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These Ag Careers listings are not endorsed by the ASFMRA and should be fully investigated. The intent of this information is simply to introduce employers to potential candidates, and visa versa. ASFMRA staff reserves the right to accept, reject, and/or edit all listings that are submitted for placement in the Ag Careers Center section. Placement of Ag Career listings is usually complimentary.

Positions Available

ASFMRA Job Listing (#9112014)

Job Title: Professional Farm Manager
Company: Northwestern Farm Management Company
Position Location: Marshall, Minnesota

Job Description: This is a career opportunity to work for a professional farm management company that has specialized in farm real estate management, farmland sales and farm appraisals for more than 50 years. Northwestern Farm Management Company is a regional company based in Marshall MN.  The company is the largest Minnesota-based farm management firm and operates in MN, northern IA and the eastern Dakotas.  Management clients are typically absentee landowners.

Training and education will be provided to perform the duties of this position which include:

  • Analyzing lease options (custom, share crop, flex cash rent, cash rent or bushel leases)
  • Selecting and recommending farm operators in accordance with the landowner’s goals.
  • Preparing inspection reports that analyze the best use of the farm and making recommendations on how to maintain and improve the land.
  • Marketing commodities grown and raised on the farm as well as making seed, fertilizer and pesticide recommendations and purchases.
  • Preparing and analyzing budgets, cash flow statements and financial reports.
  • Supervise capital improvement projects (e.g. tile drainage, irrigation, grain bin construction).
  • Promote and market farm real estate sales.
  • Complete farm land valuations for appraisals and sales.

Personal Attributes required for the position include:

  • Ability to be a team player.
  • Work independently and take responsibility for implementing farm operating and capital improvement plans.
  • Good oral and written communication.
  • Sharp observation skills and a willingness to challenge existing farm practices.  Observing problems or potential opportunities, to think through the consequences and to offer suggestions.
  • High personal standards – Honesty, integrity, loyalty, personal discipline and professional appearance.
  • Must be eager to work and have good time management skills.

The position offers a competitive wage and benefit package (including medical insurance and company profit sharing) and is a good long-term career opportunity.

To apply send resume to:                         

Northwestern Farm Management Company                                                        

C/O Randy Sook                                                               

301 S O’Connell Street

 Marshall, MN 56258                                                      

Phone 507-532-5120                                                           

Fax 507-532-0293

land@nfmco.com

Closing date: 10-01-2014

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#9102014)

Job Title: Farm Operations Director
Company: Cal Poly Pomona
Position Location: Pomona, CA

Job Description: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Farm Operations Director provides leadership and strategic direction for all Cal Poly Pomona’s farming operations, field research, Farm Store and AGRIscapes; an educational facility located near the campus.  The person functions as a HEERA (Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act) manager and provides first and second level supervision of ten (10) staff members and fifty (50) students. 

The incumbent meets bimonthly with the Farm Planning Committee to assess progress towards goals; is responsible for policy management, budget development, resource coordination, personnel administration, facilities and equipment management as well as oversight of daily operations; is responsible for the planning, organizing, directing, budgeting and coordinating of all phases of farming, the Farm Store and AGRIscapes at Cal Poly Pomona in a fiscally viable, just and environmentally responsible manner. 

The incumbent oversees the effective and sustainable use of over 2,000 acres of field crops, tree and vine, horticulture, and pasture lands located on the main CPP campus, Spadra Ranch, West Wind Ranch (Chino), Pine Tree Ranch (Santa Paul) and AGRIscapes;  plans, coordinates, and manages production of over sixty (60) different agricultural commodities to include greenhouse hydroponic fruit, vegetables and ornamental plants; and is responsible for the safety training and documentation for all faculty, staff and students involved in operating equipment, vehicles and any related farm tools and machinery or pesticides.

The incumbent develops, plans, manages and monitors a $3-4 million operations budget; aligns resource allocation with the College of Agricultures  goals and objectives and provision of services necessary to provide high quality Ag products in a safe effective learning environment. The incumbent manages a farm crew of approximately 10 State and Foundation employees and an additional fifty (50) student workers; is responsible for the safety training and documentation for all faculty, staff and students involved in operating equipment, vehicles and any related farm tools and machinery or pesticides; and  prepares performance reviews for assigned staff. 

