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Exploring Candidate and Job Trends during National Ag Week
By Bonnie Johnson,

National Ag Week celebrates agriculture and encourages people to consider career opportunities in the industry. Data from’s latest Job Outlook Report highlights the vast opportunities available as well as interest in agricultural careers.

For nine years, has analyzed candidate and job posting trends in the agricultural industry for the annual Job Report. The newest edition is available now, with encouraging data. Despite the challenging agricultural economic climate, there were still nearly 60,000 jobs openings posted on in 2016. Data also shows increased interest in agricultural careers, as experienced more visits and candidate applications in 2016.

Job Trends
On average, 5,000 North American jobs were posted on each month in 2016. In the United States, the largest number of jobs was posted in the Midwest region, while in Canada the Prairies region (Manitoba & Saskatchewan) was the highest.

Job listings on are categorized in one of 25 different industry types. When we look across all regions in North America, “Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology” was the leading industry type, while “Crop Production” was a close second.

Employers also categorize job postings in one of 42 different career types. The “Sales/Retail” career type was the leading category for North America in 2016, followed by “Farm & Ranch Operations/Herdsperson/On Farm” careers.

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The Scoular Company
The Scoular Company
Scoular derives its revenues from a balanced portfolio of merchandising and facility-based businesses with a wide array of customers, products, and geographies.
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Home of the award winning LEXION combine, CLAAS of America, Inc. is also offers a wide variety of technologically innovative haytool, baler and self-propelled forage harvester products.
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The Pictsweet Company
The Pictsweet Company
Their family tradition of hard work and commitment continues, and it has made Pictsweet one of the best growers and distributors of frozen vegetables in the United States.
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Helena Chemical Company
Helena Chemical Company
Helena Chemical Company has grown to be one of the nation’s foremost distributors of crop protection and crop production inputs and services for agricultural, turf & ornamental, forestry, aquatics and vegetation management markets.
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AGRI-SEARCH, Inc. is your source for agricultural staffing and career opportunities. They are a job placement firm specializing in all facets of the agriculture industry.
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