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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.

  • 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.

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    AgCertain is a food, agricultural and bio-based product development, manufacturing and marketing company. Operating within a highly certified, traceable production and distribution system ensures delivery of specialty, quality-assured products and services. The AgCertain team connects and integrates with customers to create the collaboration which is fundamental to sophisticated supply chain management.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Buddy?s Kitchen was founded near Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1974 by Nils 'Buddy' Eian. The first Buddy's product - a mouthwatering, hand-cooked omelet made for North Central Airlines - remains a signature Buddy's product to this day.

    Until 2007, Buddy's focused primarily on airline customers. Since 2007, the company has quadrupled in size and has meaningfully diversified its customer base and capabilities. We produce more than 250,000 meals daily.

    Today, Buddy's Kitchen is an industry leader in custom frozen food and co-packing. Newer customers include industry leaders in C-store and specialty food service plus major CPG food companies.

  • 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.

  • ByHeart is an infant nutrition company built from the ground up to deliver real innovation on behalf of babies and parents. Our mission is simple: make the best formula in the world. That's why we studied the latest breast milk science, worked directly with suppliers we know and trust, set uncompromising quality standards, developed our own small batch blending process, built our own manufacturing facilities, and conducted a groundbreaking clinical trial. Our goal is to create a future where all parents feel amazing about feeding their baby no matter how they do it.

    When we launched our Whole Nutrition Infant Formula in March 2022, we were the first new U.S infant formula manufacturer in 15 years. With >$250M in funding, we're shifting the industry forward-and this is just the beginning. Help us build a future where all parents can feel amazing about feeding, by joining our growing team

  • DFA is made up of more than 13,000 diverse family farmers from across the country. And while their family traditions vary from one farm to the next, some things are always the same — like their commitment to the land, their animals and the families they feed. We support each of these farms by finding a home for their milk, operating plants to process their milk, investing in new opportunities and more, all designed to bring them value.

  • Custom and inspected meat processor in Northeast Iowa.

  • At empirical, we believe everyone deserves safe, quality, and affordable food. Our task is to meet the world’s ever-increasing nourishment needs within the constraints of our precious natural resources. To get there, we need to think bigger and smarter.

  • 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.

  • For more than 20 years Grain Millers, Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of conventional and organic whole grain ingredients used in cereals, breads, bars and many other products served around the world. These grains include oats, wheat, barley and rye, which we mill into flours, flakes, brans and fibers. Our portfolio of products also includes dairy ingredients such as butter, cheese, cream, and dairy powders such as lactose, whey, non-fat dry milk and buttermilk. Grain Millers, Inc. sells a variety of specialized ingredients such as organic industrial alcohol, molasses, soy beans and flax.

  • Founded in 1943, GPC is a privately owned company with a solid history of innovation and a vision for continued success in the future. Our chosen mission is to manufacture, distribute and market customer-specified food, nutraceutical and industrial grade products of uncompromising quality.

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

  • Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Wholly Guacamole®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and more than 30 other beloved brands.

  • 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.

  • This internship allows ISU students to make a difference in rural Iowa communities. Students work in teams to address real-life situations based on community needs. With guidance from extension professionals, they could work with non-profit organizations, local food systems, youth and/or economic development organizations. ISU Extension and Outreach builds a strong Iowa by engaging all Iowans in research, education, and extension experiences to address current and emerging real-life challenges. Iowa State University Colleges of Design, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Human Sciences, and ISU Extension and Outreach support the internship.

  • The ISU Meat Science Program provides students access to first-rate faculty advisors, top education curriculum, cutting-edge technologies in meat processing, and opportunities to interact with industry representatives.

    The ISU Meat Laboratory offers summer internship opportunities open to all majors. The internship will focus on meat cutting and animal harvest; food safety and plant sanitation; product development; basic meat processing and equipment operation; and retail sales, customer relations, and merchandising experience.


  • JBS has united under one mission; to be the best in all that we do. Team members strive toward this mission by uniting under a common goal and staying true to the JBS core values: determination, discipline, availability, humility, sincerity, and simplicity.

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    Wisconsin-based Johnsonville Sausage is the No. 1 national brand of brats, Italian sausage, smoked-cooked links and fresh breakfast sausage links. Johnsonville employs approximately 1,600 Members. Each Member takes ownership of product quality to ensure the excellence and ?Big Flavor? of Johnsonville Sausage. Founded in 1945 by Ralph F. and Alice Stayer, the company remains privately owned today.

  • 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.

