AGRONOMY INTERN- MAY TO OCTOBER 2015
Agronomy Advantage is an independent agronomy management firm. We offer crop producers across mid-western 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. Extensive planning culminates in a fast pace growing season. Excellence in agronomy and service is the key to our success. We use start of the art equipment and tools to achieve maximum efficiency in our daily tasks. Agronomy Advantage 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 innovation, progressive producers this is the summer position for you. For more information on 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. Skills in crop diagnostics are an asset. 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. We participate in several insect trapping networks determining pest thresholds across the region. You will collect observations and log sate on a mobile platform to establish long term farm/field history. All systems are digital/electronic and require a strong knowledge of data management. Must be a self-starter with a willingness to embrace hands on tasks. Must be able to work independently under time sensitive priorities. A vehicle will be provided while you are at work but you will need transportation to and from work. Longer hours are required during peak season. Territories range in size and will require daily travel within Central Ontario. We offer competitive wages along with extensive training and coaching. Vehicles, ATVs and iPads are provided.
Competencies: Strong communication, organizational skills and attention to detail are required. Must process an ability to think critically to solve problems independently. Applications must be self-motivated to achieve excellence. Computer aptitude is essential.
Education and Experience: Seeking applicants who are studying in the 3rd or 4th year of Agronomy, Plant Science, Soil Science, Biological Science or Environmental Science. Knowledge of crop production is an asset. Valid G Driver’s License with a clean driving record.
Application deadline: November 27, 2015
Please forward your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.