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Roy Holland Founder of agriCAREERS, Inc. in 1968 Died of Cancer.

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Roy T. Holland, 65, New Hampton, IA died August 18, 2009 at his home of cancer.

Roy Holland, founder of the first agricultural recruiting firm, agriCAREERS, Inc. in 1968 with offices in New Hampton and Massena, IA. He served as Chairman of agri-CAREERS, for 41 years. Roy was raised on a farm near Dexter, Iowa, graduated from Iowa State University, and served in the United States Army.

Services were held on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton.

In 1968, Roy Holland, after being in management with a Fortune 100 corporation, became a pioneer in the industry by founding AGRIcareers, Inc., the original agricultural personnel recruiting firm in the United States. He served at the helm as Chairman and CEO of the corporate office in New Hampton, Iowa, directing the marketing of our services to employers nationwide. Roy was instrumental in meeting and testifying with the Iowa Legislature to allow employer paid fees and was the first recruiting firm to do so.

Judy Meyer, President and Judy Bruening, Treasurer are co- owners of the agriCAREERS, Inc., New Hampton office. Tammy Jensen and Gary Maas, Jensen Maas and Associates dba agriCAREERS, Inc. are owners of Massena office .