Job Postings - Agricultural Sciences

Current jobs available in the agriculture sector are listed below.

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Farm Equipment Operators & Labourer (Deadline: May 15, 2020 or until suitable candidates found)
Farm Equipment Operators and Labour

Company:Manderley Turf Products
Application Deadline: July 31, 2020

Job Location:Sturgeon County
Position Type:Summer

Contact Information:
Name:Natalie Proctor, HR Manager
Address:55403 RR 222, Sturgeon County, AB T0A 1N1

Job Description:
Working from our Sturgeon County or Strathmore AB Production Centres, with the ability to work days and weekends outdoors in the elements, you have an eye for detail while being responsible for the safe operation of mowing and rolling equipment; spraying and fertilizing equipment; and/or land prep equipment. Our season goes from May to October.
Compensation is based on a hourly rate ($17-$30) and on level of experience.

Job Qualifications:

Job Duties
•Operating industrial/farm equipment
•Basic maintenance of equipment (circle checks, blade changing, greasing, belt changing, and cleaning, etc.)
•Ensure safe operation always
•Fill in necessary paperwork for reporting on farm inputs/sightings/results

•Farming/Equipment experience
•Mechanically inclined
•Flexible with ability to work autonomously
•Detail oriented
•Communication skills
If you enjoy the outdoors, working with equipment, with others as well as on your own, we want to hear from you! 

Send resume to 

For more information on our company, our products and our culture, visit 

Hours:40 hours per week
Job Start Date:May 1, 2020
Job End Date:Aug 31, 2020

Application Requirements: Resume
How to Apply: Email or online
Field Yard Supervisor (Deadline: May 15, 2020 or until suitable candidates found)
Field / Yard Supervisor
St. Isidore, AB

Enterprises Lavoie operates a large Dairy Enterprise. We are currently seeking a Field/Yard Supervisor to join their team. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Field/Yard Supervisor is responsible for planning, scheduling, performing, directing, and evaluating the repair and servicing of equipment and agricultural infrastructure, in addition to supporting the development and achievement of all field/yard goals and objectives to ensure company profitability and growth. The successful candidate will be accountable for the execution of numerous hands-on tasks and for supervising the day-to-day work of department employees. The ideal candidate is exceptionally organized, hardworking and compassionate.
Principle Duties & Responsibilities
Include but are not limited to:

•Overseeing, planning, implementing, managing and monitoring day-to-day department operations Including quality, efficiency, safety to ensure ongoing progress and success. 
•Participating in the development and implementation of departmental strategies, plans and procedures. 
•Monitoring and reporting on departmental goals and metrics.
•Preparing and submitting reports to the Operations Manager in all matters of importance.
•Ensuring staff adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and Standard Operating Guidelines (SOG’s). 
•Regularly evaluating the efficiency of operational procedures according to departmental objectives and applying necessary improvements. 
•Ensuring that any required documentation, permits and certifications pertaining to department operations are kept up to date.
•Reviewing and approving purchase requests within established limits for equipment, parts and supplies as required.
•Reviewing and verifying department invoices prior to providing them to the Operations Manager for approval. 
•Overseeing relationships/agreements with external suppliers/vendors. 
•Creating schedules and maintaining records for equipment repair, preventative maintenance and facility upgrades.
•Maintaining inventory and recommending the purchase of parts to ensure the most cost-effective repairs.
•Ensuring the maintenance, repairs and upgrading of facilities and equipment, including directing, performing and evaluating the repair and servicing of equipment and agricultural infrastructure.
•Regularly inspecting shop facilities for safety and efficiency and addressing any deficiencies in a prompt manner. 
•Overseeing the production operating team. 
•Overseeing hay operations including purchasing, production, and sales, participating in marketing initiatives as directed. 
•Overseeing in all custom agriculture operations including trucking, haying and silage.
•Providing immediate response to emergency equipment failures across all operations and work to return equipment to normal and safe functioning as quickly as possible. 
•Preparing for and leading daily morning meetings; following up on issues/concerns as required. 
•Managing and overseeing direct reports, including recruitment, on-boarding, performance management, employee development, training, and general support.
•Directing employees in accordance with the company’s policies, guidelines, and standard operating procedures. 
•Managing staff workload and developing schedules incorporating work tasks and deadlines.
•Reviewing and verifying time records, additional hours, and leave applications for direct department employees.
•Keeping abreast of industry and technology changes and trends and implementing approved best appropriate practices.
•Demonstrating proper animal welfare procedures and standards.
•Participating in special projects as directed by the Operations Manager.

