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Job Description

Summary/Objective

The Agronomic Services Summer Intern will support the BRANDT Agronomic Services, LLC team in various functions including walking fields, summer tasks, and assisting with field days. This internship will involve a different task every day that gives an overview of all Agronomic Services does for its employees and customers.  The internship will have new experiences in the area of agriculture.

 

The Agronomic Services Summer Intern will report to the Seed and Agronomy Manager of BRANDT Agronomic Services and work closely with the managers of assigned BRANDT Retail locations and marketing department. This position may take direction and guidance from other team members throughout the internship.

 

Primary locations covered by the intern will be Virginia, Ashland, Pleasant Plains, New Berlin, Franklin, Waverly, Auburn, Raymond, Oakford, Greenview, Williamsville, Lincoln, Niantic, and Mt. Auburn. This position will need to have the ability to report to the Springfield, IL office location.  Secondary coverage will be Gridley, Fairbury, Lexington, Towanda, Cooksville, and Cropsey.  Additional coverage will be provided to independent BRANDT partners as needed in a similar footprint.

 

Essential Functions

  • Take tissue tests for the BRANDT high yield program and for customers as needed.
  • Assist with planting and upkeep of BRANDT Community Trials and other agronomy trials.
  • Help place signs around the BRANDT trade area in plots or road frontage.
  • Assist with setting up for field days, agronomy and customer events.
  • Spend 1 weekend during the summer with the BRANDT marketing team assisting at a race event.
  • Assist our technical agronomy team with ongoing precision Ag projects.
  • Document field issues in crop monitoring tools to share with customers. 
  • Assist with seed returns if needed.
  • Report on field observations to BRANDT marketing for social media content.
  • Work on a special project over the summer and present to our management team at the end of the internship.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Required Competencies

Teamwork/Collaboration Skills

Excellent Communication/Writing Skills

Ability to analyze data

Ability to multitask

Attention to Detail

Proficiency in Excel and Word

 

Supervisory Responsibility

Not applicable to this position.

 

Work Environment

This position will primarily be out in the field work but some office professional setting may be necessary. With the diversity of work in Agronomic Services, this individual will need the ability to dress accordingly.

 

Classification/Expected Hours of Employment

This position is an internship and is non-exempt, it will follow federal and all applicable state or local laws.  Days and hours of work are generally 8:00am to 5:00pm, with some extended hours needed as seasonal and job duties demands may vary.

 

Travel

This position may require travel between Retail locations within Illinois.

 

Required Education and Experience

  • Working towards 4 year degree in agronomy or agriculture related field.
  • Intermediate computer and software skills required.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean drivers record.  CDL a plus but not required.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work outdoors.

 

 

Disclaimer

This job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position and the duties and responsibilities may change without notice. 

 

Team BRANDT, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment will receive consideration without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or protected veteran status.

Agronomic Services Intern

Springfield, IL

Internship

Added: 11/7/2022      ID: 100-19