We take the time to understand your business opportunities

Since 1996, Grasslands Recruitment Specialists has solely focused on sourcing, vetting, and presenting qualified, niche-fit agribusiness/agri-food candidates for interviews. We do not simply fill job openings; we work to ensure that the person chosen is qualified and quantifiable for success in the given workplace, or they are not presented.

We don’t just send a resume and cross our fingers; we figure out what you want and need, do what it takes to get those people, and then help you close the deal! To alleviate concerns about employee retention, we ensure a skillset, community, and corporate fit. We are not machines. We are people who help other people.

Please tell us about the people you require. We approach only those candidates who have a track record of success in your industry. We then assist you in hiring the right person the first time.

Our clients have recognized the importance of incorporating our search services into their hiring process. Each search will be tailored to your specific requirements and circumstances.

Our executive search process gives you the chance to hire a top-tier candidate. Each step of our process provides critical information needed to make an informed hiring decision.

We primarily represent mid-to-executive level positions in the Canadian agricultural marketplace, including relationships with other agri-business recruiters with whom we collaborate to fill our clients’ positions. While working directly with us, you benefit from a global network of recruiters! Our business scope/reach is limited to the North American agribusiness/agri-food industry. We understand and are passionate about agriculture, and our employees generally work and live in smaller rural communities across Canada.

We have been Connecting Canadian Agriculture since 1996, and our goal is to become your long-term recruitment partner, not just a vendor. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and the options available to you.

What Our Clients Have To Say:

“More selective with candidates than other recruiters”

“Mike must be the most connected guy in agriculture.
He walks every foot of every trade show each year”

“We would rather have 3 strong candidates than 15 average ones”

“Trust is the #1 factor when it comes to hiring and firing. Blair gets that. We trust Blair.”

“They really understand the market, especially pay ranges”

“They don’t waste our time”

“They really know the western market. Saves a ton of time–we don’t have to educate them”

“Nice, honest people. They do what they say they are going to do”

“Always delivers strong candidates”

“They take a sniper/rifle approach rather than shotgun”

“Some of our best guys have come through Grasslands”

“Will look forward to working with you in the future.”

“Mike is a true professional and extremely knowledgeable. Excellent experience”

Recent Successful Placements include:

After Market Customer Service Representative
Alberta

Ag Risk Advisor
Alberta

Ag Risk Advisor
Alberta

Ag Risk Advisor
Alberta

Agricultural Equipment Territory Manager
Alberta

Agrologist – Smart Seeding
Alberta

Business & Product Development Manager -Biocontrol
Quebec

Canada Manager
Manitoba

Dairy Sales & Service Rep
Ontario

Department Manager – Agronomy
Manitoba

Design Engineer
Saskatchewan

Eastern Canada Sales – Biologicals
Nova Scotia

Engineering Manager – Air Powered/Pneumatic
Saskatchewan

Engineering Technologist I
Saskatchewan

Farm Technology Sales
Manitoba

General Manager – Grain
Manitoba

Integrated Solutions (IS) Specialist(s) – SK
Saskatchewan

Junior Mechanical Engineer
Saskatchewan

Logistics Coordinator
Saskatchewan

Mechanical Engineer
Saskatchewan

Millwright
British Columbia

National Sales/Marketing Manager-Animal Nutrition
Saskatchewan

Parts Manager – Farm Equipment
Saskatchewan

Partsperson – Agriculture
Saskatchewan

Product Manager – Pet Food Nutrition (Canada)
Ontario

Product Marketing Manager – Crop Inputs
Manitoba

Project Manager – Ag Retail
Saskatchewan

Regional Sales – Grain / Seed Equipment Saskatchewan

Regional Sales Manager – Seed
Alberta

Regional Service Manager
Ontario

Sales & Production Manager Peace Region
Alberta

Sales and Technical Support Representative BC
British Columbia

Sales Manager – Regional
Ontario

Sales Representative – Livestock Equipment
Ontario

Sales Representative – Regional
Alberta

Sales Representative
Quebec

Saskatchewan Territory Manager Saskatchewan

Service Department Manager
Ontario

Service Manager – Farm Equipment Saskatchewan

Shop Foreman – Farm Equipment
Alberta

Technical Sales Representative – Crop Protection
Alberta

Technical Service Representative – Farm Equipment
Minnesota (US placement)

Technical Support Representative – Cannabis
Ontario

Technology Development Specialist – Crop R&D
Alberta

Territory Manager
Saskatchewan

Territory Manager – Farm Equipment Saskatchewan

Territory Manager – Vegetable Seed Sales
Ontario

Territory Sales – Farm Equipment Saskatchewan

Territory Sales – Farm Equipment Saskatchewan

Territory Sales Manager
Saskatchewan

Vice ­President of Finance and Operations Saskatchewan

Vice President Sales Agriculture
Alberta

VP Operations, Southern Alberta
Alberta

Highlighted Candidates

Regional Manager:
Animal/Livestock

Regional managers are in charge of multiple stores throughout a large physical area. Depending on how the company operates, a regional manager may be in charge of stores in one RM/County or across multiple provinces. Regional managers determine the operational practices of all stores in the area, making sure each runs smoothly, cleanly, complies with marketing and sales campaigns and meets budget and sales goals.

Production Manager: Equipment/Manufacturing

Production managers are responsible for the technical management, supervision and control of industrial production processes. Production managers ensure that manufacturing processes run reliably and efficiently

Agronomist:
Agronomy/Seed

Agronomy integrates all disciplines of crop production, from variety selection to harvesting, and from soil management to entomology. Agronomists often act as the liaison between producers and crop researchers, reviewing detailed research findings and incorporating these into the recommendations they pass on to farmers. Agronomists see to it that new developments in crop varieties, disease and pest control, crop rotation, and tillage systems are implemented into farmers growing operations.

Loan Officer:
Finance/Business

Agriculture loan officers, or agricultural lenders, work to help farmers and rural citizens obtain funds needed to fund their operation, purchase property, and more. Could be commercial, agricultural/farm, or consumer loans.

Veterinarian – Large Animal:
Livestock/Farm

Livestock veterinarians are practitioners that specialize in the care and management of livestock species such as cattle, chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, and horses. Some will specialize in one type of livestock like cattle. These vets often have mobile practices and will make farm visits. They often work long hours, and are generally on-call for the majority of the time with emergencies. These veterinarians may also work in government centres such as the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Facility Manager:
Grain/Food

Grain Elevator Managers are responsible for overseeing the storage of grain, shipping grain to processing facilities, and buying grain from farmers.