AgriStaff USA sees first-year growth
By Faye Burg
Faye Burg photo
Becky Schmid, left, and Frankie Rodriquez operate AgriStaff USA in Kiel. The full-service staffing agency has seen immense growth in its first year of busiTurn ness.

Since moving into their new office on Fremont Street in September of 2015, AgriStaff USA has seen impressive growth in clientele.

The full service staffing and recruiting agency specializes in employee placement, payroll processing, translation and mediation, and offers their DairySkills package and seasonal staffing services.

AgriStaff USA celebrated their first anniversary in November of 2015 and has enjoyed a great growth in clientele. “We have worked with clients from Marinette to Milwaukee and Kewaunee to Winneconne,” Schmid said. “We are even recruiting for an equestrian center in Maryland and Alabama.”

AgriStaff USA saves businesses time and money on recruiting. By working with a recruiting agency, businesses save valuable time allowing AgriStaff USA to complete the initial advertising and recruiting processes and bring the most qualified candidates to their attention. AgriStaff USA offers multiple services and options to fit each client’s specific needs.

New Holstein native

A New Holstein native, Agristaff co-founder and Operations Manager Becky Schmid moved to Ohio where she attended Lake Erie College and graduated summa cum laude with a B. S. in Equestrian Facilities Management. After graduation she accepted a position at a high-performance dressage farm. This is where Schmid and Agristaff co-founder and Placement Specialist Frankie Rodriguez met.

Together, they were responsible for the care of 8 show horses, whose worth was over $10 million, combined. The pair, along with the other farm employees would travel from Ohio to Wellington, Florida every winter with the horses who would be competing on the show circuits. After a few years, Rodriguez and Schmid decided to move to Wisconsin. “Once I moved to Wisconsin, I was trying to figure out where I fit in and saw the need for a staffing agency in the Agricultural Industry” says Rodriguez. With a background that includes working at a New York City staffing firm, Rodriguez saw the opportunity to pursue his dream of owning his own agency. Partnering with Schmid, they founded AgriStaff USA, an agency dedicated to the Agricultural industry.

“We quickly realized there was a need for more than just finding quality employees, our clients needed other services, especially help communicating,” Rodriguez explains “So we expanded our services and began working with other industries that reached out to us. We now work not only with agricultural businesses, but we work in the cleaning, food production, and manufacturing industries.”

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