Agronomist

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Agronomist

DescriptionCorteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for an Agronomist to join our team in Dahlgren, IL.Who are we, and what do we do?Corteva Agrisciences creates the world's most recognized and premium agricultural solutions to address the greatest challenges in agriculture. With a focus on technology, Corteva Agriscience creates seed and crop protection products that increase productivity and profit for farmers while reducing risks to their business. Every day our digital tools deliver insights our global partners need to thrive now and into the future.As the worlds first dedicated agriculture start-up, were building a culture that stays curious, thinks differently, acts boldly and takes a stand on whats right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. We know weve got big challenges to solve – we hope you'll be part of the solution. Whether you are in the lab or on the farm, teaching classes or crafting code – we need bold thinkers and fearless doers to bring their best to the job at hand. Every role at Corteva Agriscience includes an opportunity to grow what matters.The Agronomist serves as a primary field contact for seed production and responsible for training and education of seed field employees and growers in agronomy, seedsmanship and safety.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you! Grower management and support (acreage planning, quality control, etc.) Responsibilities include managing scouts, and developing a cost effective, environmentally sound method of enhancing yields. Coordinating production research programs at the location level including initiation and follow through of programs to address specific needs of the biological environment. Supervise field operations and prepare reports as assigned. Be knowledgeable about current agronomic practices and government agricultural programs.  Implement and maintain quality standards. Administrative duties include, but are not limited to, providing proposals for the development of the plant location business plan.   Responsible for monitoring field expenditures as assigned. Work with field operations manager to meet with growers to formulate seed plans and manage field crews. Decide priority of work activities appropriately to complete work with expected quality results and meeting deadlines. Support and implements Digital Agronomy programs.  Participate in improvement programs (safety, efficiency, effectiveness) specific to Plant and Field environments to identify and communicate potential risks and benefits. Promote a positive work attitude and cultivates harmonious relations. Promote a safe working environment and manages Safety Programs as assigned.QualificationsRequirements:What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table? Bachelor's degree in ag-related area and three to five 3-5 years experience working with seed growers and seed plant operations or equivalent education and experience required.  Knowledge of production agriculture and production plant operations; knowledge of field equipment; supervisory and team leadership skills; training skills; priority management and ability to adjust quickly to changing conditions.   Possess or be willing to obtain a Commercial Pesticide Applicator License administered by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Good verbal communication skills; advanced level computer skills. Willingness to work in a variety of conditions (field, plant, warehouse – hot, cold, dust, etc.); ability to lift up to 60 lbs.   Possess a valid drivers license. May require Class D license. Ability to plan ahead, anticipates needs and events, and coordinate multiple activities occurring concurrently and simultaneously.   Takes initiative and ability to work on own with minimal direction.   Ability to communicate in English and work with others in a team setting and of diverse cultural backgrounds and languages. Works well under pressure to meet deadlines.Benefits:Lets peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!  Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment And much, much more! Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today!

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