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Intern - Crop Advisor/Agronomy (Good Hope, Illinois)


Boise, ID, US, 83702

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


<span style="font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif">Simplot Grower Solutions (SGS) Overview:

<span style="font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif">The SGS mission is simple: 'Delivering Solutions to Growers'. With over 200 retail locations and a full line of crop inputs, Simplot Grower Solutions is your one-stop resource for agricultural supplies and precision agronomy services. This Simplot Grower Solutions’ position provides customer service to growers through the sale of crop nutrition, crop protection, seed, specialty, technology and other agronomic products and consultative services.


<span style="font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif">Summary:

<span style="font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif">This Simplot Grower Solutions’ position provides customer service to growers through the sale of crop nutrition, crop protection, seed, specialty, technology and other agronomic products and consultative services. The position is led under the general direction of the Market Manager, who provides support and leadership to all Crop Advisors within specifically recognized agronomic geographies to achieve the Company’s financial goals and operational objectives. We currently have a summer internship open at our Good Hope, IL location.


<span style="font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif">What's in it for you?

<span style="font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif">This internship opportunity is designed to provide a realistic job preview and lay the solid foundation necessary for future employment as a Simplot Crop Advisor.


<span style="font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif">This is your chance to learn firsthand about agronomic issues that impact yields and profitability and how to best serve the grower's needs in their particular growing area.

Key Responsibilities

<span style="font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif">Essential Functions: This internship has been designed to work with multiple SGS locations in the Good Hope, IL area doing primarily the following:

<span style="font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif">• Soil sampling, plant sampling, product testing, product applications, and field scouting in production agriculture areas.

<span style="font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif">• Assisting crop advisors with seed and crop care activities to also include computer input of fertilizer application tracking, scouting reports and other spreadsheets as needed.

<span style="font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif">• Developing thorough knowledge and understanding of our computer programs, product deliveries, inventory tracking, and safety requirements.

<span style="font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif">• Assist Area Seed Marketing Advisor in plot trials • Assist Area Technical Service Rep" with various product field development& product sales support functions. 

Typical Education

<span style="font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif">• Currently enrolled in an accredited university and completed at least freshman year

<span style="font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif">• Minimum GPA of 3.0 (preferred) 

Relevant Experience

<span style="font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif">• Valid driver's license

<span style="font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif">• A farm background or farm experience is preferred but not required

<span style="font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif">• Overtime and weekend work during busy season

Other Information

<span style="font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif">Employment period:

<span style="font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif">• We have summer internships available for 2021

Job Requisition ID: 2815

Travel Required: Up to 25%

Location(s): Remote - USA 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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Nearest Major Market: Boise
Nearest Secondary Market: Meridian