Top Agriculture Jobs of the Week

For the week of 2-12-18

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 the five we have highlighted below.

Research Technician for Wyffels Hybrids

A little about the business: Wyffels Hybrids is one of the nation’s largest independent seed corn companies serving growers in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Ohio River Valley. We specialize in delivering high-quality traits and genetic packages to growers looking for the most advanced corn hybrid options. There’s no better time to work at Wyffels Hybrids, Inc.! We have some of the best performing corn hybrids and a passionate group of employees who care about delivering quality service to our customers. If you want to bring your passion to our customers, check out our career opportunities.

What you would be doing: Coordinate research test site selection, cooperator communication, planting, upkeep, note taking, and harvest. Additionally, assist in nursery and experimental seed production activities. Coordinate and supervise preparation of research materials and activities in the lab. Including seed preparation, inventory, organization, packaging, field layout, and all associated manual and computer-generated lists, labels, maps, stakes, and books for yield trials, experimental production, and nurseries. Additional studies and documentation are required as the need arises.

Qualifications: B.S. Degree in Agronomy or closely related field -or- High School Diploma and five years of experience in corn research, testing, and evaluation. Experience with row crop farming and related equipment. Farm background preferred. Commercial drivers’ license or ability to acquire one within three months of service date. Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification or ability to become certified within three months of service date.

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Senior Account Representative – Grain Purchasing for The Andersons Inc

A little about the business: The Andersons, Inc. is a diversified company with interests in the grain, ethanol and plant nutrient sectors of U.S. agriculture, as well as in railcar leasing and repair, turf products production, and general merchandise retailing. Founded in Maumee, Ohio, in 1947, the company now has operations in 14 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, plus rail equipment leasing interests in Canada and Mexico. For more, visit The Andersons online at www.andersonsinc.com

What you would be doing: Sales and relationship role for the Grain Purchasing Team is responsible for establishing new accounts and maintaining and servicing existing accounts.  This position applies strong knowledge of industry, products and services offered, market trends, rules and regulations, gross profit, and pricing to make recommendations to customers, meet established sales/deal goals, and gain new accounts.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. 2-5 years’ relevant experience required in agriculture, sales, grain merchandising, grain buyer, etc.

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Farm Operator for Morley Farms

A little about the business: Morley Farms is a multi-generational farming operation located in Highwood, MT (North Central Montana). We’re a diversified operation with a 100-head stocker cattle operation along with an 8,000-acre crop operation where we focus on growing wheat and chickpeas. Join a team that shares a passion for agriculture and enjoy working in beautiful Montana.

What you would be doing: We’re Hiring a full-time, year-round Farm Operator to assist in both the grain and livestock side of the business. You would be working alongside the owners, splitting responsibilities to get the work done. You would be responsible in all areas of the farm including operating heavy equipment, driving truck and basic servicing of equipment.  For our grain operation you would be assisting with field work, planting and harvest. Enjoy working in a team environment and seeing the results of your work throughout the year.

Qualifications: You have experience operating farm equipment. You have performed general repairs and have preventative skills. You are motivated, hardworking, and have good communications skills. You have some experience with precision ag equipment. You have self-propelled sprayer application experience is a plus. You have experience driving tractor/trailer with a good driving record. You ensure a safe working environment and maintain cleanliness, equipment, facilities, and house.

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Farm Mechanic for Peterson Farms

A little about the business: Peterson Farms is a diversified, family-owned and operated farm growing corn, soybeans, hemp and red winter wheat. We manage over 18,000 acres in nine counties with a majority of our production used in the bourbon whisky industry. Agriculture is very different than generations ago and though Peterson Farms has adapted our business to the changes in the industry, our foundation remains the same and our core values remain unchanged from many generations ago. Our team is passionate about agriculture, dedicated to working together and thrives with the changing demands of each season.

What you would be doing: We’re hiring for a full-time, year-round Mechanic (Technician) at our Loretto, KY location.  You will be working on a variety of farm equipment, implements, trucks, semi-trucks/trailers, tractors, combines and more. You will be conducting preventative maintenance while also trouble shooting repairs both in the shop and in the field. Although, your primary role will be maintenance you will be assisting in other areas of the farm. You will enjoy seeing the impact of your hard work, saving the day when you fix equipment the harvest crew needs to get the work done, being meticulous in your PM schedule to prevent break-downs and much more.

Qualifications:  Have 2-5 years of mechanical experience in either heavy equipment, ag equipment, diesel, military, construction or relatable work. Preferred – have knowledge of hydraulics, electrical repair and basic welding.

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Sales Agronomist for Compass Minerals

A little about the business: Compass Minerals is a leading provider of essential minerals that solve nature’s challenges, including salt for winter roadway safety and other consumer, industrial and agricultural uses, and specialty plant nutrition minerals that improve the quality and yield of crops. The company produces its minerals at locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Brazil and the U.K.  

What you would be doing: The person in this position is responsible for the retail sales activities of Compass Minerals portfolio of Plant Nutrition products within the assigned territory. This is a technical sales position. The ideal candidate will have experience selling specialty value added plant nutrition products, a strong agronomy background, and have a solid understanding of plant nutrition.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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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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