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Job Order #: 5575375

Employer Name:
Pioneer Co-operative Association Ltd.
Wage/Salary Info:
Salary commensurate with experience
Posted Date:
13-Nov-2017
Location:
SWIFT CURRENT
 
# of Positions:
1
Employment Terms:
Full Time
Length of Employment:
Permanent
Education:
University Bachelor's Degree
Apply By:
30-Nov-2017
How to Apply?:
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Employer Name:
Pioneer Co-operative Association Ltd.

Employer Address:
 
1150 CENTRAL AVE N
SWIFT CURRENT,SK
CANADA
S9H0G1

Contact Name:
Human Resources

Contact Phone:
306 778-8707

Contact Fax:
306 778-3424

Contact Email:
hrpioneercoop@sasktel.net

Employer Website:
www.pioneercoop.ca



Description

Pioneer Co-op is currently recruiting for an Agronomist for a $38 million Agronomy operation in Swift Current, Sask.

Reporting to the Agronomy Division Manager, the successful applicant will be responsible for providing professional information on all aspects of crop production to local area farmers. This includes advising farmers on cropping plans, seed and soil assessments, fertility, pesticide use, resistance management and harvesting decisions. The successful Ag Team applicant will be involved in direct sales calls and will be expected to stay current in the agricultural sector by becoming a member of the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrology and attending training and industry meetings. The position will be based out of the Swift Current Agronomy Centre and will assist with branch locations. A Degree in Agriculture specializing in crop sciences or a certified crop advisor designation with agriculture experience and knowledge of product is required.

Pioneer Co-op offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, along with excellent training and opportunities for advancement.

 

Skills and Abilities

Field Crop Specializations
 - Cereals
 - Oil seeds
 - Specialty crops
Essential Skills
 - Continuous learning
 - Computer use
 - Finding information
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Decision making
 - Problem solving
 - Oral communication
 - Writing
Specific Skills - Field Crops
 - Classification
 - Crop storage and preservation
 - Inspection
 - Marketing and distribution
 - Plant nutrition
 - Plant growth and development
 - Plant disease, pest and weed prevention and eradication
 - Quality control
 - Seeding
 - Seed/seeding production

 

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