AGRONOMY ASSISTANT- MAY TO AUGUST 2018 - ONE position available 
January 16, 2017

Agronomy Advantage Inc. is an independent agronomy management firm based in Dundalk, Ontario. We offer crop producers across Mid-western and Central Ontario support developing cropping system strategies to increase farm profitability. Working closely with clients we enable them to implement yield enhancing nutrition and IPM strategies to maximize short and long-term production goals. Excellence in agronomy and service is the key to our success. We use state of the art equipment and tools to achieve maximum efficiency in our daily tasks. Agronomy Advantage Inc. offers a positive work environment where learning and professional development are encouraged. If you have a strong desire to be an integral component in farming decisions with innovative, progressive producers this is the summer position for you. For more information about our company please visit our website www.agronomyadvantage.ca

Role Description: Consists of crop monitoring to enable pest, weed and nutritional management decisions throughout the growing season. Includes nitrate and tissue sampling at critical points in the growing season along with field mapping. You will be continuously trouble shooting field issues on the go such as insects, disease and nutrient deficiencies. You will collect and log observations on a mobile platform to establish long term farm/field history. All systems are digital and mobile and require a knowledge of data management. Tissue, nitrate and soil sampling will be involved. A vehicle will be provided for the season once training is complete. Longer hours are required during peak season. Territories range in size and will require daily travel. We offer competitive wages along with extensive training and coaching.  A longer work term would be considered for the right candidate.

Competencies: Strong communication, organizational skills and attention to detail are required. Must possess an ability to think critically to solve problems independently. Applicants must be self-motivated to achieve excellence. Computer aptitude is essential. Skills in crop diagnostics are an asset. Candidates must be a self-starter with a willingness to embrace hands on tasks. You must be able to work independently under time sensitive priorities.

Education and Experience: Seeking applicants who are studying in Agronomy, Plant Science, Soil Science, Biological Science or Environmental Science. Knowledge of crop production is an asset. Must have a valid G Driver’s License with a clean driving record.

Application deadline: March 16th, 2018

Please apply with resume and cover letter by email to d.campbell.agronomy@gmail.com

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