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Positions:
Agronomist
Location:
Kensington, PE
Vacancies:
1
Start Date:
As soon as possible
Duration:
Permanent fulltime
Required Skills:
The ideal candidate will be able to obtain their Canadian class 3 driver’s license and have experience in operating farming equipment.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Experience in the potato business
Experience driving farm equipment
Excellent communication skills
Ability to prioritize operations in light of multiple priorities and conflicting demands
Team player with an ability to participate in cross-functional teams
Minimum Requirements

Degree in Agronomy or one of the following disciplines

Crop and Soil Science
Plant Breeding and Genetics
Botany and Plant Pathology
Biological and Ecological Engineering
Field Technician
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Horticulture
Crop Management and Protection
Pesticide applicator’s license or ability to obtain
EXPERIENCE

· Minimum of 3 years of experience in potato agronomy (field work preferred)

· Experience raising potatoes

· 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
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 29 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 whenever possible.
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
Wages:
$65,000-$80,000 per year for 40 hours per week
Benefits:
An exemplary health and dental benefits package A competitive pay scale supplemented Training Support for Pesticides, Class 3 Licence, and Blue Seal Program
To Apply:
Indian River Farm 
Nanci MacDonald 

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