GROWMARK, Inc. GROWMARK Agronomy Intern - AgVantage FS - Maquoketa, IA in Maquoketa, Iowa
AgVantage FS* is headquartered in Waverly, Iowa with branches in Northern and Eastern Iowa. AgVantage FS has about 400 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 23,000 customers. The cooperative does business in agronomy, energy, grain, precision agronomy, agri-finance, and crop insurance. AgVantage FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.
PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT*
Serves as the Agronomy intern under the direction of the Sales/Marketing Manager, trains and assists with general Agronomy functions.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS*
Hands on experience in agronomy field.
Visit FS locations and customers building professional relationships.
Coordinate communication with multi-site contacts, schedule field activities and carry out projects.
Operate field research and crop monitoring equipment and technology for scouting.
- Assist with facility and equipment maintenance and repair.*
- Gain understanding and experience with ordering, receiving, and inventory control.*
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS*
Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Must be pursuing a degree or certification from a community college, technical college or university and in good academic standing at time the internship begins.
Demonstrates ability to work independently.
Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.
Frequently required to lift 51-70 pounds as needed
Potentially exposed and required to work in extreme weather conditions (heat, cold, wet, etc.), as well as working at various heights or elevated platforms
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and have the ability to travel independently and overnight as needed.
Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.
We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.