Fall 2014 CAFLS Career Fair Information

2014 CAFLS Career Fair

September 24th 

Life Sciences Building - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor Atriums

10 am- 2pm

Participating Companies listed below:


AgriCorps is a Peach Corps type organization that sends American agriculture volunteers to the developing world to teach agriculture. AgriCorps uses youth to transfer agricultural technology into farming communities. Young people and their families will have access to improved agricultural technology, which allows them to increase their yields and contribute to food security.

AgSouth Farm Credit

AgSouth Farm Credit is a member of the nearly 100-year-old Farm Credit System, the largest provider of credit to American agriculture. We are a member-owned lending cooperative headquartered in Statesboro, Georgia, with administrative offices in Spartanburg and Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Arborguard Tree Specialists

Providing solutions naturally for the built environment. Tree health care and preservation in Atlanta, Charlotte and the southeast.

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)

For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve vital needs. Today, 31,000 ADM employees around the globe convert oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. With more than 270 processing plants, 470 crop procurement facilities, and the world's premier crop transportation network, ADM helps connect the harvest to the home in more than 140 countries. 

Austin Outdoor

Austin Outdoor delivers professional landscape services, tailored to the unique needs of the clients we serve. We know they value the property's appearance and trust us to deliver beautiful results. For the past 20 years Austin Outdoor has been providing a full range of landscape services - building and managing award winning landscapes. We have 17 branches in FL, GA, SC, and TX. Join us for an exciting internship to career opportunity.

Bartlett Tree Experts

Bartlett Tree Experts is the international leader in commercial and residential tree care. Bartlett Tree Experts protects the health, beauty, and value of one of the most important natural resources on earth, your trees. Our knowledge of arboriculture, soil science, root systems, and pest management are respected worldwide. Bartlett innovations such as hand-held diagnostic field computers and The Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories are unique in arboriculture. Bartlett has been dedicated to improving the landscape of tree care since we first broke ground in 1907.

Bayer CropScience

Beautiful fields of healthy, high-yielding crops. Abundant harvests of golden grains, white cotton and succulent produce - plentiful enough to nourish and clothe the world. Healthy environments in which we safely and comfortably live, work and play. At Bayer CropScience, these ideals drive us every day. Our singular purpose is to propel farming's future, harnessing cutting-edge agricultural and environmental innovations to deliver on Bayer's mission: Science For A Better Life.

BB Hobbs Company

BB Hobbs are experts in automated drip irrigation and fertigation systems for commercial farms. Our drip systems combined with liquid fertilizer programs dramatically improve crop yield and quality.

The Budd Group

The Budd Group is a leading facilities services company, delivering high quality janitorial, maintenance and landscaping services to clients throughout the Southeast. With a long-standing tradition of hard work, integrity, and excellent costumer service, our private family-owned company has enhanced the beauty, efficiency and cleanliness of facilities and institutions for over 50 years.


BWI Companies, Inc. currently distributes lawn and garden products, horticultural products, and turf products to garden centers, farm & feed stores, hardware stores, grocery, regional multi-store outlets, greenhouse growers, nursery growers, landscapers, lawn & land-care companies, gold courses and other related outlets. BWI has a field sales staff over 125 strong and makes timely deliveries on its company-owned fleet. With over 600 employees company-wide, BWI remains a strong and viable supplier in the marketplace. With the second generation leadership provided by co-presidents and CEO's, Robert and Jim Bunch, will continue to be built on providing its costumers with TopNotch service and quality products at competitive values by professional people.

Caterpillar (Packaging Division)

Clemson Extension Service

The national Cooperative Extension Service engages citizens to improve economic development and quality of life by delivering research-based information in agriculture, natural resources, food safety and nutrition, economic and community development, and 4-H youth development. South Carolina Cooperative Extension is based at the state’s two land-grant institutions — Clemson University and South Carolina State University. Clemson Extension agents are located in all 46 counties and at the university's five Research and Education Centers.

