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Medical Laboratory Technician - Dawley Farm
Avera Medical Group Family Health Center - Dawley Farm - Baltic, South Dakota, us
You must currently be employed at Avera McKennan at our Main Campus, Avera Speciality Hospital, Family Health Center, or Dawley Farm location to be eligible for this position. This position will be required to be trained and scheduled at Dawley Farms Laboratory. ...read more.

Part Time Retail Associate Dawley Farms
Buff City Soap Franchise - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, us
Soap Maker/Retail Associate - Part Time.Are you looking for a high energy job where you can share ideas and recommendations with your teammates and clientele? Where your hard work is rewarded with bonus and growth opportunities? Then Buff City Soap might be a perfect fit for you!.Basic Computer skil...read more.

Financial Services Representative – State Farm Agent Team Member
William Speier - State Farm Agent - Watertown, South Dakota, us
Are you outgoing and customer-focused? Do you enjoy working with the public? If you answered yes to these questions, working for a State Farm independent contractor agent may be the career for you! State Farm agents are independent contractors that market State Farm insurance and financial services ...read more.

Auto Service Technician
Fleet Farm - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, us
Do you love cars? Do you work on your own vehicle or have a desire for a career as a mechanic? If you have a customer first attitude, possess a can-do work ethic, and have a desire for a career in the automotive service industry, this position may be perfect for you!.Looking to gain knowledge in the...read more.

Customer Service Representative - State Farm Agent Team Member
Amber Arlint - State Farm Agent - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, us
Successful State Farm Agent is seeking a qualified professional to join their winning team for the role of Customer Service Representative - State Farm Agent Team Member. ...read more.

Animal Care Technician
Christensen Farms - Redfield, South Dakota, us
Christensen Farms is seeking both entry level and experienced Animal Care Technicians to join our full-time sow farm team. As an Animal Care Technician in Christensen Farms Sow System, you'll be a member of one of the nation's top producing teams. We own three feed mills, manage 148,000 sows on 44 s...read more.

Crop Farm Planter/Equipment Operator
Farm Job Search - null, South Dakota, us
Location: South DakotaJob Number: 5767Full-time salaried Planter/Equipment Operator needed starting March 1st on 16,000 acre irrigated corn, soybean and edible bean farm in Central South Dakota. Other general farm related skills appreciated. ...read more.

Customer Relations Representative - State Farm Agent Team Member
Jeff Johnson - State Farm Agent - Rapid City, South Dakota, us
Successful State Farm Agent is seeking a qualified professional to join their winning team for the role of Customer Relations Representative - State Farm Agent Team Member. ...read more.

Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) - Dawley Farm Clinic
Avera Health - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, us
Avera has been named among the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems, Forbes list of America’s Best-in-State Employers and Level 10 Most Wired Health Care Organization by CHIME.Be part of a multidisciplinary team built on teamwork, with compassion and the goal of Moving Health Forward for you and our patie...read more.

Farm Hand
Gpac - Fort Pierre, South Dakota, us
Currently, we are looking to find an exceptionalFarm Hand that can aid in all aspects of plant maintenance. Minimum of 2 years experience as Maintenance Tech or Farm Hand. ...read more.

Medical Laboratory Technician - Dawley Farm
Avera Health - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, us
You must currently be employed at Avera McKennan at our Main Campus, Avera Speciality Hospital, Family Health Center, or Dawley Farm location to be eligible for this position. This position will be required to be trained and scheduled at Dawley Farms Laboratory. ...read more.

Customer Service Representative - State Farm Agent Team Member
Doug Markworth - State Farm Agent - Mitchell, South Dakota, us
Successful State Farm Agent is seeking a qualified professional to join their winning team for the role of customer service rep. ...read more.

Account Manager - State Farm Agent Team Member
Erich Moberly - State Farm Agent - Sturgis, South Dakota, us
As a State Farm team member for Erich Moberly - State Farm Agent, you will build and develop customer relationships within the community to promote State Farm products including auto, home and life insurance. State Farm Insurance Agent located in Sturgis, SD is seeking an outgoing, career-oriented p...read more.

Insurance and Financial Services Position - State Farm Agent Team Member
Jeff Johnson - State Farm Agent - Rapid City, South Dakota, us
Successful State Farm Agent is seeking a qualified professional to join their winning team for the role of Insurance and Financial Services Position - State Farm Agent Team Member. ...read more.

Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) - Dawley Farm
Avera Health - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, us
This position will be required to be trained and scheduled at Dawley Farms Laboratory. ...read more.

