AgGrad 30 Under 30 Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

Yesterday on National Ag Day, AgGrad announced winners of the first ever AgGrad 30 Under 30 Awards, a program created to celebrate the young professionals shaping the future of agriculture. Fourteen judges selected winners from peer and self nominations based on contributions in their career, community, and the industry at large. Winners will be featured on AgGrad’s social media channels …

Agribusiness, Employment, Video

ZimmCast on Ag Careers and Farm Wifi

Chuck Zimmerman

This week’s program includes two Golden ZimmComm Microphone interviews from #NAMA18 (Agri-Marketing Conference). Featured are Matt Wetterson, Kayla Portwood and Melissa Williams with GROWMARK. Matt talks about his responsibilities with GROWMARK and challenges and opportunities. Kayla and Melissa talk about Ag Careers and how important reaching out to young people who want to work in the industry is to GROWMARK. You’ll …

AgNerd, Audio, Education, Employment, Internet, NAMA, Rural Lifestyle, Technology, ZimmCast Offers Leadership Enhancement Workshop

Cindy Zimmerman has a Leadership Enhancement Workshop coming up next month in Omaha for managers interested in taking their leadership to the next level. This face-to-face workshop is rooted in sound leadership theory but is paired with a unique hands-on, fun approach to reinforce learning principles in a memorable and enriching manner. Participants will gain a holistic view of the importance …

AgCareers, Education, Employment

Why You Should Consider an AgriBusiness Career

Joanna Schroeder

A career in agribusiness may not be high on your list of things to do, but if you have grown up in a farming community, it’s a natural route. While it helps to have a good understanding of the agricultural business, an in-depth knowledge is not necessary. People working in agribusiness pursue a wide range of different careers, from helping …

Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Employment Launches Virtual Career Fairs

Lizzy Schultz is now providing candidates the opportunity to attend a career fair from anywhere with Virtual Career Fairs. The Virtual Career Fairs allow anyone pursuing a career in the agricultural industry to attend a career fair with just a computer and internet access. The virtual fairs are free for job seekers, and allow them to network and communicate with …

AgCareers, Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Employment, Events

Novozymes is Ranked Best Science Employer

Kelly Marshall

Science Magazine released it’s annual Top Employers Survey, and Novozymes has been ranked number one.  The survey encompasses employees from biotechnology, pharmaceutical and related companies and ranks the top 20 globally.  Novozymes was selected because they are leaders in their industry, treat employees with respect, and are socially responsible. “We are very proud to be recognized as the best employer by …

Agribusiness, Award, Biotech, Employment

AgriCorps: Youth is the Solution

Lizzy Schultz

During Tuesday’s lunch session at Ag Media Summit, participants listened to a special presentation on the future of agriculture in Africa, and the potential it holds for both economic prosperity for millions of impoverished youth, and answers to the greatest challenge humanity will face yet: How farmers are going to feed an additional three billion people by the year 2050. …

4-H, Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Education, Employment, FFA, Food, International, People, Youth

Bob Treadway Reports on Factors Affecting Recruitment

Joanna Schroeder

Bob Treadway with Treadway & Associates is a forecaster, strategy consultant and a “futurist”. He was brought to the 2014 HR & Food Roundtable to discuss some of the forecasted needs the agriculture industry is going to have in the next 5-15 years.  He said that many clients are not very good at looking at the environment in which …

AgCareers, Audio, Employment

The Voice of Students: How to Hire Us

Joanna Schroeder

With a great need for talent in the agriculture industry, the human resources industry is looking to students at two and four-year college campuses. But what is the best way to reach them? This question was explored during the panel: “The Voice of Students- Effective Student Recruitment,” during the 2014 HR & Food Roundtable. The panel was moderated by …

AgCareers, Audio, Employment

Ann Bares: What Really Matters with Reward & Retention

Joanna Schroeder

Have you ever wondered if throwing money at your employees as rewards and retention strategies are really working? Well wonder no more – they don’t. The attendees of the annual 2014 HR & Food Roundtable learned what some better strategies were for reward and retention from Ann Bares with Altura Consulting Group. Here presentation focused on Reward and Retention: …

AgCareers, Audio, Employment