Area Precision Ag Specialist (AgriBusiness ? Fresno, CA)
Area Precision Ag Specialist (AgriBusiness – Fresno, CA)
The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have an Area Precision Ag Specialist position available for Simplot Grower Solutions covering the South San Joaquin Valley area.
Simplot Grower Solutions (SGS) Overview: The SGS mission is simple: “Delivering Solutions to Growers”. With over 100 retail locations and a full line of crop inputs, Simplot Grower Solutions is your one-stop resource for agricultural supplies and precision agronomy services. Summary To provide technical support to Crop Advisors and other support staff to maximize the Company's effort to capitalize on the potential of Precision Agriculture. Provide technical support to sales. Assess the need for continued education and provide training in Ag Technology area.
Providing technical support to SGS Crop Advisors and support staff on Precision Ag technology. Provide any needed IT technical support. Integrate IT advances into SGS sales force to assist in providing solutions to customer needs for products and services
Responsible for mapping including generating prescription maps; field; variable rate irrigation; yield analysis; boundary. Making recommendations for zone creation and geo-spatial analysis
Assist the Crop Advisors with soil sampling, collection of ec/em data
Maintain precision ag equipment and makes recommendations to customers regarding equipment. Design and collection of test plot data
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university (Computer Science or Agronomy preferred)
3+ years related experience and/or training
Position will require traveling up to 50% of the time
Combination of education, training and/or experience will be considered for this position
This is an entry level professional position in the area of precision agriculture, however have some agronomic experience preferred
Strong computer background and skills
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