Agronomy Sales Trainee
CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations retail division. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Agronomy Sales Trainee program. You will work with farmers, ranchers, and producers.
You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.You will gain knowledge and experience, through on-the-job training, of all aspects of agronomy operations, agronomy sales and marketing techniques, agronomy consulting services, and cooperative philosophy needed to promote the sale of products to growers.You will gain knowledge and experience in:Assisting Agronomy Sales Specialists with crop scouting, soil sampling, and field agronomic problem solving.Using integrated pest management techniques to determine treatment thresholds.Generating written reports and present them to supervisor and/or customers.Learning the features and benefits of all agronomy products and services, assisting with over-the-counter sales, and assisting with product delivery to customers.Learning to perform warehouse and agronomy plant operations.Learning and utilize Agris invoicing and inventory management systems.Assisting in inventory management procedures.Learning crop protection product mixing and operation of application equipment.Gaining knowledge in Custom Application: Spreading fertilizer and spraying crop protection products with application equipment.Gaining knowledge and experience with Precision Agriculture.Working with patrons and assisting them in a courteous and professional manner.Working in and keeping an environment that is compliant with state, local and CHS Environmental and Safety policy.Maintaining and communicating a strong safety culture and following all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identifying and communicating workplace hazards and correcting or seeking assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.Basic Qualifications:
(required)High School Diploma or GEDProficient in MS OfficeProduction agriculture experience or understandingWillingness to learn and adopt Action Selling skillsGood driving record and the ability to meet CHS minimum requirement to drive company-owned vehiclesAbility to work extended hours in-seasonGood mathematical aptitudeAbility to stand, sit, kneel, walk, bend, climb and lift up to 50 poundsPreferred Qualifications: (desired)Associate?s or Bachelor?s degree in an Agribusiness programInternship in Grain Procurement, Agronomy, Crop Scouting, or other Ag-related internshipCertified Applicator Certificate