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Intern Smart Farm (Madera/Fresno, CA)

Location: 

Madera, CA, US, 93637-9101

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.

Summary

This role will work in the Central Valley area, under the direction of Senior Digital Sales Advisor who leads technical support and digital sales for the integration of the company’s digital platform. The intern will gain valuable experience in managing soil moisture, working with growers & crop advisors, and assisting in other precision agricultural projects being worked on over the summer.

Much of the intern’s work will be accomplished in hot, humid, and dusty outdoor agricultural environments. Day-travel to field locations will be required most days of the week, time will be allocated to accomplish computer work in an office if needed.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Understanding the products and services provided by our digital team.
  • Communication and interaction with customers & crop advisors on water management, scouting and other areas as needed.
  • As appropriate for the business: Installing moisture monitors, soil sampling, tissue sampling, scouting, GIS programs, and equipment maintenance.
  • Assisting experienced digital sales advisor/crop advisors/operations with crop activities which would include computer/app input of sampling, moisture monitoring data, and trials.
  • Participation in educational opportunities as identified and assigned by management.

Typical Education

Junior or Senior at a College or University majoring in an agricultural field

Relevant Experience

  • Experience in the agricultural industry
  • Precision Ag experience
  • Experience in field scouting
  • Experience in permanent crops
  • A valid drivers license

Other Information

  • Ability to operate 4-wheel drive and/or ATV vehicles off road or on farm roads.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • Basic computer knowledge and proficiency in MS Office programs.
  • Strong communication skills and proven ability to work with others and to accomplish objectives.
  • Proven ability to be given tasks and the drive to accomplish the tasks without much supervision
  • Strong organizational skills to track and catalog information

Job Requisition ID: 6757

Travel Required: None

Location(s): SGS Retail - Madera 

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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