How Do We Attract New Talent?

One of the biggest challenges I faced as an elevator manager was attracting quality talent for seasonal/full-time help.  The elevator can be in tip-top shape going into harvest, but if you do not have adequate coverage, disaster can strike.  I began to question why we had such a shortage of potential candidates.  There were young…

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How Do We Attract New Talent?

By Mike Terning, Cultura Technologies Grains and Oilseeds Category Manager There is a song by the Steve Miller Band called “Fly Like An Eagle.”   The song was from an album with the same title that the band released in 1976.  The following line is repeated eight times in the song:  “Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’,…

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Should You Be Recruiting Passive Candidates?

The best candidates for open jobs in agriculture businesses may be people who are not looking for jobs at all.  They are passive candidates, or people who already have jobs and are satisfied.  They come in – day in, day out – do great work and don’t really plan to make a change. There are two…

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Harvest the Future – Hiring is Ag’s New Fertile Ground

Admittedly, I’m new to this. I have worked in several industries, but Cultura Technologies is my first stint in agriculture. Through past experience, I am no stranger to the challenge of recruiting great employees.  And one trend that I see as pervasive in the agricultural industry is the need to recruit and retain skilled, tech-saavy…

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Data Replication Service: A Way Back from the Unknown

Some businesses are afraid of the “unknown.” Grain businesses aren’t afraid of “unknown” deliveries; but they can be an inconvenience. Currently, if a driver shows up with a load of grain – but he hasn’t been to the elevator or location before – the load is logged at the scale as “unknown.” Same thing, if…

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Help Wanted: New Generation of Ag Needed to Fill Great Demand

Most folks in agriculture are familiar with these statistics:  by 2050, the world’s population is expected to climb to nine billion people.  Experts say we’ll need to produce 70 percent more food to feed all those people.  Now, juxtapose those numbers and these:  the average age of American farmers is 58, and farmers who are…

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