Position Summary & Responsibilities:

This is technical and public contact work in reporting the sheep and goat market activity for the Kansas Department of Agriculture. An employee in this class provides the agriculture industry and general public with accurate and unbiased market reports depicting the current supply, demand, prices and trends which affect trade in livestock markets.

Work involves preparing daily records of market activity utilizing official United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards. Initial training and supervision are provided by an experienced Agriculture Market Reporter. This position works at least Thursday each week covering livestock marketing in Colby. Occasional sale coverage on other days or in other livestock markets may be requested as needed. Day travel and occasional overnight stays will be required as needed.


Bachelor Degree is preferred. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.
One year of livestock or market reporting experience preferred.
Good verbal and written skills are required.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and collect data.
Demonstrated experience of accurately inputting data into online computer systems.
Valid driver’s license


Hourly Pay: $16.00/Hour

Employment Benefits:

Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
Sick & Vacation leave
Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
Fitness Centers in select locations
Employee discounts with the STAR Program
Retirement and deferred compensation programs

About Kansas Department of Agriculture

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) is the nation's first state department of agriculture. The agency is devoted to the total support of agriculture in Kansas. The department works for the entire Kansas agriculture sector, including farmers, ranchers, food establishments and agribusinesses. The department is dedicated to providing support and assistance to make Kansas businesses successful and encouraging more farms, ranches and other agriculture business to expand in or relocate to Kansas.