Ag 1 SourceThe Leaders in Agriculture Talent        The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture indus...
About Ag 1 Source• Founded in 2002• Our Mission: To provide our clients with value-based  human resource solutions that ar...
The History Of Ag 1 Source• In 2000, we had a core group with 80 years  of Ag industry experience who saw an  opportunity ...
The History Of Ag 1 Source• 2004 increased recruiting team and  established offices in MN and KY• 2008 Created Career 1 So...
More About Us• Our recruiters come directly from the specialties in which  they recruit, leading to highly credible and un...
Ag 1 Source Credibility Is Based On TrustIntegrity – more than honesty and compliance with rules. It includescongruence, h...
Agronomy & Seed Recruiting•   Representing the largest segment, our    Agronomy & Seed team has over 30 years of    recrui...
Agricultural Equipment Recruiting•   Our true industry experts have worked within    the industry in many of the very same...
Grain & Biofuels Recruiting•   The grain industry represents an active system    of farm grain production through the stor...
Animal Health & Nutrition Recruiting•    Ag 1 Source has a proven track record of success     and we continue to conduct m...
Food & Produce Recruiting•   From farm to table, agriculture is extremely    diverse. The Food and Produce segment    repr...
Livestock Production Recruiting•   Ag 1 Source works with many of the most    successful and reputable livestock productio...
Proven Process           Unique Features of the Ag 1 Source Process• Our typical Referral document is a 5 – section compre...
Industry Leading Recruitment Process1.    Hiring Consultation: We work with you to understand your organization, the      ...
Recruitment Process (cont.)6. Client preparation and presentation: You will be prepared to focus on target areas in   the ...
Recruitment Process (cont.)11. Final interview – Ag 1 Source will assist you in preparing for a second round of interviews...
The Ag 1 Source Difference for EmployersAg 1 Source strives to build Credibility based on 4 core characteristics of Trust•...
Cultural Match  Matching a candidate to the requirements of the job is onething. Finding someone that can match the compan...
1 Source Many Solutions     More than just the most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in agriculture, Ag 1    Source ca...
1 Source Many Solutions cont.•   Benefits Programs: Need some help in deciding what benefits to offer, or some resources o...
For Job SeekersAg 1 Source is the most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in North American agriculture. Weoperate with ...
Retained Search  Generally reserved for more top level or more public positions, the Retained       process is recommended...
The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
The Early-bird Source Strategy                            Change in Growth, Impact, and Satisfaction Over Time            ...
Convert a Career into Words    What’s the EVP?    Why would a top, fully-     employed person take                        ...
Contact UsVisit our website: www.ag1source.com        Phone: 1-800-388-1214 General Email: info@ag1source.com      The mos...
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About Ag 1 Source

  1. 1. Ag 1 SourceThe Leaders in Agriculture Talent The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  2. 2. About Ag 1 Source• Founded in 2002• Our Mission: To provide our clients with value-based human resource solutions that are founded on integrity, desired results, and a passion for excellence.• Believed our clients deserved a recruiting partner with a higher level of service, credibility, and professionalism• In the search process we develop a strategy specific to the needs of our customers• With recruiting consultants strategically positioned around the U.S., we are committed to exceeding the expectations of our clients. The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  3. 3. The History Of Ag 1 Source• In 2000, we had a core group with 80 years of Ag industry experience who saw an opportunity for change• In 2002, this team established Ag1Source with the intent to be the most successful and trustworthy ag industry recruiters in North America The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  4. 4. The History Of Ag 1 Source• 2004 increased recruiting team and established offices in MN and KY• 2008 Created Career 1 Source to meet non- ag demand in insurance and banking• 2009 Established a West Coast team• 2011 Added 2 recruiters• 2012 Added 1 recruiter The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  5. 5. More About Us• Our recruiters come directly from the specialties in which they recruit, leading to highly credible and unparalleled knowledge to identify and attract the best talent• Cultural Match for employers means finding quality candidates that fit your organization• We have the resources to find the best talent on even the most challenging searches• Our recruiting consultants are passionate about finding a candidate that exceeds your expectations. The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  6. 6. Ag 1 Source Credibility Is Based On TrustIntegrity – more than honesty and compliance with rules. It includescongruence, humility, and courage.Intent - Our intent is our plan and our purpose, seeking the greatestmutual benefit for all.Capabilities - Our recruiters come directly from the specialties inwhich they recruit.Results - We work strategically to make the right placements and wetake responsibility for the results The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  7. 