Crop Consultant

Location: Paul, Idaho
Type: Full Time
Min. Experience: experienced

Job Description

Crop Consultant
The Amalgamated Sugar Company LLC – Paul, ID

The Amalgamated Sugar Company LLC is seeking a Crop Consultant to serve as the primary contact between the Company, Owner and Growers in the Aberdeen/Blackfoot growing area. This position serves as the public relations person and is the primary source of agronomic information to their specific growers and community. This Crop Consultant position will report to the Deputy Agricultural Manager for the Upper Snake, Mini-Cassia District

More specifically, the Crop Consultant will convey and recommend progressive agronomic and cultural practices to their Growers. Additionally, they will advise and counsel growers in all phases of beet growing from land selection through harvest using the resources of the company developed computer programs as well as guide growers in rotation, fertilizing, irrigation, cropping practices, and encourage proper soil sampling. This will require frequent visits to all Grower fields during the growing season.

The Amalgamated Sugar Company LLC is built on innovation and is a proud leader in the sugar industry and that can only happen with the best people. Qualified candidates need to be dynamic and have the ability to work successfully in a fluid environment.

Additional Responsibilities:

• Understanding of and discuss terms of beet contract and represents the company in the actual signing of this and other related LLC documents with the grower.

• Work with individual growers in his/her assigned district to promote increased sugar content and improve sugar beet quality.

• Prepare, organize, and present oral presentations at Grower Schools and Agricultural Symposiums.

• Keep abreast of current developments in the fields of herbicides, insecticides, nematicides, fertilization, irrigation practices, and approved sugar beet varieties.

• Supervise the harvesting and receiving of all sugar beets grown in assigned district.

• Supervise pile covering, storage, ventilation, and reloading of beets at assigned stations.

• Understanding of the equipment used to prepare the soil, plant, spray, cultivate, and harvest sugar beets, and can relate this basic knowledge to his Growers.

• Collect appropriate AgriData from growers and help enter it into the AgriData mobile app.

• Disseminate Grower production statistics from AgriData to discuss, with growers, ways to increase production and improve beet quality

• Prepare crop, acreage estimates, and other reports as required.

• Able to read and understand oral and written policies, safety, environmental requirements, and other company policies.

Job Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Soil Science, or related field is required;
• Minimum 5-10 years of experience as a Crop Consultant or Agronomist; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.