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At Lennard Ag, you’ll join a large, full-service agriculture company utilizing cutting-edge technologies and practices. We offer a collaborative, team-oriented atmosphere with an emphasis on work-life balance and opportunities for training and advancement. We pride ourselves on our unique and energetic culture that brings together professionals from a variety of backgrounds into one seamless and committed team.
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Agronomy Operations Assistant
This role is involved in agronomy and quality control through every stage in the growing process, from seed to harvest. The tasks of this role are very hands-on, ranging from monitoring quality of seed cutting at the facility to collecting soil samples and scouting in the fields. You will also be working with data analysis to track the work you are completing at the various growth stages. This role has potential to move into a future field lead role where you would oversee the growing operations and field team for a section of acreage. Our crops are 100% irrigated and we are working with the latest agricultural practices and equipment.
Our ideal candidate has a strong agronomy knowledge, work ethic and organizational skills. You would work closely with the Agronomy Operations manager and Research Agronomist.
We offer highly competitive compensation plus health benefits, disability benefits, life insurance and paid time off. Relocation assistance available.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Compile weekly reports of seed healing status, seed sprouting status, and seed availability
Evaluate planter efficiency, seed placement, seed piece size, and seed health during planting
Analyze soil and tissue sample results to determine appropriate action for improvement
Crop scouting for insect, disease and weed pressure
Analyze weather station data to determine probability of disease pressure and insect development cycle timing
Set insect traps to monitor populations in key areas
Monitor crop stage, emergence, hooking, tuber initiation, flowering and tuber bulking
Document tuber counts and tuber bulking as the crop reaches maturity
Coordinate fertilizer and disease/insect/weed control applications during the growing season
Update chemical and fertilizer inventory weekly and procure necessary products to meet upcoming recommendations
Manage fry quality sample collection and documentation of potato gravities and sugar maturity
Document bruise sampling results for each bin and conduct tests with the impact recording device to highlight possible problem areas within the storage line
Bachelor’s in agronomy, crop and soil sciences, plant pathology, agriculture and/or related field required
Experience with potatoes is a plus, but not required.
Job Type: Full-time
Farm Operations Lead
Be part of something bigger! Work for a large operation with progressive practices. We’re growing and hiring a full-time, year-round Farm Operations Lead to our team. You will be handling a variety of tasks from working by yourself running irrigation pivots to leading field operations teams during plant and harvest in a hands-on role.
During the winter you will focus on specialty projects depending on your background either in the shop, working with precision ag or with the agronomy team. You will focus on quality work, solving in-the-moment problems, all the while maximizing time and resources. Given our size, there is plenty of room for growth in different areas in the organization.
We offer compensation highly dependent on your background and experience. Benefits include health & dental insurance, paid time off, disability benefits and life insurance. This position does have peak hours during plant and harvest including long hours and weekends but sticks to a 40-45 hour work week during the winter months.
This position is for you if you:
Hold an Associate's or bachelor’s degree in a relatable field such as agronomy, ag technology, mechanical engineering, diesel tech, crop and soil science, etc.
Are looking to grow your career further into Field Operations Management, Agronomy, Precision Ag and/or Production Line Management
Have experience in either production farming, engineering, military, agribusiness or construction
Enjoy thinking out-of-the-box and bringing new ideas to the table
What you would be doing
Work closely with the Farm Operations Manager & Owner on the execution of the crop plan
Effective irrigation timing and execution of crop nutrient and spray program; you will be responsible for monitoring, turning on/off a group of irrigation pivots during growing season
High focus on quality control in the field
Manage precision agriculture equipment and ensure accurate collection of data in field
Assist with executive of fertigation/chemigation plan
Adhere to safety standards and standard operating procedures
Assist in other areas of the operation
Job type: Full time