In-Person Companies (October 10)
As a student, alum, or industry recruiter - plan to join us for the Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day! We are pleased to announce we will be hosting an in-person event slated for Tuesday, October 10, 2023 (9am - 2pm) at the Lied Recreation Athletic Center. Registration information will be emailed in late July. If you are an employer and would like to receive information on this event, please contact Mike Gaul at 515-294-4725 or via email at email@example.com
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Please note we will not be hosting a Spring 2024 Career Fair.
Ag Processing Inc (AGP®) is a leading agribusiness engaged in procuring, processing, marketing, and transporting of oilseeds, grains, and related products. Since its creation in 1983, AGP has grown in size, scope, and reputation – both in the U.S. and internationally. Today, our owners include 147 local and regional cooperatives representing more than 250,000 farmers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Company’s businesses include soybean processing, vegetable oil refining, renewable fuels, ag products/grain, and international operations.
The AgCareers.com mission is to provide global talent solutions in agriculture and food. We strive to “Feed the World with Talent” in the industries we serve. Our passion is agriculture, demonstrated by our investment in time and resources engaging with candidates and employers in the industry. AgCareers.com works to build the pipeline of talent to the industry by expanding knowledge about the breadth of career opportunities in agriculture.
EMPLOYMENT WITH A PURPOSE
As a farmer owned cooperative dedicated to being a value added supplier of products and services, the professional employees of Agriland FS work as a team with the goal of improving farm profitability. Employees become partners with customers by earning their business through reducing risk, improving revenue and making the customer's life easier.
TOOLS FOR SUCCESS
With a strong balance sheet comes a strong foundation for success. Agriland FS not only invests in equipment and technology for fast efficient service, but invests heavily within employees by identifying and developing talent. It is the ability to identify and grow leaders in every department and location that defines the Agriland way. Each individual is given the coaching and Life Long Learning to help reach his or her professional goals.
Agtegra Cooperative operates as an agricultural cooperative. The company helps customers to grow, handle, and market grains; offers agronomy solutions; provides petroleum and energy products; precision ag farming technology, and farm products. It serves producer-members in North Dakota and South Dakota.
ALCIVIA is a leading, member-owned agricultural and energy cooperative located in Wisconsin and serving customers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa. We provide expertise, service, and products in the areas of agronomy, animal nutrition, energy, and grain, and have a full portfolio of options for competitive operating loans and input financing. Learn more at https://www.alcivia.com/
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The Andersons, Inc. is diversified into six business groups with a universal commitment to serving our customers and partners with integrity, loyalty and respect to establish and sustain lasting relationships.
Archer Coop is one of the few remaining single location full-service cooperatives left in Iowa. Member owned. Est. 1907 - handling feed, grain, seed, fertilizer and chemicals.
With an unrivaled portfolio of ingredients and systems, ADM can support you all the way from plant to plate. Our experts have a deep working knowledge of global and local food cultures. And we’re ready to partner with you to develop innovative solutions and consumer-preferred eating experiences. So, when you’re ready to feed your food business, make ADM your first call.
Bartlett, a Savage Company is a diverse, growth-oriented agribusiness. Our principal businesses are grain merchandising, flour milling, and feed manufacturing. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, we have facilities and offices in 9 states and Mexico. We are more than 100 years old and still family owned and managed. At Bartlett, we are committed to providing our Customers unmatched service and finding ways to meet their business needs. Our market expertise and logistics capabilities enable us to connect producers and consumers in the most efficient and cost effective ways possible.
Beck's Hybrids is the largest family-owned, retail seed company in the United States, serving farmers in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, southern Michigan, western Kentucky, Tennessee, Iowa, southern Wisconsin and Missouri. Beck's understands what farmers need, because we're farmers, too. As the largest family-owned seed company, Beck's has access to the best genetics and trait technologies from suppliers worldwide. In fact, Beck's strives to provide all customers with the tools they need to succeed on their farm.
Founded in 1818, Bunge is a leading agribusiness and food company with integrated operations that circle the globe, stretching from the farm field to the retail shelf. Bunge's largest and state of the art soybean processing and refining facility is located in Council Bluffs, IA.
Casey's is the 3rd largest convenience store chain, supporting operations in over 2500 stores across 16 Midwest states. At Casey's, we work hard to be the best and have a good time doing it. We stay true to our roots and put service first, building a better future for ourselves and our business. We strive to treat people the way they want to be treated, and we take pride in caring for our guests, our communities and each other.
Central Farm Service is an ag cooperative serving over 4,000 producer members in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. For over 80 years we have provided grain, agronomy, feed and energy products and services
Consolidated Grain and Barge Co., a subsidiary of CGB Enterprises, Inc., is a great place for you to launch or grow your career. Here, people matter! There?s something special about working for a company that truly cares about its people and a company culture that can be felt throughout the organization. We invite you to be a part of our team and make a lasting impact on the future of our organization all while advancing your career!
CHS Inc. (chsinc.com) is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, agronomy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to creating connections to empower agriculture, helping its farmer-owners, customers and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, seed, crop protection products, grain marketing services, production and agricultural services, animal nutrition products, foods and food ingredients, and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries and pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.
