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Farm Manager Intern

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Job Title: Farm Manager Intern
Location: Slater, IA, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Researcher/Research & Development
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 Seeds Development team is currently seeking a Seeds Operations Intern in Slater, IA. The purpose of this role is to introduce the intern to Trialing and Seed Production Operations. Gain experience by taking responsibility of selected field production operations in support of producing a supply of high quality seed and data.  The intern will take on several roles based upon seed production practices and yield trial data. 

As an intern at Syngenta, you have the opportunity to work 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 


    Function as an integral member of a team responsible for producing, packaging, and organizing physical seed. While also supporting planting, notetaking, harvesting of Yield Trials and seed production breeding nurseries  Exposure to Operation and Trialing activities, allowing you to apply academic background and assist in the department activities from nursery trial design, preparation, maintenance, harvesting, lab tasks, and data analysis  Support efforts to maintain integrity of seed inventory, packaging, field layout, pollinating and data collection  Perform hand pollinations and aid in supervising seasonal labor during pollination  Perform phenotypic evaluations prior to, during and after pollination  Effectively communicate regularly with peers and supervisors regarding the status of projects and work activities  Perform all tasks and behaving in a manner compliant with and in support of all safety and stewardship related company policies and practices, including completing all required company training courses 

Education & Experience: 

    Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent  Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Horticulture, Ag Business, or another closely related agricultural field of study  Sophomore or Junior status preferred  Understand and use of modern agronomic practices  All applicants must be eligible to work in the US 

 Preferred Requirements: 

    Capable of working in high or low temperature conditions in field or greenhouse  Capable of lifting up to 50 pounds  Capable of working long hours during time-critical periods of the growing season  Ability to use MS Office, especially Word, Excel, Power Point and other standard office software  Innovative - To always look to implement new procedures or technologies to improve work efficiencies  Communication-The ability to communicate information well both written and spoken is highly desired  Detail Oriented-All procedures and policies must be understood and followed 

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, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

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Job Post Date: 08/21/21
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