What's Your Industry Pathway?

Ag Show Career fair

On Thursday, February 3rd from 11:00am – 12:30pm, we will be offering a Career Fair to enlighten high school students about business careers in agriculture.  There is a tremendous opportunity and need in the agriculture industry for employees with a business background who wish to specialize in this field.  The Career Fair will be held immediately following the FFA program in the Convention Center in the ballroom lobby.

The Ag Show Career Fair provides students a glimpse into potential career pathways in agriculture. There is tremendous opportunity in the agriculture industry for talented individuals. Career pathways in the ag sector are promising and diverse, ranging from accounting, legal, chemical marketing, finance, technology, sales, machinery, management and the list goes on!

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Farmland Company

Farmland Company exists to provide the on-the-ground management, stewardship, and expertise of a “farm kid” with the professionalism demanded in today’s competitive landscape. Your legacy is farmland, and our business is ensuring the legacy continues well into the future. Based in principles of integrity, hard work, and innovation we continue delivering the best service for our clients, partners, and the industry. From land management to real estate brokerage, appraisal, and insurance our firm gets it done. With so many choices in this world, we choose agriculture.

Tim Cobb AFM, MBA, Broker
Email: Phone: 509-624-4408

Northwest Farm Credit Services

As a member-owned financial cooperative, we help business owners in agriculture, forestry and fisheries secure the financing they need to operate and grow, and the crop insurance they need to protect their livelihoods. Our customers are primarily located in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Northwest FCS is a four-time recipient of the Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award, and the top scoring large company in the Best Place to Work-Inland Northwest competition five years in a row.


Jason Trieschmann, HR Advisor,
Email: Phone: 509-340-5469

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Pape' Machinery


By choosing a career at Papé, you’re selecting a company that has a rich history deeply
ingrained in the logging, agriculture, transportation and material handling industries. Our Mission
is to be the premier marketer of capital equipment in the areas we serve by providing products
that offer exceptional value, backed by consistent, quality customer service.
At Papé, we’re always looking for energetic and smart people to join our team. If you think you’d
work well in an organization like Papé, where every department goal is to exceed customer
expectations, we’d like to hear from you.
The Papé Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all
qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to
race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other
legally protected status.

Nick Chapman, Corporate Recruiter Northwest Region

Email:  Phone: 503-858-7413

Spokane Community College

Spokane Community College (SCC) is one of two accredited institutions of Community Colleges of Spokane and one of the largest community colleges in the state. SCC is known for leading programs in automotive, aviation, heavy equipment, agriculture, natural resources, machining and welding, just to name a few. We also train and certify many professionals through our Apprenticeship and Journeyman Training Center. SCC provides associates degrees and transfer-ready programs to open your path to a four-year college or university. The main campus is located in Spokane, with centers in Colville, Newport, Republic and Inchelium.


Shelby Dickinson, Student Recruitment Manager

Email: Phone: 509-533-8227

Spokane produce


Spokane Produce is a year-round distributor of all produce items. From “field” to warehouse are the steps of handling and transportation that most produce companies outsource (and at which point control is lost and often at many associated costs) Today Spokane Produce trucks and employees transport produce from source to our Spokane, Washington facility.  Total control of the cold chain is the procedural guideline for produce and value-added food items produced in our kitchen that are sold and distributed across five western states.

Craig Higashi, President

Phone: 509.455.8970

University of Idaho

The U of I College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is leading the way in finding solutions to the world’s most critical challenges. We offer 27 undergraduate degree programs on a broad range of topics, from animal science to food and nutrition. More than half of our students receive scholarships, and our graduates are recruited by top companies. In fact, 94% of our students have a job within three months of graduation. Our mission is complex, yet vital: to create and sustain an abundant food and energy supply, a healthy environment, and successful families and communities..

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Maggie Elliot, Director of Recruitment and Student Engagement

Email: Phone: 208-885-6855

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Walla Walla Community College

Walla Walla Community College offers three Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree pathways:

  1. Agricultural Systems

  2. Agricultural Systems with a concentration in Ag Business

  3. Applied Management & Entrepreneurship


Prepare for today’s demanding workforce by expanding on the knowledge gained in a two-year associate degree through an applied baccalaureate program. A Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree adds junior and senior level coursework to your first two years at WWCC.


Employers seek BAS graduates because they have the technical expertise combined with communication, computation, critical thinking and people-management skills. Our Agricultural Systems graduates are currently working for organizations such as Innov8 Ag Solutions, The McGregor Company, Northwest Grain Growers and Nutrien Ag Solutions.

Cristie Crawford, BAS Educational & Career Navigator
Email: Phone: 509-223-2046

Washington State Department of Agriculture


Cody Buchanan, Recruitment and Training Consultant

Email: Phone: 360-902-2020

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Washington State University / CAHNRS

Thank you for considering WSU CAHNRS for your future education journey, we hope you will join the CAHNRS family. CAHNRS students learn the business and science of feeding the world by becoming skilled communicators, critical thinkers, and leaders for the global agricultural industry and beyond. CAHNRS offers opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience with various agricultural classes, labs, field opportunities, and internships. If you would like to learn more about pursing a degree at WSU please reach out to our Academic Programs office to talk with CAHNRS representatives, meet with a current student, or schedule a meeting with a representative or academic advisor. We cannot wait to hear from you, GO COUGS!

Colette Casavant, Director of Student Success
Email: Phone: 509-335-4562