Leoti was founded in 1885 by a company of men from Garden City, Kansas. Two years later, in 1887, it was involved in the bloodiest county seat fight in the history of the American West. The shoot-out was on February 27, 1887 when men—some would say hired gunmen—from Leoti, went to the neighboring rival town of Coronado and left several people dead and wounded. A small town called Farmer City which was located between Coronado and Leoti, was hoped by some to become the county seat—which would end the fighting. Leoti later won the right to become the county seat and now the two other towns consist mainly of farmland.
With its small town charm, Leoti is an attractive community for families of all ages – the area features safe and friendly neighborhoods, a thriving agricultural economy, and high quality schools.
Cargill and Leoti
Cargill Cattle Feeders is one of the largest employers in the Leoti area, proudly employing approximately 75 people. At Cargill’s facility in Leoti, KS, we feed and provide the highest level of animal-welfare for 230,000 head of cattle each year. Cattle produced in our feedlots are sent to Cargill Beef facilities for processing and distribution. Our generous employees contribute to many charitable organizations throughout the community including the local schools, youth activities, County Fair and Amusement Association, 4-H, Leoti Volunteer Fire and EMS, holiday events, Rodeo Association and Pheasants Forever.
Cargill employees enjoy Cargill-sponsored events such as picnics, cookouts, safety awards and benefit meals. Through these efforts, Cargill has made a positive impact on the Leoti community and strives to be the employer of choice for the area.
Join our team
Our typical job openings in Leoti may include the following:
(Please note, this is just a list of typical openings. See below for current openings.)
- Production and maintenance positions – starting at $12.50 per hour and up to $17.00 per hour
- Management/Supervisory roles: refer to www.cargill.com/careers for current open positions and further information.