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Actalent Soil Testing Lab Technicians. Flexible with class schedules. Posted 8/23/21 Ames, IA
Advanced Crop Management ACM is hiring part-time employees for soil sampling this Fall again. I attached a sheet with some information but here is a quick rundown: We are looking for help this Fall with soil sampling. We work everyday including weekends so there is opportunity to get hours in over the weekends. ACM provides all the equipment necessary and pays for travel expenses. We will work around class schedules as well. Pay is $12.50/hour to $15/hour and increases thereafter. Posted 8/27/21 Kelley, IA

Lizzy Dykstra or text/call me at (515) 443-1055

Anderson Farms

I would like to to find 1-2 students to help after class and on the weekends. I would prefer that they have a CDL, but it is not required. General farm background and experience with farm machinery is also required.  I am located 10 miles north of Ames and have had very good experiences with past college student workers.  Pay will be based on experience.  Posted 8/31/21


I am mainly looking for fall harvest help, but would be willing to discuss part-time work in the winter and spring.

Story City, IA

Nick Anderson

515-231-4250 or

A & W Farms Help wanted:  Farm help for fall 2021.  Part or full time seasonal.  Duties would include but are not limited to:  Grain Cart operation, tractor and tillage equipment operations, cow/calf chores, semi driving(if candidate has CDL, this is not necessary for employment), light maintenance on harvest and tillage equipment, and several other duties as needed.  Pay will be competitive.  Hours can be fairly flexible.  Some nights and weekends may be needed.  Posted 8/27/21 Huxley, IA Noah Wendt at A & W Farms at 515-491-7915
Brelsford Family Farms

We are a 6,000 acre family farm located in Perry.  We are currently hiring for Harvest.  We are looking for operators for tillage, grain cart and  semi drivers to haul from field to our grain storage.  We operate new John Deere equipment and full time employment could be an option. Posted 8/9/21


For more info about our operation search Facebook for Brelsford Family Farms

Perry, IA

Brodie Brelsford

Brelsford Family Farms

Brookstone Specialty Services

Class A CDL Drivers Needed- For our warehouse operations in Ames -Shuttling equipment and products for 3PL clients. Part time and Full time available. Hopper, Livestock, Pneumatic Trailers experience a plus. $20.00 per hour


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

$15.00 per hour


Crew Positions - labor for specialty work available, very near construction like work. We work in different areas- food grade plants, Aquaculture, commercial renovations, etc 

$15.00 per hour


We are a multi-national company working in 3 countries with our partners.


All shifts available  Posted 8/17/21

Ames, IA

Tom Barragy


Buechler Farms I am looking for a farm hand to help out with hog chores, sorting and loading for a 10,000-pig operation. There will also be times when I will need help with other jobs around the farm as well as field work.  Posted 7/28/21 Boone, IA Deb Buechler
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. Posted 8/4/21

Ames, IA Cory Busch 515-290-0282
Crosman Livestock

Crosman Land and Livestock, LLC is a contract wean to finish hog operation with 21,000 pig spaces. We are located 4.5 miles south of Ogden. We have hog sites near Woodward, Perry and Jefferson. In addition to the hogs, we finish around 300 to 400 head of cattle each year. Travel between sites will be required, but a vehicle will be provided during working hours.  Posted 8/18/21

Ogden, IA

Eric Crosman     

cell 515-290-2532      


Fausch Farms Our family is looking for extra help for a part time college kid to help with corn/soybean harvest, round baling, and cow/calf operations. Posted 8/27/21 Ames, IA

Craig at 515-681-8002.

Finch Farms

Part-time Fall semester Farm Help Wanted:

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

Wanting Fall semester help.

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

Posted 8/9/21

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

Hill Farms Looking for part-time fall harvest help on corn and soybean operation. Hill Farms is located 22 miles north of Ames. We run newer John Deere equipment and offer the best wages to those with good row crop farming skills/trucking skills. CDL is preferred, but not required. Duties would include tillage, running grain cart, and trucking for those with their CDL. Harvest will start up around September 20th and we will stay busy through the end of November. Some work available through the winter and into next Spring. We are flexible with hours, but good communication is important. We understand that school must come first. Will help cover cost of those willing to get CDL. Past farm experience is required. Multiple jobs available.  Posted 9/25/21 20 miles north of Ames Adam Hill at (515) 290-6961 or
Iowa Genetic Technology Center General labor working primarily with college students. Barn work, grounds upkeep, working with swine. Flexible hours. Some specific workdays and weekends required. Fall, spring and summer available. Posted 8/23/21 Huxley, IA

Jenna Huntrods

J & L Herrstrom Farms

J & L Herrstrom Farms is currently seeking part-time help for our cattle and crop farm.  

