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Sweet Potato Agronomist / Research Manager


Posted: 06/20/2022 Industry: Agronomy Job Number: 16405 Targeted Compensation: $120,000.00

Job Description

Sweet Potato Agronomist / Research Manager

Ag 1 Source is working with a well-established organization in Potato production across the US. This role is primarily working with Sweet Potatoes and their production of Sweet Potatoes across the Delta region of the US. We need someone with a strong history of agronomic support of sweet potato production as well as experience in doing research trials on sweet potatoes. They are looking for someone who can come in and drive their quality and production up, bring new ideas, tie in with the old and just overall make their sweet potato production better.

What’s in it for you:

  • Working for a well-established company helping them achieve new levels in their sweet potato production
  • Solid team of technical agronomists to work with - but you will be their sweet potato expert
  • Great benefits and other perks
  • Ability to work from your home - somewhere in the Delta - and travel to the locations and advise on production

What you will be doing:

  • Working with farm Agronomists and Farm Managers to evaluate production
  • Establish various research trials to work to improve and test various production practices
  • Evaluate what works with on-farm team and determine what to implement on the farm
  • Travel across the Delta to the various farms
  • Be the trusted advisor on all things Sweet Potatoes

A successful candidate for this Sweet Potato Agronomist / Research Manager job will possess the following:

  • 8+ years of agronomic and research experience
  • MUST have Sweet Potato specific experience
  • Research Trial development, implementation and evaluation experience
  • Ability to influence based on data
  • Desire to work as a team
  • Hold a Masters Degree

Compensation: Will depend on experience - targeting up to $120K

Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision, PT, 401K, vehicle allowance

Desired Location: Delta US - LA, MS, AR, SEMO would be target areas to be based out of

Ag 1 Source has been focused on Executive Level Agriculture recruiting since 2002, our network runs deep. If this role isn't quite the right fit for you, but, are still open in exploring career growth, feel free to do so HERE. Or, if you know someone who may be interested in this role, please reach out HERE. We provide up to a $500 referral bonus for individuals that are referred and we place.

*Candidates must be eligible to work in the US as well as meet the qualifications listed above in order to be considered for the Agronomist / Research Manager job.

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