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Agronomy Intern- SD at Land O'Lakes, Inc. in Twin Brooks, South Dakota

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

As part of an ever-growing ag community, we are uniquely positioned to address the challenges and seize the opportunities of a growing global population. We are dedicated to finding the most talented people to support the businesses of our member owners, local ag retails and cooperatives across North America. We strive to match people that share our passion for agriculture with sustainable careers in the communities in which our member owners operate. There is no better time to be part of the growing, dynamic world of agriculture - let's help you find your fit.

Agronomy Intern- SD

Position Summary:

Land O'Lakes member owner cooperatives are seeking Agronomy Crop Scout & Agronomy Sales Interns for Summer 2022. Interns are given an opportunity to connectclassroomagronomicknowledge to the field first-hand.Throughout the summer, Agronomy Crop Scout Interns will be assigned key projects and will learnto identify weeds, diseases, and insects affecting crop growth and development. Interns will gain experience testing soil and plant nutrients, and analyzereports used to make cropinputrecommendations with an experienced agronomist.

Agronomy Sales Interns will have the opportunity to build their sales and business development skills within the retail agricultureindustry. These interns will take it a step further byconductingsales calls with customers to discuss crop management recommendations. Interns will also complete miscellaneous operations work and provide customer service to growers.

Internships are offered in a variety of locations through our member cooperatives, retailers, and independent owner system. Interns will be provided training throughWinFieldUnited and the working location is dependent on those of our member owners.

Available Locations:

  • Wilmot, SD

  • Doland, SD

  • Britton, SD

  • Groton, SD

Position Duration: May - August (start and end dates flexible)

Position Duties:

  • Inspect assignedgrower fields to identifyweeds, insects,diseases, pest and crop population counts, crop and weed staging and other crop diagnostic issues.

  • Utilize crop scouting software/weekly reports to document and share observations with partnered field agronomist.

  • Keep current on agronomic products, trends, and precision ag technologies.

  • Responsible forshadowingsalescalls throughout assigned territories to determine agronomy needs,learn how tocreate solutions and build long term relationships with customers that will generate sales of seed, fertilizer, agriculturechemicals and agronomy services.

  • Provide support for operations and warehouse staff as needed.

PositionCompetencies andQualifications:

  • Pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree, preferably in an agricultural related major or program.

  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior undergraduate preferred

  • Frequently move, lift and carry boxes, tubs, and tools weighing 50-60 lbs., access and utilize farm equipment, and move or traverse on uneven ground.

  • Ability to work extended hours during peak busy seasons.

  • Possess a valid, unrestricted driver's license.

  • Candidates must have valid work authorization and be able to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship.

Key Skills:

  • Excellent communication, writing and critical thinking skills.

  • Manage time and effectively prioritize and implement projects and general work tasks.

  • Give and receive feedback, work collaboratively, exhibit effective social and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Resourceful and innovative in finding solutions to problems.

  • Flexible and adapt to changing business surroundings.

If you have questions about how to apply, please call the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U (844-565-4748) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.

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