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Innovation Research Farm Agronomist


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Job Title: Innovation Research Farm Agronomist
Location: Owensboro, KY, South United States, USA
Company: Nutrien Ag Solutions, Inc
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Input Retail, Cooperative and Related Crop Services
Career Type: Analyst/Estimator
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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Innovation Research Farm Agronomist – Owensboro, KY 
At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.
Nutrien Ag Solutions is the retail division of Nutrien™, the largest crop inputs company in the world. As part of our collective mission of Feeding the Future, Nutrien Ag Solutions provides full-acre solutions through our trusted crop consultants at more than 2,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Australia. For more than 150 years, we have been helping growers achieve the highest yields with a wide selection of products, including our proprietary brands: Loveland Products, Inc.; Proven®Seed and Dyna-Gro®Seed; as well as financial, custom application and precision ag services.
We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.
Working at Nutrien Ag Solutions will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.
The Farm Research Agronomist will play an important role in executing applied field R&D, and the validation of commercial whole acre solutions, to support and drive our vision to “create a world-class Innovation Farm that showcase Nutrien’s capabilities and drives more rapid adoption of locally validated solutions.” Primary responsibilities include the implementation and maintenance of field trials including field preparation, planting, cultivation, tillage, pre-and-post applications, harvest, and data summary.  
What you will do:
  • Assist the Farm Manager to complete objectives while focusing on implementation of new ideas in agronomically sound ways
  • Oversee and execute various field trials in corn, soybeans, and wheat
  • Field preparation, planting, tillage, pre-and-post applications, harvest, and data summaries
  • In-season data collection, including: soil and plant samples, storage, and shipment
  • Maintain all equipment and facilities in accordance with applicable SOPs in a safe, clean, and organized manner
  • Operate and maintain a wide range of research and commercial farm equipment
  • Follow all safety programs, maintain training, and compliance with the Nutrien Innovative Farm
  • May provide guidance and/or oversee seasonal farm staff
  • Assist in preparing and conducting all plot tours/field days/training events
  • Collaborate with strategic partners on trial design and implementation of testing and showcasing products and systems
  • Assist at other Innovation Farm sites as needed
What you will bring:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in agronomy, plant pathology, entomology, weed science or related discipline; experience may be considered in lieu of education
  • Advanced degree in agronomy, plant pathology, entomology, weed science or related discipline preferred
  • 3+ years of related experience required, specifically with consultative agronomic experience and/or production farming or experimental management of row crops; 5 or more years preferred
  • Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) certification and Current pesticide application license required
  • Experience with field plot techniques, crop husbandry, and knowledge of modern agricultural practices
  • Ability to operate commercial and research farm equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to train others in new technologies and the use and application of crop inputs
  • Active participation in one or more professional agricultural organizations preferred
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to work cross functional with limited direction and make decisions independently that align with the broader Innovation Farm vision
Are you a good match? Apply today!
Nutrien Ag Solutions is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics
This job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check, and may be required to undergo a substance test. Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is a condition of employment and that proof of vaccination will be required, with minimal exceptions, unless prohibited by applicable law.  While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
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Job Post Date: 09/02/21
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