Margaret Jensen 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. Her first-hand experience has earned Margaret a reputation as one of the country’s most credible seed and agronomy industry recruiters across a broad range of specialties including seed coatings and technology, seed production, R&D, vegetable and flower seed, pest control advisors‚ crop consultants, product management, greenhouse production, farm managers 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 over $4M, achieving greater than 50 percent market share in her primary market. That experience led to working 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 U.S. 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, directors of operations, supply chain managers, 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, which for her means developing a high level of trust and commitment with her clients and customers.
“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.” – Sean P. Product Manager
“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.” – Michael G. – Sales Representative
“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., Successfully placed candidate
“Margret’s knowledge of the Agriculture industry is second to none. She helped me find the perfect job that is a great fit for my skill set. Will definitely use Margaret and Ag 1 Source if I am ever back in the job market” – Jamie B. – Procurement and Contract Management
“Margaret is a true professional and very knowledgeable about the Ag Industry throughout the Western U.S. It was a pleasure to work with her and she did a great job placing me with the right company…making sure to take the right steps to ensure a good fit. I would highly recommend her and the Ag 1 Source team if you are considering options for your next career move. I now work with her as a client and she continues to be professional and extremely knowledgeable in the industry. Corey S. – Director of Logistics