The incumbent creates and maintains partnerships with internal and external stakeholders; educates campus and community constituents regarding agriculture and functions to foster Development and Alumni relations regarding Agriculture at Cal Poly Pomona; and performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelors of Science in an agricultural field AND a minimum of (5) five years of experience in managing a large farming facility including a thorough knowledge of methods, practices and procedures used in modern agriculture, personnel management, budgeting, and safety and a record of demonstrated accomplishments in agriculture and farming is required.  The candidate must possess a thorough knowledge of the planning, implementation and maintenance of sustainable agriculture including efficient production of field crop, tree and vine, horticulture and pasture lands to include all equipment involved as well as safety and regulations related to safe and environmentally responsible agriculture.  The candidate must be familiar with all major farm equipment including tractors (wheel and tracklayer), tillage equipment (cultivators, harrows, plows, land planes etc.), planters and trans planters, harvest (choppers, mowers, balers, combines etc.) and irrigation (overhead, flood, drip, mini application for trees etc.).  Must have working knowledge of all forms of pesticide application equipment including sprayers, chemigation, and injection equipment and is responsible for a fleet of twelve (12) trucks and numerous trailers.  The candidate must have the ability to drive personal or state vehicle to attend events off campus, to pick up sullies/equipment, and to coordinate with alumni as well as to campus and from the various farming locations; ability to obtain a Pest Control Adviser license within six (6) months; and the ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds several times a week and for 1- 2 hours at a time.

Finalists for this position may be required to submit to and successfully pass a background check prior to being hired.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

An earned Master’s degree in agriculture, business or a science-related field; a Qualified Applicator License; and the ability and appropriate coursework to obtain a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) license is preferred.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, and engaging leadership style and record of accomplishment in fiscal responsibility and management; experience in establishing and maintaining field research trials.

APPLICATION PROCESS

COMPENSATION: Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience. This is a Management Personnel Plan Level II position with an attractive benefits package, which includes a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month, an excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance and retirement benefits.

TO APPLY:  Review of complete applications will begin October 13, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  For application information and materials, visit our website at http://www.csupomona.edu/~jobs/how-to-apply.shtml and refer to Job #50781.  All candidates must submit: (1) a formal University application (2) a letter of interest which explains in detail and, where possible, provides examples of how the candidate meets the qualifications specified in this announcement; (3) a current résumé or curriculum vitae; and (4) the names, titles, addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can provide assessments of the applicant’s professional experience, accomplishments and prospect for success in this position; and (5) a current DMV Printout. 

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at: http://dsa.csupomona.edu/police/securityreport.asp 

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.  http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html

This position is on the List of Conflict of Interest Designated Positions for Cal Poly Pomona.  This requires the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.  Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://www.csupomona.edu/~hr/coi.shtml

Closing date: 10-13-2014

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#982014)

Job Title: Farm Manager 1
Company: Farmers National Company
Position Location: Southwest Iowa

Farmers National Company has been serving America’s landowners since 1929. The company was founded in Omaha, Nebraska to provide non-resident landowners with expert farm management services.  In addition to farm management services, Farmers National Company helps landowners manage everything above and below the ground. The company’s ten complementary services are farm management, real estate sales, appraisals, insurance, consulting, oil and gas management, forest resource management, lake management, national hunting leases, and FNC Ag Stock.

Our team environment, built on integrity and honesty, supports a positive work ethic that leads our employee owners to excellence.  Today, Farmers National Company is the largest, fastest growing and most successful farm management company in the United States. We are proud to be Employee Owned!

JOB SUMMARY:  To provide professional management services for non-operating farm and ranch owners and to reach out into the community to develop new opportunities.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES:           

Activities

% of Time

Managing ‑ works closely with clients to meet their objectives.  Includes farm inspections, analysis, reporting, budgeting, business development, accounting, leasing and supervision.

65%

Real estate sales ‑ solicits listings, advertises, and sells properties.  May include closings and Market Analysis which determines values and review documents for management and outside clients.

