Exploring Agriculture Agronomy Operations Intern - AgVantage FS - Garner, IA in
- AgVantage FS* is headquartered in Waverly, Iowa with branches in Northern and Eastern Iowa. AgVantage FS has about 400 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 23,000 customers. The cooperative does business in agronomy, energy, precision agronomy, and agri-finance. AgVantage FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada. * PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT* Serves as the Agronomy Operations intern under the direction of location management, trains and assists with general Agronomy functions to learn the foundation of the system and industry prepare for future career. * ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS* * Hands-on experience in agronomy field and operations. * Assist with facility and equipment maintenance and repair. * Visit FS locations and customers building professional relationships. * Operate field research and crop monitoring equipment and technology for scouting. * * Apply crop nutrition and crop protection products.* * * Gain understanding and experience with ordering, receiving, and inventory control.* * OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS* * Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply. * Performs all other duties as assigned. * REQUIREMENTS* * Must be pursuing a degree or certification from a community college, technical college or university and in good academic standing at time the internship begins. * Must have ability to obtain a CDL and commercials applicator’s license with required endorsements, a satisfactory driving record, and valid medical card. * Demonstrates ability to work independently. * Demonstrates essential abilities including communication, customer focus, decision making, and skill development. * Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record. * Must be able to travel independently and overnight when necessary. * Frequently required to lift 51-70 pounds as needed. * Frequently exposed and required to work in extreme weather conditions (heat, cold, wet, etc.), as well as working at various heights or elevated platforms. * Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position. * WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING* If you enjoy being outside and are interested in gaining hands-on Agronomy experience, then we can’t wait to talk to you! We are looking for an Exploring Agriculture Agronomy Operations Intern that is eager to go above and beyond helping our customers. A few key areas of emphasis include: * Operate field research and crop monitoring equipment and technology for scouting. * Assist with facility and equipment maintenance and repair. * Visit FS locations and customers building professional relationships. * WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE* * You are pursuing a degree or certification from a community college, technical college or university * You are in good academic standing * WHAT WE BRING TO THE TABLE* * We value* relationships* and people first and foremost * We are a company that is committed to being an innovation leader in the agriculture industry * We emphasize sustainability practices and stewardship of our resources * We enjoy access to in-house training and leadership development opportunities * WHAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT US* The GROWMARK Exploring Agriculture Internship Program is in its 10th year. The program has given students the opportunity to explore career paths and develop professionally; many of which still call the GROWMARK System "home" today! We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.