Trust In Food™, Farm Journal’s climate-smart ag division, is looking for a Sustainable Livestock Technical Manager in the Northern Great Plains area of the United States to work on the innovative Connected Ag Climate-Smart Commodities Pilot Project. Ensuring beef producers/ranchers engagement is optimized using insights from Farm Journal’s proprietary database and oversee all technical assistance delivery to beef producers. To guide beef producers through an innovation process of Climate-Smart Agriculture Practices and to assist them selecting the correct technology for their operation.
This essential role is well suited for a person who appreciates technology and the knowledge of the beef industry and current innovations of beef rancher’s today. This position will ensure livestock producers engagement is optimized using insights from Farm Journal’s proprietary database and oversee all technical assistance delivery to producers across a 7-state territory (Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri and Minnesota). Come Join a Great team that is Revolutionizing how Ranchers connect with Technology, Regenerative and Climate-Smart Agriculture systems of Today.
This position will work in partnership with many other Farm Journal teams, Partners, and USDA assisting ranchers looking to improve their Ranch.
- Primary producer contact and support for Farm Journal’s Connected Ag Climate-Smart Commodities Pilot Project from project enrollment to payment and reporting.
- Serve as a primary Rancher facing engagement Leader. Ensure ranchers have the technical support they need to make informed decisions on practices and technology that would best fit their transition into Climate-Smart agriculture systems and markets.
- Identify and coordinate the resources from the Proprietary Database at Farm Journal needed to execute on the ground needs of the ranchers.
- Execute a detailed project report for leadership and keep current through out the grant on needs, changes, and updates.
- Help to ensure USDA local offices are aware of the rancher applying is current and doesn’t have an existing USDA program on the same farm for the same practice.
- Measure project performance and report to leadership and provide ongoing reports and progress.
- Verify and monitor practice implementation through on ranch review.
SKILLS + ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED
- Must be located in the Northern Great Plains Region of the United States in one of these states: Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri and Minnesota.
- 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 task on a regular basis.
- Adaptable, flexible, thrives in ambiguous and evolving environments.
- Team player. Belief that communication, collaboration and accountability are keys to be a great teammate.
- Knowledge in Beef industry, technology and agriculture a plus.