AgCareers.com Appreciates Association Relationships
As a business, AgCareers.com has many stakeholders to thank for our success. Our partnership clients, some of which have been partners with us since our early beginnings as a job board and now not only post their open career opportunities but also take advantage of our full suite of products. Job seekers who utilized the site before .com was a household name and associations that looked for creative ways to develop relationships with a new concept in the agricultural talent industry.
Associations provide a diverse array of resources for their members and can also serve as an authenticating avenue for services like job boards. Not only do they validate vendors like job boards as an avenue for companies to find top talent but can also be a source for job advice and searching. Because our association relationships are so diverse and cover both our employer and job seeker audiences you may not be aware of these valuable relationships that help to keep AgCareers.com at the forefront of providing global talent solutions in agriculture and food.
Providing free internship postings to association partners and their members has been one of the ways AgCareers.com has worked with these groups to foster the pipeline of talent to our industry together. Below we outline some of our association partnerships and our unique relationships.
AgCareers.com is the strategic career success partner of both the National FFA Organization and Agriculture Future of America (AFA). Just recently National FFA in collaboration with Discovery Education launched, AgExplorer. This is a tool for the 629,327 student members to learn about the many career opportunities available to them in the agriculture industry. Though our association relationship with National FFA, AgCareers.com was able to provide profiles for those students to view about each career and connect them to real-time opportunities by linking those profiles back to AgCareers.com. This relationship also extends to the National Association of Agricultural Educators and their Teach Ag Campaign, allowing all secondary ag teacher openings to be listed on AgCareers.com.
With AFA, AgCareers.com powers a job board for the student members of AFA to quickly access internships and entry-level career opportunities in agriculture. Additionally, AgCareers.com now hosts a virtual opportunity fair for AFA students and partners to connect online prior to their National Conference and Opportunity Fair. Both of these relationships also allow a perk back to the corporate partners of each organization by giving them access to advertise their internship roles on AgCareers.com at no cost!
AgCareers.com also participates in the STEM Connector Food and Agriculture Council and is an integral component to their Feed, Nourish, Thrive campaign to increase awareness of STEM careers in the food and agriculture sectors. This not only allows AgCareers.com to have greater visibility among a more diverse job seeker audience but also to have greater visibility with other partnering companies and universities of STEM Connector.
Some association relationships allow groups who represent companies to provide employer resources from AgCareers.com to their members. AgCareers.com works closely with the Produce Marketing Association’s Center for Growing Talent and allows member companies of the association to post their openings internship openings on AgCareers.com and have them highlighted within the job board. Additionally, the partnership provides an industry-specific HR Review for the Produce Industry.
We continue to build many strong relationships within Canada as well. Recently AgCareers.com proudly sponsored AgScape’s Ag Career Competition. The goal of the competition was to expose youth to the vast array of jobs in agriculture and food. Through fun activities provided by industry support, students with little experience or knowledge of the agri-food industry worked as teams to explore the plentiful opportunities in our industry. This truly was a pipeline building activity.
Throughout the history of AgCareers.com, these tactical relationships and others have helped shape the success of our site and move the industry forward. Associations do great work on behalf of and for their members and we’ve been fortunate to work with a variety of groups who appreciate the connection to careers for their associates. We look forward to continuing to expand on our current relationships and to developing new opportunities.