Columbia Farms/House of Raeford

Columbia Farms/House of Raeford is a Poultry Company.  We have opportunities in the Processing plant, Hatchery, Feed Mill, Broiler and Breeder departments, and Sales.

ConAgra Foods, Inc.

ConAgra Foods® is one of the largest food companies in North America. Its balanced portfolio includes consumer brands found in 97 percent of America’s households, the largest private brand packaged food business in North America, and a strong commercial and foodservice business. Consumers can find recognized brands such as Banquet®, Chef Boyardee®, Egg Beaters®, Healthy Choice®, Hebrew National®, Hunt’s®, Marie Callender’s®, Orville Redenbacher’s®, PAM®, Peter Pan®, Reddi-wip®, Slim Jim®, Snack Pack® and many other ConAgra Foods brands, along with food sold by ConAgra Foods under private brand labels, in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise, club stores and drugstores. ConAgra Foods also has a strong commercial foods presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice, bakery and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservices operators and commercial customers.

Crop Production Services

Crop Production Services is the largest direct to grower retailer of fertilizer seed and chemicals in the U.S. our focus is providing our grower costumers with agronomic solutions that help the grower build his bottom line. We provide great career opportunities for people that want to work hard and develop their selling and service skills

Dow Chemical Company

Dow combines core strengths of R&D, technical support, worldwide geographic reach, broad product lines and industry expertise to deliver sustainable solutions, products and applications for multiple plastics and adhesives markets. Focusing on flexible and rigid food packaging, secondary and tertiary packaging, medical packaging, and adhesive applications, Dow is a leading innovator and collaborator on solutions for better packaging.


Elanco is a global, innovation-driven company that develops and markets products to improve animal health and protein production in more than 75 countries. Elanco, a division of Lilly, employs more than 2,500 people worldwide with offices in more than 40 countries. Elanco is committed to protein production, companion animal health and food safety. Elanco products help the food industry produce an abundant supply of safe, nutritious and affordable food. Additionally, they enhance animal health, wellness and the human-pet bond. Elanco Companion Animal Health is leading the way in pet medicine, helping veterinarian’s help pets live longer, healthier, happier lives. Elanco Food Solutions markets food-safety products and services to the food animal industry. Elanco's global headquarters is in Greenfield, Indiana, USA, and is also the home of the United States business operations.

Georgia Forestry Commission

The Georgia Forestry Commission is a State agency that employs foresters to guide private forest landowners in the management of their forest resources. There are a wide variety of opportunities within the GFC ranging from wildland firefighting to forest health, stewardship, water quality and community forestry. The GFC seeks motivated individuals willing to work on their own with sometimes limited supervision.

The Greenery, Inc.

Landscape Contractor serving the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire from CHS to HHI to SAV.

Helena Chemical

Founded in 1957, Helena Chemical Company has grown to be one of the nation’s foremost distributors of crop protection and crop production inputs and services for agricultural, turf & ornamental, forestry, aquatics and vegetation management markets.


Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has helped people pursue a healthy, active life since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management and personal care products are available exclusively through dedicated independent Distributors in more than 90 countries. Our Mission is to change people’s lives by providing the best business opportunity in direct selling and the best nutrition and weight-management products in the world.

Hertz Equipment Rental

The Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation is one of the most successful leaders in the industry. We specialize in rentals, sales, and service of the best construction and industrial equipment to date. Since 1965, we have provided rental equipment and services for commercial and government applications including: housing construction; industrial plants and manufacturing; highway/road/bridge construction; military contracting; petrochemical management; hazardous waste and material management; railroad construction; mining operations; and agricultural applications, as well as many more. Our network stretches from coast to coast, providing customers with convenient access to our equipment; when and where they need it. Our philosophy pertains to exceptional service to our costumers and a dedication to our employees, so you won't find anything built as sturdy as a career at HERC. Become part of a great team with opportunities and training that will put you on the road to success.

