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Region Agronomist Trainee Internship - IA (3431)

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Location: Minnesota, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Land O' Lakes
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Open Til: 21-Feb-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Crop
Career Type: Agronomist
Job Type: Internship/Summer Work Experience
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive

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Requisition Number:3431


Job Title:Region Agronomist Trainee


Function:Internships
Position

Location:No Selection
Territory (if applicable):
Winfield

Business Unit:Winfield Solutions is an industry leader in crop protection and farm seed products, providing insights an expertise in this area. Our brands include AgriSolutionsTM crop protection products and CROPLAN GENETICS seed.
Position Purpose:The Region Agronomist trainee will support regional and local employees in the successful development of Answer Plot field demonstrations and implementation of Answer Plot field days that support and grow the AgriSolutions and Croplan Genetics brands. Typically a short-term (summer) role and then if employee performs well, possible position within company. Typically would move to Crop Advisor or answer plot role.

Primary responsibilities will include:
Learn and understand the company brands, products and product lines.
Work with colleagues to prepare displays/plots and present agronomic, product, marketing, and sales information to wholesale and retail customers and growers. Work with regional agronomists. Regional Agronomist is the main presenter but trainee may have a few minutes to present to customers on demonstrations they have conducted. This is to provide them experience with talking to customers.
Undertake a specific marketing project that requires collection of visual results from Answer Plot demonstrations. Present the information back to LOL employees.
Follow protocols and apply treatments, evaluate plots, collect and organize data and prepare plots/areas for tours across many locations within the assigned region. May be physically preparing plots, such as putting up proper signs, cosmetic looks, etc.
Interact and networks with other employees and industry colleagues to learn about and understand the company to prepare for subsequent positions

Hours and Schedule:
Work summer months (mid May through August 31)

Job Location:
This position will be field based (assigned to work with a WinField Solutions Regional Agronomist) and will be required to travel throughout the assigned region. Company transportation will be provided.
 

Required (Basic) Experience & Education:4 year degree in agriculture preferred.


Required Competencies & Other Skills:General agronomic background, ability to work independently, ability to prioritize tasks, good communication skills, and good organization skills.


Preferred Experience & Education:


Preferred Competencies & Other Skills:
Percentage of Travel:
Land O'Lakes, Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement savings account, tuition reimbursement, PTO, paid holidays, and employee development opportunities. Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O'Lakes,Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.