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Part Time Opportunities

Company Name Job Title/Description Location Job Contact
Advanced Crop Management Our soil sampling season will start in early September this year and continue through the Winter in Missouri/Kansas/Arkansas. We of course still pay all travel expenses and provide all equipment necessary. There is opportunity to work around the Ames area as well as we will work around class schedules. Posted 8/20/20 Ames, IA

Lizzy Dykstra or 515-443-1055

AgSource Seeds Seasonal help needed. Forklift operation experience required. Posted 2/10/20 Nevada, IA

Jim Kunze 515-577-0311

A & W Farms

We are looking for seasonal labor with the possibility of full time employment on our commercial/organic row crop farm this fall.  The ideal candidate would have some interest in organic production and would help focus on that part of our operation.  We are located in central Iowa near Cambridge.  Duties would include but are not limited to:

  • Daily chores for grass fed beef on cover crop pasture ground
  • Run Tractor and grain cart while harvesting
  • Operate semi to haul grain to local elevator and bins on the farm.
  • Operate semi to haul grain to terminal points in the off season.
  • Maintenance of equipment.
  • Light fall tillage.
  • Seeding cover crops.
  • Other farm related duties as needed.  Posted 8/28/2020
Cambridge. IA

Noah Wendt


Brookstone Specialty

Class A CDL Drivers Needed- For our warehouse operations in Ames and. Mason City. Shuttling equipment and products for 3PL clients. Part time and Full time available. Hopper, Livestock, Pneumatic Trailers experience a plus.


Truck and Trailer Washer- Ames and Mason City shifts available. Washing hoppers, pneumatic , and livestock trailers. Additionally trucks and farm equipment also


All shifts available. Posted 9/8/20

Ames, IA / Mason City

Tom Barragy


Busch Farms Large grain farm between Boone and Ames looking for experienced and hard working help for this fall running machinery in the field and doing labor. CDL is a plus but not required. 7/23/20 Boone, IA Cory Busch  515-290-0282
Cook Farms

We are a corn, soybean, hog and cattle operation; we run primarily late model John Deere equipment; and we don't work Sundays. We are located between Hubbard and Zearing (about 45 minutes from campus).



-Experience running equipment; including tractor and grain cart, semis, and tillage equipment

-Class A or D CDL

-Livestock experience is also a plus, but not necessary


We are primarily looking for help on Tuesday and Thursday. Posted 9/17/20


Zearing, IA


Levi's phone: 641-485-6860

Paul's phone: 515-460-2820

Couser Cattle

Looking to employ 3 to 4 students at feedlot and helping with seed corn harvest this fall. Feeding, hauling manure, round baling, processing cattle and other activities working with livestock. Seed corn harvest will run 40 days from end of August to October 1st.

Only ten miles from campus. Posted 8/3/20

Nevada, IA

Bill Couser

Finch Farms

Part-time Spring semester Farm Help Wanted:

Farm 2000 acres of row crop, 120 head full blood cattle.

Wanting Spring semester help. With opportunities for summer and Fall semester help also.

Looking for someone who is a self starter, dependable, highly motivated and wants hands on experience. Flexible schedule. 

Posted 1/7/21

Ames, IA Heath at
H&K Enterprises

We are looking for a student to work on our pork production operation.  This position will have work and responsibilities in all areas of production on a 350 head sow, farrow to finishing farm using a batch farrowing system.  We use all ai for our breeding and farrow 100 hd every 7 weeks.  There well be some general farm maintenance jobs. Very flexible work hours to work around class schedules. 

We are located just northeast of Ames, about 7 miles from campus. Posted 1/28/21

Nevada, IA

Dave Moody 515-231-0292 or email to

Hertz Farms

Part time experienced farm help wanted for fall work.  Combine operation experience  and precision farming expertise helpful.  Competitive compensation.  References required. Posted 9/21/2020

Nevada, IA Randy.Hertz@Hertz.Ag
Hill Farms Hill Farms is looking for part time, flexible help on our row crop farm operation. Hill Farms is located 20 miles North of Ames (25 min) right along I-35. We run new John Deere equipment with the latest technology and automation. Looking for motivated individuals for mostly seasonal work. Spring operations would include tillage, hauling corn (with CDL), and tending seed. Fall operations would include grain carts, trucking, and fall tillage. Additional pay for those with CDL, but will gladly consider all. Summer work also available. We are flexible with hours, but ask for good communication. Posted 4/5/21 20 miles north of Ames Adam Hill at (515) 290-6961 or
L&R Peterson Farm

Part time experienced farm help wanted.  Duties would include but are not limited to:

