Agriculture Jobs of the Week 4-1-24

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Top Agriculture Jobs of the Week

For the week of 4-1-2024

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, and check out this week’s top Agriculture Jobs of the Week below. 

Farm Equipment Operator for Bar H Land & Cattle

A little about the business: Bar H Land & Cattle, LLC located in Emerson, IA is a dynamic farming operation with over 2,000 acres of crops including row crops, alfalfa, and grass hay.  We also have 300 mother cows. We work hard but have a great time doing it. We pride ourselves on taking care of our crops, our team, and our cattle.

We’re hiring a Farm Equipment Operator to join our team. You will be assisting in our row crop operation by operating various farm equipment, preparing the land for planting, and other duties as needed.  You will also be assisting with cattle and in the calving process when needed.  

What you will be doing:

  • Operating tractors and other farm equipment throughout the spring plant and fall harvest seasons.
  • Performing some preventative maintenance and repairs on farm equipment.
  • Overseeing pregnant cows and assisting in birthing when needed.

We're looking for:

  • An outstanding work ethic.
  • Prior experience working in agriculture, farming, or livestock.
  • Basic mechanical ability.
  • Willingness to work outside in all conditions and ability to work extended hours during peak season.

We offer a competitive hourly rate of $20+ based on experience along with other benefits.

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Research Animal Facility Manager for eGenesis

A little about the business: At eGenesis, we aspire to deliver safe and effective human transplantable cells, tissue and organs utilizing the latest advancements in genome editing.

We are looking for an Animal Facility Manager to lead the research team and oversee operations at our facility in Indiana (about an hour North of Lafayette). The Animal Facility Manager maintains facility oversight of the medical grade Defined Pathogen Free (DPF) herd population for the eGenesis site and the adjacent Source Animal Facility (SAF). Additionally, this individual will manage personnel within the animal husbandry team on site. The Facility Manager will work closely with the Attending Veterinarian, donor production team, quality assurance, and facility operations teams to ensure all facility and staffing needs are met in order to provide excellent animal care and optimized donor production. 

What you will be doing:

  • Management of animal husbandry staff (6-8 direct reports). Provide personnel management including goal setting, performance reviews, conflict resolution, scheduling and training documentation oversight.
  • Herd Management: Oversight of herd breeding program records and allocation of animals from this pool for assisted reproductive technology programs; Scheduling and implementation of synchronization protocols to ensure animals are ready for intended surgical use; Familiarity with animal ID and record systems
  • Animal Care Program Leadership: Work in close partnership with facility personnel to ensure basic eGenesis program facility and husbandry needs are met
  • Manage any needed changes in facility use in collaboration with facility personnel including construction, modification, or process improvements.

What we're looking for: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, animal science, or related field.
  • AALAS Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR) registration, or interested in becoming certified
  • 10+ years of experience working with animals in a research environment
  • Prior lab animal facility experience should include a significant portion of non-rodent experience.

We offer a competitive base salary dependent on experience along with a strong benefits package that includes medical/dental/vision insurance, PTO and holiday pay, robust bonus structure, and company equity opportunity.

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Plant Manager for Verbio

A little about the business: Verbio acquired South Bend Ethanol, LLC, an operating ethanol plant located in South Bend, Indiana. As a global leader in the renewable energy industry, this will be Verbio’s second US production facility following the successful commissioning of its Nevada, IA plant. The site will be developed over the next three years incorporating Verbio’s advanced engineering and operating technology practices. Verbio intends to expand and develop the plant into a modern biorefinery at an estimated total investment of $230 million.

What you would be doing:

  • Supervise and provide leadership and guidance to all plant personnel. This includes providing leadership, support, and collaboration with all levels of personnel.
  • Demonstrate proactive leadership to all levels of plant personnel and effectively manage and resolve performance issues in conjunction with Human Resources.
  • Manage and assist in development of the plant OPEX and Capital budgets. Identifies capital and revenue growth opportunities.
  • Work closely with the Safety/Environmental Department at the plant and corporate level to ensure safe and compliant plant operations consistent with the Process Safety Management principles.

