The AgStep National Recruiting Team

The AgStep professional recruiting team is educated and well connected in all sectors of the Canadian agriculture industry. When you partner with an AgStep recruiter, you receive premium search services backed by our recruiting guarantee.

For over 20 years AgStep has been successfully sourcing, qualifying, and placing top talent with leading companies across every sector of the Canadian agriculture industry.

Agriculture is our focus.

Talent is our business.

We make connections happen.

Meet Our Team

Mike Bachner, Managing Partner, Recruiting Manager- Eastern Canada

Mike Bachner, Managing Partner, Recruiter - Eastern Canada

Contact Mike

Toll Free: 1 (866) 519-2793
Local: 1 (519) 284-2793

"My primary focus continues to be on the delivery of exceptional customer service — whether it's helping my client hire the ideal person to fill a critical role on their team, or helping a candidate find the job of their dreams."


Mike Bachner, B.Sc, Partner and Eastern Canada Manager with AgStep has over 20 years of successful, specialized agriculture recruiting experience.

Raised in agriculture, educated in agriculture and with a working career in agriculture, Mike has formed endless connections within the Canadian agriculture industry. Having a diverse range of successful retail, sales, marketing and management roles, Mike knows the ag industry and more importantly, Mike Bachner knows the people in the Canadian agriculture industry.

Although Mike's education focus is in crop science, he has a proven track record in acquiring top talent for Canada's top agriculture companies across all sectors of the agricultural and horticultural market.

Attributed to much of Mike's success is his vast network of connections and his customer service, results-oriented philosophy, "...whether it is helping my client hire the ideal person to fill a critical role on their team, or helping a candidate find the job of their dreams - my role is to help them get there..."

If you are top talent or if you're looking for top talent in Ontario, Eastern Canada or the US Great Lakes area, partnering with top talent recruiter Mike Bachner simply makes sense.

Chad Bodnarchuk, Recruiting Manager - MB/SK

Chad Bodnarchuk, Recruiting Manager - MB/SK

Contact Chad

Toll Free: 1 (888) 824-7275
Mobile: 1 (204) 761-5240

"The most exciting part of recruiting is making the match! Hearing the excitement in both the candidates' and employers' voice when they know they've found one another, that's when I truly know I've done my job."


Call Chad today to take advantage of his energy, enthusiasm, connections and his commitment to your search. Chad is always excited about every search and will go above and beyond to find the right fit for you and the candidate.

“...hearing the excitement in both the candidates’ and employers’ voice when they know they’ve found one another - that’s when I truly know I’ve done my job”.

Chad has over 15 years experience in the agricultural industry, having worked in ag-retail, insurance and finance. Still active in the family farm in central Manitoba, he is well connected in Manitoba and Saskatchewan and understands how ag businesses work and the people required to make it a success.

Chad's energy drives him to succeed in all parts of his life including his 25 year commitment to the MB Agricultural Museum, and other community volunteer groups.

Call Chad today to experience his enthusiastic approach to recruiting.

Connie Harder, Recruiting Manager - AB/BC

Connie Harder, Recruiting Manager - AB/BC

Contact Connie

Toll Free: 1 (877) 944-2119

“Trust, insight, confidentiality and having a great network are critical parts of successful recruiting relationships. In my experience, recruiting is a win-win business – I’m only as successful as the connections I facilitate.”


Connie Harder began her professional agricultural career in the late 90’s after a national livestock feed and nutrition company took a chance on a small-town farm kid with an education in business and politics and a passion for agriculture. Since then, Connie has worked in sales, marketing, livestock nutrition, training and management roles within the Alberta and Canadian agricultural industry.

Working with AgStep for over ten years, Connie has successfully placed agricultural and business candidates throughout Western Canada in a variety of agricultural-focused sectors - livestock, feed, pharmaceutical, pet food, crop inputs, seed, equipment and not-for-profit organizations.

" …In recruiting, I have two clients – the employer and the candidate. It’s my job to know both, understand their passion, strengths, weaknesses, and needs, and connect the right person for the right job in the right company. When that happens – magic happens!"

Candid, with a straight-forward approach to people, communication and business, it is Connie’s passion for the agricultural industry and the people in it that drives her to make successful connections through Western Canada. If you are looking for a great new opportunity or are looking for top talent in the Alberta or British Columbia agriculture or horticulture industry, connect with Connie!

Why Partner with AgStep?

  • You will save time and resources. We advertise, screen and interview for you.
  • You will only see quality, screened candidates.
  • Your job position will be advertised to active job seekers and non-active job seekers through our network.
  • We guarantee our candidates!

Recruiting Guarantee

AgStep guarantees your new hire. If your newly recruited professional leaves your organization (termination or resignation) within 90 days, we will replace that position at no charge.

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Our Customers

AgStep is proud to recruit for many of Canada's top agricultural companies.

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