The position of the Agronomist assists growers with the development and implementation of sound agronomic practices for a variety of high value fruit and nut crops. Agronomists specialize in optimizing and improving food crop quality and productivity through conducting experiments and developing methods of production. This position will play a critical role in building and sustaining the Company’s brand awareness.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Core responsibility to make crop protection, fertilizer, and soil amendment recommendations for various crops throughout the assigned region.
- Responsible to keep up with applicable regulations and inform farm managers and grower representatives of changes and requirements.
- Ensure to conduct field research in plant and soil fertility, irrigation, pesticides, growth regulators and new technologies.
- Manage the client relationship – meeting with and building upon already strong established relationships.
- Provide any up-to-date and pertinent agricultural or agronomic information to the company.
- Work closely with the Sales team to ensure the voice of the customer is heard, ensuring all farming needs are met
- Communicate timely with purchasing when product is low or needed.
- Responsible for growing accounts by soliciting new business to serve and ask for referrals. Increase sales by providing sound agronomic advice and growing customer base/market share
- Accurately process customer transactions such as orders, quotes/returns, and follow up.
- Use of Critical Thinking
- Strong written and verbal communication
- Proven Time Management Skills
- Progressive and Forward Thinking
- Computer Savvy
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential responsibilities and be adaptable if task priorities change. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Soils, Nutrients, and/or 3-5 years of field experience in fruit and nut crops.
- Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) is required, or a willingness to complete and maintain requirements for this certificate.
- Will be expected to attend on-going educational programs in plant and soil fertility.
This job operates in office and out in the field. Exposure to outside elements is certain.
This is a full-time position, typically Monday through Friday with occasional Saturday work.