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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 mikegaul@iastate.edu

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Please note we will not be hosting a Spring 2024 Career Fair.

  • Advanced Agrilytics is an agronomic services company enabled by best in class digital capabilities providing growers independent, sophisticated and robust input recommendations and operational advice. The company has focused on the major inputs and in-crop decisions as determined by value and return on investment within the overall system. This company is well differentiated from the crowded SaaS providers in the digital agriculture space given its impressive multi-season results and independent, high-touch business model.

  • 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.


  • AgOutcomes operates the Soil and Water Outcomes Fund, which provides financial incentives directly to farmers who implement new conservation practices that yield environmental outcomes like carbon sequestration and water quality improvement. Participating farmers typically implement practices including no-till/reduced tillage, cover crops, and extended crop rotations. The Soil and Water Outcomes Fund is managed by AgOutcomes, a subsidiary of the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA).

  • Allendan Seed Company grows prairie grasses and wildflowers for seed production. 600 acres are dedicated to growing over 250 different native species. These plants are grown in our greenhouses and plugged into raised beds with plastic mulch with an extensive drip irrigation system. Allendan is located 30 miles southwest of Des Moines, Iowa in rural Madison County.

  • Bayer’s Crop Science division is committed to food security with a focus on innovative crop solutions as well as seeds and traits to increase productivity.

  • The Blank Park Zoo is the only accredited zoo in the state of Iowa. The Blank Park Zoo is home to more than 800 furry, finned feathered exotic creatures. The Zoo features a Discovery Center with over 15 species of birds, plus a large salt water aquarium, snakes, caiman, and more. Outside enjoy the park-like setting as you view the Australia Adventure, the Wilds of Africa, Sea Lions, Penguins and Great Cats.

  • We are 1of 99 County Park Districts in the State of Iowa. Our parks range from Ogden, Boone, and Madrid.

    Boone County is located in central Iowa just west of Ames and northwest of Des Moines. The county conservation board manages 9 parks and recreation areas, including the High Trestle Trail Bridge. These areas encompass some 1,254 acres and 9 miles of paved multi-use trail. Each of these unique areas has something wonderful to offer to the public. From trekking through prairies and oak savannas, to picnicking, camping, hunting, fishing, and even golfing, we hope that you will immerse yourself in all our areas have to offer.

  • We are the largest hazardous waste transportation and disposal company in North America. Our Technical Service Group specialized in packing and transporting containerized waste. Our Field Service group provides Emergency response services and our Safety Kleen group specializes in collection and re-refining of oil and other recycling services

  • CNUC is the premier provider of innovative, economically sensible and environmentally sustainable vegetation management services.

    Our consulting and operations team is highly regarded with an unparalleled understanding of utility vegetation management (UVM) industry best management practices and legal and regulatory requirements.

    We partner with clients to improve their vegetation programs through inspection and auditing services, emergency response, consulting and research, often combined with software and LiDAR solutions. Our expertise goes beyond operations by providing the largest and most comprehensive UVM Benchmarking Survey in North America.

  • CNH Industrial is a world-class equipment and services company dedicated to advancing the noble work of agriculture and construction workers. Driven by our shared purpose of Breaking New Ground, we are passionate about bringing Innovation, Sustainability, and Productivity to all that we do. As a truly global company, CNH Industrial's 37,000+ employees form part of a diverse and inclusive workplace, focused on empowering customers to grow, and build, a better world through our core brands: Case IH, STEYR, New Holland Agriculture, CASE, and New Holland Construction.

  • Conservation Corps provides hands-on environmental stewardship and service-learning opportunities to youth and young adults while accomplishing conservation, natural resource management and emergency response work. Our goals are to help young people from diverse backgrounds become more connected to the environment, engaged in conservation, involved in the community and prepared for future employment.

  • 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.

  • Since 1880, Davey has provided five-star residential and commercial tree care services from certified arborists. Schedule a free consultation.

