The Van Trump Report is accepting applications for the following positions:

Entry Level Agricultural Sales Associate

The ideal candidate will have an educational background in Agriculture, while being an eager, hard-working, self-starter with an outgoing personality and strong underlying desire to help farmers and others involved in agriculture.

Job Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Building market position and share by locating, negotiating, and developing business-to-business and individual brand ambassador relationships.
  • Identifying objectives, strategies and action plans to improve short and long-term sales objectives and revenue goals.
  • Working with individual clients in a consulting manner to better improve “best-of-practice” agricultural needs and bottom-line revenue.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as preparing sales goals and reports, keeping detailed sales records and contact information. Detailed database and CRM entry.
  • Utilize company’s current Sales Management & Marketing Systems.

Job Requirements:

  • Education – Degree preferred, but not required if work experience is in a related field. Relevant fields of study: Agronomy, Plant Science and Fertilizers, Ag Business, Ag Econ or a business degree with an emphasis in agriculture and/or comparable work experience.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Must relocate to home office in downtown Kansas City, MO
  • Occasional travel will be required

Compensation: Salary + Commission (1st year earning potential between $40k and $80k)

Forward resumes to jay@farmdirection.com or call the office at (816)322-5300.

Staff Writer

Creative writer with the ability to cover a wide range of topics. Some interest in Agriculture, Commodities, Investing and/or Rural Life would be helpful, but not a requirement.

Job Duties will include:

  • Writing daily articles relevant to current events in agriculture, business, politics, technology and investing.
  • Identifying topics that are trending in news and social media that are of interest to our audience.
  • Researching various topics quickly, thoroughly and accurately.

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including a solid command of the English language.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and consistently meet daily deadlines.
  • Proficient keyboard skills and strong knowledge of basic word processing.
  • Familiarity with Gmail, Google Drive and Word Press helpful.
  • Degree preferred but not required.
  • Must relocate to home office in downtown Kansas City, MO

Compensation: Salary between $35k and $45k based on experience.

Forward resumes to todd@farmdirection.com  or call the office at (816)322-5300.

We believe all individuals are entitled to equal employment and advancement opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetics or any other basis protected by law. We do not permit discrimination, nor adopt any policy that discriminates against an individual or group of individuals on any of these bases. (EEO)

All employees shall be subject to drug testing and background checks.