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Valley Coop, Inc.
Custom Applicator
Valley Coop, Inc. is accepting applications for a motivated Custom Applicator for our Hackney location. This position is responsible for superior customer service and successful operations in our agronomy department. The job will entail ag chemical and fertilizer application with our spray rigs and floaters with most equipment being newer Case IH Patriots and Titans. The successful applicant is expected to be able to mix chemicals and fertilizers as recommended, maintain and service applicator equipment, deal with customers professionally, have some agronomic background and knowledge and be willing to assist with other operations at the coop. The employee must be able to work well on a team and take direction from management. It will be expected that employee will acquire a CDL and a 1A applicator’s license if they do not currently have them. The hackney location also has grain and feed operations that the employee will work in when agronomic activities are not going on.
 
Additional responsibilities include working with Valley Coop’s management team to ensure efficiency, teamwork, and safety.
 
The Coop provides excellent Benefits including: health, dental, long-term disability, and life insurance; a flexible benefits plan; and a 401k and retirement plan! Pay is commensurate with experience.
 
Qualifications A successful candidate will have excellent customer service and leadership skills, initiative, and good working knowledge of agronomy. In addition, the candidate will possess strong organizational and recordkeeping skills and the ability to keep commitments. Applicants with a 1A Applicator’s License is preferred, but would be willing to work with candidate to attain one.
 
Requirements The position requires a High School Diploma or equivalent; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; basic computer operation skills; and education and/or experience in agronomic practices and computer technologies. The right candidate must be willing to work long hours and on weekends as necessary. Driving requirements include a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record is required. A commercial driver’s license (with Hazmat endorsement) is preferred. Additional requirements include frequently lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifting and/or moving over 100 pounds; and frequently climbing ladders (may range from 20’ to 180’) and stairs.
 
About Valley Coop, Inc. The Valley Coop, Inc., is a successful full-service agricultural cooperative in South Central Kansas.  The main office is located in Winfield, Kansas.  The Coop specializes in grain handling and marketing, agronomy services including fertilizer, chemical, feed and fuel.  The Cooperative has annual sales over 35 million dollars with over 2.6 million bushels of grain storage capacity.  They also have branch locations located in Atlanta, Burden, New Salem, Hackney and Kellogg.  Please visit their website at www.vcoop.com.
 
Applications Candidates may send their cover letter and resume to James Jirak, General Manager by Friday, Febuary 17th, 2017.
 
 
Valley Coop, Inc. c/o James Jirak, General Manager
811 Mill Street Winfield, KS 67156
 
Valley Coop, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Valley Coop Cash Bids
Name Delivery Start Delivery End Basis Month Futures Price Basis Cash Price Futures Change
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VALLEY COOP, INC., ANNOUNCES CEO - May 9th 2016

VALLEY COOP, INC., ANNOUNCES CEO

WINFIELD, Kansas - Valley Coop, Inc., is pleased to announce that they have completed their executive search and would like to introduce their new CEO, James Jirak. Mr. Jirak is a recognized cooperative leader in the state of Kansas.

Jirak has most recently been serving as CEO of Producers Agricultural Marketing Association in Kensington, Kansas since 2009. Prior to that he spent his career working for the ethanol industry, in direct sales and he spent time in chemical and fertilizer operations for Collingwood Grain (ADM). James is also active in the cooperative industry including serving on the Kansas Cooperative Council, Agri-Business Benefit Group Insurance board and with the Kansas Grain and Feed Association. He is a graduate of Fort Hays State University with a bachelor's degree in agricultural business.

"The Board of Directors is extremely pleased to announce James Jirak as their next CEO. James, is an up and coming leader in agricultural cooperatives. The board is looking forward to working with James on ensuring that the cooperative continues to provide outstanding products and services to our membership long in to the future," said Darrell Long, Board Chairman.

Mr. Jirak will officially join Valley Coop on May 16, 2016.

Market Snapshot
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Commentary
Wheat -

Wheat futures were mixed on Friday. CHI was the weakest down 6 3/4 cents, followed by KC, down 4 cents. MPLS was the strongest, up 3/4 of a cent in

Soybeans -

Soybean futures finished Friday 1 3/4 to 2 cents higher, after dropping 19 cents/bushel(1.84%) on the week. March 17 soy meal futures were 50 cents

Corn -

Corn futures closed 4 1/4 cents lower on the week in the March17 contract. Most contracts finished the Friday session 1 1/2 cents lower. The CFTC

Ag Market Commentary -

Corn futures closed 4 1/4 cents lower on the week in the March17 contract. Most contracts finished the Friday session 1 1/2 cents lower. The CFTC

Cotton -

Cotton futures settled 40 to 58 points higher for the old crop contracts, with new crop contracts only slightly higher. The March 17 contracts

Lean Hogs -

Lean hog futures turned around on Friday to finish $1.45 higher in April 17, which netted a 3.89% loss over the week. The CME Lean Hog Index for

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Cash Bid Information

Due to CBOT and KCBT market hour changes beginning           April 8, 2013 

Valley Coop, Inc. will ONLY PURCHASE GRAIN DURING  MARKET HOURS OF 8:30 AM TO 1:00 PM MONDAY THRU FRIDAY  

 

Sunflowers are priced by the cwt and all other grains by the bushel.

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Bids Subject to Change Without Notice! 

 
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Temperature: 36°F Dew point: 22°F
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