Hilmar Cheese Company

Committed to continuous improvement and innovation, Hilmar Cheese Company and our business unit, Hilmar Ingredients, serves customers in more than 40 countries from our two manufacturing facilities. Our founding headquarters is located in California's fertile Central Valley in Hilmar, and our state-of-the-art Dalhart, Texas facility is located in a growing dairy region. Our steady supply of fresh milk ensures our customers of consistent, year-round availability of product.

Interfor US Inc.

Interfor Corporation is a growth-orientated lumber company with operations in Canada and the United States. The Company has annual production capacity of 2.6 billion board feet and offers one of the most diverse lines of lumber products to customers around the world.

International Paper

This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say infinite possibilities, we mean it.

Maplehurst Bakeries

Maplehurst is a trusted, solution-oriented partner and world-class manufacturer of baked goods who will help make your ISB a success. Bakery is all we do, and we provide expert bakery management consultation as well as a comprehensive and customizable line of quality bakery goods including cakes, pies and donuts.

McEntire Produce Inc.

McEntire Produce Inc. is a fresh produce processor, re-packer, and wholesaler serving the Southeast for over 70 years and operates in a 163,000 square-foot, state of the art food processing facility.

Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine

MSU-CVM is a fully accredited college for veterinary medicine, and offers both the D.V.M. degree and a B.S. in Veterinary Medical Technology. Dual DVM-MS and DVS-PhD programs are also offered. Our innovative curriculum provides two years of pre-clinical and two years of clinical education. The CVM is located on the campus of Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS. 

Murphy Brown LLC

Welcome to Murphy-Brown, LLC, the livestock production subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Inc. As the world’s largest producer of pork products, we’re committed to producing quality pork while protecting the environment and preserving family farms. Murphy-Brown owns and manages 450 hog farms in the US and produces 16.2 million market hogs. We have employed over 5000 people in 12 different states and have contracted with over 2,100 independent farmers to grow hogs. Murphy-Brown takes a proactive and responsible attitude to animal, environmental and employee well being. 

National Wild Turkey Federation

The NWTF is a national non-profit organization and is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America.  Founded in 1973, the NWRF is headquartered in Edgefield, SC and has local chapters in every state.

Peace Corps

Peace Corps is a government agency that sends representatives to over 75 countries around the world. They work in agriculture, environment, health, business, education and youth development for 27 months.

Pennington Seed

From our headquarters in Madison, Georgia, to our state-of-the-art research facilities in the Willamette Valley in Oregon, we are The Grass Seed People™. And we’ve been dedicated to providing you with the best grass seed on the market since 1945.


Phoenix is a leader in the commercial landscape industry serving costumers for over 18 years. We have locations throughout the Carolinas and Georgia.

PPS, People, Plant & Solutions

PPS is a progressive 3rd party merchandising company working in the live goods nursery department of major retailers. PPS is committed to a service program that exceeds the needs of our clients. We are ready with practical solutions and innovative ideas to help our clients meet their goals.

Procter and Gamble

At P&G, everything begins with consumer understanding and winning at the zero moments of truth when consumers search for our brands, at the first moment of truth when they choose our brands, and at the second moment of truth when they use our products. Stop by our table to learn more about the R&D opportunities at Procter & Gamble.

Quality Deer Management Association

The Quality Deer Management Association is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the future of the white-tailed deer, wildlife habitat, and our hunting heritage.

Santee Cooper

Santee Cooper is South Carolina's largest power producer, the largest Green Power generator and the ultimate source of electricity for 2 million people across the state. Through its low-cost, reliable and environmentally responsible electricity and water services, and through innovative partnerships and initiatives that attract and retain industry and jobs, Santee Cooper powers South Carolina.

Schneider Tree Care

Schneider Tree Care is a tree and shrub care company located in Greenville, Charlotte and now Charleston.  We are looking for career minded people that want to help us grow.

Sealed Air

We are the global leader in food safety and security, facilities hygiene, and product production.


