Area Precision Agriculture Specialist (Beresford, SD)
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 a Area Precision Agriculture Specialist position available at our Simplot Grower Solutions (SGS) site in Beresford, SD.
SUMMARYTo provide technical support to the SGS Crop Advisors and other support staff to maximize Simplot's effort to capitalize on the potential of Precision Agriculture. Provide technical support to the sales. Assess the need for continued education and provide training in Ag Technology area. Integrate advances into SGS sales force to assist in providing solutions to customer needs for products and services. Responsible for mapping including generating prescription maps, variable rate irrigation, yield analysis, and satellite imagery. Making recommendations for zone creation and geo-spatial analysis. Assist the SGS Crop Advisors with soil sampling, collection of ec/em date. Maintain precision Ag equipment and making recommendations to customers regarding equipment. Design and collection of test plot data. RESPONSIBILITIESProviding technical support to SGS Crop Advisors and support staff on Precision Ag technology. Provide any needed technical support. Integrate advances into SGS sales force to assist in providing solutions to customer needs for products and services.Responsible for mapping including generating prescription maps, variable rate irrigation, yield analysis, boundary. Making recommendations for zone creation and geo-spatial analysis.Assist the SGS Crop Advisors with soil sampling, collection of ec/em date.Maintains precision ag equipment and makes recommendations to customers regarding equipment. Design and collection of test plot data. REQUIREMENTSAssociate's or Bachelor's Degree from college or universityThree plus years related experience, internship, and/or training preferred. This is an entry level professional position in the area of precision agriculture. 2 or 4 year degree required in agronomy. Must have some agronomic experience. Position will require traveling up to 50% of the time. Strong computer background and skills.
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