Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersAgriculture-related college degree, Farm/Crop management (3 years or less), Informal apprenticeship, General college degree, General farming (over 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:•12 months experience seeding and harvesting grains in New Zealand and Australia. •Valid CDL in Australia and the United States with endorsements for triples and tankers. •College degree in Agricultural Business from Des Moines Area Community College.
Briefly describe your current occupation(s) and responsibilities and list previous agricultural employment and experiences. If you are currently farming or ranching, please state the size, type(s), and location of the operation.•2016: Forestry transport driver, hauling raw wood products from harvest site to mills. I deal with forest harvest crews, make multiple on-time deliveries to a variety of mills and am responsible for regular inspection of truck and trailer equipment.
•2015: 12 months experience seeding and harvesting grains in New Zealand and Australia. Operated and maintained a John Deere 6210R and a Case IH 9350, both with 12 ton grain carts. I also operated a Case IH 9370 with a 50’ air seeder and Trimble GPS.
•2014: Completed 2,000 mile harvest with JKD Harvesting in Colby Kansas. My responsibilities include: operating and maintaining a John Deere S670 combine with Macdon 40’ Flex Draper and Greenstar GPS, John Deere 8335R tractor with Brent 1194 Avalanche grain cart, Peterbilt 379 tractor-trailer with a variety of trailers including oversize loads and grain.
•2012 & 2013: Worked in the feedlot at the Couser Cattle Company in Nevada, Iowa. Operate a skid loader and a John Deere 9200 tractor loading, hauling, and piling manure. Operating John Deere 544K pay loader and JCB Ag+ tele-handler feeding cattle. Walking cattle checking for sick or lame animals and then treating them.