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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.

  • The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is Iowa's largest nonprofit animal shelter, caring for many thousands of pets each year.

  • 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.

  • The City of West Des Moines, IA (population 63,000, with a day time population of 135,680) is a rapidly growing community with a vibrant economic base and quality of life. West Des Moines is a full-service municipal government providing a wide array of City services to our citizens. We've been named Business Records "City Government Most Conducive to Business" fifteen years in a row - See our website at: www.wdm.iowa.gov for additional information.

  • 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.

  • Drake's rich tradition as one of the 25 oldest law schools in the country is complemented by modern facilities and an innovative curriculum that prepares you for practice. Drake Law School trains students for a wide variety of legal careers that have taken them across the country and around the world. Drake's location in Des Moines -- the capital's only law school -- offers you a competitive edge when seeking internships and clerkships.

  • FCA has its headquarters in McLean, Virginia. It has field offices at its headquarters and in Bloomington, Minnesota; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; and Sacramento, California. For more information on FCA, please visit our website at www.fca.gov and select Job Seekers to view our Employment home page. Here you can learn what our examiners do, the qualifications needed to become an examiner, and training and career development opportunities. You can also read about a typical day from examiners by selecting Meet Our Employees.

  • A working farm and dairy in the suburbs of Chicago that focuses on agri education. We host one of the largest 4-H clubs in the state of Illinois. The club houses dozens of show stock here at the farm each summer.

  • 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.

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    Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) is a nonprofit organization that has been designated as the official seed certifying agency for the State of Iowa. The organization was first formed in 1902 and was renamed Iowa Crop Improvement Association in 1950 following the merger of several other agricultural organizations. ICIA has been providing Iowa with quality, unbiased seed production services and crop performance testing services since 1920.

  • 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.

  • Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) is a non-profit organization that works to protect and restore Iowa's land, water and wildlife. INHF is the only nonprofit working statewide to establish and expand public parks, trails and wildlife areas, and is active in collaborating to improve public policy and public funding for land conservation and water quality, especially at the state and federal level. INHF has an outstanding capacity for communications, education, and project fundraising.

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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.

  • The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) is Driven to Deliver increased soybean demand through market development and new uses, farmer-focused research, timely Information and know-how and policy initiatives enabling farmers and the industry to flourish. The Association is governed by an elected board of 22 volunteer farmers and serves more than 14,000 members throughout the state.

  • The mission of the CALS study abroad office is to ensure students have high quality international academic opportunities through support to faculty who develop and integrate these opportunities into their curriculum, support to students including advising and guiding them in the pre-trip, trip and post-trip phases, scholarships to assist students in paying for these opportunities, and the establishment of partnerships with universities and other institutions abroad.

  • About the College As the nation’s first public veterinary school, Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine takes pride in its heritage while shaping the future of veterinary professional practice, education, research and service. Fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the College of Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to the enhancement of health and well-being of animals and human beings.

  • 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.

  • Linn County Extension serves Iowans through four program areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Human Sciences, 4-H Youth Development and Community Economic Development.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard is a 98 acre working orchard located in Nebraska City, NE. We are a destination for fresh, locally grown produce and family fun! As a 501(c)(3) Public Charity Foundation, we are dedicated to agriculture education, research and historic preservation.

  • Mercy College of Health Sciences is a Catholic institution of higher learning accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Originally founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1899, MCHS is guided by the pursuit of knowledge and the core values of reverence, integrity, compassion and excellence.

  • The Midwest Poultry Consortium's (MPC) Center of Excellence (COE) Program offers a strong research-based poultry science education in a welcoming, friendly environment. The 2022 Summer courses are taught at Iowa State University. Students can earn up to 18 poultry focused credits by taking two summer session. MPC provides scholarships to cover the costs of tuition, housing and coordinates paid summer internships with a poultry focus.

  • The National Pork Producers Council fights for reasonable legislation and regulation and develops and defends export market opportunities on behalf of U.S. pork producers.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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.

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    We recruit students interested in a variety of healthcare fields, to include medical, dental, and veterinary schools, dietetics, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and social work. Scholarships, stipends, and student loan repayment incentives available for multiple postgraduate programs and healthcare jobs.


  • 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.

  • US Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services
    For nearly 50 years, APHIS has been protecting the health and value of America's agricultural and natural resources. It's a vital mission: Healthy and profitable American agriculture provides food and clothing for countless people worldwide and is a key pillar of our economy.

  • 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.

  • NRCS works with landowners through conservation planning and assistance designed to benefit the soil, water, air, plants, and animals that result in productive lands and healthy ecosystems.