Welcome to our AGRI-SEARCH Newsletter!
"Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." Psalm 90:12
Supporting our Youth, the Laborers
and Leaders of Tomorrow

Summer is a great time of year. In rural America, FFA and 4-H youth get the opportunity to participate in lots of great activities and show their projects at the fair.  Although a few may receive “big money” from selling a project at the county or state fair, the biggest value comes in the discipline and hard work it takes to bring a project to completion.

As ag businesses, we need to encourage all local programs of value that give our youth opportunities to develop character and discipline, mature in dealing with projects and people, and plant in them a thirst to continue to learn and grow into hard working, dependable American citizens.  Work ethic, integrity, stick-to-itiveness, and other critical core values are needed today more than ever to be “caught by” and “taught to” our youth so they are prepared for the world of work that awaits them.

So, will you consider having your business support a 4-H club or encourage your team members to volunteer to support FFA programs and activities?  You might even sponsor a grade school class or a

Dave Allen
President, AGRI-SEARCH

church youth group and have them visit your business a couple times a year to learn about what you do and the people who make it all happen.

Why?  We need every young person to have the example and encouragement they need to become dependable, productive, and patriotic citizens.  In just a few short years, you will be hiring from among them.  Who is better to model positive values and encourage them in their life’s journey than you!

To maximize the value of your own days, take time to read “Later Will Be Now Before You Know Itfound elsewhere in this newsletter.


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.
  • Eastern U.S. regional agriculture company is seeking a Grain & Fertilizer Operations Manager. The role is responsible for oversite of all day-to-day operations, except for sales and marketing, for the four grain and two grain fertilizer locations within this business unit.

  • An exceptional opportunity in central Ohio for a highly motivated individual who possesses office and mechanical abilities along with a desire to learn. You must have the initiative to work hands-on, help lead a crew, and figure out solutions to challenges as they arise.

  • General Manager is needed for an independent seed research and product development company. While this company is based in the heart of the corn belt, this role has the flexibility for you to work remotely.

  • Highly respected company that takes great pride in grain quality and their impact on the food market is seeking a Grain Merchandiser / Originator who will play a key role in buying and selling grain and providing outstanding customer service for this key location.

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  • Outstanding grain company is seeking two Facilities Managers focusing on operations for their Midwest river terminals. These facilities are primarily truck-in and barge-out and are high volume, fast-paced barge loaders.

  • A thriving grain company seeks a highly motivated Grain Operations Superintendent with solid leadership skills and an agricultural background. This opportunity is open to new grads or experienced grain operations professionals.

  • Third party research firm is seeking someone to fill the Research Manager role for their company based in central Illinois.

  • Stable and respected Wisconsin grain company is seeking an energetic and self-driven Grain Merchandiser / Originator with excellent interpersonal skills to fill a key grain buying and selling position within the company.


Later Will Be Now Before You Know It

We have a question to ask you.  But you must slow down to answer it.  Stop scrolling.

Take a moment.  Take a breath.

Question:  Knowing what you know now, having all of life’s experiences thus far behind you, what would you do differently?

The Present
Why is this important?  Because if you are still reading this article, you have got a gift sitting in front of you.  Every single person reading this article has this gift in common.  The gift? Is time.

Why is it that the question of “what would you do differently” is most commonly asked following a negative event?  A missed opportunity to land a big client, a health scare, the sudden loss of a loved one.  Why must it take being jarred out of the routine of life before reflection becomes a prioritization?

The weekend should not be a 48-hour countdown until Monday, and Friday should not feel like the victorious finish line of a marathon. What if instead of being vulnerable to the regrets of the future, we take a moment, take a breath, and decide what we want to do differently – starting today.


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.
Location / Grain & Agronomy Operations Manager with extensive and diverse grain operations experience (including Shuttle loading / unloading) is seeking an opportunity in Colorado, the Dakotas, or other neighboring states but will relocate almost anywhere for the right opportunity.
Field Operations Manager in Seed Production. Currently resides in the PNW and desires to move to the Midwest.
GM’s and CEO’s – contact us about finding the right leader capable of taking your agricultural business to the next level.
Grain Merchandisers, Originators and Traders who are diversely talented, passionate, and looking for new challenges.
Sales. Leader and Optimistic. Currently resides in TN. Desires to move north.

Growing our Team with
People Who Have Grit and Passion


Do you have the grit to not give up and stay true to the course, no matter how difficult it may be? Are you competitive and possess a strong sales mentality where every “no” is just one step closer to a “yes”?

If so, and you have a passion for connecting with and helping people, plus a strong agricultural industry background in agronomy, grain, or other areas, please contact Dave Allen. We would enjoy having a discussion with you about how a recruiting career may be a great fit for 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.

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.” | 217-543-2505

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