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Job Title: Agronomy and Sales Intern
Job Function: Agronomy, Sales, Customer Service
Reports To: Location Manager
Position Duration: May – August (start and end dates flexible)
The Agronomy Internship is a multi-functional role involving a full spectrum of agronomy, sales, and customer service for an Agribusiness Retailer. This is an opportunity to for students to build their sales and business development skills within the retail agriculture industry. The individual in this role will be actively identifying weeds, diseases, and insects affect crop yields and will assist in making recommendations to customers regarding crop management. Additionally, this role will be a key team-player in assisting the operations team with inventory, load-out, and customer satisfaction.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Inspect assigned grower fields to identify weeds, insects, diseases, pest and crop population counts, crop and weed staging and other crop diagnostic issues.
- Utilize crop scouting software to document and share observations with partnered field agronomist.
- Keep current on agronomic products, trends, and precision agriculture technologies.
- Provide support for operations and warehouse staff.
- Responsible for shadowing sales calls throughout assigned territories to determine agronomy needs, learn how to create solutions and build long term relationships with customers that will generate sales of seed, fertilizer, agriculture chemicals and agronomy services.
This position will have no direct reports.
A successful candidate will possess a strong potential for customer service, sales, and project management. Positive characteristics include self-motivation, having high sense of urgency and attention to detail, and strong confidence in public speaking/giving presentations. An ideal candidate will be able to give and receive feedback, work collaboratively, exhibit effective social and interpersonal communication skills. Additionally, a successful candidate will be resourceful and innovative in finding solutions to problems, will show strong initiative and have a “can-do” attitude toward given tasks.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Actively pursuing a bachelor’s or an associate’s degree in Agronomy, Agribusiness, or related field OR equivalent industry experience is required.
Proven experience or education with soil sampling, tissue sampling and crop scouting.
Proven experience or education with AgOS software is a plus but not required.
Demonstrated skills with project management and time management
Previous experience operating a forklift and/or PIT (Powered Industrial Truck) is preferred.
- Previous experience operating agricultural equipment is preferred.
Knowledge and Skills:
Proven knowledge and/or coursework in the areas of soil science, soil fertility, pesticide application, and precision agriculture.
Basic knowledge of domestic standards and regulations is a plus
Strong analytical and problem solving skills; ability to work independently with minimum supervision
Competency with computer programs (MS Office and field mapping software)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; skilled in communicating with small and large groups with an ability to lead and influence
Strong interpersonal, team building skills with a positive attitude and ability to establish relationships with field personnel, peers and customers
Strong team player and team builder.
High attention to detail with an ability to handle multiple projects (or customers) at once.
Moderate single-day business travel may be required; minimal over-night travel may be required.
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
Majority of work is performed in either a warehouse environment or outdoors, which can expose employees to conditions including but not limited to dust, noise, and uneven walking surfaces.
Regular work hours are 8:00am – 5:00pm, with flexibility to visit and/or meet with customers after hours; M-F. Typically required seasonal work on weekends.
Occasional work is performed in an office environment, which can expose employees to temperature fluctuations (hot/cold).
Required intermittent periods during which continuous physical exertion is required such as walking, standing, stooping, bending, climbing, and lifting material or equipment, some of which may be heavy or awkward.
Must be able to lift up to 50lbs frequently; may be required 75-100lbs occasionally.
Additional Position Requirements:
Valid driver’s license and maintaining a satisfactory driving record is required.
Must have valid work authorization and be able to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.