Dairy Field Representative – North Central MN
Summary: National Farmers is seeking a Field Representative who will be responsible for developing and maintaining our dairy producer-membership base in the St. Cloud/Sauk Centre, MN and surrounding areas. This position is responsible for maintaining the highest quality of milk and ensuring our dairy producers pass State and Federal farm inspections. You will communicate and coordinate with milk haulers and inspect procedures to define problem areas and develop/implement improvement plans. The successful Field Representative will understand MN State and Federal milk quality requirements and organic certification requirements. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of dairy farming practices is a plus. This position requires excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills. You should be comfortable working on a standard computer and have familiarity with Microsoft Excel and systems associated with quality reporting. The ideal candidate will be able to work under pressure, independently with little supervision, and is a self-starter who can handle multiple tasks and projects. Certifications: You should hold or have the ability to obtain proper state certifications for the handling and testing of raw milk as needed. Valid driver's license with good driving history required. Education/Experience: High school diploma, secondary degree highly sought. A background in agriculture and/or experience in agribusiness are helpful, but not required. Work Environment/Physical demands: The Field Representative will work out of a home-based office and will travel within their assigned region around Sauk Centre and St. Cloud, approximately 250 – 600 miles per week. A company vehicle may be provided, otherwise mileage is reimbursed for personal vehicle usage. This position is full-time with some evenings, weekends, and holidays expected. Physical demands include lifting of up to 50lbs., good vision, and work with livestock. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. About Us: National Farmers markets milk, cattle, and crops for thousands of American agricultural producers. Our primary business is centered in the Midwest, Plains, and Northeast. We offer six decades of experience representing conventional and organic farmers in the marketplace, grouping production from many operations and providing risk management tools for commodities. We also represent producers with government regulatory agencies and departments to help provide equity in policy and industry transactions. Our headquarters is located in Ames, IA, with satellite offices in MN, WI, NY, OH, and CA, along with a network of Midwest cattle marketing centers. Our employees are our greatest asset. For the knowledgeable professional who is dedicated to a career in agriculture, at National Farmers your drive and marketing experience can help farmers profit more. Visit us on our website, on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a rich benefit package to include health/dental, 401k with employer match, paid vacation and holidays.Apply for this job.