Job Type : Fulltime/Salary
As the Field Agronomist, you will be responsibility for managing the agronomy and supporting specialty production.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Development and execution of pest management strategies
Monitor soil moisture and schedule 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 production issues including: PVY and other disease control, physiological age and implications for seed, and use of VRT to optimize cost per cwt and quality
This company 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 chip potatoes and seed potatoes in North America.
Company vehicle provided
Strong salary based on experienced
Required Position Qualifications:
Bachelors of Science degree in agronomy or related field (Masters degree preferred)
Proficient in the use of Windows based computer programs (Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and a general aptitude with software systems, including statistical analysis software
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to train and work with operational personnel on the farm
Superior organizational and project management skills
Experience in leading and managing people
Ability to acquire and hold a valid driver’s license and successfully pass vehicle insurance verification is required.
Candidates must be eligible to work unrestricted in the U.S. without company sponsorship to be considered for this position.
Preferred Position Qualifications:
Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred
Experience in irrigated crop production preferred
Minimum of one year experience in the field preferred and 5 years’ experience highly desired