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Positions:
Agronomist
Location:
Kensington, PE
Vacancies:
1
Start Date:
As soon as possible
Duration:
Permanent fulltime
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.



This position offers a competitive wage with excellent benefits!



Terms of Employment



The position of Agronomist is a Permanent Full-time, 40 hours a week position where yearly salary range from 65,000$ to 80,000$ that is located at 1160 Route 20, Kensington, PE, C0B 1M0.



Duties



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


Knowledge, skills and abilities:



Experience in the potato business

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



Bachelor's 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


Benefits



An exemplary health and dental benefits package

A competitive pay scale supplemented

If you are interested in this exciting growth opportunity, please submit your resume to careers@indian-river-farms.com



Address



1160 Route 20



Kensington, PE



C0B 1M0



careers@indian-river-farms.com
Wages:
$65,000-$80,000 per year for 40 hours per week
To Apply:
Indian River Farm 
Dominic Rioux 

Phone: 506-377-4803
Email: rioux.dominic@master-packaging.com