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Agronomy Internship (Moses Lake, WA)

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.


We currently have a Raw Development Agronomy Internship opportunity available at our potato processing plant in Moses Lake, Washington for summer 2022.

Raw Development Agronomy Interns work for and support the Food Group Agronomy Raw Development Manager to provide technical support in all aspects of potato production and storage management for efforts designed to improve raw quality, which will result in more efficient factory operations. This intern will work full time during the summer.

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Agronomy Raw Development Manager, this intern will  assist in setting up field trials, take field notes, pull potato samples, trapping and identify field pests as well as work with university and industry members.
  • Computer input of crop notes, field observation reports, and weekly reports on crop problems and insect findings.
  • Support manufacturing operations as it relates to raw product.

Typical Education

• Currently enrolled in a four-year program at an accredited university, or pursuing a Master’s degree.

• A degree in Agriculture, Plant Sciences, Ag Business, Food Science, or Operations Management is preferred.

Relevant Experience

  • Six plus months of related experience; potato/farming experience or an understanding on potato crop development and processing quality is preferred.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have basic computer knowledge and be proficient in MS Office programs such as Word and Excel. 
  • Must be able to work outdoors and lift/carry up to 50 pounds.

Job Requisition ID: 8127

Travel Required: None

Location(s): FG Plant - Moses Lake 

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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