Top Agriculture Jobs of the Week
For the week of 3-19-18
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.
A little about the business: We’re a fifth generation, diversified farming operation in Northern Alabama. We’re a large operation growing wheat, corn, soybeans, cotton, canola and sorghum on irrigated and dryland. We’re a progressive operation embracing modern technology and agronomic practices. Our team is passionate about growing quality crops and enjoy working together through the unique challenges of each season.
What you would be doing: You will be operating various farm equipment such as a sprayer, combine, planter, tractor-trailer and tillage equipment. You will assist with light maintenance and be able to jump in other tasks as needed by the season. You will be working with our precision ag technology. Our team works together to get the job done and looking for an individual that is flexible in nature to assist in all areas.
Qualifications: Have prior experience operating heavy equipment; production agriculture is preferred, although we are open if you have experience in other areas such as construction or military utilizing heavy equipment. Enjoy working out outdoors and are comfortable with the longer hours required during the peak seasons. Are known for being a hard worker and area a stickler for the details; if you see something that needs to be done, you’ll take the extra minute to take care of it. Have a comfort level with technology; prior experience utilizing computerized systems in equipment, electronic data tracking, or relatable skills.
A little about the business: Apricot Lane Farms is located 40 miles north of Los Angeles and 20 miles east of Ventura in Moorpark, CA. Our team has been charged with the mission of creating a well-balanced ecosystem and rich soils that produce nutrient-dense foods while treating the environment and the animals with respect.
What you would be doing: Principal Accountabilities include picking and sorting agricultural produce, such as fruits and vegetables, tracking produce picked, phenology and more.
Qualifications: 2+ Years’ Experience. Ability to maintain clear communication with others. Detail oriented. Willingness to work outside in varying weather conditions. Valid Driver’s License. Spanish or Bilingual speaker is preferred. Physical Demands include standing, walking, balancing, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling. Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.
A little about the business: Premier Cooperative with main offices in Champaign, Illinois is a full-service grain and energy company. It also has a major ownership interest in United Prairie L.L.C. a full-service agronomy company located in central Illinois. The cooperative has 26 grain locations and two bulk fuel facilities with total sales of $350 million.
What you would be doing: To manage an efficient operation according to the cooperative purpose, within the policy guidelines set by the board of directors; to provide products and services to meet the needs of member producers; to provide leadership and direction that produce local earnings.
A little about the business: Agfinity is a locally owned cooperative offering a world of solutions in energy, crop and turf nutrients, animal feed, and auto and hardware centers for producers and consumers.
What you would be doing: Credit Manager is responsible for the accounts receivable function, ranging as high as twenty-five million dollars per month, dispersed over an average of four thousand accounts. The position is fully integrated with all Product Divisions and Shared Services regarding credit underwriting, monitoring extension of credit, communicating with the customer base, installation of systems that are best in class, and collecting delinquent accounts. Because of the integrated nature, this position deals with a variety of credit problems and duties. Volume of input adds complexity. In this cooperative, requests for convenience credit can exceed $500,000. Many decisions can be dealt with according to standard format, however, complex issues or major decisions on individual applicants or accounts entails periodic development of new methods.
Qualifications: 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience. Accredited Credit certification will be given preference. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration or equivalent. Formal education or extensive experience with Ag Credit and sales strongly desired.
A little about the business: We help our farm customers take the guesswork out of their grain marketing plans and assist in developing solid revenue strategies. With 45 years of industry experience, the best grain marketing consultants in the country and our revolutionary software program, we work with producers to mitigate risk and increase their profitability.
What you would be doing: You will be reaching out to grain operations prospecting customers and generating new business. You will work directly with the growers cold calling, conducting on-site sales visits and presentations to walk them through our approach. You will be working closely with our consultants on new customer onboarding and be a continuous resource and point of contact for the customer.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in agribusiness, marketing, business administration, crop and soil sciences or relatable field. 2 or more years sales experience with a proven track record of success and cold calling experience. Ability to present and communicate in a professional manner. Ability to stay organized with good time management skills. Experience in developing and executing territory sales strategies. Possess strong presentation, negotiation, and closing skills. Naturally self-motivated and able to work independently to meet or exceed goals. Reliable transportation.
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.