Agribusiness Career Day - February 13, 2019


The fifth annual Agribusiness Career Day provides community college students access to industry professionals who share their insights give attendees a leg up in the job market.

The event is hosted by the Agribusiness Association of Iowa Foundation and focuses on community college students enrolled in agricultural degrees. Students from each of Iowa's 15 community colleges, the future employees of ag, have the opportunity to connect with agribusinesses during this unique event. Students get the opportunity to meet with the HR contacts at our industry companies. These companies have full-time, part-time, and internships available for college students and graduates. 

What Students Can Expect:

  • Access to over 120 agricultural companies 
  • Networking opportunities with hundreds of industry professionals
  • $1,000 scholarships! A scholarship will be awarded to one student from EVERY community college in Iowa. No application required!
  • Dynamic speakers - critical insights from those who are already in the industry
  • Prize drawing exclusively for students at the conclusion of our event

Scholarship Sponsors

Schedule of Events

This schedule, Job Fair companies, and all other information about ASC 2019 is in the Agribiz Showcase App!

Click or scan the image to download the app!*

7:30 AM - Breakfast (Featuring Chris Cakes)

8:00 AM - Showcase Floor Opens

9:00 AM - Student Check-in (Lobby)

10:00 AM - Community College Job Fair (10 AM - 3 PM)

10:00 AM -  Welcome from Sponsor

Jason Johnson, Farm Credit Services of America

About the AAI Foundation
Joel Brinkmeyer, AAI CEO

10:15 AM -  Job Fair Company Introductions

10:30 AM -  Student Breakout Sessions

Laura Blomme, Hedlin Ag - Employment Prep (Group 1)

John Finley, Iowa Corn - Trade (Group 2)

11:30 AM - Student & Sponsor Luncheon

Iowa CCA's Vision of the Future

12:25 PM -  Student Breakout Sessions

Laura Blomme, Hedlin Ag - Employment Prep (Group 2)

John Finley, Iowa Corn - Trade (Group 2)

1:15 PM - Keynote Speaker

Arick Baker, Invited - Buried Alive & Job Safety 

2:00 PM - Scholarship Awards by Sponsor

Students released to visit showcase floor and again to the Job Fair

3:00 PM - Showcase Floor Closes

*schedule is subject to change, final times of events will be posted Feb 1, 2019!

Main Event Sponsor

For Colleges

For Companies

How Can Companies Participate?

  • Become a Scholarship Sponsor
  • Be a Speaker (email
  • Donate door prizes (or other gifts for students)
  • Participate in the expanded Job Fair!
  • OR send your HR contact information to us for other opportunities

2018 Job Fair Companies

2019 Job Fair Companies to come! 

View last year's companies - 2018 Student Job Board

Advanced Crop Management
Agri Drain Crop.
Agriland FS, Inc.
AgSource Laboratories
Dow DuPont
East Central Iowa Coop
Eldon C. Stutsman, Inc.
Farmers Win Coop
Five Star Cooperative
IDALS -Division of Soil Conservation & Water Quality
Key Cooperative
LincolnWay Ag Services
LMC Insurance and Risk Management
Midwest Laboratories
StateLine Cooperative
Summit Agricultural Group
TruAcre and Lee Agency

Community Colleges

Fifteen Iowa community colleges are eligible for our annual scholarship program. 

  • Des Moines Area Community
  • Indian Hills Community College
  • Iowa Valley Community College
  • North Iowa Area Community College
  • Southeastern Community College
  • Muscatine Community Colleges
  • Iowa Central Community College
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • Northeast Iowa Community College
  • Southwestern Community College
  • Hawkeye Community College
  • Iowa Lakes Community College
  • Kirkwood Community College
  • Northwest Iowa Community College
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College

Keynote Speaker

Arick Baker

Employment Prep

Laura Blomme, Hedlin Ag


John Finley, Iowa Corn

CCA Program

CCA Board Chair

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