Part Time Opportunities

Company Name Job Title/Description Location Job Contact
Advanced Crop Management We are in search of students that are looking for part time work or an internship this Fall and possibly into the winter months. We have added a second location in Kelley, Iowa to better serve our expanding business. We currently soil sample in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas. Weekend hours welcome. Posted 8/28/18 Various locations - compensated for travel

Brandon Metzger 515-341-6831

Lizzy Dykstra 515-443-1055

Anderson Farms

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


I am mainly looking for fall help, but would also be able to provide part time work in the winter and spring"  Posted 8/17/18

Story City, IA

Nick Anderson

515-231-4250 or

Brelsford Family Farms We are looking to fill some harvest positions, Grain cart and tillage operation would be main positions I need at the moment. I would also be interested in someone that could haul grain with a CDL. This position could lead into full time employment. I am open to a few days a week or weekend work as schedules allow. Our operation is located south of Ogden 8 miles on HWY 169. We are a 5500 acre grain farm and contract feed pigs for JBS. Posted 10/13 Ogden, IA

Brodie Brelsford

Brelsford Family Farms


Brookstone Specialty

We are a full service livestock truck wash and livestock service company based in Ames.

I am looking for 12-16 people to wash livestock trailer in 3-4 hour shifts. We try to be open 24 hours a day, 6 days per week. With Saturday night the time we close.

We wash livestock, tankers, and Hoppers daily.

Wage is 12.00 per hour, paid bi-weekly

In addition, we have started a technical services division for facilities needing renovation and updates

Summer internships are available

I can be flexible in hours

6 am - 10 am, 10 am-2 pm, 2 pm to 6 pm etc. Or a variation of any hours that might work into their schedule

Posted 3/1/2019

Ames, IA

Tom Barragy


Busch Farms I am looking for some farm help on our corn and soybean farm, we are located between Boone and Ames. Spring semester and summer potential. Posted 7/23/18 Ames/Boone

Cory Busch  515-290-0282

Cook Farms We are in need of some additional help this fall. A little about our farm: 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). Requirements: -Experience running equipment; including tractor and grain cart -Class A or D CDL is a major plus -Livestock experience is also a plus, but not necessary. Primarily looking for morning help on Monday and Wednesday. Posted 8/23/18 Hubbard/Zearing IA area

Resumes, inquiries and questions can be sent to Levi Cook. email:

phone: 641-485-6860

Country Landscapes, Inc.

The Seasonal Retail Nursery Sales staff members work with the public on a daily basis. We
strive to provide the best service and the best plants to our customers. To achieve this goal,
we look for people with outgoing personalities, knowledge of plant and landscape materials (or
willingness to learn), great attitudes, and a strong work ethic. While customers are our #1
priority, we take pride in the maintenance and upkeep of our plant materials, as well as our
overall site appearance.
• Assist customers in selecting, purchasing, and loading plants/landscape materials.
• Maintain plant stock: watering, stocking, deadheading, weeding.
• Unload shipments, tag, and stock plants.
• Maintain the nursery area: sweeping, raking, weeding, deadheading, etc.
• Ability to approach and engage customers.
• Ability to lift heavy materials.
• Ability to work outdoors in the elements (rain, wind, sun, heat, cold).
• Ability to use a computer & learn a point of sale system.
• Good attendance, punctuality, work ethic.
• Must be able to work at least 3 hour shifts during the week, full day shifts on alternating
weekends, and some holidays.
• Willingness to learn how to operate a loader.
• Willingness to learn new things & ask questions.
 Horticulture background or plant knowledge.
 Knowledge of landscaping materials.
 Previous customer service or retail experience.
• Employment is weather-dependent, typically March through November. Nursery hours are
8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday - Saturday, and 11:00 am - 4:00 pm on Sundays during our busy
• Flexible hours (we will work around school schedules).
• Starting pay of $10.00 per hour, with opportunities for raises as training and knowledge
• Up to 40 hours a week available during busy months.
• Employee discount.

Posted 2/14/18

Ames, IA To apply, complete our job application at:
Submit your application and resume (if available) via email:
You may also drop the application off in person or mail to our Ames location.
Couser Cattle Company

Feed yard position

Daily care of cattle in modern feeding facility.