Columbia Grain International (CGI) is an established leading full-service company specializing in Trading and Commercial Supply of grain and pulse commodities wordwide. We are headquartered in Portland, Oregon and own/operate over 60 elevators and offices throughout WA, ID, MT, NE, and ND to support our domestic and export sales program.
We are a mid-size company with just over 450 employees overall. The employees at CGI, at all levels of our organization, represent some of the most experienced and knowledgeable in the industry. We are proud of our ability to attract and maintain talented, efficient, long term, community minded employees who can develop lasting relationships with producers and customers both domestic and around the world.
CFE is a progressive, farmer-owned cooperative that services local farms and rural business owners in the areas of agronomy, feed, grain and lumber. CFE has locations in communities throughout northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota, and southeast South Dakota with administrative offices in Rock Valley and Ocheyedan, IA.
Full service Cooperative based in NW Iowa with Agronomy, Feed, and Grain Services along with the How-To Building Center.
Five Star Co-op is a full service cooperative with 180 employees that work out of 19 location. We serve over 2,200 customers in our northern Iowa trade area. We were established in 1916 and are proud to serve our member growers needs in a profitable and efficient way.
Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) is a leading biorefining company focused on the development and utilization of fermentation, agricultural and biological technologies in the processing of annually renewable crops into sustainable value-added ingredients. This includes the production of cleaner low carbon biofuels, renewable feedstocks for advanced biofuels and high purity alcohols for use in cleaners and disinfectants. Green Plains is an innovative producer of Ultra-High Protein and novel ingredients for animal and aquaculture diets to help satisfy a growing global appetite for sustainable protein. The Company also owns a 48.9% limited partner interest and a 2.0% general partner interest in Green Plains Partners LP.
Farmer owned agricultural cooperative with primary activities in grain marketing and agricultural sales and services.
Hurley & Associates, Inc. is an Agri-Marketing company that partners with farmers to help them market their crop and secure revenue. We tailor individualized strategic marketing plans for each farmer; taking into account what makes their operation unique including their attitudes, financial obligations, and their future plans. Together we develop that marketing plan, and the consultant executes the plan on behalf of the farmer. We work hard to develop strong relationships with our clients focusing on producer education and open lines of communication.
Lead by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship's mission is to provide leadership for all aspects of agriculture in Iowa, ensure consumer protection and promote the responsible use of our natural resources.
Bulk Feed Manufacturing and Commodity trading company.
Kent Corporation is a diversified family owned corporation with operating subsidiaries involved in corn wet milling, the production of animal feeds and the manufacture of food products. Kent Corporation is owned by the Kent Family and led by Gage A. Kent as Chairman of the Board and CEO. Operating subsidiaries of Kent Corporation include Grain Processing Corporation, Kent Nutrition Group, Kent Pet Group, all headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, and Kent Precision Foods Group, St. Louis, Missouri.
Key Cooperative is a member-owned cooperative with locations in 12 communities throughout central Iowa. Key Cooperative is an organization of 3200 members. We serve customers in six main counties: Jasper, Mahaska, Marshall, Poweshiek, Story, Tama - as well as surrounding counties.
As a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in Iowa, Landus elevates and uplifts thousands of farmers in communities throughout rural America. By activating the power of data to connect key contributors across the ag supply chain, we're helping farmers build sustainable and profitable businesses and activating a more secure food and fuel future for farmers and consumers alike.
Landus is one of North America's largest grain storage companies and has shuttle-loading access on all seven, major Iowa rail lines. The diversified farmer-owned cooperative offers precision agronomy services; a proprietary, member-owned brand of soybeans; expert grain marketing services; as well as corn and soybean processing including a facility in Ralston, Iowa which manufacturers SoyPlus®, a high bypass protein soybean meal for dairy herds across the globe.
MFA Incorporated is a Midwest-based regional farm supply and marketing cooperative serving more than 45,000 farmer/owners in Missouri and adjacent states. Our 106 company-owned MFA Agri Services Centers combined with 27 locally owned MFA affiliates with 24 branch locations contrast nicely with our approximately 400 independent dealers.
In the years since 1973 one element of our story remains consistent. NEW was founded by farmers who saw mutual benefits in sharing resources. The direction came from two local co-ops—one with rail capabilities and the other with additional grain to fill those outgoing trains. From the start, the idea was progressive, savvy, and practical. When we pool our resources, they said, every single farm gains momentum. Together, our Iowa farmers buy better and sell better. Every crop year they can capitalize on the ability to produce more efficiently, too.
The Master of International Agriculture Degree Program (MIAP) is a multidisciplinary degree program, preparing students for a successful career in global agriculture. Blending theory, practical knowledge, and hands-on experience, the program prepares students to make a significant contribution to the field of international agriculture. MIAP is designed to allow students the opportunity to choose a focus area that fits their personal, professional, and academic goals.
