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Position Title Agronomy Intern (R.D. Offutt Farms)
Job Requisition Number 18-0085
Location Park Rapids
Description

This internship opportunity will provide the selected students with a hands-on learning experience. The intern will learn by training alongside skilled team members and work independently to develop skills while accomplishing daily tasks throughout the farming season.

Specific Duties Include

  • The Agronomy Intern will perform a variety of tasks in the field including: learn how to mix/blend chemicals and fertilizer, learn the mechanics of equipment, warehouse operations, learn how to calibrate and operate tendering and applicator equipment.
  • Assist with crop scouting, soil sampling, product trials, and field agronomy problem solving.
  • Maintain a clean work area, as well as care for all tools, machines, and equipment.
  • Identify and communicate solutions in their area of responsibility.
  • Support the field and warehouse farm operations.
  • Communicate effectively with management and other team members.
  • Assist in maintenance of buildings and equipment, ensuring they are in appropriate condition.
  • Be a self-starter; ability to work independently as well as with other personnel and management.
  • Develop technical and product knowledge of all equipment on the farm.
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations while performing work assignments, and adhere to all policies and procedures as specified in company manuals and as directed in the employee handbook.
  • Conduct self in the presence of customers and community to present a professional image of R.D. Offutt Farms.
  • Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management, and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork and exemplary customer service.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by management in a professional and efficient manner.

 

Requirements
  • Enrolled or attending an approved agriculture program or another program approved in writing by R.D. Offutt Farms.
  • Maintain acceptable GPA and attendance while in the program.
  • Student must proactively communicate with management while attending school including providing a copy of their transcripts to R.D. Offutt Farms management after each quarter or semester.
  • Adhere to academic policies, rules and regulations set forth by the higher learning center the student is attending.
  • Agriculture experience preferred.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to assemble and perform some maintenance functions on equipment.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Candidates must have valid work authorization and be able to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship
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