Top Agriculture Jobs of the Week
For the week of 8-27-18
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: Peterson Farms is located in Central Kentucky! We’re 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. Are a stickler for the details and prefer a proactive approach to maintenance? Are comfortable with the longer hours involved in farming especially during peak seasons?
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. Our farm residents include pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, guinea hens, horses, highland cattle, and one brown swiss dairy cow named “Maggie.” Our land consists of Biodynamic Certified avocado and lemon orchards, a vegetable garden, pastures, and over 75 varieties of stone fruit.
What you would be doing: This program utilizes biodynamic and rotational practices. Equally as important to caring for the livestock is caring for the land and soil on which they are raised. The Livestock/Pasture Maintenance Assistant oversees all aspects of the daily care, feeding, and life support system maintenance of our diverse collection of animals and pastures.
Qualifications: Ability to maintain clear communication with others. Detail oriented and organized. Sincere passion for livestock/animals and the land/animals/ecosystem.
A little about the business: Central Valley Ag (CVA) is a member-owned farmers cooperative located in central and northeastern Nebraska. Established in 2003, CVA has 365 employees across our trade area that provide agronomy, grain, and feed services to over 10,000 farmers and ranchers.
What you would be doing: As a C-Store Clerk at Central Valley Ag, you will be perform all aspects of sales including but not limited to, greeting and welcoming customers, suggestive selling and receiving payments in the form of cash, checks and credit cards from customers in exchange for goods and services. You will also prepare and cook food, and clean and sanitize kitchen and cooking utensils.
Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) required. Excellent customer service skill required. Must possess commitment to excellence and high standards. Ability to maintain friendly demeanor when working under pressure required. Must be able to manage priorities and workflow.
A little about the business: We have a longstanding history in the fluid fertilizer industry in the United Kingdom and throughout the world. We have spent the last 24 years serving growers in the Western United States, Canada and South America. We’re now expanding our footprint to the Midwest and East coast to provide enhanced liquid formulations where we focus on working with specialty crop and greenhouse producers.
What you would be doing: Candidates will focus on expanding a new territory, working closely with growers and agriculture retailers and Distributors to promote the benefits of OMEX Agrifluids, Inc. products. You will be working in an advisory role with growers to maximize their crop health and yield by providing the right balance of products for agronomic need.
Qualifications: Have agronomy experience working with specialty crops or have a specialty crop farming background. Have a passion for agriculture. Have high level of integrity. Ability to work independently and develop new relationships across the territory.
A little about the business: Schaefer Farms in Hancock, MN is a family owned and operated large commercial farm with diverse crops including kidney beans, sugar beets, carrots and corn located in western Minnesota and South Dakota. We are also partners in a bean processing plant offering services to neighboring farms. We pride ourselves on running a progressive farm operation that focuses on quality. We have an amazing work environment and a team made up of forward-thinking, driven individuals.
What you would be doing: We have openings for Seasonal Truck Drivers to move crops locally (within 35 miles) near Hancock, MN.
Qualifications: You have a CDL and truck driving experience. Excellent driving record. Take pride in doing a great job. Enjoy working in fun team environment, organized and progressive operation.
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.