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Sustainable Livestock Tech Manager, Trust In Food

Trust In Food™, Farm Journal’s climate-smart ag division, is looking for a Sustainable Livestock Tech Manager 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 15 states and focusing on practices related to row crop, specialty crop, and livestock. Join a great team that is Revolutionizing how Ranchers 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 the beef industry and current innovations of beef rancher’s today. This position will ensure beef producers/ranchers engagement is optimized using insights from Farm Journal’s proprietary database and oversee all technical assistance delivery to beef producers. Guide beef producers through an innovation process of Climate-Smart Agriculture Practices and assist them in selecting the correct technology for their operation.

This position will work in partnership with several Farm Journal teams, partners, and USDA assisting ranchers to improve their ranch.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a primary rancher facing engagement leader to ensure a rancher has the technical support they need. This will allow them to make informative decisions on what technology would best fit their next move 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 ranchers.
  • 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 rancher 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.

SKILLS + ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED

  • 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 Beef industry, technology and agriculture a plus.

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

Krystel Rummans
Manager, Recruiting & Employee Relations
hr@farmjournal.com