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    The Foth Companies combine technical expertise with personalized service to solve engineering, scientific and planning challenges for public and private sector clients. A recognized leader in public works infrastructure, environmental services, production and manufacturing systems, our focus is on clients' success. In the U.S. and throughout the world, clients rely on us to help meet their strategic and operational goals.

  • 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.

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    Farmer owned agricultural cooperative with primary activities in grain marketing and agricultural sales and services.

  • To manage, conserve and protect Illinois' natural, recreational and cultural resources, further the public's understanding and appreciation of those resources, and promote the education, science and public safety of Illinois' natural resources for present and future generations.

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    Illinois Farm Bureau is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation, a national organization of farmers and ranchers including Farm Bureaus in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and is responsible for Farm Bureau membership and programs within Illinois.

    Illinois Farm Bureau programs and services are available only to Farm Bureau members within Illinois.

  • 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.

  • The DNR's mission:
    To conserve and enhance our natural resources in cooperation with individuals and organizations to improve the quality of life for Iowans and ensure a legacy for future generations.

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    IMPA is an organization comprised of beef, pork, wild game, and poultry processors and allied businesses from throughout the state of Iowa. Our members include slaughterers, food service companies, packers, locker operators, butcher shops, ham manufacturers, smokehouse owners, wholesalers, custom operations, retail operations, and companies that supply goods and services to the meat industry.

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    The Iowa Pork Producers Association provides leadership in areas related to the industry in order to enhance the producers' opportunities, profit, success and stewardship.

  • Located in Tama, Iowa, Iowa Premium procures and processes only corn-fed Black Angus cattle from farm families in Iowa and our neighboring Midwest states. Specializing in USDA Choice and USDA Prime grade beef, we offer a full line of boxed beef products and by-products for domestic and international customers.

  • Through campus and regional specialists and staff in 100 county extension offices, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach builds a strong Iowa by connecting Iowans to the resources of Iowa State. Region 3 (Hancock, Kossuth, Wright and Winnebago) counties have both intern and full-time opportunities available.

  • JBC strives to design outdoor spaces and athletic and recreational facilities that respect their natural surroundings and compliment their built neighbors. The firm's reputation for design excellence and innovation is firmly rooted in a conviction that success grows from a process of interaction with the client. JBC is a collaborative practice. The firm's emphasis on sharing ideas is of great importance in the identification and resolution of design issues. As a result, each project reflects the shared wisdom and ideas of many people and utilizes the talents of the entire professional staff. Consistent with this approach, the firm is not departmentalized; rather it is structured on a project basis, allowing the client to have continuing and consistent communication with the design team. Individuals assigned to a project remain on the project from beginning to end, giving the design team

  • Kemin Industries, Inc. is a profitable and progressive, privately-held international global life science company headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa (USA) with a vision to improve the quality of life by touching half the people of the world every day with our products and services.

  • 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.

  • Lynch Family Companies, Inc., headquartered in Waucoma, Iowa, is a diverse company with multiple facets that allows the company to meet the needs of their customers.

    As a family-owned agricultural business, Gary and his family offer over 95 years of experience in the pork & beef industry. With years of experience in marketing and relationships with producers and packing plants, Lynch Family Companies is a leader in the pork industry. As the face of agriculture is continuously evolving, Lynch Livestock looks to provide exceptional customer service, the latest technology and highly resourceful market information to its customers.

    Today the Lynch Companies include; Lynch BBQ, Premium Iowa Pork, GJL Farms, PCI Advisory Services, American Farmers Insurance, Spillville Mill, Waucoma Tire Company, Wagoner Brothers Repair, Livestock Express and numerous Pork Marketing Locations throughout the

  • At Miller Poultry, we've been raising local chicken with the help of farmers in Michigan and Indiana since 1974. Our barns are certified by the Global Animal Partnership to ensure strict animal welfare standards are in place, and we do our best to source our feed ingredients from local farmers to minimize our carbon footprint and ensure our chickens are fed a corn and soy-based diet with no antibiotics, hormones, steroids or artificial ingredients.

  • Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 79 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

  • 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.

  • OSI is the premier global supplier of custom value-added food products to the world’s leading foodservice and retail food brands. As one of the largest privately held companies in the United States, we offer unparalleled resources and reach.

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    Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture. Our first commercial product harnesses the power of naturally-occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops. We are dedicated to providing new sustainable ways for farmers to improve yield as they work to help feed the world's growing population.

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    Polk County Conservation provides the citizens of Polk County with quality outdoor recreation, conservation education, and long term protection of our natural heritage. When you work with us, you'll feel your work has a positive impact on the community. You'll lead citizens to the outdoors, encouraging them to explore our 15,000+ acres of parks, wetlands, trails, woodlands and prairies.

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    Ryan Lawn & Tree is about integrity, great customer service, unmatched expertise and exceptional value. Every person that works at RYAN has a vested interest in keeping customers happy. RYAN turf managers and arborists have the knowledge and expertise to make lawns, trees and shrubs the talk of the block. We provide lawn fertility and weed control. In most markets, we also provide tree pest and disease control, tree and shrub pruning and irrigation maintenance and installation and landscape design.
    We hire solid applicants who stand out from the crowd. We are an industry leader serving Kansas City, St Louis and Springfield, MO, Tulsa, OK, Omaha, NE and Wichita, KS.

  • 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. 

  • Sebert Landscape is a full-service commercial landscape contractor in Illinois and Wisconsin with a unique sustainable approach. We call it the new green, and it's our way of changing the landscape industry. But our green goes beyond reusable bags and recycled bottles. It means finding solutions that benefit customers and respect the environment.

    Sebert was established in 1985 by Jeff Sebert (Founder and CEO). From humble beginnings while working out of a local garage and small office, the company grew to be the 5th largest full-service commercial landscape company in the Midwest. Today with over 600 employees and 7 regional branch offices, Sebert offers the professional service and attention to detail for all your year-round commercial landscape needs.

  • SK Horses, Cowpoke Corner Corral, and the National Park Gateway Stables are Estes Park, CO premier horseback trail riding stables! We provide guided rides into the Rocky Mountain National Park from 1-hour to all day.


  • Story County Conservation strives to connect people with nature and improve natural resources -- making Story County a great place to live, work, and recreate.

    Story County Conservation manages more than 3,200 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails, and an additional 5,500 acres of roadside habitat through our Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management program. The environmental education staff serves Story County schools and the public with interpretive and informational programs for all ages. Story County Conservation's volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources.


  • Sustainable Environmental Consultants is passionate about sustainability with our three divisions of Sustainability Risk Management, Agriculture Compliance and Engineering, and Erosion Control. We are a leader in providing innovative solutions to better the planet.

  • Terraplex Ag is quickly becoming one of the largest agricultural drone companies west of the Mississippi. We pride ourselves in being a farmer's trusted partner when implementing new technologies into their farming operations.
    From cutting-edge drones to custom spray solutions, Terraplex has everything a farmer needs to apply crop inputs with unmatched precision.
    Advanced Technology. Expert Advice. Next Level Productivity

  • Three Rivers FS Company is a locally owned co-op in Northeast Iowa. Three Rivers FS is known to provide high quality Agronomy and Energy, products and services to all our customers.

  • 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.

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE or "The Corps") is one of the best in America! In 2015, USACE ranked #128 out of 500 employers on Forbes' "America's Best Employers" list. From this list, the Corps ranked #10 in the government services industry, #6 in the federal government, and #8 in the engineering field.


  • Established in 1847, the University of Iowa has gained international recognition for its wealth of achievements in the arts, sciences, and humanities. Today, the university is known for its world renowned research programs and home to one of the nation's most advanced and comprehensive teaching hospitals. Approximately 15,000 staff members have made the University of Iowa their employer of choice.

  • 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.

  • 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.