Duties include, but are not limited to chores, hauling grain, manure, and bales, and fieldwork. Posted 8/24/21

20 minutes NW of Ames. Jason at 515.230.1193
Landus Cooperative

Operations Technician
Boone, IA

Landus is hiring Seasonal Operation Technicians. Do you love working hands on, being outside, and having a FLEXIBLE schedule? Are you a hard worker and want to experience the excitement of harvest? Then come join our team!

We are seeking a motivated individual who will be assisting in our outside agronomy and grain operations. At Landus, you’ll find a fun team atmosphere and a stable career.

Starting wage based upon experience

Revised 9/15/21

Boone, IA
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 8/12/21
Gilbert, IA

Chad Winter 515-290-5189

LongView Farms LongView Farms has several harvest operations internships available for the fall of 2022.  Interns will be able to gain valuable experience as an active member of the LongView Farms harvest team.  Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, grain cart operations, grain hauling via semi (CDL required to operate semis), grain facility management, and fall tillage.  LongView Farms is a large, row-crop farm near Nevada that operates in Story, Boone, Polk, and Hardin counties.  With its main headquarters just 15-20 minutes from campus, interns will have a great opportunity to experience what it takes to run a commercial grain enterprise at scale while remaining close to Ames.  Interested applicants should visit the LongView Farms website ( to learn more about the farm   Posted 8/20/21 Nevada, IA Scott Henry at
Mg Biologics

Maintenance job:

New hire would be responsible for maintenance and repairs at our facility and exterior areas.

General Maintenance


Perform routine preventive maintenance of facility and grounds; including fence repairs of Equine lots, minor electrical, mechanical and/or plumbing repairs

If the assistance of outside contractors or venders are needed, this employee will help estimate time and extent of repairs

Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition; this would include changing light bulbs, management of storage closets, etc.

Complete work and repair orders in a timely fashion

Maintain material and supply inventory

Oversee work performed by outside contractors as necessary


Previous experience in maintenance or other related fields is preferred; special consideration given to candidates with a farm/ranch maintenance background.

Familiarity with maintenance tools and equipment
Ability to handle physical workload
Deadline and detail-oriented  Posted 8/5/21

Ames, IA

Jacob Varghese

Mike Hofer Farms

Harvest Help wanted.  Duties include running grain cart, hauling grain and tillage work.  Prior farm experience preferred but not required.  Located 20 miles SE of Ames.  Pay based on experience.  Hours are flexible as needed. Posted 9/16/21

Collins, IA

Suzanne Hofer or phone at 515-291-5229

Sansgaard Group

We will be looking for help with harvest, cattle, and building projects, so we will be busy all winter long and they can get plenty of hours,  working a minimum of 20 hrs a week. We could use 5 or 6 people. If you need anything else and if you could help us find some good young people with farm experience that would be greatly appreciated. Posted 8/27/21

Story City, IA

Mr Corey Strottmann



Swanson Farms Harvest help needed. Tillage, trucking and grain cart operator. Posted 9/7/21 Nevada, IA Dale Swanson  515-291-6151

This part-time job would work with Parent Seed staff to assist in parent corn drying and conditioning operations. This would entail helping to manage dryer scheduling and running seed conditioning equipment (sizers, gravity table, air screen cleaner, etc.) 





September - October 2021

Friday & Saturday: 4 pm – 11 pm (Flexible on starting time)


Activities will consist of (but not limited to):

• Dryer bin sampling

• Operating and cleaning seed sizers, gravity table, air screen cleaner, etc


Successful candidate must:

• Accountable and self-motivated

• Highly detailed oriented

• Be able to use basic Microsoft office products   

• Forklift and seed conditioning experience is a plus, but not necessary 

Posted 8/2/2021

Slater, IA

Kori Sakahashi


Start date: September 13th

Pay rate: $13.00 hr. - $15.00

Need: 4

Position: Seed packaging

Experience: None needed, willing to train

Work Environment: Indoor

Shift: 1st shift (7am – 3:30pm)

Location – Slater


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.


Will run until November then pick up in January so if kids needs winter break that would not be an issue. We are requiring use of facemask.

Slater, IA

Gracie Barron

Tapper Builders

Crew member - landscape and construction

Must be able to lift up to 60lbs and work in a fast paced environment. No experience required.

20-30 flexible hours a week (more if desired).  Posted 9/13/21

Polk City, IA

Michael Tapper

515 971 9368

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