Agriculture Jobs of the Week 1-29-24

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Top Agriculture Jobs of the Week

For the week of 1-29-2024

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. 

Applicator for Central Valley Ag

A little about the business: Welcome to Central Valley Ag! We're hiring a full time Farm Equipment Operator - Applicator for our location in Hampton, NE.

What you will be doing:

  • Load, handle, and apply dry and liquid fertilizer, lime, and crop protection products.
  • Understand and safely operate the application equipment assigned.
  • Utilize the information supplied and the technology in the application equipment to ensure that the right products at the right rates are applied and billed to the right fields and customers.
  • Assist in the mixing, loading, unloading and transporting of crop protection and fertilizer products.
  • Assist with inventory management.
  • Works with supervisor and co-workers to keep errors to a minimum.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Consistently follows all laws, regulations, and safety rules (including PPE) in handling and applying products and storing chemicals.
  • Assist with the maintenance of equipment and plant.
  • Maintain positive communication with the supervisor and grower as needed.
  • Assist with scouting, product transportation and various services for producers.
  • Properly completes necessary paperwork and records.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.

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Farm Operations Manager for TDO Farms

A little about the business: TDO Farms , founded in 1998, is a family-owned, second-generation farming operation growing quality crops in Southern North Dakota and Northeast South Dakota. We are a diverse farming operation growing corn, soybeans, and wheat on over 25,000 acres while also buying and selling farm equipment in a variety of brands. Join a team focused on growth and doing things right the first time.

We’re hiring a Farm Operations Manager to be based in Aberdeen, South Dakota. You will manage 10-15 employees focused solely on our farming operations, both managing field operations during the growing season while also leading equipment maintenance year-round. You will be responsible for leading alongside a team, training new hires, and focusing on the efficient use of labor and equipment resources all the while communicating strongly across the organization. You would rarely be behind a desk and would focus your time on working closely with the team in the field or in the shop.

What you will be doing:

  • Lead a team of 10-15 employees in the field and in the shop
  • Oversee all planting, growing, and harvesting operations during the season
  • In the off-season lead maintenance projects, order parts, manage the inventory for the upcoming season
  • Work closely with owners on the plans for production and you will lead the dispatching of a team of operators in planters, tillage equipment, sprayers, trucks and combines.
  • Ensure daily plan is executed thinking ahead to remove any issues for the team to operate efficiently.

What we're looking for: 

  • Strong experience in agriculture with proven ability to lead a team
  • Basic mechanical and farm operating skills
  • Passion for lean farming practices and utilizing technology to maximize efficiency
  • Ability to travel to various farms within 100 miles of Aberdeen
  • Willingness to work extra hours during peak seasons

We offer a competitive salary along with bonus, health insurance, 401K with a 3% match, two weeks of PTO and an additional two weeks at the end of the year (Approximately Dec. 16 - Jan 2).

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Process Operator for Verbio

A little about the business: VERBIO Diesel Canada (VDC) is a subsidiary of VERBIO AG, a well-established, successful biofuel company in Germany. VERBIO Diesel Canada Corporation (VDC) invests in a biodiesel and glycerine production facility in Welland, Ontario. VDC will become one of the leading biodiesel producer in North America with an annual capacity of approx. 150,000 tons of biodiesel and 18,000 tons of crude glycerin. VDC strives for technological leadership in the field of production of renewable fuels.

What you would be doing:

  • Performs small repairs on equipment; communicates directly with the maintenance department to coordinate complicated repairs and maintenance requirements; assists maintenance employees as needed in performing maintenance and repairs
  • Takes routine field readings and diagnoses faults affecting facility conditions
  • Operates hoist within the facility
  • Carries out cleaning duties of the facility
  • Process flow understanding and monitoring

What we're looking for: 

  • High school diploma or GED is required
  • Previous telehandler, tow motor, or other lift experience is an asset
  • The ability to work from written and oral instructions
  • Superior work ethic and dependability
  • Able to work rotating 12 hour shift schedules

What We Offer:

  • Full time employment with opportunities to grow and learn in a team environment in a sustainable and growing economic environment
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Full benefits package including
  • Company training programs
  • Shift premiums
  • RRSP program with employer matching
  • Variable bonus program

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Senior Sales Agronomist for Adell Cooperative

A little about the business: Welcome to Adell Cooperative! We have a proud history of servicing farmers in Southeastern Wisconsin for over 100 years. With that pride comes a commitment to building a top notch and talented team serving our clients with excellence and commitment. Adell Cooperative is now seeking a Senior Sales Agronomist to join our team! Let us accelerate your career as you become an integral part of this dynamic and forward-thinking organization.
In this role you will be responsible for sales and marketing activities for the Cooperative’s Agronomy Department within an assigned territory and customer base. Activities include agronomic consulting with customers coupled with the selling of agronomy products and associated services. The position requires professionalism, teamwork, effective communication skills as well as adherence to all company policies.

