Field Agronomist

Field Agronomist

Location : Kearney County, Nebraska
Job Type : Full Time, Permanent

We are looking for a Field Agronomist to join our team!
This is an exciting opportunity to work with a multi-state agricultural business in Central Nebraska! The ideal candidate will have an excellent knowledge of agronomy and soil science, has a strong sense of teamwork and camaraderie, and has experience in the field.

As a Field Agronomist, you will:
 Develop pest management strategies and follow through on plans as needed.
 Monitor soil moisture and schedule field irrigations.
 Provide soil sampling and fertilizer recommendations
 Scout fields on a weekly basis and recommend necessary adjustments to management plans.
 Provide quality control oversight on key farm operations.
 Develop and conduct R&D experiments to provide insight on key productions issues, including:
 PVY and other disease control
 Physiological age and implications for seed
 Use of VRT to optimize cost per cwt and quality.

Who we are looking for:
 You have extensive knowledge of agronomy to best help patrons and potential new customers.
 You have excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to train and work with operational personnel on the farm.
 You are proficient in the use of Windows based programming (Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and a general aptitude for software systems, including statistical analysis software.
 You have a valid Driver’s License, and clean MVR check. Company truck is provided, so you must be able to pass vehicle insurance verification.
 You have BS in Agronomy/Agriculture or related AND at least one year of experience in the field. Preference will be given to candidates with advanced degrees.

About our client:
Our client is a multi-state agricultural business who strives to provide innovative solutions and superior quality and service to their customers. With operations in 13 states, they are one of the largest growers of potatoes and seed potatoes in North America.

Why work for our client?

Our client is committed to long-term relationships with both their customer and their employees. They are firm believers in promoting from within, opening up advancement opportunities whenever possible. Located in a small community, they are dedicated to supporting local families and providing events and activities for the community. They also offer competitive employment package including vacation, paid holidays, and health insurance.

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