Opportunity for a person wanting to get started in the cattle industry.

Feeding, Health checks, Manure hauling and general maintenance repair skills

Trucking grain and round baling are just a few other duties

Starting pay negotiable with skill set.  Posted 1/18/19

Nevada, IA

Bill Couser


Crop Production Services Crop Production Services in Boone is looking for either part-time or full time help this Fall for our outside operations. We are looking for individuals who have a farming background or who have helped on a farm in the past. Someone with a CDL (hazmat preferred also), open schedules with hours either in the morning or afternoons. This position has potential to turn into full time also if the right person comes along. Posted 9/21/17 Boone, IA

 If you have any other questions please feel free to call our office at (515) 432-5466 and ask for JoAnna.

Eastlund Farms 2017 fall harvest help wanted in Boone, IA. Experience operating current model agricultural equipment is preferred. Also looking for truck drivers with experience operating combination tractor/trailer. Posted 8/28/17 Boone, IA

Please contact Tom at 5152304733 or Dave at 5152304735.

Greenfield Farms

Job Title:   Part Time Farm Equipment Operator


  • Operating newer line of tractors/combine for both spring and fall operations
  • Operating Sprayers for sidedress nitrogen
  • Operating sprayers for wheel pull detasseling and male row removal in seedcorn
  • Hauling grain during winter and summer months
  • Machinery setup/implement change, changing machines from performing one task to another; this will include monitor configuration for GPS and swath controls

Skills and Competencies:

  • Communication skills, able to work with others and communicate field conditions or machinery symptoms and keep others informed of daily progress
  • CDL preferred but not required, ability to obtain

Flexibility to work around weather related constraints

Hourly Rate

  • Position will pay $12 hour for non-CDL applicants and $13 for CDL,  paid bi-monthly with opportunity for advancement based on skills and competencies

 Posted 7/30/18

Nevada, IA Tim Couser
Hertz Farms “Part time experienced farm help wanted for fall work. Combine operation experience and precision farming expertise helpful. Competitive compensation. References required.“ Posted 8/20/18 Ames/Nevada

Please contact - Randy.Hertz@Hertz.Ag

Hill Farms Looking for part-time fall harvest help on corn and soybean operation. Hill Farms is located 25 miles north of Ames off I35. We run late model John Deere equipment with GPS guidance and offer a strong wage to those with good row crop farming skills/trucking skills. CDL is preferred, but not required. Duties would include hauling and loading manure, tillage, running grain cart, mowing, and trucking for those with their CDL. Hopefully, harvest will start up around the third week of September and we will stay busy through mid-November. Some work available through the winter and into next Spring. We are flexible with hours, but good communication is important. Past farm experience is required. Higher wages for those with CDL. Will help cover CDL costs too. Multiple jobs available. Posted 8/17/18 25 miles north of Ames

Please send schedule and resume to or call Adam Hill at 515 290 6961

Innovative Ag Services Seasonal Opportunities Ellsworth and Garden City, IA

Craig Schroeder 319-465-6896

Innovative Ag Services Innovative Ag Services is currently seeking several college students for seasonal help this fall at our Garden City location which is located about 30 min northeast of Ames. We will need help within our grain and agronomy aspects, very flexible hours, CDL is preferred but not required Job duties would include but not limited to: • Unloading grain in the elevator • Loading/unloading dry fertilizer • Filling/hauling Anhydrous Ammonia • Tank and toolbar repairs/maintenance • Dry fert tender driver Posted 8/22/17 Garden City, IA (30 minutes from Ames)

Please feel free to contact Dan Jass at 515-689-7892 or with questions or to apply.

Kokemiller Farms Fall Harvest help - duties include hauling grain with semi - CDL required. Some tillage work and livestock related jobs. Flexible schedule. (Pre employment drug test required?) Ames area

Contact Greg 515-290-1530 or Kelley 515-291-3388

Landus Cooperative Seasonal Harvest Positions including Customer Service Specialists and Operations Technicians. No Ag experience required. Posted 8/11/17 Central Iowa or Lori Herrstrom

Martin Farms Spring planting help near Clarion. Would involve running field cultivator, running planter and seed delivery. Possible travel reimbursement from Ames for students. Flexible hours. Posted 2/12/18 Clarion, IA

