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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.

  • From our roots as North American veterinarians and producers, we are a leading team of scientists dedicated to customer success. We are passionate about transforming the pork industry, enabling our partners to succeed, and empowering our people to drive progress toward efficiency and sustainability.

  • Adams Land and Cattle Company produces quality beef that exceeds consumer standards. Recognized as one of the premier cattle feeding operations in the world, Adams Land & Cattle Co. is a distinguished and innovative leader in agribusiness. Through our management practices, computer systems and automation in equipment design, we are on the forefront of introducing technological advances to the beef industry.


    Adams Land and Cattle Company has an emphasis on research and development, and are also one of the largest cattle research and development facilities in the world. We're on the leading edge of cattle and crop production emphasizing a culture of continually improving our processes.
     

  • 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.

  • Agri-King believes capturing the nutritional value in feeds is the key to profit. With full nutrition programs, precise feed analysis, individualized rations and personalized on-farm service, Agri-King is committed to advancing the agricultural industry, providing producers with the highest quality nutritional products to obtain the most from their feedstuffs and livestock.

  • 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.

  • AgState is a full service Ag Retailer. Our cooperative was formed September 1, 2021 when ALCECO and First Cooperative Association became a merged entity. As a co-op, we are driven to help our customer succeed and be profitable. We specialize in Grain, Agronomy, Feed, & Energy across 34 locations in Northwest Iowa.

  • 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/

    Company Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXksxCuX2Ak


  • Our mission is to improve the health and performance of people, animals and plants through nutrition and scientific innovation.

    We pursue this mission guided by what we call the ACE principle, our promise that in doing business we have a positive impact on the Animal, the Consumer and the Environment.

  • Alta Genetics is a world leader in the production and sales of Beef and Dairy Genetics. Our mission is to Create Value, Build Trust, Deliver Results.

    We know that progressive dairy producers prefer to do business with suppliers who deliver more than just a good product. They want to work with people who make a difference to their farm's results and bottom-line profitability. So, we carefully hand-pick the right people for the Alta team. Alta People are passionate about creating value for the farms they work with, trustworthy in all they do, and driven to deliver real, measurable results to their clients.

    We are dedicated in developing partnerships with leading progressive dairy producers worldwide. Together, we passionately pursue our mission to create value, build trust and deliver results for progressive farmers around the world.

  • Crop, Beef, Forestry and Renewable Energy Production. In business since 1855.
    One of Iowa largest contiguous farms, the Amana Farms is made up of 26,000 acres with award-winning crop fields, a 2,400 cow/calf herd, a 4,000 head cattle feedlot, an anaerobic digester, and Iowa's largest privately held forest. An innovator in the farming industry, Amana farms is committed to the continuing improvement of the equipment and the advancement of their employees. The Amana people have a long heritage of raising cattle, sheep, hogs, and a variety of crops. Today, the Amana Farms carries on that tradition by producing various products including food-grade white corn and non-GMO soybeans. Amana Farms is proud to be a part of Iowa's agricultural history and excited to be a part of its future.


  • AMVC Management Services is a progressive livestock production company committed to improving livestock production and animal wellbeing. We currently have a swine management presence in eleven states and manage 163,000 sows across 45 farms, making us the 8th largest pork producer in the U.S.

    AMVC Management Services provides swine producers with management, veterinary, nutritional, marketing, administrative, human resources, and construction expertise. These departments work together to provide customers with a unique, comprehensive, and efficient solution to meet all their production needs.

  • 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.


  • BALANCE4WARD is a cattle feeding management company passionate about building a better beef supply chain. We do this by creating opportunities for midmarket cattlemen who want to get more out of their business. BALANCE4WARD focuses on 3 core values: Go. Fail. Think. We like to hire interns that are a full-time employee fit for our company.

  • 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.

  • Boehringer Ingelheim is a family-owned company that is in the business of providing our customers with pharmaceutical and animal health products that significantly enhance their health and improve their quality of life. Our most important resource is our committed, creative and determined employees whose energy is focused on discovery, development and delivery of our innovative products to those who need them. The employees of Boehringer Ingelheim are our most important competitive advantage. Our global presence and thinking provides the opportunity for employees to work internationally and on teams, offering them visibility and the ability to influence the direction and outcome of critical projects. 

  • Carthage Veterinary Services, Carthage System, Carthage Innovative Swine Solutions.
    Internship opportunities for undergraduate and veterinary students interested in pursuing careers in swine. Production, Research or Veterinary arenas. Our interns participate in commercial sow production in large, modern swine facilities.
    Work hands-on with our staff, managers and veterinarians in commercial facilities, focusing on the overall processes of production, management, research and discovery, clinical trials or health management processes. Students will have the opportunity to learn new skills, enhance knowledge in the swine industry, practice standard herd management processes and put skills learned in the classroom into use on a day-to-day basis.

  • 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!

  • Christensen Farms, a progressive, family-owned swine business located in the Midwest, is one of the top producers in the United States, with operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Colorado and South Dakota. A leader in food production for more than 25 years, Christensen Farms is an organization that offers an ever-evolving, highly collaborative and challenging work environment.

  • 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.

  • CJ Bio America is a distinguished global leader in both Animal Nutrition and Health (ANH) and Human Nutrition and Health (HNH). The company?s amino acid animal feed additives continue to lead the global expansion of advanced livestock culture, while its line of non-GMO, vegan-based savory flavorings, umami components, and plant-based proteins continue to expand its influence among global consumers.

  • 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.

  • Crystal Valley is a leading farm supply and grain marketing cooperative focused on serving the needs of crop farmers and livestock producers in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.

  • Elanco advances the vision of enriching lives through food and companionship by developing innovative solutions that protect & enhance animal health.

