Christensen Farms Agronomy Technician in Burt, Iowa
Agronomy & Nutrient - NPC
Burt, IA, USA
Great benefits package including health, dental, vision, a flexible spending account (FSA), life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, a 401(k) plan, paid holidays, a paid time off bank, and an employee assistance program.
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Looking for an exciting career in Agronomy? Christensen Farms is hiring an Agronomy Technician to assist with our field services in Iowa.
Christensen Farms is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the United States, marketing approximately 3 million hogs per year. Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, the company operates throughout the Midwest with facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota. Christensen Farms owns four feed mills, manages 145,000 sows on 44 farms, and oversees more than 350 nurseries and grow-finish sites. The company employees nearly 1,000 people and maintains 1,500 contract partnerships.
The company is vertically integrated with a strong presence across the pork value chain from farm to fork. Christensen Farms is the largest shareholder of Triumph Foods LLC, a producer-owned primary pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. In turn, Triumph Foods members own 50 percent of Daily's Premium Meats, a specialty pork processor of bacon and other premium pork products. Triumph Foods also holds a 50 percent partnership in Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa, a primary pork processing plant.
Major Areas of Accountability:
Agronomy Field Services
Perform field mapping of sites and cooperators fields
Perform soil sampling in support of nutrient management plans
Data entry of relevant information as needed
Manure Application Planning and Execution
Perform site manure sampling
Coordination of manure applicators and cooperators
Quality control and supervision of field application
Assure application is in accordance with regulatory requirements
Contribute to process of manure inventory management
Understand environmental rules and regulations
Provide emergency response and coordination
Perform internal environmental testing and coordinate execution of external testing
Monitoring and production wells
Perimeter tile and surface water
Manure treatment testing
As assigned, contribute to report content and submittal deadlines
Participate with site visits by outside parties
Support permitting process
Manure Systems Management
Coordinate storage structure cover installation, repair, and maintenance
Provide air and manure treatment services and evaluation
Bio-filters and straw covers
Mechanical treatment systems
Coordinate storage structure repair and maintenance
Contribute to remediation projects
Contribute to company wide environmental initiatives
Perform equipment mobilization, operation, and maintenance
Provide in field labor for Agronomy/Environmental tasks or projects
Education, Training, and Experience Requirements:
Minimum formal education and experience required: Associate Degree in an Agricultural related program or equivalent on the job training and three years of agri-business or agronomy production experience.
Must have an understanding of modern cropping or swine production systems.
Must be profit driven and customer oriented.
Ability to apply independent judgment
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
Moderate level of computer aptitude.
Specialized or Motorized Equipment and/or Tools:
This position will require occasionally operating a company vehicle or mileage reimbursement. Any employment offer extended for this position will be contingent upon the review of the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). The MVR will be reviewed to determine insurability based on CFF's insurance carrier and company policy.
Vehicle Licensing Requirements: Class D