Seed Agronomist

Job Listing No: 9740000

Seed Agronomist

Cargill Specialty Seeds & Oils focuses on the health and clean label spaces. This translates into discovering, creating and commercializing specialty seeds, oils and related technologies to meet market needs. Our business leverages Cargill?s capabilities.
We are leaders at connecting the high oleic canola supply chain because we are the only company that is both a seed and an oil company. From identifying market trends and trait development to final oil packaging and delivery, Cargill manages the entire high oleic canola supply chain. Cargill develops proprietary planting seeds, contracts acres with growers and crushes and refines seeds into premium oils sold to food manufacturers, foodservice operators and industrial companies for a variety of applications. Our integrated approach allows us to better manage supply and demand, opening up markets for our grower customers while offering our oil customers Assured Supply? high oleic canola oil.
Position Purpose:
The Seed Agronomist position is responsible for overseeing all activities associated with the field production of certified hybrid canola planting seed.
The Seed Agronomist works under the guidance of the Sr. Agronomist in the production of certified hybrid canola seed. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; field selection, contracting, providing agronomic support to seed growers throughout the growing season, field scouting, quality assurance, data collection, yield forecasting and providing production reports to both internal and external partners. The Agronomist will also provide support to the Sr. Agronomist in overseeing a small number of seed production field trials located in the United States. ??
Principal Accountabilities:
35% Manage field selection, contract with growers and provide agronomic support to all aspects of hybrid canola seed production from planting through harvest.?
30% Scout hybrid production fields for weeds, insects, and disease and provide agronomic support to ensure the quality of seed. Maintain accurate field records. ?
20% In coordination with the Parent Seed Agronomist, and Sr. Agronomist; assist in the successful development and execution of field research trials and nursery seed production throughout the United States.?
10% Assist Parent Seed as needed and support other various collaboration projects.
5% ? Assist in the contra-season production of parent and certified hybrid canola seed in Chile.
Essential Functions/Requirements:? -Travel required to support contra season production in Chile and field trials in the United States?-Must be able to lift 50 lbs. on an occasional basis-Valid driver?s license
?Required Qualifications:?Education:-Bachelor Degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, Plant Science, Soil Science, Horticulture or other science related to crop production.?Skills:-Knowledge of hybrid seed or general seed production techniques, industry topics-General knowledge of canola and other rotational crops produced in Eastern Idaho-Familiar with Microsoft software?Preferred Qualifications:?Education:-Master?s DegreeExperience:-3 years work experience in seed crop production or related production agriculture or horticulture.-Experience in certified hybrid canola seed production-Five or more years experience in agriculture related field-Small plot or nursery management experience?Skills:-Strong knowledge of canola and hybrid seed production techniques-Certified Crop Adviser certification-Idaho Professional Applicator?s license-Spanish

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