Website Dairy One
Measurement to Management
**This position will perform fieldwork throughout northeast New York (Albany and west). Candidates who live anywhere in this geographic region are encouraged to apply**
Agronomy Services Field Technicians bring value to the farms we serve through accurate and efficient field evaluation and data collection. Data collected is used to create nutrient management plans and regulatory compliance plans for farms. Primary duties include crop scouting and soil sample collection.
A level I Agronomy Technician will spend most of their time learning procedures, standards, and expectations. Crop focus will be single row and basic dairy focus. Most work will be performed under the guidance of a level 2 or 3 Technician. Regular duties include: collecting compliance and precision agriculture soil samples and manure samples, preparing samples for submission, scouting crops, and reporting data.
A Level II technician has attained a high level of competency in scouting single row and basic dairy crops and will begin scouting specialty crops. Level I technician work is performed with little to no guidance. Specialty crop work will be performed under the guidance of a Level III technician. A Level II technician will begin to provide support to Crop Consultants and Planners through the accurate entry of component data in the specialized software used to create nutrient management plans. They will begin to learn the basics of crop consulting and the process of making nutrient and crop management recommendations. Level II technicians will mentor and provide guidance to Level I technicians.
This can be a physically demanding and time-consuming position. There will be regular travel throughout the Northeast and mandatory overtime during the growing season.
All technician work must be performed according to internal Dairy One standards and meets or exceeds the requirements of the internal Technician Certification process.
Associates Degree in Agronomy, Environmental Science or a related field and at least 1 year (2 years for Level II technicians) of experience scouting crops or doing comparable field-based work.
Non-research (production) agricultural based fieldwork.
Farming (crop or dairy) experience is desirable.
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