Craig Martin   515-851-1295

Mg Biologics We are looking for seasonal help to help with our production needs. The ideal hire would have an agricultural background and previous experience operating farm machinery. The employee would assist in collecting our product from horses and assist in maintaining our barn: dropping bales and grain, scraping and hauling manure, etc. This is a temporary, part time position that will pay $10 per hour. We will reassess the need for this next semester in December. Availability in the mornings would be preferable. Posted 9/25/17 Ames, IA

Jacob Varghese

Mosher Angus Farm

Spring Internship
Diversified crop and livestock operation that includes cow/calf, feedlot, ewe flock,
and row crops
Duties include:
• Daily choring duties
• Spring preparation of pastures – weeds and fence
• Maintenance of equipment
• Equipment operation – manure application and spring tillage
• Other duties as assigned
We are seeking a self-motivated person that can apply their scholastic
experience to the real world in a supervised environment. Student will
have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in day-to-day operation
of a traditional diversified farm. Livestock experience is preferred by not
required. Specific interest of skills of the students will be utilized.
Compensation will be discussed upon application.
Location: 109 North Street, Liscomb, Iowa 50148
Approx. 45 minutes from campus

Posted 1/26/18

Liscomb, IA

Jim Mosher

Northwest Ag Systems, Inc

My name is Steve Jochum, and I am looking for students to work part time during the 2018 fall manure pumping season. Students with an agricultural background or are interested in a career in agriculture are preferred. Northwest Ag runs drag hose manure application equipment. We do not have any manure tanks. The manure is pumped directly from the pit/lagoon to the field through hoses and injected by the application tractor.

Jobs would include: driving tractors, hooking up PTO shafts, agitation of manure pit, pump operator, and assisting with various tasks. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must have valid driver’s license.

When fall pumping begins, the hours we typically run are 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Seven days a week. I am willing to work around your class schedule. We should be starting around labor day.

Please email resume and class schedule to me if you are interested in interviewing. If you have weekends available, 3 day weekends, or a full day off during the week to work that is preferred. Posted 8/20/18

Boone, IA

Steve Jochum

Cell: 515-230-8982

Sansgaard Group We would like to find a few part time guys and a couple of full time. Looking for help with the feedlot, and for harvest. Have grown some new enlist seed beans for fall so it will take some extra work cleaning and keeping everything organized.  Looks like will have some good yields also so we wont run out of things to do. Would like the part time people to work at least 15 hours a week.  Posted 8/9/18 Story City, IA

Corey Strottmann

Sansgaard Group Inc.

515 230 3213

515 733 9229

Stensland Farms Ames area farmer needing help with fall harvest. Posted Sept 2017 Ames, IA

Contact Ron Stensland at 515-233-2764 (home) or 515-231-7744 (cell)

Summit Agriculture Group Job Title/Description: Part-time help in our Cattle and Row Crop operations. Cattle opportunities involve the animal care and health of our 10,000. Row Crop opportunities are dependent on the time of year. Each opening has the possibility of becoming a full-time job. Very flexible with scheduling and will work around most conflicts. Competitive compensation. Posted 04/07/2017 Alden, IA

Corbin Kehoe

Human Resource Generalist


Swanson Farms Farm assistant in large grain only (7,500 acres ) corn and soybeans with newer JD equipment, CDL for harvest. Located 4 miles north of Nevada. Offering good wages plus bonus after harvest.  Posted 10/12/18 Nevada, IA Dale Swanson at 515-291-5251 or email at
Syngenta We are looking to give students an opportunity for work experience in the seed industry. This would be a part-time job starting around February 1st and ending around the first week of May. Role Purpose: This part-time job would work with parent seed staff to package and ship seed (corn and soy) to Syngenta North America seed production sites for field evaluation trials. Job Location: Slater, IA Hours: Monday – Friday Some weekend work may be available Flexible hours; but must be able to work for at least 4 consecutive hours a day Activities may consist of (but not limited to): • Packaging and shipping seed • Learn about seed inventory management • Exposure to various trialing departments Successful candidate must: • Be able to work in a team environment • Highly detailed oriented • Well organized and have high regard for cleanliness • Lift 50 lbs • Understand basic agronomic principles • Be able to use basic Microsoft office products Posted 10/15/18 Slater, IA

