Seed Production Technicians provide support to growers by helping them with operations of seed equipment, planting, and seed scouting. They are responsible for the coordination of planning, strategizing, and production of certain seeds for individual companies. Seed Production Technicians can also be seen sorting, processing, and completing numerous other duties in seed warehouses.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s degree in agronomy, plants science, biology or related field is required. Certifications such as a Pesticide Applicator’s License or Certified Crop Advisor are typically preferred.
To pursue a career as a Seed Production Technician:
The following high school courses are recommended to prepare for a diploma program:a focus on science (particularly biology/chemistry/botany/earth science), mathematics, and business are also recommended.
Employed by seed production companies, biotechnology companies, government or universities, cooperatives and research firms.
Future Job Market/Outlook:
Depending on location and demand for seed the job market could be fair to good.
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