What we're looking for: 

  • 10+ years of experience leading operations in an industrial setting including progressive plant supervisory experience
  • Strong leadership skills and decisive decision maker.
  • Plant level experience in one of the following industries required--Ethanol, Chemical, Refining Industry (involving distillation) or Agricultural processing
  • BS Degree in Chemical, Mechanical or related Engineering, required
  • MBA or Graduate Engineering Degree, preferred

What We Offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits package beginning day one, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Company paid short & long-term disability coverage as well as AD&D.
  • Generous vacation, holiday, and sick time with additional leave plan
  • 10 paid holidays, 15 days of paid vacation time and 5 sick/personal days
  • Automatic 5% employer contribution into a 401(k) account after 90 days.

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Agricultural Sales Representative for Jensen Precast

A little about the business: Jensen Precast likely has an impact on your daily life. We build culverts to take water away from your neighborhoods, underground utility boxes to hold cables, and manholes to allow workers access to the sewers deep below the roads we drive on. And that’s just a small sample of what we do at Jensen on a daily basis.

What you would be doing: 

  • Create solutions for agricultural customers, utilizing knowledge of current agricultural product offering and the specifications of each.
  • Establish account and territory sales plans to meet annual, quarterly, and monthly goals.
  • Ensure high post-sales satisfaction facilitating positive long-term relationships and high potential for repeat business with customers.
  • Maintain customer relationship documentation to support quote and sales activity growth through the Company’s CRM.

What we're looking for: 

  • You’re enthusiastic and motivated in a fast-paced environment.
  • You display the capability to develop and execute a go-to-market strategy for this exciting new agricultural solution.
  • You possess a demonstrated history in customer relationship management with an in-depth knowledge of the agricultural industry (at least 3 years - crops produced using trellis systems preferred).
  • You’re a lifelong learner with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Industry (i.e., Agronomy, Horticulture, Viticulture, Agricultural Engineering, etc.) and the ability and willingness to travel to Europe for product and industry training.
  • You are highly collaborative and used to working with product management, marketing, engineering and manufacturing teams.
  • You don’t take shortcuts. You’re safety conscious not just for yourself, but for your team.

This role offers:

  • Base salary - $80,000 - $110,000 Annually
  • Discretionary Bonus (TBD)

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Farm Manager for Lennard Ag Co.

A little about the business: Lennard Ag Company is a family-owned, three-generations deep farming operation that’s been producing and delivering quality vegetables and grain crops since 1947. Specializing in potatoes, tomatoes, seed corn and commercial corn, we grow over 14,000 acres. We combine strong industry traditions with cutting-edge agricultural practices, advanced technology, and the latest management practices. Anchored by our strong history, Lennard Ag Company’s modern operations are complemented by their care for the land, their community and the people with whom they work.

What you would be doing: 

  • Lead individuals and teams in the operational planting, growing, and harvesting of a variety of crops
  • Coordinate with the agronomy team on plant health and agronomic plan for the season
  • Coordinate with local ag retail locations on spray program
  • Ensure equipment is maintained and works on shared equipment and personnel coordination with other locations
  • Collect and assess operational data to assist leadership in improving organizational efficiency

This position is for you if you:

  • Bring mechanical ability and can work on and operate farm and/or heavy equipment
  • Are looking to manage your own location
  • Are comfortable working independently for approximately half the year and leading a team with peak hours during spring (planting) and fall (harvest)

    We are willing to train the right individual who wants to be part of the farming industry and brings mechanical skills.

    We offer compensation highly dependent on your background and experience. Benefits include health & dental insurance, paid time off, disability benefits and life insurance. This position does have peak hours during plant and harvest including long hours and weekends but sticks to a 40-45 hour work week during the winter months.

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Lila Huelster

Lila Huelster

Lila Huelster is the Marketing Coordinator at AgHires. Her long-time interest in agriculture led her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Communications where she graduated from Southeast Missouri State University. Lila spent her first two years with AgHires as a Recruiter, with a prior background in social media marketing and copywriting. At AgHires, she is passionate about using her recruiting and marketing expertise to create helpful resources for employers and job seekers across the industry.