Sakahashi Kori USSL <>

Syngenta A local seed production plant based in Slater, Iowa has opportunities for students to gain work experience during fall harvest operations. Student employees will have the opportunity to participate in assigned tasks related to Seed Corn and Soybean harvest, Seed corn drying, shelling, conditioning, and packaging operations. Interested parties must • Be 18 years of age • Be able to pass pre-employment screening requirements • Be able to schedule a minimum of 4 hour time blocks around college class schedule • Be detail oriented, safety conscious and have a quality “do it right the first time” mind set • Have an interest in the seed industry, be flexible and be motivated to learn! • Having a farm or agricultural background is not required, but is a desired qualification Approximate start date is August 28th. The harvest season will last 5-6 weeks and potential employment opportunities will exist for successful candidates beyond the completion of harvest. Posted 8/4/17 Slater, IA

Interested parties should apply with:
Advance Services Inc.
Gracie Ramirez

Syngenta Hand harvest and corn drying. Operate a detail oriented shelling line. You will be operating equipment such as the Almaco bulk Sheller, single ear Shellers, aspirator, speed counters, seed treaters, and moisture tests and be able to operate hand held for note taking. Stewardship experience in the field of work or ability and willingness to learn are preferred. This position is a full time/part time job with good over time opportunity. Having the ability to stand on your feet for extended periods of time. Must have the ability and willingness to work outdoors. Able to lift up to 50 lbs. Cut resistant gloves, safety glasses, side shields and respirators are required and provided. Sleeved shirt, pants and closed toe shoes required. Posted 8/15/17 Slater, IA

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 1 depending on how our spring weather goes.  Our pay scale would be in the $15-16 an hour range.  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 1/10/19 Kelley, IA

Austin Toot

(515) 238-9108

Van Diest Company At our Van Diest agronomy center location in Boone, we are looking for help during our fall fertilizer season and to help with soil sampling. The position pays well, and we can work with college schedules. Posted 10/5/17 Boone, IA

David Drendel

Sales Agronomist

Van Diest Supply Company

Office: 515-432-9975

Cell: 815-901-5938

David Drendel <>


Vezeto Consulting As I mentioned, we are a company that specializes in CRP and Right of Way Management. We are currently looking for an intern for the fall. The intern will need to work at a minimum two days per week and between nine and ten hours each day. The primary duties of the intern will be operating a UTV and spraying roadside areas. The ideal intern will have his/her commercial pesticide applicators license along with experience in plant identification and herbicide mixing and application. The intern will need to provide their own transportation to our business (located six miles south of Clarion, Iowa). The internship will run potentially through the end of October and based on experience will be paid up to $20/hour. Posted 8/16/17 Clarion, IA

Mike Heller

Wengert Farms Looking to fill a position for a part time machinery operator on a commercial hay operation NE of campus. The position will mainly be mowing and raking hay, but may also include running one of our balers and stacking bales into storage with tractor/loader or skid steer. We are a commercial hay haying operation that includes both our own hay acres as well as custom hire work for other farms in the Marshall and story county areas. Hours are fairly flexible based both on your schedule as well as weather. Would prefer someone with haying experience, but will train the right person that has previous experience operating other farm machinery. Posted 4/28/17 Ames area

 Please Call Seth at 641-750-1655 if
you are interested in learning more about the opportunity!


Part-time position: 15-20 hrs/week (could increase seasonally)


Position Reports To:  Customer Service Lead


Primary Role:  The Plot Program Assistant will work with the Customer Service Lead and the Integra Product Agronomist to prepare strip plot and research plot seed for shipment, enter harvest data, assist with plot seed inventory management, and assemble plot materials.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Package and label research seed
  • Label and/or breakdown strip lot seed
  • Build/wrap pallets for shipment
  • Enter harvest plot data into Seedware
  • Assemble plot materials
  • Miscellaneous duties


Skills and Experience Desired:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Internet Explorer/Google Chrome
  • Seedware (will train)
  • Detail oriented along with accuracy
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with copier/printer equipment
  • Ability to lift 60 lbs.

Posted 8/8/18

Ames, IA Send resume, cover letter, and references to: Wilbur-Ellis Company, 2219-229th Place, Ames, IA 50014 or email