Agri-business seeks next generation of workers
Agribusiness companies are using part of their annual conference to reach out to the next generation of agriculture workers. For the third time, the Wisconsin Agri-Business Association conference hosted their Agri-Business Connections, where several students from the university and technical college system spoke with about twenty possible employers.
Guy Mathias with Heartland Ag Systems says like many agribusinesses, they are hiring. “With the amount of territory we cover, there’s always job openings.”
Mathias tells Brownfield with the 2019 merger of Heartland Ag and Ag Systems, there are career opportunities in Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and the Dakotas. “We have anything from shop service techs, parts personnel, precision ag, and then we also have our corporate headquarters and all of the jobs that would be associated with that.”
University of Wisconsin agronomy student Alexis Schultz spoke with several agribusiness representatives and says, “This is an awesome opportunity.” Lifesciences and communications major Liz Grady also met potential future employers, saying, “I met a lot of people, a lot of connections.”