Field Agronomist

Location: IN, IL, IA, KY, MI, MO, OH, TN, WI
Department: Field Sales

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Purpose and Scope

This position will conduct agronomic functions as designated by Beck’s Area Team Leader.  The Field Agronomist is authorized and expected to perform the following responsibilities.

Responsibilities

  • Assist designated staff members in selling efforts with dealers, specific customers, and prospective customers that need additional agronomic support / contact.
  • Proactively promote and inform the Area Team sales staff on current and potential upcoming agronomic issues that affect growing crops.
  • Contribute monthly articles to Beck’s Hybrids CropTalk newsletter.
  • Collaborate with the Beck’s Practical Farm Research department on activities that support Beck’s sales efforts.
  • Contribute to Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR) efforts on new ideas and testing programs as it relates to PFR.
  • Assist other Agronomists with designated agronomic testing, training and sales projects.
  • Perform field service calls, participate in area functions as requested, and evaluate product performance within designated areas.
  • Collaborate with university and industry contacts.
  • Attend commercially sponsored workshops and seminars to gain agronomic knowledge.
  • Perform other duties as may be requested by the Area Team Leader

Job Requirements

1. Education and training:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Agronomy
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record as determined by Beck’s automobile insurance policy.

2. Technical knowledge:

  • Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) License
  • Basic computer and current software skills
  • Chauffer license or equivalent required.

3. Physical demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 70 pounds unassisted.
  • Ability to pass DOT physical examination and obtain Medical Examiner’s Certificate may be required.

4. Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in agronomy is preferred
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