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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.

  • ABS Global breeds and distributes the genes of the world’s best bulls, scientifically selecting livestock to increase the profitability of our customers.

  • 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.
     

  • Since 1996, Advanced Crop Management has been the leader in agricultural consulting, GPS soil sampling, map processing, crop scouting, and fertility mapping, as well as a full complement of management planning services.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.

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    BarnTools is an innovative technology company bringing practical solutions to livestock producers. Our products focus on biosecurity and alarm systems.

  • 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. 

  • Our company mission is “Feeding A Hungry World: Family, Friends, and Neighbors”. We dedicate our most critical resources to the animals in our care and the employees that care for them, with the goal of a finished product of high quality animal protein to feed hungry people. Our families are also consumers of our products. We want the best for our families and work hard each day to make sure the products we produce are safe and nutritious. Being able to share our story with our friends, neighbors, and the community is an important part of what Cactus Feeders is all about.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • For over eighty-five years, the Dupps Company has been the worldwide leader in providing high-quality rendering equipment and service to the animal byproducts and protein recycling industry. Today, we’re expanding our role — applying our capabilities and experience to include process systems and service to industries that are key to the sustainability of our environment and our world.

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

  • GENEX is dedicated to providing our member-owners and customers – dairy and beef cattle producers around the globe – with advanced genetic and reproductive solutions.

    Our team takes pride in delivering value to you in every interaction, whether through supplying world-class cattle genetics, expert artificial insemination service, professional herd consulting, quality herd care products or state-of-the-art bull search apps.

  • The HANOR Family of Companies. is one of the nation's premier pork producers and also has one of the nation's best contract finishing teams. With operations in 7 states and over 500 employees, HANOR has grown to be a world-class leader in pork production by creating and sustaining superior performance. HANOR's roots in commercial pork production in the United States date back to 1978.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Iowa Pork Industry Center was established in 1994 as a coordinated effort of the colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. The center focuses efforts across departments and partners with other agencies and commercial entities to better serve the educational and informational needs of the industry. IPIC also focuses its efforts in programs that are integral and complementary to work by ISU Extension and Outreach.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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

  • The Maschhoffs Inc., headquartered in Carlyle, Ill., is one of the largest family-owned pork production networks in North America. The company is owned by 5th generation family farmers Dave & Karen Maschhoff and Ken & Julie Maschhoff and partners with a network of 250 family farmers across the Midwest. These family farmers, known as our Production Partners, work with us to collectively produce over two million pigs per year.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NFP is a fully integrated pork production company headquartered in Jackson, MN with operations in MN, IA, SD, IN, IL, WY, and WI. NFP is the 14th largest producer in the United States and owns over 54,000 sows in 12 locations. NFP finishes pigs in MN, IA, SD, and IN. NFP has over 150 grow-finish sites encompassing approximately 500,000 spaces. NFP also owns/operates 3 feed mills located in MN, IA, and IN. NFP employs over 400 people.

  • 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.

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    PEAK, a subsidiary of URUS, is the world's premier cattle genetics supplier. PEAK leads the industry in developing the most profitable genetics and produces the largest amount of bovine semen in the world. We create the genetics, house the bulls and process the semen for Alta, GENEX, and other customers.
     


  • PIC is the global market leader for improved pig breeding stock. PIC aims to make pork production more profitable for its producer customers, provide better meat for processors and packers while providing the quality, taste and safety in pork that consumers demand.

  • Pinicon Farm is a family owned farm located in McIntire, IA. Pinicon's main operation is raising corn and beans, in addition to manure application and a hog division.

  • 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. 

  • Precigen Exemplar is committed to enabling an improved understanding of life threatening diseases and facilitating the discovery of life changing therapies in an effort to reduce human suffering. We intend to accomplish this mission through the creation and delivery of animal models that represent human disease to provide the support necessary to study said animals.

  • 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.

  • Riverview, LLP is a diversified agribusiness with farms in five states: Arizona, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico and South Dakota.

    Riverview is dedicated to providing a culture of opportunity for passionate people and innovative ideas. Riverview’s large-scale, modern dairy farms, calf ranches, beef feedlots and cow/calf operations utilize state-of-the-art technology to produce high-quality products, ensure animal health and comfort, and enhance the productivity of the land.

  • 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.

  • Schwartz Farms, Inc. was founded in 1978 and at the time was predominantly involved in crop farming. Although Schwartz Farms is still involved in farming, today’s primary operations are within the pork industry. Schwartz Farms, Inc. employs over 300 full-time individuals, and owns sows in the upper Midwest, predominantly in Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska. Untitled-3We also utilize approximately 125 independent contractors. As a premier pork producer, Schwartz Farms embraces itself for a challenging and rewarding future.

  • 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.

  • Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc., is the largest global A.I. cooperative and is comprised of six farmer-owned and -controlled local organizations in the United States. As the industry leader, it provides highly fertile semen, as well as excellence in service and programs to supply dairy and beef producers with the world's best genetics.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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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.

  • 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.

  • Wakefield Pork, Inc. is a leader in the pork industry, ranked nationally in the top 25 by Successful Farming magazine. Our progressive and forward-focused management philosophy has brought Wakefield continual growth since its beginning in 1991. Today, we have lease and contract facilities covering central Minnesota and northern Iowa!

  • Grain elevator and Ag retailer. 

    The business includes: a feed mill grinding feed daily for over 120,000 pigs in northeast Iowa, transportation with over 20 trucks on the road, grain marketing and storage, LP delivery and a gas station, construction crews, onsite repair shop, agronomy department, and managing over 24,000 sows in three states. 

    Waukon Feed Ranch continues to meet the challenges of agriculture, being competitive and providing quality services to farmers.  From humble beginnings, Waukon Feed Ranch owners and employees strive every day, promoting agriculture from quality pork to the promotion of using local grain to power equipment and vehicles.