Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

Week of August 2, 2010

Full-time Opportunities
1. Prophetstown Living Ag Museum
2. AgriSearch
3. Horse Farm Help
4. CME Group
5. WI DNR Forestry Technician
6. Farming Operations
7. Osburn and Barr PR Stringer

8. USDA Behavior Lab
9. Animal Ag Alliance Internship

10. Purdue COA Career Fair

1. Prophetstown Living Ag Museum

We pay $7.50 an hour. No problem with getting plenty of hours. To apply, just send a resume to me, either through email or snail mail.

Melissa Brown
PO Box 331
Battle Ground IN 47920

Primary responsibilities include: caring for the animals, such as feeding, grooming, and training; cleaning stalls and barn; and talking/leading visitors around facility.

All employees are also expected to help out in other areas when needed such as, but not limited to, the gift shop/ concession stand, crop/ field work, or office work

2. Agri-Search Inc.

This site handles many different job postings in several agricultural areas. Check it out at to browse the latest listings.

3. Horse Farm Help

Position: Permanent or Part-time Help

I am in immediate need of someone to help with the hay, learning tractors (small) to cut, jake, bale and stack in barn. Doing weed trimming, bush hogging and picking up branches as they fall.

Any horse experience is a plus…...Not to ride or train, but to help put horses in at night and out in the morning. We have indoor arena which needs to be watered often and dragged, also outdoor arena dragged, the list goes on and on.

It sounds like a lot of work but not really, it's just so many different things to do here. I will teach anything that they do not know and support the individual.

The individual would have a room in the house, food on the table and washing machine for their clothes.

The pay is small, or whatever we can work out.

For more information or to apply contact:
Deanna Krzeminski

4. CME Group

Position: Analyst
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Recent grads or alumni with a few years experience looking for a job? I'm looking for an analyst to support our commodities product line.

They would be responsible for doing analytical work around existing and potential new products and services. I don't need a complete numbers person but do need someone with strong analytical skills.

I would be interested in an undergraduate or graduate student preferably in Agricultural Economics.

Salary would depend on qualifications but would likely range from $65-85K

Tim Andriesen

5. WI DNR Forestry Technician

Deadline August 9, 2010

Forest Technicians work independently, yet cooperatively, to assist Foresters providing high quality forest management and forest fire management services. Depending upon the location of the position and type of Fire Response Unit, technicians apply technical forestry knowledge to determine needs for installation and/or application of forest management practices on public and non-industrial private lands; and additionally perform public safety and forest fire protection duties.

Job Duties: Analyze data, map woodlands, determine timber volumes and mark timber to be harvested; provide technical services in support of forest tax law; designate trees to be removed based on prescribed timber and management needs; prepare and recommend reforestation based on Sustainable Forestry principles; examine woodlands and make recommendations for protection from and control of insect and disease attacks, fire and grazing; operate and maintain fire control heavy trucks and crawler tractors; train and direct fire fighters; coordinate local fire plans.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Applied forestry for Lakes States forest types; basic Silviculture systems; timber cruising and marking principles and practices; tree identification and land description principles; operation and maintenance of forestry and fire fighting equipment; principles of woodland fire behavior; map reading; tree planting; radio communication; basic math and accounting principles.

How to Apply:

A multiple-choice exam will be administered on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. or at the Make-up Exam Center on Monday, August 16, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.; exam locations statewide.

Note: On-line registration is preferred. If you are unable to pre-register on-line, call (608) 266-1536.

Please give ample time to receive and return your application material by August 9, 2010; otherwise you will not be able to take the exam. The employment eligibility list created from this recruitment exam will be used to staff full-time, part-time and seasonal.

6. Farming Operations

Position: Farm Operations Manager Trainee/Assistant Farm Operations Manager

Large progressive farming operation is searching for an operations manager trainee. This is a position with an innovative farming business working with high value crops and utilizing strategic business management practices. The successful candidate will have opportunities to learn all aspects of the business plus earn additional responsibilities with proven performance.

Responsibilities include machinery operation, field scouting, and business planning collaboration. Growth opportunities include agronomic training, business management principles, and individualized personal development. For a long term career opportunity directly involved with growing crops, apply today.

Major areas of interest for this position are:

Interested individuals should send a resume to:
Kyle Brown
406 South Brady St
Attica, IN 47918-1427

7. Osburn and Barr PR Stringer

Position: Public Relations Stringer

Osborn & Barr has several challenging and exciting opportunities available assisting with public relations efforts throughout the Midwestern and Southern United States. This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate! The State Stringer positions will be located in our St. Louis, Mo office. Some state locations may have the option of working from a home office.

These positions will be working within the agency's largest agriculture and crop focused Practice Group with Osborn & Barr's largest client, Monsanto. This individual will be responsible for overseeing public relations efforts for a specific region. The Stringer is also responsible for the coordination of client projects to position client issues, products, brands and services in the marketplace.

Osborn & Barr is looking for a resourceful and creative individual with exceptional experience in public relations writing and media relations. The ideal candidates will have one to two years experience in public relations, and enthusiasm for the agriculture and rural lifestyle industries. This individual should exemplify:

Salary & Benefits
Competitive salary is offered. Salary is comparable to experience. These positions are eligible for benefits.

We have a team-focused approach and need an individual who values their team to help us accomplish our client and agency goals. We work hard (and play hard). If you have the ability to be flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced, ever changing environment, we would like to meet you.

To Apply: Send resume, 3 to 5 writing samples, and brief cover letter with salary requirements to Human Resources at
Osborn & Barr Communications.

E-mail is preferred: Please include job title in "subject" heading.
Fax: 314-726-6350
Mail: 914 Spruce Street, St. Louis, MO 63102

8. USDA Behavior Lab

2 paid positions and 2 positions for credit
10 - 15 hours per week
General lab work.

To apply send resume to:
Donald C. Lay Jr.
Research Leader
Livestock Behavior Research Unit
125 S. Russell Street, Room 216

9. Animal Ag Alliance Internship

The Animal Agriculture Alliance has an opening for a three month internship position. The ideal candidate will possess strong communications and writing skills. Additional requirements include a strong command of Microsoft Office Suite, the ability to multitask and the willingness to work as a team player.

Areas of work will include but may not be limited to writing, research, special project assignments and coordination, database management, conference participation, and assisting the Alliance staff as needed.

The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves as a partnership of individuals, companies and associations that have joined together to help consumers better understand the role animal agriculture plays in providing a safe, abundant food supply to the world. The Alliance provides a mechanism for those involved in animal agriculture and the food industries to speak with one voice to ensure consistent, accurate messages are communicated to the public.

The Alliance's mission is to communicate the important role of modern animal agriculture to our nation's economy, productivity, vitality, security and that animal well-being is central to producing safe, high-quality, affordable food and other products essential to our daily lives. In carrying out its mission, the Alliance undertakes activities to focus on bringing truthful, science-based information to consumers so the role of animal agriculture in feeding the world is better understood and appreciated.

Compensation: $1,500/month gross; course credit available too, depending upon university requirements.

Send Resume, References and Writing Sample to:
Kay Johnson Smith
Executive Vice President
Animal Agriculture Alliance
P.O. Box 9522
Arlington, VA 22209

Or via e-mail to:

Or by fax to:

10. Purdue COA Career Fair

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Plan to attend this fall!

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