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Field Production Intern - Lone Tree, IA

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Job Title: Field Production Intern - Lone Tree, IA
Location: Lone Tree, IA, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Manufacturing/Production
Job Type: Internship/Summer Work Experience
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About Syngenta

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

About this Job:

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 youll get:

  • Competitive wages

  • Ongoing career development resources

  • The opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects

  • Meaningful projects that solve problems

May 2021-August 2021

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support Agronomists and Field Production Technicians in field related activities as directed at the Grundy County Iowa production area

  • Capture pesticide application information to meet Worker Protection Standard safety requirements

  • 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, mapping, 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 to the local leadership team

  • Perform other duties as required to meet field operation or plant needs



  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Student must be pursuing a Bachelors or advanced degree in an applicable discipline Major in Agronomy, Ag Business or Ag Studies is preferred

  • Fluent in English

  • Must be willing to work outside in all weather conditions including seasonally hot or cold temperatures and in climate weather

  • Prior experience relating to agronomy is preferred but not required

  • Prior experience relating to Seed Production is strongly preferred but not required

  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US
Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills to work well with co-workers on plant tasks and in field production management with farmer growers

  • An independent individual who is self-motivating and needs little supervision

  • Excellent computer skills including proficiencies in both Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word

  • Good writing and math skills

  • 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

  • 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
Work Level: XZ ________________________________________ 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: 09/02/20
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