Winfield United, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Land O'Lakes, offers top-performing seed and crop protection products. With unmatched agricultural expertise and performance as core company values, WinField United brands match leading seed and crop protection products to help growers, dealers and other industry partners achieve high levels of success.
Position Purpose:The Field Agronomist will report toSenior Research Managerand assist with the development of new and improved alfalfa varieties for the San Joaquin Valley as part of a leading research team: (1)Execute seedbed preparation, yield trial planting, stand establishment, plot maintenance, harvest and field data collection; (2)Monitor and apply routine irrigation, pesticides androdent control; (3)Execute nursery transplanting, plant sampling, and routine plot scouting. Occasional travel to Los Banos and Westside to help on similar field-related tasks. All procedures must be carried out in a safe and responsible manner.This position will be based near Riverdale, CA in the San Joaquin Valley.
Bachelor or Associate degree in Agronomy or related field. Competencies-Skills (Required): Strong work ethic and willingness to work extended hours in the field year-round as needed. Farm background and experience operating farm equipment.Creative, adaptable, persistent and able to work independently. Practical experience managing several projects at the same time.Valid commercial driver license and CA pesticide applicator license, or willingness to obtain one.Competencies-Skills (Preferred): Excellent organization, communication and computer skills; strong interpersonal and management skills to interact with breeders, cooperators and technical staff on collaborative projects.EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled. Land OLakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.