  • Maintenance of equipment and facilities.
  • Fall & Spring tillage.
  • Assist with grain handling/hauling.
  • Run tractor and grain cart during fall.
  • Other farm related duties as needed.
  • CDL is a plus but not required
  • Position will be time-flexible to fit school schedule
  • We are located north of Ames, about 7 miles from campus
  • We don't work Sundays
  • No livestock
  • References required
  • Posted 3/8/21
Gilbert, IA

Ron Peterson 515-290-9182

Chad Winter 515-290-5189

Pattern Ag

Pattern Ag is an agricultural technology company that is leveraging advances in genomics, data science, and microbiology to help farmers improve the productivity and profitability of their land. With a state-of-the-art lab and a team of the foremost experts in each industry vertical we touch, Pattern helps farmers identify the microorganisms living in their soils so that they can promote the good and eliminate the bad. We are looking for responsible self-starters to work with us part-time to collect soil samples from our customers fields.


Requirements for the job:

  • Flexible schedule (preferably open to a couple full days of sampling during the week)
  • Own or have access to a truck (we will reimburse mileage)
  • Apple or android compatible phone or tablet

 Pattern Ag will provide:

  • Soil probe and other sampling materials (bags, boxes, shipping labels)
  • Access to and training on Pattern's soil sampling app

Compensation: $16 per hour plus personal vehicle reimbursement

Posted 9/23/20

Central Iowa

Evan Kock

Saveraid Farms

Wanted Farm Help:

*crop production related/no livestock

*equipment maintenance and operation experience helpful

   late model John Deere equipment with satellite guidance *flexible schedule *lots of hours available

*15 minutes from campus   Posted 8/19/19

Huxley, IA

Clint at 515-231-3700 (call or text)


Duties - Seed technician will operate seed counters, organize seed packets in numerical order, assist FTE’s on shelling line. Will count seed with seed counters and by hand, use a web-based program to inventory seed stock. Sort planting packets, pack packets and boxes for shipping, sort and arrange material for shelling. Assist in operating the shelling line. Hand seed packaging/counting, shelling, keeping form contaminating other corn. Using shellers and computer to enter notes and weight of packages in mint program. Layout packages, label, and scan.

Start date: ASAP

Pay rate: $13.00 hr. - $16.00

Need: 10 (25 hours/week)

Position: Seed packaging

Experience: None needed, willing to train

Work Environment: Indoor

Shift: 7am – 3:30pm (Monday – Friday)

Posted 1/21/21

Slater & Nevada, IA

Gracie Barron


Seasonal Lab Technicians (multiple)

  • Executing quality seed testing through multiple platforms: Bioassay, Germination, Physical Purity, Genetic Purity, Trait Purity, Zygosity and SQC (Stewardship Quality Control). Includes general lab work including sample receiving and preparation, seed sizing equipment, test analysis, data entry, seed planting, leaf sampling, growth chamber activities, cleaning and maintaining good housekeeping practices.  7/23/20
Slater, IA

Jim Taylor


Toot Seed LLC Toot Seed LLC a Pioneer seed dealership in Kelley, Iowa is looking for a spring employee or employees to assist with the seed dealership.  Some of the duties will include helping treat soybeans with a USC on-demand seed treater, seed deliveries, warehouse and pro-box work and some scouting.  This work could be used as an internship for a student as well.  The bulk of the work would be from mid-March until June depending on how our spring weather goes.  Our pay scale would be $15 an hour.  We would prefer some experience with the listed duties but not a necessity along with a  good work ethic.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the seed business and be involved with a Pioneer agency. Posted 1/28/21 Kelley, IA

Austin Toot

(515) 238-9108

Tri-County Ag



Location: Tri-County Ag, Bouton, IA


Classification: Part-time


Brief Description: Transport agronomy products, assist in agronomy departments as needed and provide related customer services in a safe and effective manner.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities: include but not limited to the following:

•             Comply with all DOT, OSHA and NEW Cooperative safety programs, policies and procedures.

•             Maintain safe & courteous driving habits at all times.

•             Load/unload bulk fertilizer and/or chemicals.

•             Tend field applicators.

•             Assist in maintenance of equipment.

•             Assist in other areas of the location as needed.

•             Maintain cleanliness of equipment to promote a positive company image.


Other Requirements:

•             Must have an acceptable driving record.

•             Must have a Class A CDL with tanker/Hazardous Material Endorsement.

•             Must have or able to obtain a Commercial Handler’s License.

•             Understand the seasonality of the farm supply business and the in-season time commitment.

Posted 9/25/2020

Perry, IA

Maggie Volz

Tri-County Ag

Whitley Farms General farm operation including livestock. 7/23/20 Bill Whitley