20%

New business development ‑ works with others within the company, plus prospective clients to obtain new accounts.

10%

Insurance ‑ works with insurance department to recommend coverage for crops, improvements, and liability concerns.

5%

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

 Solid background in agriculture.

  • Dedicated to outstanding customer service
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written
  • Demonstrates self motivation and goal orientation

SPECIAL TRAINING:

Real estate sales license

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture or Business
  • FNC Farm & Ranch Management/Environmental Training Program
  • Crop insurance license

Farmers National Company offers a competitive benefit plan.  The benefit plan includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), life insurance, long term disability, long term care, and 401K plan with employee owned company stock.  Competitive base salary plus commission and internal advancement opportunities are included to build a successful career with Farmers National Company.

An excellent career opportunity awaits – Apply On-line Today!  http://www.farmersnational.com/Career_Opportunities/

For additional inquiries of this position, please contact Larry Hill, Area Manager at 515-448-9090 or Lori Hueschen, Human Resources Manager at 402-590-2397.

Closing date: 9-30-2014

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#82014)

Job Title: Appraiser
Company: Yosemite Farm Credit 
Position Location: Merced/Stanislaus County, California

Job Description:

RESPONSIBILITY:

The appraiser’s primary responsibilities are to prepare accurate appraisal reports of both real and personal property and to conduct appraisals utilizing the cost, sales and income approaches to value. Additional responsibilities include analyzing sales and rental data used in developing appraisal reports, verifying accuracy of legal descriptions, and reviewing preliminary title reports. Applicant must be capable of establishing and maintaining good customer relations by providing ongoing communications, coordination and assistance throughout the appraisal process. Must be able to work independently and prioritize work assignments.

EXPERIENCE:     

* BA/BS degree with emphasis on agriculture. Must have good understanding of agriculture, particularly livestock and crop production.

*  Preferred general licensed appraiser.  A licensed applicant from outside CA would be considered.

*  Must have experience in preparing agricultural appraisals.

*  Must have good analytical and statistical skills to evaluate, prioritize, and categorize data for valuation related activities.

*  Must have good verbal and written communication skills. 

*  Must have good computer skills and be proficient in Windows, Excel, and Word.

*  Must have a good understanding of agricultural operations of the San Joaquin Valley.

To Apply: To be considered for this position, send cover letter and personal resume to Human Resources, P. O. Box 3278, Turlock, CA, 95381 or email at tel@yfc.ag.  Please mark all correspondence “CONFIDENTIAL.”  If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Galen Miyamoto at (209) 724-0760.

Closing Date: 09-14-2014

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#81914)

Job Title: Appraisal Trainee
Company:  Yosemite Farm Credit
Position Location: Merced/Stanislaus County, California

Job Description:

RESPONSIBILITY: The Appraisal Trainee position will focus on completing appraisals and valuations, supporting appraisal staff and working towards receiving certification as a State Certified General Appraiser. The position is accountable for successful completion of the educational coursework, hours of required appraisal experience, and written exam to receive certification as a State Certified General Appraiser. The position, under supervision of a licensed appraiser will learn Association procedures as they apply to the appraisal function, complete appraisals, develop appraisal support data, and undertake projects relating to appraisals as assigned.

EXPERIENCE:

* BA/BS degree with emphasis on agriculture.

* Must have good analytical and statistical skills to evaluate, prioritize, and categorize data for valuation related activities.

* Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

* Must have good computer skills and be proficient in Windows, Excel, and Word.

To Apply: To be considered for this position, send cover letter and personal resume to Human Resources, P. O. Box 3278, Turlock, CA, 95381 or email at tel@yfc.ag. Please mark all correspondence “CONFIDENTIAL.” If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Galen Miyamoto at (209) 724-0760.

Closing Date: 09-14-2014

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#81814)

Job Title: Chattel Appraiser
Company: Yosemite Farm Credit
Position Location: Merced/Stanislaus County, California

Job Description: The Chattel Appraiser’s primary responsibility is to prepare written chattel personal property appraisal reports on livestock and rolling stock equipment. Additional responsibilities include conducting field inspections of annual and perennial crops and conducting crop projections. Applicant must be capable of establishing and maintaining good customer relations by providing ongoing communications, coordination and assistance throughout the valuation process. Must be able to work independently and prioritize work assignments. The emphasis of the work will involve the dairy industry and permanent plantings.

