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Agronomist - Junior

Orwell Cove - Prince Edward Island (PE),

GW

Job Description:

GW&R Visser Farms is located in Orwell Cove on beautiful Prince Edward Island. For almost 40 years, we have been growing potatoes of all colours, shapes and sizes in our rich red soil. We have built a solid reputation of consistently growing quality potatoes, or spuds as we often call them, for both the fresh table market and for seed. We also produce a wide variety of grain crops including winter wheat, peas, soybeans, lupins, buckwheat, mustard, etc.

We are looking to recruit a new Junior Agronomist to work with our team to help support our agronomy program. The Junior Agronomist’s role will involve work in both office and field environments. The Junior Agronomist will work with the Agronomist and other members of the farm team to help manage our land and crop production efforts. It is very much a “boots on the ground” role in which you will have an opportunity to take a hands-on approach to crop production, crop management, research, etc. Several areas will be supported including seed grading & cutting, planting, growing, harvesting, storage, etc.

The ideal candidate will have education in agronomy and experience in the agri-business industry. Further industry and operation-specific agronomic knowledge will be learned through on the job training, research and opportunities for continuous learning.

The Junior Agronomist will be expected to integrate with the existing team and function well in diverse areas from equipment operation to data collection and analysis. An overall willingness to pitch in at different times to help the farm team work together to get the job done is essential.

This is a full-time permanent position (starting spring 2020) with 2 weeks vacation, health & dental benefits and a competitive salary.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Experience:

  • potato industry: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Secondary School (Preferred)

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