Margaret Jensen

Margaret Jensen
Agronomy and Seed Recruiting

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Margaret joined Ag 1 Source after spending 30 years in the seed industry. Margaret has worked many of the same roles in her seed industry career that she now recruits for in research, market development, product development, sales, and product management. Ag 1 Source has a long history in hiring talent from within the very industry that its recruiters then focus on. Margaret is a great example of a professional that has that broad background of experience in the seed industry that’s needed to understand what her clients really need. This leads Margaret to be one of the very most credible industry recruiters in areas as specific as Seed Coatings and Technology, Seed Production, R&D, Vegetable and Flower Seed, PCA‚ Product Managers, Greenhouse Production, and Sales. Margaret’s experience spans all across America, Mexico, Canada and Europe adding to her understanding of the different cultures, growing conditions, and market needs of the global seed industry.

As an independent seed dealer in the Pacific Northwest, Margaret was able to build her business from scratch to $4M, achieving over 50% market share in her primary market. That experience led to also working very closely with the largest growers, packers and shippers in the industry. That same ability to build something from scratch has helped Margaret develop, since 2009, the Seed and Agronomy segment for the western US at Ag 1 Source. She is the company leader in developing clients and candidates in western states including, Utah, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California and Arizona. Key positions that Margaret recruits for include Farm Managers, VP level roles in Sales and Marketing, R&D Directors, Director of Operations, Supply Chain Manager, Product Development Directors, National Sales Managers, and Regional Sales.

What attracted Margaret to join the team at Ag 1 Source is the high level of integrity the organization offered. At Ag 1 Source, relationships between candidates, clients and consultants are keys to success. Integrity based recruiting is what Margaret bases her business on, and this means developing a higher level of trust and commitment with her clients and customers. Currently Margaret is the one of the highest billing consultants at Ag 1 Source and continues to expand her presence with the very diverse agricultural businesses in the Western U.S.

Testimonials

“What I experienced with Margaret was absolute professionalism, sincerity, and a strong desire to match the candidate to the role. She took the time to get to know me professionally as well as personally and was very thorough in confirming my work experience by connecting personally with each of my References. Margaret made sure I was informed all the way through the process and prepared me for the offer and relocation discussion as well.”

“Margaret has been a most valuable resource in my career efforts.  I believe she is very ethical and has her clients’ best interests at heart.  She was able to successfully help me, despite difficult circumstances.”

“I had the opportunity to work with Margaret in the Winter/Spring of 2011.  I was responding to a Job that she had posted on LinkedIn.  What I experienced with Margaret was absolute professionalism, sincerity, and a strong desire to match the candidate to the role.  She took the time to get to know me professionally as well as personally and was very thorough in confirming my work experience by connecting personally with each of my references.  Margaret made sure I was informed all the way through the process and prepared me for the offer and relocation discussion as well.  I’m thankful to Margaret for her influence in the role that I obtained as a Supply Chain Manager.  When I choose to make my next career move, I will definitely be reaching out to Margaret as my first experience was such a positive one.” - Dennis S., Supply Chain Manager

“Margaret, it has been an absolute pleasure working with you.  I have never worked with such a dedicated, personable, and helpful recruiter.  I appreciate all that you have done for me and I will actively recommend you to all of my friends.”  – Donald L.

“Thank you very much for all your help during my job search.  It was a pleasure working with you.  You are very good and very professional at what you do.  I feel slightly bad that I didn’t help you earn some income because you sure worked hard for me.  You were the best, in my experience, at coming up with new, interesting ideas for me.  And, you were, by far, the best at staying in touch!”