7. Agronomy & Seed Recruiting• Representing the largest segment, our Agronomy & Seed team has over 30 years of recruiting experience in bringing the industry’s top candidates and organizations an unmatched level of service• Industry Sectors: – Retail Agronomy – Fertilizer & Crop Protection Manufacturing – Seed – Crop/Food Production – Bio Technology – Credit/Finance – Crop Insurance• Positions – CEO & General Mgmt – Division Mgmt – Sales – Operations – Technical Agronomy – Marketing & Training The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  8. 8. Agricultural Equipment Recruiting• Our true industry experts have worked within the industry in many of the very same roles being recruited for and with some of the very same reputable manufacturers, dealers, and distributors. Our experience, reputation, and industry contacts are unmatched. We are committed to your success.• Industry Sectors – Manufacturing – Retail – Distribution – Precision Farming – Livestock Equipment – Executive, Sales, & Sales Mgmt• Positions – Executives – Sales & Marketing – Product Mgmt – Operations – Engineering – Research and Development The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  9. 9. Grain & Biofuels Recruiting• The grain industry represents an active system of farm grain production through the storage process and transportation of grain products to markets all over the world. The biofuels industry currently utilizes many grain products for advanced production as a highly dynamic industry segment.• Industry Sectors: – Grain Storage & Handling – Marketing & Risk Mgmt – Ag Business/Grain Accounting – Transportation – Advanced Products – Ethanol• Positions – Facility Mgmt & Superintendent – Merchandisers, Buyers, & Originators – Plant Mgmt – CFO, Controllers, & Staff Accountants – CEO & General Mgmt – Safety & Training The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  10. 10. Animal Health & Nutrition Recruiting• Ag 1 Source has a proven track record of success and we continue to conduct multiple searches for Animal Health and Feed companies as well as other firms that contribute to food animal production. Our recruiting consultants have over 12 years of experience partnering with these companies to find talent that can help them reach their profitability and market share goals.• Industry Sectors: – Animal Health Manufacturer – Large & Companion Animal – Feed Production – Feed Ingredient – Retail/Farm Store – Distribution – Petfood• Positions – Sales & Marketing – Product Mgmt – Sales & General Mgmt – R&D – Quality Control – Nutritionists – Technical Service Veterinarians – Merchandisers, traders, marketers The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  11. 11. Food & Produce Recruiting• From farm to table, agriculture is extremely diverse. The Food and Produce segment represents many of the food crops and products that line numerous grocery store shelves today.• Industry Sectors: – Specialty Crop Production – Produce Marketing/Distribution – Sales – Credit/Finance – Quality Control – Food Ingredients• Positions – Produce Sales – Product Buyers – Distribution Mgmt – Quality Analysis/Quality Control – Agronomists, CCA, PCA – Supply Chain Mgmt – Vendor Mgmt The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  12. 12. Livestock Production Recruiting• Ag 1 Source works with many of the most successful and reputable livestock production operations across the USA. Our Recruiting Consultants have over a decade of experience partnering with these operations to find talent that can make a positive impact on their bottom line.• Industry Sectors: – Beef Cattle Production – Dairy Cattle Production – Swine Production• Positions – General Mgmt – Department Mgmt – Accountants, Controllers, CFOs – Nutritionists – Risk Mgmt – Human Resources – Executives The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  13. 13. Proven Process Unique Features of the Ag 1 Source Process• Our typical Referral document is a 5 – section comprehensive overview comparing the candidate to the objective needs of the position• Personality / Style assessment• Performance Profile reflecting skills and characteristics that the candidates express in their own words• Consultants present candidates in the most transparent manner possible• Candidate Career counseling• Strategic industry Affiliated Partners The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  14. 14. Industry Leading Recruitment Process1. Hiring Consultation: We work with you to understand your organization, the position, and the future of both2. The Search: Ag 1 Source will conduct an intensive search process that includes candidate and contact screening, testing, interviewing, and cultural fit analysis3. Candidate Presentation: Ag 1 Source will present a group of candidates that match your needs and have completed the screening process4. Selection: We work with you to decide which candidates to interview, and why. We use your feedback to better understand your choices so we can continue the search and fine tune our selection process.5. Candidate preparation and presentation: We continue to work with the candidates to ensure they are truly interested in the role, and are ready for the interview. The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  15. 