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Agrimarketing : Agribusiness Employer Guide 2008
“We are committed to being the leading agricultural retailer in each of our markets. We will attract and retain “We are committed to being the leading agricultural retailer in each of our markets. We will attract and retain outstanding employees by motivating and rewarding them for their accomplishments in providing exceptional service to our valued customers.” outstanding employees by motivating and rewarding them for their accomplishments in providing exceptional service to our valued customers.” to the ag industry for nearly 150 years,when in 1859 our predecessor companies were founded. Since 1994,we have been part of the Agrium family which is headquartered in Calgary,Canada. Agrium (TSX & NYSE: AGU) is one of the world’s largest fertilizer produc- ers and is a premier supplier of ag nutrients/ specialty products to North & South America — and sells its retail products via CPS, Western Farm Service (WFS), and UAP/United Agri Products.Our rich heritage helps us understand and meet the needs of pro- gressive farmers and growers (our cus- tomers) by providing diversified ser- vices. CPS continues to set industry standards for quality products,techno- logical advances,genuine value,and environmental stewardship. Agrium and its subsidiaries make up the most effective and efficient sup- ply chain in the U.S. for rapid deploy- ment of crop seed,fertilizers,crop pro- tection products,and ag services. With Agrium’s recent acquisition of UAP/ United Agri Products mid-year 2008,we have enlarged our combined company network of retail farmcenters to over 850,with employees located in 48 states, from coast to coast.In 2007, Agrium’s sales reached $5.3 billion with $441 million in earnings — a record year for our company.CPS’s sales in 2007 reached greater than $2 billion as the ag retail division of Agrium. Agrium Retail’s combined company CROP PRODUCTION SERVICES (CPS) C rop Production Services (CPS) has had a commitment AGRIUM FAST FACTS: CPS Regional Headquarters: Crop Production Services (CPS) 2084 Windish Drive Galesburg,IL 61401 www.cropproductionservices.com Parent Company: www.agrium.com Products: • Crop Seed/Vigoro and other brands • Ag Chemicals • Custom Blended Fertilizers • Ag Services • Custom Application • Field Scouting • Precision Agriculture Number of Employees: • 7,000+ full-time plus varying seasonal • Located in 48 states (combined CPS, WFS,and UAP locations) (Above, top) CPS crop consultant inspecting corn. (Bottom) CPS crop consultant with new state-of- the-art equipment. workforce includes 7,000+ full-time employees with additional seasonal employees fluctuating between several hundred and 2,000+ in number.CPS offers its employees a positive and chal- lenging work environment and we encourage our associates to take on 14 added responsibilities — in which we provide ongoing training and mentor- ing. The CPS compensation package for full-time employees is competitive and includes generous salary and incen- tive/bonus plans,comprehensive line of benefits including exceptional com- pany match on the 401(k) plan,med- ical/dental/vision insurance,paid vaca- tion, paid holidays,paid sick days, flexible spending accounts,tuition reimbursement,exciting career growth opportunities,and much more.Sum- mer Internships are available to college students majoring in Ag/related disci- plines and we also offer scholar- ship/tuition programs to students attending Ag community colleges.CPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Positions Available at CPS: • Crop Consultants/Agronomists • Custom Applicators • Custom Operators • FarmCenter Managers • Ag Technical Sales Reps FUN FACTS: Bruce Waterman, Agrium’s CFO— was named the 2008 “CFO of the Year”by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. To Apply for Positions or for more information,contact: Julie Le Sueur,Senior Recruiter Crop Production Services 462 Shoreline Drive Decatur,IL 62521 Office/Fax: 217/428-4070 Email: email@example.com
May 2008 Supplement
Canadian Agribusiness Employer Guide 08