EXPERIENCE:     

* BA/BS degree (preferred but not required) with emphasis on agriculture. Must have good understanding of agriculture, particularly livestock and crop production, and farm equipment.

*  Must have good analytical and statistical skills to evaluate, prioritize, and categorize data for valuation related activities.

*  Must have good verbal and written communication skills. 

*  Must have good computer skills and be proficient in Windows, Excel, and Word.

*  Must have a good understanding of both beef and dairy livestock  operations.

*  Must have knowledge of crops grown in the San Joaquin Valley.

To Apply: To be considered for this position, send cover letter and personal resume to Human Resources, P. O. Box 3278, Turlock, CA, 95381 or email at tel@yfc.ag.  Please mark all correspondence “CONFIDENTIAL.”  If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Galen Miyamoto at (209) 724-0760.

Closing Date: 09-14-2014

 

ASFMRA Job Listing (#72514)

Job Title: Appraiser
Company:  American AgCredit 
Position Location: Temecula, California  

About Us

Since 1916, America AgCredit has been providing financial services the agriculture industry. At American AgCredit, working in farming and ranching isn’t just a job, it’s a way of life. The more you get to know us, the more you’ll begin to understand no one is more dedicated to agriculture and the values of the people who work in this industry than the people at American AgCredit. Come join our growing team where your best will be rewarded with appreciation and opportunities for growth and advancement.

Appraiser, Temecula

The Appraiser is responsible for performing functions required to provide accurate appraisals of the value of real property and, in some cases, personal property of increased and varied complexity, involved in a Farm Credit lending or related transaction. The Appraiser undertakes appraisal assignments of a broadening range of property use-types. They have full appraisal signature authority having earned the California and/or Nevada Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License. Assignment responsibility and complexity are increased as the Appraiser’s appraisal skill level increases. Target billings are approximately 90 percent of the journeyperson level. The Appraiser has responsibilities connected with mentoring and peer-proofing work product of junior level staff. Job Code: 1 Appraisal Lic – E- Prof, Exempt.

Essential Duties

  • Conduct the initial subject property inspection.
  • Conduct appraisals of real property by analyzing market data to determine value using cost, sales comparison, and income approaches. Conduct appraisals and/or inspections of personal property including growing crops as well as product and livestock inventory.
  • Collect sufficient subject property specific and general data that allows the full development of the report from defining the problem through highest and best use. This includes a working knowledge of the land planning and entitlement process and economics of land in transition. Additionally, knowledge of the factors influencing value of special use property such as agro tourism and entertainment, processing, transportation and manufacturing i.e. packing, winery, cold storage are desired.
  • Search, confirm, analyze and archive market sales and rent information. It may also include gathering real estate and chattel trend information.
  • Determine, analyze and apply the appropriate valuation approaches.
  • Report the information developed in the appropriate format.
  • Establish and maintain good customer relations by providing ongoing communication, coordination, and timely assistance throughout the appraisal process and during any non-valuation assignment.
  • Participate in branch and association representation at community and agricultural meetings and projects.
  • Perform other non-valuation functions that may be assigned.

Education and Experience

  • BA/BS degree in agricultural management, agricultural business, business administration, real estate or economics; or equivalent.
  • California and / or Arizona Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license preferred.
  • At least three years successful experience as an Appraiser.
  • Successful completion of 300 hours of Appraisal Foundation (AQB) qualified educational course work is preferred.
  • Knowledge of agriculture, agricultural lending, appraisal, and real estate principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to generate highly accurate work and make independent decisions.
  • Must be proficient in organizing and prioritizing work to meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional persuasive and interpersonal skills including the ability to work in highly collaborative teams.
  • Proficient in the use of PC, including e-mail, word processing and electronic spreadsheet software.

Interested individuals should visit: American AgCredit Careers 
EOE/AA/M/F/V/D

 

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