15. Recruitment Process (cont.)6. Client preparation and presentation: You will be prepared to focus on target areas in the interview, and have the information you need to make an informed choice.7. Face to Face interviews: Ag 1 Source will help you implement your candidate interview process including scheduling, pre-work (if required), and documentation.8. Candidate Post-interview Follow-up: Ag 1 Source contacts the candidate after the interview to evaluate their thoughts and opinions on your organization, the interviewer, the position, and their desire to get an offer.9. Client Post-interview Follow-up: Ag 1 Source will contact the client to review the features, benefits, accomplishments, and potential of the candidate.10. Additional Background Info: Although Ag 1 Source provides reference comments and information for each candidate as part of the initial presentation, additional information may be required due to the complexity of the role, or questions resulting from the interview process. The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  16. 16. Recruitment Process (cont.)11. Final interview – Ag 1 Source will assist you in preparing for a second round of interviews and introduction to other decision makers in your organization.12. The Offer – Ag 1 Source will assist you in building an offer that meets the expectations of your company and the candidate, and will get the employee on-board as efficiently as possible.13. Candidate Resignation – Counseling is provided to each candidate to confirm commitment to your organization and avoid costly counter-offers in the resignation process.14. Relocation – If relocation is involved, we continue to work with the candidate to ensure the relocation and transition are going smoothly for both the employee and any family members.15. Onboarding follow up – The first 4 weeks are the most critical for a new employee. We maintain critical interaction with both the candidate and the employer to ensure that everyone is happy, expectations are being met, and success is clearly on the horizon. The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  17. 17. The Ag 1 Source Difference for EmployersAg 1 Source strives to build Credibility based on 4 core characteristics of Trust• Integrity – more than honesty and compliance with the rules. It includes congruence, humility, and courage.• Intent – Our intent is our plan and our purpose, seeking the greatest mutual benefit for all.• Capabilities – Our recruiters come directly from the specialties in which they recruit.• Results – We work strategically to make the right placements and we take responsibility for the results.Employer Confidence Our recruiters come directly from the specialties in which they recruit. We have the resources to find the best talent on even the most challenging searches Our recruiting consultants are passionate about finding a candidate that exceeds your expectations Cultural Match for employers means finding quality candidates that fit your organizationIntegrity – What does that mean to us? It means creating an atmosphere of High Trust. It meansTalking Straight. It means Delivering Results. It means Listening First and Keeping Commitments. Aworkplace filled with Integrity means being on the path to creating High Credibility. The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  18. 18. Cultural Match Matching a candidate to the requirements of the job is onething. Finding someone that can match the company’s culture can be an entirely separate and distinctive consideration.A good personality style match may be as much as half of the reason why one candidate will be a best match for the job. The bottom line is, a great match can mean a much higherlevel of engagement in a new employee’s job, and if skills arematched as well, then a new employee is much more likely to be a star performer. The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  19. 19. 1 Source Many Solutions More than just the most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in agriculture, Ag 1 Source can be a valued resource to help and support in several other areas. Ag 1 Source has in-house experts and affiliated companies that provide a strategic alliance network to solve needs beyond the typical recruiting framework.• Market Intelligence: Ag 1 Source Recruiting Consultants are in communication with a wide number of companies and candidates every day. Many times, very recent or cutting edge information has become available to the consultant and some of that information may be of value, particularly as a client company. Our Recruiting Consultants work in a focused market, with many of the companies and the candidates that we are speaking with working in very common or similar markets. This means that some news or market insight may be quite valuable to you.• Mergers & Acquisitions: Ag 1 Source Recruiting Consultants are constantly on the lookout for companies interested in finding partners or business ventures that might fit nicely into their company. All information will be kept confidential and introductions and discussions can be handled in the most discreet of manners.• Succession Planning: Are you wanting more than just a new employee? Ag 1 Source Recruiting Consultants spend a great deal of time counseling candidates about prospective companies, their career potential, and ultimately what a successful promotion in a new company could look like. Especially for top level positions, it is a natural discussion to analyze and review candidates for much more than just filling the immediate job objective. We have tools that can aid in testing, evaluation, and pinpointing employees with key leadership capabilities. The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  20. 