First-in-class crushing facility maximizing value from locally-grown soybeans into value-added products
At POET, we believe in creativity from common sense. For more than two decades, we have had a relentless focus on developing technologies that make ethanol production more efficient. We strive to produce ethanol and other biorefined products with the smallest possible environmental footprint.
Today, we have a network of 33 plants in seven states with a capacity of more than 3 billion gallons of ethanol, 9 billion pounds of high protein animal feed and thousands of pounds of bio-based oils and lubricants. POET provides turnkey development, design, engineering, construction, management and marketing services for our plant network.
POET Engineers and scientists have developed technology and processes through rigorous testing at POET's laboratories and pilot-scale ethanol plant. We have an integrated business model that combines technology development with expertise in construction,
River Valley Cooperative is a member-owned corporation that provides feed, energy, grain, and agronomy solutions to Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. We are dedicated to improving the long-term profitability of our customers by delivering superior, personalized services and competitive, quality products.
Sandy Pine is a multi-generational, family-owned farming operation based in Nebraska. Founded in 1984 by Greg Wilke & Vicki Wilke, Sandy Pine is the largest PIC Multiplier (a producer of breeding stock derived from PIC genetics) in the US.
Sandy Pine specializes in producing the highest quality pigs for our customers around the country & transports them all over the world. We are made up of multiple farm locations, all strategically located to provide our pigs with the safest & healthiest environment.
Scoular is an employee-owned $6B agribusiness leading the way since 1892. We buy, sell, store, handle and process grain and ingredients by leveraging our global networks and expertise in international trade and transportation.
StoneX is an institutional-grade financial services network that connects world-leading companies, organizations, and investors to global markets with ease. Our commitment to investing in state-of-the-art digital platforms, end-to-end clearing and execution services, and top talent has been the cornerstone of our success.
Our diverse global workforce spans six continents in nearly 80 offices, providing a high-touch service to over 50,000 commercial and 370,000 retail clients across more than 140 countries.
As a result of continued growth, we are looking for more talented individuals to join our team. If you strive for excellence and are looking to challenge yourself, StoneX is the right place for you.
TriOak Foods began operations in January 1951, at Oakville, Iowa as Oakville Feed & Produce. The company sold feed supplements to local farms and purchased their eggs and milk for resale to grocery merchants. Founded on strong personal values and the belief that our company and our employees cannot prosper without the success of the other, the company is now a second generation family corporation that has transformed into the 20th largest pork producer in the U.S.
Two Rivers Cooperative is a farmer-owned cooperative that is committed to building profitable business relationships based on integrity and quality for over 100 years. Two Rivers Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business need.
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world's largest food companies with leading brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells® and State Fair®. It’s a recognized market leader in chicken, beef and pork as well as prepared foods, including bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, tortillas and desserts. The company supplies retail and foodservice customers throughout the United States and approximately 130 countries.
Largest Agricultural Cooperative in Wisconsin. United Cooperative is a full-service cooperative offering feed, grain, agronomy, and energy products to south-central, south-west, and north-east, Wisconsin farmers and consumers along with customers in Illinois, Iowa, and Upper Michigan. United Cooperative operates to provide our patron members with the best possible value and return on investment, backed by exceptional service and professionalism. The United Cooperative main office is located in Beaver Dam, Wis. As part of our energy division, United Cooperative is an investor in three corn-ethanol-production facilities
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) administers programs that create domestic and international marketing opportunities for U.S. producers of food, fiber, and specialty crops. AMS also provides the agriculture industry with valuable services to ensure the quality and availability of wholesome food for consumers across the country.
Nearly 4,000 AMS professionals work every day to support the country's diverse agricultural operations. AMS services and its millions of dollars in annual grant investments also create opportunities by supporting economic development in small towns and rural communities that stand as the backbone of American values.
The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. Production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm finances, chemical use, and changes in the demographics of U.S. producers are only a few examples.
Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and other petrochemical products. Valero, a Fortune 50 company based in San Antonio, Texas, with approximately 10,000 employees, is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer, and its assets include 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.2 million barrels per day and 12 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of approximately 1.6 billion gallons per year. The petroleum refineries are located in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and the ethanol plants are in the Mid-Continent region of the U.S. In addition, Valero owns all of the general partner and limited partner interests in Valero Energy Partners LP. Valero sells its products in both the wholesale rack and bulk markets, and approximately
At the Nevada, IA location, VERBIO plans to produce biomethane (renewable natural gas) from baled crop residues and ethanol from corn. The plant is currently under construction and began biomethane production in third quarter 2021. Occurring in the 3rd quarter of 2022 there will be an expansion of the biomethane process as the ethanol facilities are being retrofitted and will be brought online.
Viterra is a leading marketer and handler of grains and oilseeds. We take great pride in partnering with growers in the US and Mexico to connect them to markets across the globe. Viterra's US and Mexico business is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, with industry-leading marketing, facilities, logistics, and processing capabilities, including a large global network of marketing offices in over 30 countries. Our people are grain specialists. We deliver value to growers with our unrivaled marketing reach, competitive pricing and flexibility, and accountability on execution of contracts.