AGRONOMY ASSISTANT- MAY TO AUGUST 2021-One position available

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 troubleshooting 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 knowledge of data management. Tissue, nitrate, and soil sampling will be involved. Longer hours are required during peak season(June). We offer competitive wages along with extensive training and coaching.  A longer work term is possible 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 or have crop production experience. Must have a valid G Driver’s License with a clean driving record.

 

Apply with resume and cover letter by email to deb.campbell@agronomyadvantage.ca by February 5, 2021