Animal Health/Nutrition and Livestock Recruiting
Shannon is a fourth generation rancher with 15 years as a sales professional in the livestock industry, who specializes in recruiting for the livestock industry in the southern states.
Shannon’s family ranch, Grote Angus Ranch, founded in 1888, has received the State of Texas Century Award, as well as the Historic Herd Award from the American Angus Association. Shannon and husband, James, also operate Worrell Enterprises, a seed stock Hereford ranch. They are extremely active in the national cattle shows and do custom embryo and cattle breeding. Shannon’s vast network allows her to work closely with some of the leading companies and individuals in the industry. She utilizes these avenues to access top talent for clients.
Shannon’s successful career in the animal health industry contributes to her understanding of the culture of large pharma, distribution and retail, and livestock production. Her experience covering the U.S. and Mexico as a national accounts manager for Destron Fearing, and as a territory manager covering Texas and New Mexico for Merial, give her key insights into the industry she now serves as recruiting consultant. Shannon’s particular familiarity allows her to feel and understand the intangible qualities that make a great placement. A previous position as a loan officer in the Farm Credit system gives her the added dimension of financial knowledge and understanding that allow her to partner with her clients to develop business models and long-range planning, including strategic placement of the right candidates.
The values of high integrity and honesty originally attracted Shannon as a client for Ag 1 Source, which ultimately led to her position as a recruiting consultant.
“We would highly recommend Shannon Worrell with Ag 1 Source for strong consideration, should you have a need to recruit people talent in the agricultural arena. She proved to be a consummate professional in her successful efforts to locate and assist us in the hiring of three experienced individuals. Her clear commitment to help us accomplish our objective was paramount throughout the entire process. Her energy, effort, communication skills and positive approach yielded the quality results we needed, in good fashion and on a timely basis. It should be obvious that we were very pleased with our choice to work with Shannon and Ag 1 Source in this hiring effort.” — A Highly Satisfied Client
“As the owner, I am very satisfied with our experience with Ag Source 1. Although I have been in business for 24 years, I have never used the services that Ag Source 1 provides. I can say that Shannon Worrell was very professional and was instrumental in helping us find the right person for this position. Shannon explained the process to me completely; I was totally convinced that there would be positive results without any hidden or extra costs, and that the needs of my company would be met. I believe it was a combination of Shannon’s understanding of and knowledge of our business that enabled me to, with her help, create a complete and accurate job description. The candidates that Shannon brought to me met the criteria she had been given, and I had full confidence in the background research Shannon had performed on each candidate. Shannon’s complete explanation of the process, and her willingness to be available to answer any questions were greatly appreciated; I can say that I am completely satisfied with the experience I had both with Ag Source 1 and with Shannon Worrell. And, after two months of employment, I can also say that I am pleased with the performance of the candidate placed at our company.” — A Highly Satisfied Client