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Agronomist - MS #5014

Company:
Absolute Opportunities
Location:
Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States
Posted:
November 11, 2018

Description:

Agronomist - MS #5014

Relocation Yes

Location Clarksdale and Cleveland Mississippi (1 opening in each location)

Duties / Responsibilities:

Regular field checks

Insect, weed & disease monitoring / diagnostics

Soil moisture status monitoring

Irrigation scheduling

Ag chemical, fertilizer & seed recommendations

Soil sampling

Equipment calibration

Crop rotation planning and hybrid/variety selection recommendations

Solicit customers & increase acres and/or opportunities

Precision Ag services (including GIS/GPS information)

Detailed computerized field reports & permanent record keeping

Crop budgeting & planning

Provide personal consultation with customers as needed

Educational/promotional presentations as needed

Other duties as necessary

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:

Proficient computer skills - Microsoft Office software, email, internet, spreadsheets

Good diagnostic and decision-making skills

Proven ability to effectively communicate – verbal & written skills

Demonstrate skills in sales (our agronomists do not sell products – only quality service!)

Ability to work independently and proceed with objectives without close supervision

Desire to serve farmers and others involved in the agriculture industry

Willingness to work as a team member

Desire to remain updated with new agricultural trends and technology

Self-motivation, willingness to learn and good work ethic

Ability to work outside during the heat of day & ability to walk several miles per day

Credentials/Experience:

Graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture with emphasis on agronomy, crop, soil, weed management, ag business, or other ag science coursework

CCA preferred

Experience preferred

Valid Driver’s License

Must live or be willing to relocate to the Cleveland, MS or Clarksdale, MS area.

Bottom line requirements we need notes on with candidate submittal:

1. Graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture with emphasis on agronomy, crop, soil, weed management, ag business, or other ag science coursework.

2. CCA preferred.

3. Experience as an Agronomist preferred.

4. Valid Driver’s License.