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Agriculture Opportunities for Future Graduates. Major Agrium Retail Acquisitions. Agrium is a major retail supplier of agricultural products and services in North and South America and a leading global producer and marketer of agricultural nutrients and industrial products.

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    1. Agriculture Opportunities for Future Graduates

    2. Major Agrium Retail Acquisitions Agrium is a major retail supplier of agricultural products and services in North and South America and a leading global producer and marketer of agricultural nutrients and industrial products. A key differentiator of Agrium is that they are the only publicly traded company that crosses the entire agricultural value-chain.

    3. Global Presence

    4. CPS local facilities

    5. Ag Degree Statistics • Graduation rate of Plant/Agronomy based Ag Degrees has been decreasing at a rate of 3.5% nationally/year since 2010 • By 2018, the post secondary system will have produced 3 million fewer grads then what the market needs • The industry requires 54,400 new grads from 2010-2015 to keep its current labor market, current labor output is estimated at 53,500 Ag Source 1; White Paper Series.1- Worker Shortages, M.Smith 2013

    6. What makes a good candidate? 1. Hardworking • Passionate about Agriculture • Sociable/Personable • Competitive

    7. The Expertise of a PCA • Weed Resistance • Organics • Seed Selection • Nutrient Management • Irrigation Practices • Environmental Stewardship • Spray Patterns • Water Characteristics

    8. "We are committed to being the leading provider of agricultural inputs 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."

    9. Trusted partners leading the next generation of agricultural solutions that feed the world

    10. Agrium’s Sustainability Vision Our vision to help feed the world responsibly means not only helping to grow more food, but to do it in ways that protect the environment, support economic vitality, and enhance communities.

    11. “It’s a tie between the relationship I have with my growers, and the freedom I have.” Katie Cowie, Crop Production Advisor, Vauxhall AB CPS employees are passionate innovators at the forefront of environmentally-friendly technologies and carry a reputation in the marketplace for developing and delivering premium quality products with unsurpassed customer service. “The freedom to run my business the way I want and being able to employ my staff knowing that by doing my job, their job and families are stable.” Issac Salcido, Branch Manager, Great Falls MT “I’m spending time outdoors, I’m not stuck in an office- the fields are my office” Ross Cohelo, Summer Field Scout, Five Points CA “I’m constantly improving my customer’s yields…. It’s satisfying to know that I am helping them achieve these results” Lindsay Fletcher, Manager of Agronomic Services, Southern AB

    12. Internships

    13. Internships…. The fine print

    14. Questions? Rae Westersund West Region Training and Recruiting (559)232-8521 Rae.westersund@cpsagu.com www.facebook.com/CPSWestRegion