  • At Land O'Frost, our brands of lunchmeat and specialty sausage products are recognized as one of the nation's best-selling and trusted brands. We have accomplished this through our incredible team of employees who are customer-focused, motivated, achievers, developers, and purpose-driven. We are seeking more passionate people to join our innovative team. Join our team and let your ambition flourish.

  • 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

  • Nationwide is the number one writer of farms and ranches in the U.S., a leader in insurance and risk management for agribusiness and food related operations, and a nationally ranked provider of financial services and employee benefit programs designed for agricultural operators. Founded by farmers over 100 years ago, Nationwide supports agricultural organizations focusing on their many sides through protection, sustainability, and the vibrancy of agriculture.

  • Our Customer-Focused Culture At Newly Weds® Foods we know you have a choice when selecting a food ingredient supplier. That is why we’ve incorporated some very important resources into our business specifically to better serve you, the customer. Consider the following in choosing a food ingredient manufacturer that can best service your needs. Privately-Owned Company Newly Weds Foods, an over 1 billion dollar food ingredient company, offers you the resources for your company’s success. We are committed to making your needs the highest priority, not the board or the shareholders.

  • 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.

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

  • Post Consumer Brands is the newly formed branded CPG division of Post Holdings. Today, the primary business category is cereal, comprised of the recently merged Post Foods and MOM Brands cereal businesses. Post Consumer Brands will be a platform for future growth and the addition of more consumer brands in other grocery categories in the future. We are focused on growth, low cost operational excellence, and being a great place to do great work. We take the safety of our products and our employees seriously.

  • Rembrandt Foods is one of the largest egg producers in the world, supplying high-quality egg ingredients to food manufacturers and foodservice companies.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC is an equal ownership joint venture between Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods, LLC. Triumph Foods is owned exclusively by pork producers and Seaboard Foods is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seaboard Corporation (NYSE MKT: ?SEB?).

    By aligning farm operations with pork processing, Seaboard Triumph Foods can ensure consistently wholesome, premium pork products for its worldwide customer base. 

  • Simmons Foods is a vertically integrated supplier of poultry, pet food and feed ingredient solutions based in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Founded in 1949, Simmons remains a privately owned and family-led business. It is comprised of approximately 7,500 employees across more than 35 facilities with total annual sales in excess of $1.4 billion. It is one of the largest employers in Arkansas, with additional operations in Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Ontario, Canada.
    Through its culture of integrity, Simmons works to build long term relationships and trust with customers. The company strives to provide a safe workplace, opportunities for growth and serve as a steward of its communities and environment.

  • Smithfield Foods is a leading consumer packaged meats company. We are also the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, committed to providing good food in a responsible way. We accomplish that by maintaining robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental, and food safety and quality programs.

  • 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.


  • 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

  • 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.

  • Kansas City, MO based company in the Meat Industry. We provide technology, equipment, and supplies for process and packaging in the Meat Industry.

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    Upper Iowa Beef is a family owned beef packing plant located in northeast Iowa. Currently we harvest and process 400 per day. We have several employment opportunities in all aspects of the plant, including but not limited to, Quality Assurance, Grading, Data Analytics, and Customer Service.

  • 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.

  • Versova, formed in 2016, is a holding company with a shared management team to guide the business functions of a group of farms that includes Centrum Valley Farms, Iowa Cage-Free and Center Fresh Farms in Iowa, as well as Trillium Farms in Ohio.

    Versova was formed to bring the dedicated teams of 1,350 employees from these farms together as "One Team" with a meaningful culture and enhanced opportunities for growth and advancement, and to position the farms for innovation, stability and flexibility.

    Today, Versova is defined as A family of companies; a company of families. As a family of companies, we have four individual farm companies, each with their own distinct identity. Over time, more companies may join the Versova family as our business in egg production grows.

     

  • Wells Enterprises, Inc. is the largest privately held, family-owned ice cream and frozen treat manufacturer in the United States.

  • When you work with West Liberty Foods, you're not a customer-you're a partner. Our hardworking, passionate team of food industry experts drives the development of value-added protein solutions to set your operation apart. Simply put, we're not a one-size-fits-all supplier.


    West Liberty Foods combines hands-on dedication and an entrepreneurial spirit with the resources and technology of a food industry leader. We demonstrate our commitment to quality through protein innovation in our state-of-the-art processing facilities. Whether you're in need of on-trend menu ideas, specialty packaging or custom products, West Liberty Foods works for you!

  • WG Provisions is a family owned company leading in Biomedical services and Specialty Meat processing including Roasting Pigs, Rabbit, and Fully Cooked Premium Meats with three locations in Ames, Jewell, and Sidney, IA.