Agribusiness Career Day - February 14, 2018


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 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

Keynote Speaker

Chad Pregracke

Career Day Speakers

What Iowa Means to a Global Ag - Panelists

David Geiger, Agribusiness Report, Anchor & Multi-media Ag Journalist

Panel Moderator






Joining the Conversation: 

  • Rosalind Fox, John Deere Des Moines Works 
  • Harry Stine, Stine Seed
  • Charles O. Boateng Ph.D., Monsanto - Huxley Learning Center
  • Tara Howell, Kent Nutrition Group

Scholarship Sponsors

Job Fair Companies

See Student Job Board for full listings by each company

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

Main Event Sponsor


Schedule of Events*

This schedule, Job Fair companies, and all other information about ASC 2018 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 -  Welcome from Sponsor 

Jason Johnson, Farm Credit Services of America

Doug Frodl, Northern Country Coop

What Iowa Means to a Global Ag - Panel
Moderator - David Geiger, Agribusiness Report
Harry Stine, Stine Seed
Rosalind Fox, John Deere Des Moines Works
Tara Howell, Kent Nutrition Group
Charles O. Boateng Ph.D., Monsanto

About the AAI Foundation
Joel Brinkmeyer, AAI CEO

Iowa CCA Program For Emerging Talent
David Chaffin, Iowa CCA Board Chair

A Year in Ag - Film by David Geiger

11:45 AM - Student & Sponsor Luncheon

12:15 PM - Keynote Speaker

Chad Pregracke, Founder & President, Living Lands & Waters

1:15 PM - Scholarship Awards by Sponsors

1:30 PM - Job Fair & Showcase Floor 

3:00 PM - Showcase Floor Closes

*schedule is subject to change, final times of events will be posted Feb 1, 2018!

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

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 revamped Job Fair!
  • OR send your HR contact information to us for other opportunities 
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