Sidel is the leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging.  We are committed to being the most innovative, responsive and reliable partner, providing sustainable solutions for the beverage industry.


Sonoco is a $4.0 billion global manufacturer of consumer and industrial packaging products and provider of packaging services for many of the world's best-known brands. Sonoco employs approximately 18,600 individuals, and has more than 330 locations in 35 countries. Founded in 1899 on the belief that "People Build Businesses," we value our people and are committed to giving them every opportunity to use their talent and skills to grow themselves, their careers and our Company. We offer world-class benefits, value people and teamwork, celebrate challenges, reward success, are committed to employee satisfaction and work/life balance, and are recognized worldwide for our commitment to growing future leaders.


SOPAKCO was founded in 1943 in Greenville, Tennessee under the name Burns & Associates. While the company began as a supplier of shelf-stable rations to the United States Military, it has adapted and broadened its endeavors throughout its sixty plus years of business. We also partner with companies in the retail and food service industries that want to leverage our expertise in taking concept products to full-scale commercialization. Our expertise is particularly valuable to makers or both branded and private label foods seeking to launch new ready-to-serve foods without having to invest in equipment and human resources. With SOPAKCO, the pathway to success is easy to take.

South Carolina Forestry Commission

The mission of the South Carolina Forestry Commission is to protect, promote, enhance, and nurture the forest lands of South Carolina in a manner consistent with achieving the greatest good for its citizens. Responsibilities extend to all forest lands, both rural and urban, and to all associated forest values and amenities including, but not limited to, timber, wildlife, water quality, air quality, soil protection, recreation, and aesthetics.

UGA Cooperative Extension

UGA Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 to take research-based agricultural information to the people of Georgia. County agents and specialists throughout the state share information on issues like water quality, profitability in agribusiness, family wellness and life skills.

USDA Farm Service

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans. A customer-driven agency with a diverse and multi-talented work force, dedicated to achieving an economically and environmentally sound future for American Agriculture.

USDA Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service, under the leadership of Chief Tom Tidwell, is entrusted with 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands. We are dedicated to the improvement of water resources, development of climate change resiliency, creation of jobs that will sustain communities and restoration and enhancement of landscapes.

ValleyCrest Companies and The Brickman Group

The Brickman Group and ValleyCrest offer great career opportunities.  We have big company opportunities with a small company environment.  As the landscape industry leader, we are committed to developing the most talented and skilled workforce made up of people who design, build and maintain beautiful landscapes for top commercial properties across the country. Our two companies officially merged in June 2014 and jointly have 22,000 employees delivering high-quality local services supported by national resources.  Our employees and our customers can leverage the knowledge, innovation, and expertise gained over a combined 140 years in the industry.  We have countless opportunities at our 190 branch locations.

Walter P. Rawl and Sons, Inc.

WP Rawl is a grower, processor, and distributor of over 15 different varieties of fresh vegetables harvested year round and more than 50 different packaged value-added products. Since 1925 our headquarters in the midlands of South Carolina has grown from a small family operation to a business retaining nearly 800 employees shipping products to retailers from Florida to Maine across to Texas and Wisconsin. We are committed to implementing practices that are both sustainable and ensure food safety. Our employees are an extension of our family, each of whom has an opportunity to impact every area of business.

Walther Farms

Walther Farms is a premier supplier of the potato industry. We have great pride in our ability to consistently exceed costumer expectations in the areas of Yield, Costs, Service, and Quality. This is accomplished by having an organization filled with the best talent in the industry embedded in a world-class culture driven to provide excellence in everything we do.

WP Law, Inc.

W. P. Law, Inc. is one of the Southeast's leading suppliers of fluid handling equipment for farmers, contractors, and industries. Founded in 1970 in Lexington, South Carolina, we now have seven locations throughout the state.  Our reputation is built upon our ability to find economical solutions to customer's needs, no matter how unusual. Please take a moment to browse through our site, which provides a general overview of our products and services.