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Crop Consultant/Spray Rig Operator


Valley Coop, Inc. is accepting applications for a motivated Crop Consultant/Spray Rig Operator for our Winfield location. This position has agronomic consulting and sales responsibilities in addition to pesticide and fertilizer application duties with spray rigs and dry floaters as needed. This position will also be responsible for applying chemical and fertilizer with the spray rigs and floaters at our Hackney location as needed. Most equipment being used includes newer Case IH Patriots and Titans. A successful applicant will exhibit superior customer service and successful operations in our agronomy department. The applicant will be expected to mix pesticides and fertilizers as recommended, maintain and service applicator equipment, deal with customers professionally, Possesses knowledge and understanding of soil fertility, fertilizer recommendations, seed traits and agricultural chemistry, 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. 

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 ambition in learning how to be an effective Crop Consultant. Applicants with a Certified Crop Advisor certificate and/or 1A Applicator’s license is preferred, but the Cooperative would be willing to work with the candidate to attain them. 
Requirements
Preference is for a self-driven individual with an agriculture background, aptitude in ag technologies, and a mechanical aptitude. A high school diploma or GED is required. Applicant must be willing to seek out and attend additional continuing education, seminars, classes or other job-related education requirements or opportunities.
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.
This position requires excellent computer operation skills. The applicant must be proficient with Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Experience with precision agriculture software 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. This may include structural ladders as well as climbing into applicator rig, large vehicles, and/or tractors. The employee may be exposed to long seasonal work hours due to the fluctuation in agronomic service demand throughout the season.
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 Wednesday, February 28th, 2018. 
Valley Coop, Inc.
c/o James Jirak, General Manager
811 Mill Street
Winfield, KS 67156
james@vcoop.com


Valley Coop, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Spray Rig Operator


Valley Coop, Inc. is accepting applications for a mechanically-inclined Spray Rig Operator for our Atlanta location. This job will entail ag chemical and fertilizer application with our Case IH Patriots and Titans spray rigs and floaters. 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 other departments and operations at the Coop. The employee must be able to work well on a team and take direction from management. 

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 a basic understanding of fertilizers and chemicals and experience with heavy machine operating.
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 as determined by management; basic computer operation skills; and education and/or experience in agronomic practices and computer technologies. 
Driving requirements include a valid Driver’s License with a safe driving record. A Commercial Driver’s License (with Hazmat endorsement) is preferred. It will be expected that the employee will acquire a CDL license within 90 days if they do not currently have it.
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. The candidate must be willing to work long hours and on weekends as necessary.
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 Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.
Valley Coop, Inc.
c/o James Jirak, General Manager
811 Mill Street
Winfield, KS 67156
james@vcoop.com


Valley Coop, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

811 Mill St
Winfield, KS 67156-2746

 


 
 

Location Contact Information:

Atlanta: 394-2290

Burden: 438-2314

New Salem: 221-4290

Kellogg: 221-0154

Hackney: 221-4370

Winfield: 221-2079

Main Office: 221-4343

General Manager (James’s Cell): 218-1189

 

Valley Coop Cash Bids
Name Delivery Start Delivery End Basis Month Futures Price Basis Cash Price Futures Change
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Quotes retrieved on April 20, 2018, 12:02:35 AM CDT
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Quotes retrieved on April 20, 2018, 12:02:35 AM CDT
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Corn -

Corn futures ended the Thursday session with fractional to 1 cent losses in most contracts. This morning’s USDA Export Sales report showed old

Wheat -

Wheat futures saw 4 to 6 3/4 cent gains in the KC contracts on Thursday. CBT was up 1 to 2 cents, with MPLS down 4 to 6 cents. The USDA reported a

Ag Market Commentary -

Corn futures ended the Thursday session with fractional to 1 cent losses in most contracts. This morning’s USDA Export Sales report showed old

Cotton -

Cotton futures closed the Thursday session by squeezing out 1 to 27 point gains, as Oct was up 190 points on thin trade. All upland cotton export

Soybeans -

Soybean futures settled the day with 2 to 4 1/2 cent losses. Soy meal was down $3.30/ton, with front month soy oil 2 points lower. Export sales of

Lean Hogs -

Lean hog futures finished Thursday with mixed trade, as nearby May was the only contract higher. The CME Lean Hog Index was up $1.03 from the

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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. 

Refresh your screen to update to the latest prices. Prices shown are 15 minutes delayed and not live board prices. Bids are Subject to Change Without Notice. 

 

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