20. 1 Source Many Solutions cont.• Benefits Programs: Need some help in deciding what benefits to offer, or some resources on where to go to improve your current benefits? Ag 1 Source has many affiliated companies that are specialists in this area. Need to compare your benefits to peers in your company segment? Ask an Ag 1 Source Recruiting Consultant for help.• Human Resource Services: Not big enough to have your own Human Resources manager? Our partner company, Ag 1 Professional Services, can help. With certified SPHR professional knowledge, Ag 1 Professional can assist with HR needs including, company reviews, HR audits, an HR associate mentor, and scalable HR general services to handle your needs until your company is large enough to hire within. See www.ag1proservices.com for more information.• Business Consulting: Is your business ready to transition to the next generation? Need business consulting to help figure out the best structure? We recommend one of our Affiliated Companies, for this special service. Want to know more? Call one of our Recruiting Consultants for more information.• Compensation Guidelines: Do you need help in figuring out what your position should pay? We talk to a number of companies in your field regularly. We will know what the low, midpoint, and high ranges should be for the position you need filled. Ask one of our Recruiting Consultants for more information.• Need recruiting help outside of Agriculture? Our Career 1 Source affiliate may be in the market that you need. Ask your Ag 1 Source Recruiting Consultant for a recommendation.• Do you have a Problem Employee or Problem Situation that needs very special handling to avoid some serious problems, such as potential litigation? Need to terminate an employee and don’t know how to do it? We may have a recommendation of one of our Affiliated Companies, or let your Ag 1 Source Recruiting Consultant help. The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  21. 21. For Job SeekersAg 1 Source is the most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in North American agriculture. Weoperate with Integrity, and that means that Ag 1 Source is different. We focus on a strategiccultural match between the employer and employee and we only refer those candidates that fitall of the requirements and want to be considered for the position.• Your resume will never be submitted without your permission.• Our recruiters have domain expertise in the areas they recruit for.• We fully discuss and answer any questions about the job before submitting your resume to a client.• We expect the same level of integrity from our candidatesThe Ag 1 Source ProcessWe are committed to a process that will ensure you the best possible job seeking and careeradvancement experience. We expect you to be part of our team as we partner to find the rightposition for you, and in doing that, have a set of expectations that we will jointly follow toimprove the chances of a successful outcome. The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  22. 22. Retained Search Generally reserved for more top level or more public positions, the Retained process is recommended for the most important, confidential, or difficult recruiting efforts.The Retained Executive Search requires an in depth analysis, review, and comparison ofall candidates that could be considered. The process starts with a detailed review of the company’s key objectives and business plan, background, and skills needed in the person that could ultimately be the successful candidate. The process involves a thorough understanding of the company’s culture and future direction as the successful candidate must be able to provide leadership capable of reaching the objectives. This search relationship requires fee payments at regular intervals during the course of the search project. The search does not end until the successful candidate is hired by the company. The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  23. 23. The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  24. 24. The Early-bird Source Strategy Change in Growth, Impact, and Satisfaction Over Time Early-birds Leftovers 40% 15% 9% 8% Explorers Tiptoers Searchers Networkers Hunters & PostersGrowth & Impact Career Move Better Job Good Job Lateral Any Job 28% 83% 17%Super Passive Passive Active Diminishing Key Points Job Returns Target Early-birds 2011 LinkedIn Survey of 4,550 Ask, “How long have you been looking?” fully-employed professionals Time The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  25. 25. Convert a Career into Words What’s the EVP? Why would a top, fully- employed person take PRESENT this position? Impact, Growth, Company Performance Profile What do the best do? Long term component of a career move – the Build team PAST Improve process becoming! Complete project Job Description Short term component of Skills a career move – DOING Experience FUTURE not HAVING Academics Industry CompetenciesLead with EVP  DOING  Having Responsibilities The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry
  26. 26. Contact UsVisit our website: www.ag1source.com Phone: 1-800-388-1214 General Email: info@ag1source.com The most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry

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