Grain Elevator Manager

Grain elevator managers oversee the daily operations at a grain elevator to ensure the quality of grain produced. They supervise, lead and develop grain elevator operators by directing the movement of incoming, stored and outgoing grain. In addition, they oversee the purchase of grain from local farmers, the storage of the grain and the shipment of that grain to processing facilities.

What Responsibilities Will I Have?

  • Supervise elevator employees
  • Manage the facility safety program and actively work to create a strong safety culture
  • Be responsible for incoming, stored and outgoing grain
  • Maintain grain quality
  • Provide grain blending and drying services
  • Ensure that grain is graded, handled and stored to maximize blending opportunities
  • Assist with development and implementation of grain procurement marketing plans
  • Support the procurement of grain and sales of crop inputs
  • Be responsible for compliance with safety regulations
  • Manage the regular maintenance, scheduling and repair of facility equipment
  • Stay current and informed on industry trends and competitive practices

Recommended High School Courses:

  • agricultural education
  • agricultural mechanics
  • plant science
  • biology
  • chemistry
  • business
  • mathematics

Education/Training Required:

An associate or bachelor’s degree in agricultural business, plant science, agricultural engineering or a related field is needed to pursue a career as a grain elevator manager. Typically, experience working in the operation of a grain elevator is required before taking on a managerial role.

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