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Directory of Farms, Orchards, etc

Berrybrook U-Pick
44578 280th Street, Marion, SD 57043
Harvest Time: April – July
Main Crops: Honey, Raspberries, Strawberries
Country Apple Orchard
27249 SD Hwy 115, Harrisburg, SD 57032
605-743-2424
Harvest Time: August – October
Main Crops: Apples, Pumpkins
Grandma’s Farm & Zoo
28443 Old Highway 79, Hot Springs, SD 57747
605-535-2158
Harvest Time: May – October
Main Crops: Asparagus, Beans, Beets, Blueberries, Broccoli, Carrots, Cherries, Corn, Cucumbers, Grapes, Herbs, Melons, Onions, Peas, Peppers, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Summer Squash, Strawberries, Tomatoes, and Other Vegetables
Hebda Family Produce
30661 444th Ave, Mission Hill, SD 57046
605-665-2806
hebdaproduce@msn.com
Harvest Time: June – October
Main Crops: Apples, Broccoli, Carrots, Cherries, Eggplant, Lettuce, Plums, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Strawberries, Sweet Potatoes, and Other Assorted Fruits and Vegetables
Hull Prairie Garden
24466 393rd Ave, Mt. Vernon, SD 57363
605-236-5404
Harvest Time: May – September
Main Crops: Asparagus, Blackberries, Currants, and Raspberries
Sanderson Gardens
47657 US Hwy 14, Aurora, SD 57002
605-693-4871
Harvest Time: June – October
Main Crops: Pumpkins, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Strawberries

Working in South Dakota

As the top industry in the state, South Dakota agriculture serves many major purposes and represents the largest economic draw for the area. With a population resting around 853,000, the state reported more than 122,000 citizens held agricultural jobs in 2012, which amounts to roughly 15% of the total populace. Farmers utilize approximately 43.7 million acres of land, or 68,280 square miles, for pastureland and farmland. However, the Great Plains territory encompasses only 77,116 square miles, or 49.2 million acres, which renders over 88% of The Mount Rushmore State reserved for farming. Each year, traditional crop farming and livestock raising produce between $19 billion and $25 billion worth of economic impact across the state.

Early settlers in the area encountered harsh conditions upon arriving in South Dakota. With dry arid summers, lack of timber and water supplies further west of the Missouri River, and brutal winters, the pioneers saw the necessity of inventing new ways to farm. Through the use of windmills to tap underground reservoirs and dry farming techniques developed in the early 1900s, farmers slowly began to cross over into the Great Plains territory with confidence. Cattle represented the first real, formidable industry in The Mount Rushmore State; however, legislation limiting the size of ranches and harsh winters led to a decline in the industry, although cattle and livestock raising still represents a large portion of the state gross domestic product.

In contemporary times, special grants and other government-subsidized provisions allow the industry to grow and prosper as new technologies develop and safer environmental practices come to the forefront of farming practices. The average farm consists of roughly 1,400 acres, mainly used for grazing. As of January 2015, more than 3.7 million head of cattle resided in South Dakota and around 4.5 million turkeys. Cattle produced around 2.1 billion pounds of milk the same year, which directly generated more than $520 million in revenues. Agricultural operations produce the largest supplies of farmed bison in the U.S., as well. Other than livestock, top commodities cultivated in the state include corn, soybeans, and wheat. Specifically, the Great Plains state produces distinct types of wheat, including hard red winter wheat, durum wheat, and hard red spring wheat. Grapes used for wine making also play a prevalent role in farming productions.

Despite some declines in the industry over the last 100 or so years, the South Dakota livestock trade provides the most opportunities for farmhands and migrant workers to find meaningful employment. Most ranches require teams of employees to round up cattle during harvest. Modern methods of rounding up cattle involve the use of trucks and trailers as opposed to horses, which renders most jobs highly obtainable with valid driver’s licenses and minimal experience. Most ranches ask prospective employees to remain open to flexible schedules and to feel comfortable working all hours of the day. A majority of the work involved in ranching requires manual dexterity, endurance, stamina, and alertness. Ranch hands regularly earn between $10.00 and $15.00 per hour, with opportunities to move into supervisory roles over time.

Aspiring fruit and vegetable pickers often find long-term employment on large commercial farms or small, family-owned operations, as well. Many commercial outfits hire graders and sorters to inspect the quality of commodities before sale or shipment. Smaller farms need pickers to harvest and/or plant crops during certain times of the year. While smaller, family-owned South Dakotan farms mostly hire individuals on part-time bases, opportunities for full-time work may arise as workers prove value and demonstrate abilities. Typical pay scales for part-time or full-time picking jobs fall around $10.00 hourly. Employees on both large commercial farms and smaller, private operations may also receive various work benefits for services rendered. Discounts or duty-free products remain commonplace among fruit and vegetable pickers. Individuals in career-oriented positions, either state-appointed or administrative, may become eligible for health insurance plans, 401(k) retirement plans, and paid time off.

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