Knowledge & Skills Required
Include but are not limited to:

•A minimum of 1-year previous farm experience, including an understanding of Enterprise Lavoie operations and standard operating procedures is required.
•A minimum of 1 year working knowledge of agricultural infrastructure, equipment and maintenance/repair processes is required.
•Previous education in agricultural sciences or related field is preferred.
•Previous team leadership experience, including delegation, team communication and conflict resolution is required.
•Must have previous experience with computer systems including Microsoft Office.
•Must be willing to work irregular and extended hours to meet operational and seasonal needs.
•Must be willing and ability to work outdoors in harsh weather conditions.
•Must have operational knowledge of equipment, including repair and maintenance procedures. 
•Knowledge of agricultural infrastructure, maintenance procedures and plant science are required.
•Basic English literacy skills are required.
•Demonstrated ability to effectively lead is required.
•Excellent organizational and time management skills are required.
•Must have strong attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills.
•Strong communication skills and an ability to effectively work with department employees are required. 
•Must be able to professionally represent the organization at industry events and meetings.

In addition to a competitive wage, Enterprises Lavoie can offer an exciting and challenging work environment, as well as a company culture that values; Stewardship, Cohesive and Disciplined Teamwork, Excellence, Financially Rewarding and Passion.
If you believe that you could thrive in our environment, and are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please submit your resume for consideration.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Candidates considered for this position will be contacted directly. 

Kim Gladden, CPHR
C 780 982 8132

Swine Technicians (Deadline: May 15, 2020 or until suitable candidates found)
 Sunhaven Farms is accepting applications for full-time Swine Technicians for our farms near Wainwright and Irma, Alberta.

Swine Technicians are engaged in all day to day operations within areas of the hog production unit – i.e. breeding, farrowing, nursery and finisher. Previous experience working with livestock is a definite asset. Training will be provided.

We offer competitive wages and benefits including WCB, health, dental, life insurance and group RSP.

Please send resumes with references to: 
Casual Field Assistant (Deadline: May 22, 2020)
Grey Wooded Forage Association
Summer Job Opportunity
Casual Field Assistant
The Grey Wooded Forage Association (GWFA) is a non-profit organization directed by producers who are committed to progressive and innovative production methods in forage, livestock and soil health management. Our mission is to provide knowledge, tools and resources that build and support a thriving farming and ranching community.
The GWFA offers a casual (weather and field conditions dependant) position for a highly motivated field assistant to supplement our ongoing focus in delivering innovative technology and practices. The position is expected to be eight weeks. Reporting to the Agricultural Field Specialist, the primary role will be support of the Soil Sample Benchmark Project, as well as other ongoing field projects as necessary.
Key Responsibilities
*Field collection and processing of soil samples, and soil health measurements
*Detailed and accurate data recording and filing, computer operation
*Timely sample preservation, preparation and shipping
*Communication with producer cooperators, as directed
*Operation and maintenance of light duty equipment and hand tools
*Other duties related to GWFA field projects and activities as may be required
*Manual labour involved within the scope of this position
*Ability to work alone with minimal supervision
*Ability to lift 20-25 kilograms
*Physical fitness to conduct required field sampling activities
*Experience with light duty equipment and hand tools is an asset
*Proficient computer skills (MS Office applications)
*Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
*Background in Agriculture is an asset
*Valid Class 5 Drivers’ License with acceptable driver’s abstract and criminal records check
*Provide your own reliable transportation to conduct work in the field
Additional Information
This is a casual (flexible and weather dependant) position 
Term: June 15-August 15, 2020, with potential for an extension, depending on budget and field conditions.
Wage: $20/hr; plus, work-related mileage
Qualified parties are requested to submit a resume and cover letter by Friday, May 22, 2020 to:
Greg Paranich
Agricultural Field Specialist
PO Box 1448
Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1B1
We thank all applicants for their interest; only those invited for an interview will be contacted

Dairy Labourer (Deadline: Sept 30, 2020)
Vermeer’s Dairy is once again looking for students for the 2020/2021 Academic school year to help out on our dairy farm in Camrose Alberta.
Located just 1.5hrs from the Vermilion Campus we offer competitive wages and fair compensation for travel. We are currently milking 600 cows 3 times a day and are looking for motivated students to be part of our management team on weekends. This job can be a great experience for any student looking to enter the industry and our farm can be a great reference on a future resume.
Tasks include but are not limited to:
- Feeding Calves
- Milking
- Bedding
- Breeding
- Health/Transition Monitoring
Previous experience and an ability to breed cows are valuable assets, as well as driving tractors for field work in the fall.
If this sounds intriguing please send your resume to and check us out on Facebook or Instagram


What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
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– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
Choosing to attend Lakeland College was one of the best decisions that I’ve made in my life so far. The welcoming and friendly Lakeland environment encourages a place of excellence, and fosters the ability to be successful not only in school, but in life.

– Mariah Van’t Hof

University Transfer, Class of 2015

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience

What Alumni Say
The hands-on field trips, quality of education i received, professors who are invested in your success, and all the friends I made. I exceeded my academic expectations and I also had a lot of fun. If i had to do it all over gain, i would choose Lakeland!

– Nicole (Audet) Pysh

Class of 2006, Environmental Protection & Class of 2008, Applied Environmental Degree