What you would be doing: 

  • Develop a strong relationship with your assigned customers by providing sound agronomic service and advice. Consult with farmers on short and long-term cropping plans as it relates to fertilizer, seed, chemicals, and agronomy services.
  • Market agronomic products and services to existing farmers while identifying prospective targets for new business, initiating contact, and developing a future sales strategy and goal.
  • Develop and initiate enhanced marketing activities such as agronomy field days, farmer meetings, test plots, and other educational opportunities for our farmers.
  • Enhance your knowledge of the agronomy industry by researching new products and develop an introductory pipeline to our farmers and the portfolio of products we sell.
  • Maintain records of all business transactions including sales call notes, crop plans, work orders, delivery tickets and plot data.

What we're looking for: 

  • Minimum of Associate's Degree or 3 years of agronomy or related experience
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Valid Driver’s License or Class "A" CDL with tanker and HAZMAT preferred with a safe driving record and/or the ability to obtain and maintain.
  • Forklift certification and/or the ability to obtain and maintain.
  • Commercial Applicator Certification and/or the ability to obtain and maintain.

This role includes:

  • Competitive compensation including profit sharing (up to $110,000 base compensation depending on experience)
  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive insurances including health, dental, vision, life, and short-term disability
  • Company vehicle, computer, and phone

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Farm Manager for Hogue Ranches

A little about the business: Hogue Ranches is hiring a Farm Manager to oversee their wine grape, concord grape, and shop operations in Prosser, WA. They’re a 1,800-acre operation, with 240 acres of apples, 60 acres of cherries and grapes for the remaining acreage.

You will focus on apples and cherries in this role. You’d work closely with an assistant farm manager, who leads 2 foreman and 40 operators during the day-to-day farm operations. You’ll typically spend about 80% of your time out in the field interacting with their great team and scouting crops. You will be focused on plant health, yield, and maximizing quality while understanding the cost/benefit impact of your decisions. The remaining 20% of your time would be spent in the office. You’d be the main point of contact with their customers, who include apple warehouses and wineries.

This position reports to the General Manager and plays a key role within the organization. Hogue offers a great, family-owned work atmosphere, which is why their prior farm managers stayed on the team for 20 yrs and 40 yrs. They believe that a healthy work/family balance is key to their managers’ and the company’s success. They love to farm and would love to hire a farm manager who treats Hogue Ranches as their own.

What you would be doing: 

  • Plan and execute crop specific, seasonal farming plans.
  • Maintain plant health using own knowledge of nutrient and chemical regimes, working with fellow managers and consulting vendors and others when necessary.
  • Understand the needs and requirements of the customer.
  • Balance the needs of the farm and the needs of the customer. Work with GM to strike the proper balance.
  • Oversee redevelopment and replanting.

What we're looking for:

  • 7+ yrs experience in farming, preferably wine grapes and other permanent crops.
  • A degree or significant experience in crop science, fruit crop management, agronomy, horticulture or crop production.
  • Previous people management experience
  • Strong passion for leading and developing teams with a genuine care of people
  • Experience in vineyard development and building company processes, systems, and infrastructure to enable growth

Hogue offers a base salary depending on the qualifications of the individual ranging from $90,000- $150,000 per year. Also, significant retirement benefits in the form of a qualified Simple IRA plan and a nonqualified deferred compensation plan that vests in 5-year, $100,000 increments. They are unable to offer company-sponsored health insurance but accommodate for that cost in a strong base salary. If you were to relocate for this role, they would provide relocation benefits.

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CarrieLee Holliday

CarrieLee Holliday

CarrieLee is the Marketing Coordinator at AgHires. She graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Animal Science and an Accelerated Master of Agriculture, emphasizing cow-calf production. Her education journey brought her back to Southern Missouri, where she owns and operates a commercial black angus cattle herd with her family. CarrieLee enjoys being a part of the AgHires team and growing connections with individuals across the ag industry.