Agribusiness Career Day - February 12, 2020


The sixth annual Agribusiness Career Day provides community college students access to industry professionals who share their insights give attendees a leg up in the job market.

The event is hosted by the Agribusiness Association of Iowa Foundation and focuses on community college students enrolled in agricultural degrees. Students from each of Iowa's 15 community colleges, the future employees of ag, have the opportunity to connect with agribusinesses during this unique event. Students get the opportunity to meet with the HR contacts at our industry companies. These companies have full-time, part-time, and internships available for college students and graduates.

What Students Can Expect:

  • Access to over 120 agricultural companies
  • Networking opportunities with hundreds of industry professionals
  • $1,000 scholarships! A scholarship will be awarded to one student from EVERY community college in Iowa. No application required!
  • Dynamic speakers - critical insights from those who are already in the industry
  • Prize drawing exclusively for students at the conclusion of our event

2020 Scholarship Sponsors

Schedule of Events

This schedule, Job Fair companies, and all other information about ASC 2020 is in the Agribiz Showcase App!

Click or scan the image to download the app!*

7:30 AM - Breakfast (Featuring Chris Cakes)

8:00 AM - Showcase Floor Opens

9:00 AM - Student Check-in (Lobby)

10:00 AM - Morning Welcome

Dr. Rob Denson, President, Des Moines Area Community College

10:10 AM - Transitioning from College Life to Career Life

- Laura Blomme, Executive Recruiter, Hedlin Ag Enterprises

10:30 - Politics & Law – Why to Pay Attention

- Moderator, TBA
- Jennifer Williams Zwagerman, Director & Professor, Drake Agricultural Law Center
- Adrienne Gathman, Asst. Prof. of Political Science, Simpson College

11:15 -Trade’s Impact on Iowa Families

- Dr. Wendong Zhang, Professor of Economics, Iowa State University

11:35 – 12:15 PM - Student & Sponsor Luncheon

12:00 PM - Job Fair Company Introductions

12:15 – 1:00 PM -Keynote Speaker | Life’s Transitions and Talking About Mental Health

- Detective Tim Denger, Iowa State University Police

1:00 - Scholarship Presentations & Group Photo

1:30 - 3:00 PM - Students Visit Job Fair

3:00 PM -  Showcase Floor Closes

*schedule is subject to change, final times of events will be posted Feb 1, 2020!


Main Event Sponsor

For Colleges

For Companies

How Can Companies Participate?

Job Fair Companies

2020 Job Fair Companies

Growmark FS
ISU - College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Twin State Inc. - LiquiGrow
agriCAREERS, Inc.
SoilView, LLC
Cooperative Farmers Elevator
Farmers Win
Buena Vista University
Innovative Ag Services

(List updated weekly!)

Community Colleges

Fifteen Iowa community colleges are eligible for our annual scholarship program. 

  • Des Moines Area Community
  • Indian Hills Community College
  • Iowa Valley Community College
  • North Iowa Area Community College
  • Southeastern Community College
  • Muscatine Community Colleges
  • Iowa Central Community College
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • Northeast Iowa Community College
  • Southwestern Community College
  • Hawkeye Community College
  • Iowa Lakes Community College
  • Kirkwood Community College
  • Northwest Iowa Community College
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College

Dr. Rob Denson

Laura Blomme

Dr. Wendong Zhang

Det. Tim Denger

Jennifer Zwagerman

Adrienne Gathman

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