Rhonda Caughlin Werner
Rhonda Caughlin Werner
Agronomy and Seed Recruiting
In 2007, Rhonda Caughlin Werner joined Ag 1 Source to focus in the South and Eastern U.S., becoming a partner in the firm in 2009. Rhonda recruits for the agronomy and seed Industry, which is also where her career in the industry began. Rhonda has many successful years of experience working in sales, management and agronomy roles in the industry she now serves. She began her career with Rhone-Poulenc where she successfully completed their sales rep training program and worked as a Territory Sales Representative in South East Alabama. She was promoted back to the home office after the Bayer Crop Science merger where she worked with distribution clients in the MidAtlantic and MidWest. She then moved back to Kentucky where she became the General Manager/Salesman/Agronomist for Waters Agriculture Laboratories. Waters is an independent Plant and Soil Analysis Laboratory located in Owensboro, KY.
Working with Rhonda gives both the client and candidate a unique experience. They quickly come to find an open and honest conversation regarding expectations, strengths, weaknesses and total disclosure.
With clients, Rhonda not only provides well-qualified candidates, but she also takes a consultant approach to her recruiting. Rhonda gets to know her clients, their culture, what has worked for them in the past, and what key traits they need in candidates. This enables Rhonda to submit only the best-matched candidates for specific roles.
Candidates can be assured that Rhonda has worked in many of the roles she is recruiting for, so she understands the business and the companies in the industry. She quickly becomes a trusted advisor, helping candidates build their career paths and futures.
“Rhonda is a fire-ball of action, always true to her word- if she said she would update me on a certain day, she would, even if she didn’t have “new” information. Looking for a new career is an emotional and perplexing process, but Rhonda walks through it with you, something I’ve never seen in another recruiter. She’s a trustworthy person and I couldn’t recommend her enough.” – Satisfied Client
“I don’t know how Rhonda finds me the candidates she does, but she saves me a lot of hassle by just bringing me the cream of the crop. We’ve had great success with Ag 1 Source and Rhonda and she is my one and only go-to person when I have a search.” – Satisfied Client
“We would like to thank you for the invaluable contribution you made at the inaugural Women in Agribusiness Summit with your participation in the Conversation with Today’s Ag Leaders and Capturing Career Opportunities in Agribusiness discussions. Based on the initial feedback we have received from attendees, your session and the overall program was a great success. The executive team and I greatly appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedule to join us and thank you for sharing your insights and expertise with the attendees at the Summit. Your support of the Summit and willingness to volunteer your time and energy is greatly appreciated.” — Lissa Blake, Event Director, Women in Agribusiness Summit
“Rhonda, just wanted to let you know that I’m absolutely loving my job. I’ve got a lot of training and work to get up to speed but it’s a new adventure everyday, which is a great thing. I’m am very very very pleased and appreciative of all you have done in this process and will defiantly be referring people your way.” — Successfully Placed Candidate
“Rhonda is an absolute pleasure to work with and is someone that I would look forward to working with again in the future. She is a very professional and goal oriented individual who exceeded my expectations.” — Successfully Placed Candidate