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Positions:
Agronomist
Location:
Kensington
Vacancies:
1
Start Date:
When available
Duration:
Permanent fulltime
Required Skills:
Minimum Requirements:
Degree in Agronomy or one of the following disciplines (preferred):
• Crop and Soil Science
• Plant Breeding and Genetics
• Botany and Plant Pathology
• Biological and Ecological Engineering • Agricultural and Resource Economics
• Horticulture
• Crop Management and Protection

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Experience raising potatoes
• Pesticide applicator’s license or ability to obtain
• Experience in the potato business
• Experience as a field scout
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to prioritize operations in light of multiple priorities and conflicting demands
• Team player with an ability to lead and participate in cross-functional teams
• Understands life cycle of potato plant
• Understands crop rotation importance and effects

If you are interested in this exciting growth opportunity, please submit your resume to careers@indian-river-farms.com.
Job Experience:
1 - 3 years
Work Schedule:
Weekdays
Job Description:
Indian River Farms is seeking an Agronomist who is self-motivated with good people skills.

We at Indian River Farms have been farming potatoes for 25 years and we are constantly growing! Farming is ingrained in our family and community and that dedication helps us focus on growth. Every year brings new challenges and opportunities.

Indian River Farms will continue to meet those challenges head on and seize opportunities for growth and providing the market with potatoes whenever possible.

This position offers a competitive wage with excellent benefits!
Wages:
as per experience
Benefits:
Job responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: • Diagnose physiological problems of potato plants and grains due to fertilizer or pests • Develop and implement insecticide, nematicide, and fungicide pest management strategy • Assist in seed cutting, planting, fertilizer application, irrigation and harvest • Supervise inspections of fields • Study, investigate, and conduct experiments on different soil/plant types to determine: • Use capabilities of soils • Appropriate fertilizer applications • Water saturation levels • Effects of alternative practices on soil productivity
To Apply:
Indian River Farm 
Nanci MacDonald 

Phone: 902-437-3743
Email: macdonald.nanci@master-packaging.com