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Sustainable Commodities Technical Manager, Northern Great Plains Region

Trust In Food™, Farm Journal’s climate-smart ag division, is looking for a Sustainable Commodities Technical Manager in the Northern Great Plains area of the United States to work on the innovative Connected Ag Climate-Smart Commodities Pilot Project. Trust In Food™ is gearing up to implement a $40M Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities grant program enrolling growers in at least 19 states and focusing on Regenerative Agriculture practices related to row crop, specialty crop, and livestock production. Join a great team that is Revolutionizing how Sustainable Producers connect with Technology, Regenerative and Climate-Smart Agriculture systems of Today.

This essential role is well suited for a person who appreciates technology and has knowledge of Regenerative Agriculture Principles. This position will ensure commodity producers engagement is optimized using insights from Farm Journal’s proprietary database and oversee all technical assistance delivery to producers across a 6-state territory (Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri and Minnesota). Guide producers through an innovation process of Climate-Smart Agriculture Practices and assist them in selecting the correct practices and technology for their operation.

This position will work in partnership with several Farm Journal teams, partners, and USDA.


  • Serve as a primary technical assistance provider and coordinate with partner assistance to provide producers holistic conservation planning. This will allow producers to make informed decisions on what practices and technology would best fit their operations as they transition into Climate-Smart Agriculture systems and markets.
  • Identify and coordinate the resources from the Farm Journal Proprietary Database to execute on the ground needs of producers.
  • Develop a detailed project report for leadership throughout the grant on needs, changes, and updates.
  • Help to ensure USDA local offices are aware of the applicants and that they don’t have an existing USDA program on the same farm for the same practice.
  • Measure project performance, report to leadership and provide ongoing progress reports.


  • Must be located in the Northern Region of the United States in one of the areas: Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri and Minnesota.
  • Understanding of Regenerative Agriculture Principles
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a manager role or similar position.
  • Proven project management experience and skills.
  • Good client-facing and internal communication skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to manage competing priorities with high regards to details.
  • The capability to manage multiple projects and tasks on a regular basis.
  • Adaptable, flexible, thrives in ambiguous and evolving environments.
  • Team player. Belief that communication, collaboration and accountability are keys to a great teammate.
  • Knowledge in the commodity industry, technology and agriculture required.

To apply to any of our Farm Journal job postings, please send your resume and cover letter to:

Krystel Rummans
Manager, Recruiting & Employee Relations