging from rural homeowners to global agriculture and food businesses.  Our employees have a unique opportunity to maintain a local presence while working for a top workplace. Our diverse business structure provides exciting opportunities for passionate, talented professionals in many areas. Additionally, many of our team members are highly respected in their area of expertise at both the state and national level making GreenStone one of the top Farm Credit associations in the country.

What you would be doing:

This position is an integral part of our team that is responsible for selling and servicing crop insurance products to farms on a needs basis. Our Crop Insurance Agents also assist in the development and implementation of crop insurance sales plans and provide technical guidance and product support to the Customer Teams in assigned regions. The incumbent may also be asked to conduct individual and group product educational demonstrations.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, agriculture or related field.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in the agriculture or in the insurance field with an agriculture background.
  • Must acquire and maintain an insurance license for crop insurance sales and meet all State and Federal annual requirements.
  • 40-50% daytime travel within assigned territory.

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Pen Rider for Gottsch Cattle Company

A little about the business: Welcome to Gottsch Cattle Company!  Since 1957, through three generations and across the great plains of Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, and Texas, Gottsch Cattle Company has grown to become the premier cattle production company. Our 51,000 feed yard located just outside Hastings, NE has state-of-the-art technologies, quality equipment and clean facilities, along with some of the industry’s most experienced people enable to create all the right conditions for the best possible product.

What you would be doing: 

  • Riding pens, overseeing / handling cattle
  • Livestock health management – pulling sick cattle, treating cattle
  • General care for horses.
  • Day-to-day execution of feed yard practices.

Qualifications: 

  • Pen riding or ranch / farm experience
  • Experience with horses and cattle are very helpful
  • Proven ability to work with a team and strong communication skills
  • High level of honesty, integrity, and dedication
  • Willingness to learn and adapt

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Maintenance – Millwright – Operations for Archer Coop Grain Co.

A little about the business: Archer Coop is proud to have celebrated the 100th year centennial of the coop’s existence.  At its inception, the company dealt only in buying and selling grain. Now and further into the 21st Century, Archer Coop continues to expand to encompass just about every aspect of the business of agriculture today.  We are still only one location and our goal is to stay independent.  One of the best advantages to being located in a small community is that we get to know our customers.  We believe in the personal touch.  As our motto says – “Our Roots and Branches are in Archer, Iowa”.  We are here to stay.

What you would be doing:

  • Perform required maintenance as instructed by supervisor to include all facilities, grounds, vehicles, equipment in whole or part.
  • Operate cutting torch or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts. Weld parts together using wire or arch welders.
  • Order shop parts as needed with approval from supervisor.
  • Examine vehicles to determine malfunction and repairs desired.
  • Receiving and unloading grain operations as needed.
  • Grain drying operations – pre-harvest and in season maintenance.
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Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).  Ag related background/training and/or equivalent background.
  • Valid state motor vehicle operator’s license with the expectation to achieve a Class A Commercial Driver’s license (CDL) within 1 year of employment.
  • Maintain a current DOT physical.
  • Maintain a clean driving record.
  • Ag background preferred.

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Field Research Associate for Beck’s Hybrids

A little about the business: Since 1937, the Beck family has owned and operated Beck’s, the largest family-owned, retail seed company in the United States. For 80 years, we’ve stayed true to our heritage. A heritage built upon the hard work, faith and innovation of our family and family of employees. The roots of our Beck’s culture run deep, just like those of our family tree. As we continue to grow, our culture is maintained by the outstanding people who strive to uphold these values each and every day. At Beck’s, you’re not just a member of our team, you’re part of our family.

What you would be doing: 

  • Coordinate plot locations and logistics with plot cooperators
  • Seed Preparation
  • Planting of mini-strip and replicated plots
  • Data Collection
  • Apply fertilizer, herbicide, and insecticide as needed
  • Plot Harvest
  • Research Equipment Maintenance

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of high school diploma or GED equivalent, advanced degree preferred in fields that include agronomy, crop science, agribusiness, plant science or soil science
  • Must possess and maintain valid driver’s license and insurable driving record as determined by Beck’s automobile insurance policy

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Mechanic – Farm for Lanehaven Farms

A little about the business: Lanehaven Farms is a progressive seed corn, commercial corn, soybean, and hog farm based in Waterloo, IA. The farm has been an early adopter of leading-edge technologies that improve the efficiency, quality, and overall effectiveness of processes.  Our core values of efficiency, integrity, stewardship and customer service set the tone for how we live and conduct business. 

What you would be doing: 

  • Maintain and adhere to a preventive maintenance schedule for all vehicles and machines.
  • Be responsible for keeping all vehicles and machines clean inside and out.
  • Perform routine vehicle inspections and ensure compliance with all DOT regulations.
  • Rigorously and thoroughly prepare all equipment for future seasonal work to minimize in-season repairs.
  • Assist with management of precision farming technology deployment and data capture management.
  • Maintain safety features on all portable equipment and the shop, including warning labels, slow-moving vehicle signs, PTO shields, gravity stops, etc. and help eliminate farm hazards as they are discovered or reported.

Qualifications:

  • 2-year degree preferably in Agriculture Power and Equipment (Ag Power), Diesel Truck Technology, Agricultural Equipment Technology
  • Valid driver’s license and no SR-22 insurance
  • Previous experience operating farm equipment, preferably including a Class A CDL
  • Previous experience working on diesel trucks, which could include time spent in the following roles: Diesel Mechanic, Maintenance Technician, Field Service Technician, Ag Equipment Tech, Agricultural Equipment Mechanic
  • Class A CDL – can obtain after hire, if needed
  • Pesticide Applicators Certification – can obtain after hire, if needed

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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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