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Grain Elevator Manager


Grain Elevator Managers are responsible for storing grain, shipping grain to processing facilities, and buying grain from farmers.



What responsibilities will I have?

  • Supervise, lead, and develop assigned full-time and part-time elevator employees
  • Train assigned employees to meet state, federal, and company regulatory and safety criteria
  • Responsible for grain handling including incoming, stored, and outgoing grain
  • Maintain the grain quality, blending, and provide grain drying services
  • Implements grain pricing, considering sample and inspection grade on all incoming and outgoing grain shipments
  • Ensures service charge levels are maintained
  • Assists with development and implementation of grain origination marketing plans
  • Responsible for compliance with OSHA; state; and federal safety regulations and maintenance and professional appearance of equipment, rolling stock, and facilities
  • Provides professional customer service resulting in increased sales
  • Stays current and informed on industry trends, competitive practices, and regulatory compliance


What education and training is required?

An associates or more preferably bachelor’s degree in agricultural business, economics, marketing or agronomic related area is needed to pursue a career as a Grain Elevator Manager.


To pursue a career as a Grain Elevator Manager:

The following high school courses are recommended:  agricultural education, biology, chemistry  and mathematics.


Typical Employers:

Agricultural retail suppliers, processing companies and cooperatives.


Future Job Market/Outlook:

The future outlook for Grain Elevator Managers is projected to be good.


Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations:

  • North American Export Grain Association
  • National Grain and Feed Association
  • Transportation, Elevator, and Grain Merchants Association
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