  • Family owned and operated since 1934, we are an agriculture provider of feed, agronomy products and services, grain handling equipment, waste handling equipment and allied services. As Eastern Iowa's largest supplier of agricultural products, we are constantly looking for ways to help serve our customer's diverse needs.

  • Eurofins Scientific is an international network of life sciences companies, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 61,000 staff across a decentralized and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 61 countries.

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    Full service Cooperative based in NW Iowa with Agronomy, Feed, and Grain Services along with the How-To Building Center.

  • Agricultural Cooperative which handles grain, agronomy, feed, and petroleum products.

  • 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.

  • For more than 100 years, we’ve been grounded in north-central Iowa, one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. Built on the philosophy that we all prosper by helping each other, our sixteen locations offer updated facilities, modern technology, and a wide range of products and services related to feed, agronomy, grain, and bulk fuel. Check out the careers tab to discover the cooperative difference and be a part of our future. 

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

  • Innovative Ag Services Co. is a full service farm cooperative offering a complete line of supplies and services to meet all of your farm needs. We provide value-added products and services to over 5,000 members in the grain, agronomy, feed, energy and building supply markets. To better serve you, our 33 locations are conveniently located throughout northeast and central Iowa and southwest Wisconsin. Innovative Ag Services was incorporated in 2005 to ensure that our customers had access to the best products and services available.

  • 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.

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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.

  • Iowa Select Farms is an Iowa-based pork production company with headquarters in Iowa Falls, Iowa. Founded in 1992, we are known for our dedication to producing high quality pork, which has allowed us to grow into the largest Iowa-based pork producer. Presently the company has approximately 242,000 sows in farrow to finish production.

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    Bulk Feed Manufacturing and Commodity trading company.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Phibro Animal Health Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of animal health pharmaceuticals, animal nutrition products and industrial and fine chemicals. We are a privately held company with a proud history of over 50 years of serving the needs of our customers in the Ethanol and Production Animal Industries.

  • PIPESTONE is a global leader in the swine production industry serving family farmers primarily in the Midwest. We serve the family farm by offering veterinary expertise, transportation, animal health supplies, nutrition, financial information, and Pipestone Management sow farm production and employment management. 

  • First-in-class crushing facility maximizing value from locally-grown soybeans into value-added products

  • Pro Cooperative was listed in Ag Cooperatives Magazine as one of the Top 100 Ag Cooperatives in the nation. We are a 21 location full-service cooperative (grain, agronomy, feed and energy) with 175 employees in NW Iowa. Pro Cooperative provides extraordinary career opportunities for growth with competitive compensation and benefits in an exciting and challenging workplace.

  • Reicks View Farms is a 5th Generation Family Farm in Northeast Iowa that prides itself on being a family farm raising corn and high quality pork. Reicks View Farms was founded by Dale and Laura Reicks in 1977 near the small town of Jerico, Iowa. At Reicks View Farms, it is all about being a family. That has always been the goal. As we have gained employees and production partners we believe that being a family and working together is what helps us strive to get better every day and stand apart from the rest.

  • Rose Acre Farms is an egg farm that offers fresh shell eggs, specialty eggs, and quality egg products such as liquid eggs, dried eggs, and egg protein powder.

  • The mission of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine is to provide the best learning environment to prepare students to become members and leaders of the worldwide public and professional healthcare team, advancing human and animal health (One Health) through research and knowledge exchange.

    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine's vision is to lead veterinary training worldwide by creating an exemplary veterinary program, uniquely designed to graduate today?s practice-ready veterinarians and tomorrow?s leaders and discoverers.

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    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. 

  • At Seaboard Foods, we create the most sought-after pork. A top U.S. pork producer/processor and leading exporter to 30+ countries, we are committed to bringing excellence to the table, seeking a better way to produce wholesome pork and connect every step between our farms and family tables. Together, more than 5,000 employees in five states work in our farms, feed mills, and processing plant, to produce Prairie Fresh® pork, ensuring the well-being of our animals, the environment, our employees and the communities we call home. Our operations & opportunities are in Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas & Colorado.

  • We are a full service, family owned, elevator, specializing in agronomy. We have four locations, located in Marion, Monroe, and Appanoose counties (Iowa).

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    Standard Nutrition Services is a renowned and trusted leader in the swine and poultry industries, providing each client with a complete solution through science-based, innovative and customized services. We provide hands-on expertise and advice in the areas of nutrition consulting, production management, and business services.


  • Sullivan Supply is a stock show family owned and operated company founded in 1989 by John and Dede Sullivan. The company that has evolved into the innovative leader in livestock show supplies started in a 20×20 garage on the most meager of budgets. Twenty-eight years later the same values of hard work and family ties still remain. Sullivan Supply holds its central headquarters in Dunlap, Iowa with offices Texas, Ohio and California. Along with our retail operations, we work with a vast network of dealers to help bring our innovative products to as many customers as possible. As the popularity of Sullivan Supply products grew so did the need for expansion, in March 2018 the doors opened on a larger facility in Dunlap. The expansion allowed us to expand our manufacturing capabilities and increase the scope of our research and development efforts. Supply wants to help you build your legacy.


  • 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

  • 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.

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    Vita Plus is an employee-owned company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin with facilities and a strong dealer network across the upper Midwest. We?ve been serving livestock producers since 1948. Our consultants offer the latest cutting-edge technology, nutrition and management information to help your operation succeed.

  • Vytelle is transforming the livestock industry with the most advanced, cutting-edge reproductive technology in the field. Vytelle provides a symbiotic solution (connecting better product, better service and better process) by partnering with highly trained veterinarians and reproductive specialists to provide beef and dairy producers with a solution that will advance herd genetics faster.