Crop Production Technician/Agronomist

Posted on June 11, 2019. Region: Saskatoon, SK

Under the direction of farm management, duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the successful execution of the farm's strategic crop production plan, including but not limited to: fertility planning, variety selection, crop rotation planning, crop scouting, pest management, pesticide application, and the coordination of all on-farm research trials .

  • Operating & maintaining large and modern agricultural equipment used in potato production (tractors, high-clearance sprayer, cultivators, hilling equipment, potato harvester, GPS tractor guidance systems, etc.) as required.

  • Operating & maintaining center-pivot irrigation systems throughout the growing season as required.

  • Monitoring crop growth & development on a daily basis during the growing season.

  • Monitoring potato storage buildings effectively and efficiently.

  • Assisting with the grading & shipping of seed potatoes.

  • Assisting with table potato washing, grading, & packing activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in agronomy, soil science, pest management, or a related field (degree or diploma).

  • Proven leadership ability. Previous management experience preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Proven organization skills essential.

  • Three (3) years crop production experience. Potato production experience is preferred.

  • Average mechanical aptitude.

  • Valid class 5 (passenger vehicle) driver's license.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, physically demanding environment, with tight deadlines and varying weather conditions.

  • A positive attitude and good work ethic, with an appreciation for the fact that farming is an occupation that sometimes requires long hours of work, seven days a week, especially during critical periods (planting, harvest, seed shipping, etc.).

Desirable Assets (not required, but helpful):

  • Experience with center-pivot irrigation.

  • Valid class 1A or 3A driver's license.

  • Valid agricultural pesticide applicator certification.

Our farm offers starting wages commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will be placed on a three (3) month probation and wage increases/other benefits will be discussed upon the completion of this probationary period.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location:


Outlook, SK

Job type: Full-time

Contact Information

Morgan
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Email: [email protected]

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