Agronomy Scout Intern

Indigo Cameron , MO 64429

Posted 3 weeks ago

What if nature could be harnessed to help farmers sustainably feed the planet? Since 2014, Indigo has questioned agriculture's full value chain to improve grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health. The company's scientific discoveries and digital innovations have amplified new value from soil to sale, benefiting more than 10,000 growers to date. Indigo is also the company behind The Terraton Initiative, a global effort to drawdown one trillion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide by unlocking the potential of agricultural soils. In 2019, Indigo was ranked #1 on CNBC's Disruptor 50 list. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Indigo has additional offices in Memphis, TN; Research Triangle Park, NC; Sydney, Australia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Basel, Switzerland; and So Paulo, Brazil.

The role of the Agronomy Scout is to work with an Indigo Agronomist to delight Indigo growers with world-class crop advisory services. Indigo Agronomy Scouts will work with an Indigo Agronomist directly with forward-thinking growers that have planted Indigo product on their acres and provide value-added agronomic services including but not limited to: field scouting, crop monitoring, input recommendations, and soil sampling. Indigo Agronomy Scouts will work with an Indigo Agronomist to learn knowledge of agronomy and row crop production, delivering exceptional customer service and building a long-lasting partnership with growers. These efforts will enable grower success by maximizing farm profitability, productivity, and sustainability.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Interns will learn different types regenerative ag practices and collect relevant information on them, including tillage, cover crops, interseeding, plant diversity, and livestock integration to enable increased grower profitability

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collect and submit consistent field data to the Indigo Agronomist including but not limited to crop growth, weeds, insects, disease, and other environmental impacts on the crop

  • Collect and submit soil and / or plant tissue samples for analysis

  • Learn to promote cultural practices that enable growers to achieve profitable yields above their historical average

  • Learn process to create a strong feedback loop between the information collected and the Indigo Agronomist

  • Collect detailed, on-farm data utilizing precision ag technology and leverage for improved farm productivity, profitability, and sustainability

COMPETENCIES

  • Willingness and desire to work outside and scout fields

  • Comprehensive understanding or desire to learn agronomy and row crop production practices

  • Loves continual learning, adaptable, and agile in approach - able to work in the Indigo system

  • Works as part of the agronomy to collect and submit consistent data

  • Able to utilize new technologies and tools to collect and submit consistent data

  • Detailed oriented

  • Data oriented

  • Excellent communication skills, written, and verbal

  • Highly responsible and driven to succeed

  • Able to work in outdoor environment

  • Flexibility and availability to travel 75%-80%

  • Competent using Excel/Google spreadsheets

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Crop specific experience in the employment geography

  • Farming background or a strong knowledge of farming

  • Pursuing a degree in agriculture

WHO YOU'LL BE WORKING WITH

  • Agronomists

  • Farmers

  • Grower Account Managers

  • Field Operations Specialists

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