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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
Advanced Agrilytics is an agronomic services company enabled by best in class digital capabilities providing growers independent, sophisticated and robust input recommendations and operational advice. The company has focused on the major inputs and in-crop decisions as determined by value and return on investment within the overall system. This company is well differentiated from the crowded SaaS providers in the digital agriculture space given its impressive multi-season results and independent, high-touch business model.
The AgCareers.com mission is to provide global talent solutions in agriculture and food. We strive to “Feed the World with Talent” in the industries we serve. Our passion is agriculture, demonstrated by our investment in time and resources engaging with candidates and employers in the industry. AgCareers.com works to build the pipeline of talent to the industry by expanding knowledge about the breadth of career opportunities in agriculture.
At AgReliant Genetics, we work to support a culture of learning and involvement, where relationships exist across all facets of the organization. We believe that the best way to improve our business is through strengthening our people, and we create opportunities for our employees to hone their craft.
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.
Bayer’s Crop Science division is committed to food security with a focus on innovative crop solutions as well as seeds and traits to increase productivity.
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.
Comprehensive research facility located just outside of Richland, Iowa. Committed to providing high quality residue, efficacy, and biotech testing.
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.
BW Fusion is focused on bringing innovative Fertility, Nutritional, and New Technologies to the Agricultural Marketplace.
Combining best-in-class products along with BW 365 soil / tissue program, provides growers the tools and resources necessary to identify limiting factors and address them accordingly in real-time with results-focused interventions, to maximize yield potential and ROI.
BW Fusion focuses on the grower's needs, and we aim to be a trusted resource and partner in the operational success of the farm's business. Bringing years of agricultural experience in Biologicals, Nutritionals, Chemical and Agronomy, gives confidence that the BW Fusion team has the knowledge, expertise, and tools to provide value to our customer.
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
At Calcium Products, we help customers maximize soil fertility to achieve higher crop yields and superior turfgrass by offering the best calcium-based fertilizers on the market
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.
CNH Industrial is a world-class equipment and services company dedicated to advancing the noble work of agriculture and construction workers. Driven by our shared purpose of Breaking New Ground, we are passionate about bringing Innovation, Sustainability, and Productivity to all that we do. As a truly global company, CNH Industrial's 37,000+ employees form part of a diverse and inclusive workplace, focused on empowering customers to grow, and build, a better world through our core brands: Case IH, STEYR, New Holland Agriculture, CASE, and New Holland Construction.
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.
Innovating for our food future Corteva provides the tools to help farmers produce what our food system demands while conserving resources and sustaining the land.
FMC Corporation is committed to providing employees with ample opportunities to contribute, lead and be recognized as innovators, to look beyond barriers to provide solutions, to be challenged in what they do and to love doing it. FMC is a S&P 500, diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally for more than a century. As a global leader utilizing advanced technologies and customer-focused research and development, FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to food, agriculture, pharmaceutical, specialty and related industries.
We are a global group using cutting edge technology to research, develop and commercialize maximum yield soybean varieties as well as other extensive crops, thus generating several business opportunities to add value to the Group’s growth.
Our genetics and cutting edge technology contribute to improve agricultural productivity worldwide; we manage business transparently, to the benefit of all parties involved.
We are proud of our highly qualified, committed team, ready to take up new challenges to make the Group grow and to promote our thriving.
We search for professionals ready to take up new challenges. Talented people who value agility and flexibility within a collaborative context of transparency and respect.
Gowan USA is a family owned registrant and marketer of crop protection products and champions technology for agriculture and horticulture through innovative product development, public advocacy and quality production. Bringing science, regulatory acumen, innovative investment, and focused execution to the forgotten problems of agriculture has earned Gowan the reputation of being the "Go To Company."
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.
Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) is a leading biorefining company focused on the development and utilization of fermentation, agricultural and biological technologies in the processing of annually renewable crops into sustainable value-added ingredients. This includes the production of cleaner low carbon biofuels, renewable feedstocks for advanced biofuels and high purity alcohols for use in cleaners and disinfectants. Green Plains is an innovative producer of Ultra-High Protein and novel ingredients for animal and aquaculture diets to help satisfy a growing global appetite for sustainable protein. The Company also owns a 48.9% limited partner interest and a 2.0% general partner interest in Green Plains Partners LP.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We strive to provide innovative crop solutions, quality nutrient products, knowledgeable staff, and dependable service to satisfy our grower’s needs.
Our customers have always known that they can depend on Merck Animal Health for more than just medicines. They count on Merck Animal Health for information, technologies and veterinary services that truly advance animal healthcare. It is our heritage and our mission.
Our core values are driven by a desire to be visionary in our thinking, and ever ready to respond to our dynamic industry.
By collaborating closely with each other and our customers, we build strong partnerships in an effort to improve the health of animals around the world. We approach our work every day with a deep sense of responsibility ? to our customers, consumers, animals, society and the planet.
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.
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.
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.
Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture. Our first commercial product harnesses the power of naturally-occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops. We are dedicated to providing new sustainable ways for farmers to improve yield as they work to help feed the world's growing population.
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.
River Valley Cooperative is a member-owned corporation that provides feed, energy, grain, and agronomy solutions to Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. We are dedicated to improving the long-term profitability of our customers by delivering superior, personalized services and competitive, quality products.
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.
Sentera is a world leader in drone based precision agriculture based in Minneapolis, MN. Sentera builds specialized cameras, drones, and software to capture and analyze images of fields and provide actionable information to growers and researchers.
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.
We are a global company with headquarters in Switzerland and operations around the world. Our culture is diverse and inclusive, and our work is meaningful and rewarding. Syngenta is a leading developer and producer of seeds. We bring farmers more vigorous, stronger, resistant plants, including innovative hybrid varieties and biotech crops that can thrive even in challenging growing conditions. Crops need to be protected from weeds, insects and diseases as well as droughts and floods, heat and cold. As a world market leader in crop protection, we help farmers to counter these threats and ensure enough safe, nutritious, affordable food for all. Our work [really] matters.
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.
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.
We're an independently-owned seed company in an industry of multinational giants. We take our responsibilities personally. We care more, try harder and work smarter than companies you may be used to. And our employees know that serving corn growers is a privilege, not a job. At Wyffels Hybrids, we lay it all on the line to bring you better products, more professionally, than any other seed company.