Welcome to our AGRI-SEARCH Newsletter!

Our newsletter is intended to help keep you informed and up-to-date on issues affecting the people side of agribusiness.  Each month you will find articles on a variety of timely topics for both candidates and hiring managers.  We will also highlight current open positions, candidates who are available, and insights into what is happening with our AGRI-SEARCH team.

Food For The Poor and Us!

Dave Allen
President, AGRI-SEARCH

In 2019, AGRI-SEARCH is blessed to partner with Food For The Poor, a Christian ministry built on faith and trust that feeds hundreds of thousands of people every day primarily in 17 very poor Caribbean and Latin America countries.  Whether in Haiti, Nicaragua, Honduras or elsewhere, they bring hope to people with not much else to hold on to.

Each time we complete a placement this year, our AGRI-SEARCH team will donate enough money to Food For The Poor to feed one hungry child for an entire year in honor of the client with whom we are working.  We invite you to become involved as well.  Check out their worthy work at 

In American Agriculture, we take pride in providing food for a hungry world.  Partnering this year with Food For The Poor helps us deliver that food where it really makes a difference.


Current Open Career Opportunities

At AGRI-SEARCH, our staff is committed to bringing top-tier talent to our clients. Open positions change daily, but the need for quality people is constant in every successful business.

Highlighted below are some of our current open positions we are assisting our clients with. If interested in having us assist you in landing talent for one of your positions, or if one of these opportunities looks attractive to you or someone you know, please contact us.
8004 Automation Engineer - Eastern Wisconsin
  • A Controls or Automation Engineer with process controls experience who would like to travel only up to 10% of the time.
7635 Field Production Manager - Northern Ohio
  • Full line seed company with a 100-year history is seeking a Field Production Manager to work in all aspects of growing and producing seed.
5673 Ingredient Trader - Texas
  • Passionate trader must have by-product or non-GMO / organics / organic foods trading experience, be by-product driven, and willing to look at all the angles to make good trades.
5674 Senior Merchandiser - High Plains
  • Relationship builder with strong western rail trading experience who is able to manage a large position and recognize arbitrage opportunities.
4102 Chief Executive Officer - Central Illinois
  • Visionary leader who can inspire a successful team to go to the next level in partnering with and providing exceptional farm business data management services to farmers.
3783 Marketing Director - South Central Wisconsin

  • Innovative and progressive soil fertility company is seeking a Marketing Director to lead and manage all marketing activities.

5680 Grain and Feed Facility Manager - Southwest US

  • Financially strong, well established and highly successful grain and feed company in the southwestern US is seeking a Facility Manager to lead a shuttle unloading facility and feed operation.


Featured Staff -
Meet Jennifer Perrine

When you walk into the AGRI-SEARCH office or call on the phone, Jennifer Perrine is typically the first person you will talk with.  A steady and positive influence as Office Manager on our AGRI-SEARCH team for over 11 years, Jennifer serves our staff, client companies and candidates with reliability and professionalism.

She was raised on a row-crop farm in central Illinois as well as a large farm in the Mississippi River bottoms in Missouri.  At every opportunity, she will climb in the tractor in the Spring or in the combine in the Fall.

Jennifer is very active in and passionate about her hometown. She’s lived in several places, but Arthur, Illinois, has always been home.  She holds leadership positions with the Arthur Area Economic Development Corporation and Tourism Council, the Bourbon-Lowe Cemetery Association, and the First Baptist Church, and she’s a member of the Arthur Lions Club.  She volunteers at the Arthur Welcome Center.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Illinois State University (GO Redbirds!) and an MBA from Eastern Illinois University (GO Panthers!).  She loves to read, bake cupcakes, cross stitch, and spend time with her family and friends and their dogs.

We are blessed to have Jennifer at AGRI-SEARCH.  Her attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to manage the diverse operational needs of our business are instrumental in the ongoing success of our recruiting team.

Now What? Do What You Love!

Take a moment to reflect on what has now been a long-circulating article via the internet and social media. Although it has a somber tone, it sets the stage for the purpose behind this month’s AGRI-SEARCH Update.

First, I was dying to finish high school and start college.
And then, I was dying to finish college and start working.
And then, I was dying to marry and have children.
And then, I was dying for my children to grow old enough for school.
And then, I was dying to retire.
And now, I am dying …
and suddenly, I realize I forgot to live …

We recognize that for some, this might be a little severe for what is normally a more lighthearted and thought-provoking newsletter, but as consultants who engage in conversations daily with hiring managers and candidates alike, a common question has emerged more in recent years than ever before.  Now what?

Connecting Quality People to
Quality Companies is Our Passion

Our job as professional recruiters is to identify, attract, evaluate, and help our clients land top talent for their team.   We are constantly working with quality individuals who are positioned for growth in their career and are open to or actively seeking to make a change.

If your team is seeking talent to make a positive difference in your ability to serve your customers, reach out to us and see if it is something we can assist you with.

Talented Candidates

Listed below are just a sampling of the talented candidates we have evaluated recently. If you would like to learn more about these or other candidates we have available, please contact us.
Grain and Agronomy professionals with a variety of backgrounds and experience (management, sales and operations) who desire to relocate in the Midwest
Senior Process Engineer with process development from R&D thru equipment and production residing in Eastern Iowa.
General Managers and CEO's looking to lead their next challenge.
Controls Engineer with ag processing controls and software development experience residing in Southeast Wisconsin.
Grain Merchandisers, Originators and Traders who are diversely talented, passionate and looking for new challenges.

Growing our Team with
People Passionate about Helping People


At AGRI-SEARCH, our mission states that we "are committed to serving the agricultural industry with integrity, passion and excellence by assisting our candidates to reach their career goals and helping our client companies build successful teams."

If you are competitive; have a strong sales mentality and don’t mind being told no; love connecting with and helping people; have a strong agricultural industry background in agronomy, grain, banking, equipment, or other areas and would enjoy the challenges of a recruiting career, contact Dave Allen. We would enjoy having a discussion with you.


Founded in 1995, AGRI-SEARCH is a professional recruiting firm providing clients with customized recruiting solutions in various niches within the agricultural industry. Our success results from our industry focus, our specialized approach to recruiting, and our staff's lifelong roots in, dedication to, and vast understanding and knowledge of the agricultural industry. | 217-543-2505

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