Christensen Farms is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the United States, marketing approximately 3 million hogs per year. Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, the company operates throughout the Midwest with facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota. Christensen Farms owns four feed mills, manages 145,000 sows on 44 farms, and oversees more than 350 nurseries and grow-finish sites. The company employees nearly 1,000 people and maintains 1,500 contract partnerships.
The company is vertically integrated with a strong presence across the pork value chain from farm to fork. Christensen Farms is the largest shareholder of Triumph Foods LLC, a producer-owned primary pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. In turn, Triumph Foods members own 50 percent of Daily’s Premium Meats, a specialty pork processor of bacon and other premium pork products. Triumph Foods also holds a 50 percent partnership in Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa, a primary pork processing plant.
Position Overview & Responsibilities: Show mastery of existing work requirements for Agronomist and increase ownership of and understanding of the business. Provide leadership to Agronomy Dept. and own work requirements for the following areas with full complement of sites.
Major Areas of Accountability:
Facility Operations/Nutrient Management
Training and Supervision
Environmental Management and Compliance
Minimum of five years of agronomy, agricultural sales, or environmental work experience
Minimum formal education required: AAS., B.S. in Agronomy, Soil Science, or other related.
Specialized Training requirements: CCA (Certified Crop Advisor) is an asset but not required.
Must possess strong negotiation and analytical skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Highly intelligent with excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Results focused individual that thrives on organizational progress.
Ability to produce results in a fast paced environment.
Must have a bias toward action; be highly motivated.
Christensen Farms is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to select the most qualified person for each position in the organization. No employee of CF will discriminate against any applicant for employment or a fellow employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, citizenship status, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, veteran status or any other prohibited basis under applicable local, state, or federal law.
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