Iowa State University Ag Students Look Towards Iowa Select Farms

posted on Monday, October 16, 2017

Did you know Iowa Select Farms is the 6th largest employer of ag students graduating from Iowa State University? According to the most recent ranking of college graduate employers, Iowa Select Farms is right alongside global seed dealers, equipment manufacturers and students wishing to pursue higher education.

“We hire spring, summer and fall graduates, and welcome them into a company that many say feels like a second family,” said Allyson Ladd, recruiter for Iowa Select Farms. “Some of the other things they appreciate is the culture, the training and development programs and ability to move up quickly.”

Iowa Select Farms has positions open for junior sow supervisor, junior finishing supervisor, environmental services manager, bilingual trainer, bilingual human resources specialist, maintenance and repair and more.

"We’re proud to offer a great summer internship program for students who have a passion for animal science and livestock care," said Ladd. Successful interns have the potential to receive full-time offers and the opportunity to join our Production Leadership Program to prepare them for a career as a farm manager, production supervisor and more. We’re accepting applications now for the Summer 2018 Internship Program.

“Many members of our production management team began their career path with Iowa Select Farms as an intern or directly out of a community college or university,” said Ladd. “While they all have their own unique timeline for growth and learning experience, Iowa Select Farms has helped them exponentially increase their job skills, developed them into managers and outstanding leaders and then opened doors for them to advance upward.”

Current internship opportunities include breed-to-wean, wean-to-finish internships and communication internships. Stop by and see us at Swine Interest Night tonight between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Ag Student Learning Center or Ag Career Day tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Lied Rec Center. All interested candidates can apply online or contact Allyson Ladd at [email protected] for more information about internship opportunities or full-time positions.