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Agronomy Seeds Production Intern

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Job Title: Agronomy Seeds Production Intern
Location: Slater, IA, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Logistics/Distribution
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Parent Seed team is currently seeking an Agronomy Seeds Production intern in Slater, IA. As an intern you will be introduced to parent seed production operations. Gain experience by taking responsibility of selected field production operations in support of producing a reliable supply of high-quality seed.  The intern will take on several roles based upon field production practices, plant processing requirements and distribution needs. 

As an intern at Syngenta, youhave the opportunity towork alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry, and work on real projects finding real solutions. Work with us and you’ll get: 

    Competitive wages  Ongoing career development resources  The opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects  Meaningful projects that solve problems 

Duration:  May 2022-August 2022 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

    Support Agronomists and Field Production Technicians in field related activities as directed at the Slater, Iowa production site  Participate in accurate and timely crop scouting and data collection of emergence and vegetative growth stages, silk and pollen shed notes, stand counts, and IPM scouting thresholds  Perform activities related to planting, scouting, weed and insect management, rouging, detasseling, safety, training, and reporting at the site  Perform a project to study a potential production improvement. Present findings at Intern Poster Show in August  Perform other duties as required to meet field operation or plant needs 

Education & Experience: 

    Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent  Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Agronomy, Ag Business, Mechanized Systems or another closely related field of study  Prefer a student with a Sophomore or Junior standing and a 3.0 or above GPA  Fluent in English  All applicants must be eligible to work in the US 

Preferred Requirements: 

    Excellent communication skills to work well with co-workers on plant tasks   Good writing and math skills  An independent individual who is self-motivating and needs little supervision  The ability to communicate information written and spoken is highly desired in this position  Trusted - Will need to make good sound judgment calls in regards to seed quality management that will be for the best interest of the company  Excellent computer skills including proficiencies in both Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word  Innovative - To always look to implement new procedures or technologies to improve work efficiencies   Detail/Accuracy Oriented - All procedures and policies must be understood and followed. Data entry into data management systems must be accurate due to decisions being made by other departments based on the information given  Ability to perform basic math functions 

What We Offer:   A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and offers flexible work options to meet both your work and personal needs  

About Syngenta  Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.   


Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

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Job Post Date: 08/08/21
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