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Agronomy Internship

    • Job Tracking ID: 512698-603426
    • Job Location: Dalhart, TX
    • Job Level: Student/Internship
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: January 05, 2018
    • Years of Experience: College
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

CSS Farms, a multi-state agricultural business, strives to provide innovative solutions and superior quality and service to our customers. We proudly and relentlessly continue to meet the highest standards of stewardship when it comes to the three things we value most: our land, our employees, and our communities.

We are a team-oriented company with a high trust, entrepreneurial culture. We value our employees’ opinions, we have a strong work ethic, and are focused on growing great vegetables and developing our operations profitably. People who are most successful at CSS Farms are energetic, self-directed, and pragmatic.

 

Summary

The Agronomy Intern works closely with the site Agronomist, Irrigation, Field, and Equipment Managers to support and learn hands-on about successful farm operations.

As the Agronomy Intern, you will gain exposure to all facets of the chip potato business and will have the potential for career advancement to different positions, such as Agronomist, Director of Agronomy, and Farm Manager, at various locations.

 

Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Support the site Agronomist with pest scouting, crop management and irrigation scheduling.
  • Help coordinate pesticide and fertilizer applications.
  • Participate in tissue sampling, R&D test plots, and evaluation of on-farm research.
  • Assist Irrigation Managers with irrigation system maintenance and soil moisture management.
  • Support Field and Equipment Managers with harvest preparation and operational execution.
  • Give and receive real-time performance feedback to further your growth and leadership development.
  • Deliver and present to management a relevant project on primary R&D areas, based on your and company interests.
  • Take on other tasks and responsibilities, as needed.

 

Physical Demands

  • Walking and working outdoors in the elements.
  • Driving between farm sites to move samples and other supplies.
  • Regularly lifting objects (such as potato samples) of up to 40-50 lbs.

 

Expected Hours of Work

  • Typical, daily farm hours are 7 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • Harvest and planting seasons are busy and may require longer hours and some weekends.

 

Experience and Skills:

Required Qualifications

  • Are pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science or Master’s of Science degree in agronomy, crop science or related field.
  • A valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one and pass vehicle insurance verification.

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Are generally tech savvy and can use basic software systems.
  • Possess excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Are an excellent communicator; asking for and valuing positive and constructive feedback in an effort to grow within your role and career.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus.

 

Work Authorization

  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

 

Benefits

  • Receive a competitive stipend.
  • Get reimbursement for eligible travel expenses.
  • Participate in real-world applications of Agronomy from a leading, US potato company.
  • Receive coaching and mentoring from leaders who want you to succeed and join our company, as well as the opportunity for advancement.
  • Make valuable contacts within the industry who can assist you with your career development, now and in the future.
  • Gain an understanding of the entire business, including agronomy, operations, employee management, and logistics by spending time with Farm, Equipment, and Irrigation Managers.

 

AAP/EEO Statement

CSS Farms provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CSS Farms complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

CSS Farms expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.