Did you know that food production and agriculture is

Each year, the industry contributes more than $124 billion to the state's economy and provides 900,000 jobs for ohioans, 20,000+ of which are directly supported by Ohio's Egg and Poultry farming companies.

LOOKING FOR A JOB IN THE POULTRY INDUSTRY?


There are numerous reasons why a career with one of Ohio's food and agriculture companies is a smart move, but perhaps the greatest benefit is the ability to help feed the world. No matter what, people will always need to eat, which ensures the need for and stability of jobs within food production and agriculture. Another great bonus is that most of the positions offered at these companies don't require experience! Many food and farming companies offer training to help ensure the success of new team members and offer growth and advancement opportunities to committed employees.

From quality assurance to safety and operations, the industry is growing and people with all types of backgrounds are needed to meet the always-changing demands within food and agriculture.

Greg Singh, Trillium Farms

OHIO POULTRY CAREER OPTIONS


Raising and caring for animals is an important and rewarding job on Ohio's egg, chicken and turkey farms, but there are many other great opportunities too! It takes an entire community of committed individuals to ensure the success, advancement and awareness of Ohio's poultry and egg farming industry. From animal caretakers to marketing specialists, every member of the poultry and egg industry is important. Here are a few of the many career paths offered by poultry and egg farming companies in Ohio and nationwide:

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Animal Caretakers

Help with monitoring flocks for their health and well-being, and ensuring they have constant access to fresh food and water, and a safe living environment.

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Food safety Inspectors

Monitor the quality and safety of food products before they are packed and shipped to grocery stores.

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Product
Packers

Load food products into packing machines, ensure products have been properly weighed and packed, etc.

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Feed Mill
Workers

Process grains as they are delivered to the mill, mix feed rations for flocks, bagging or transporting feed, etc.

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Equipment Operators

Drive and control heavy machinery, including forklifts, skid steers, tractors and dump trucks to assist with construction projects and other daily tasks.

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Mechanics and Construction Workers

Maintain and assemble new structures including welding, electrical and plumbing work.

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Truck
drivers

Transport food products in refrigerated trucks from farms to grocery stores, restaurants, food pantries, etc.

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Logistics

Ensure proper communication between production, sales and distribution.

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Tech support

Ensure that devices are functioning properly, research new technologies and software to integrate into the company, etc.

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Supervisors and Managers

Lead teams in various areas of farm operations, including animal care, food processing/packaging, feed production, shipping, etc.

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Administrators

Manage office operations including, clerical, human resources and accounting.

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Marketing and PR

Identify and maintain relationships with customers, promote businesses, farms and products to the media and on social media, etc.

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Justin Feltz

I am proud to work in the poultry industry so that I can help put one of nature's most perfect protein sources on the table for my family and American consumers.

Justin Feltz, Weaver Eggs

Featured Job Openings


• Live Production Manager - Trillium Farms

Responsible for the management and direction of all layer production operations at a designated site. Plans, directs, and oversees production business concerns, including safety, animal husbandry, personnel management, budget management, cost control, and operating efficiencies. Learn more

• Safety Coordinator - Trillium Farms

Supports Safety Department and facilities by coordinating the company's safety programs to ensure compliance with all Federal and State OSHA regulations. Responsible for coordinating program functions to ensure all paperwork is processed timely and in accordance with company policy. Learn more

• OTR Egg Delivery Driver - Cooper Farms

Safely transports eggs, materials and backhaul products while adhering to all biosecurity practices, state and federal laws. Must hold a valid Class A CDL with a minimum of 2 years of verifiable driving experience. Learn more

• Gamebird Farm Laborer/Internship - Elkhorn Farms & Hatchery, Inc.

The Gamebird Farm Laborer will be in charge of gamebird care and transport, flock health monitoring, egg gathering, biosecurity and cleaning of equipment, pen and crop management, and grounds and sporting clays range maintenance. Candidates must not have access with other poultry or gamebirds. Learn more

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707 S. Front St.
Columbus, OH 43206
info@ohiopoultry.org
(614) 882-6111

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