Careers

Company Description:

With a total of 200 years of combined experience, Wheat Tech is among the oldest and largest independent agronomic consulting firms in the Southeast. "Independent" means that we do not sell any products, nor are we affiliated with any crop protection, fertilizer or seed companies. Our commitment to providing growers with the most current and cutting edge advice, backed by our own, on-site, Research and Development division is what has kept Wheat Tech growing rapidly over the past 20 years.

Wheat Tech impacts approximately half a million acres spanning over 6 states in the Southeast. This large area of operation is supported by 5 brick and mortar locations staffed with consultants that specialize in their own respective regions.

Summary of Position:

Positions are full time starting immediately. First year will be assisting experienced crop consultants while at the same time undergoing intensive training in scouting multiple crops. After the initial 12-18 months, applicant will be assigned an area to develop.

Areas of responsibility:

Consulting:

Includes scouting fields for weeds, insects and diseases. It will also include taking stand counts, tiller counts, and monitoring growth stages to select appropriate application timings. Time will also be spent in assisting other consultants with planter/drill setting, harvesting strip plots, soil sampling and precision ag services.

Research:

Will consist of helping R&D personnel plant, spray and harvest corn, soybean or wheat research plots. You will also be required to take herbicide notes, stand counts, insect counts, rate disease levels and assist in field day preparations.

Education/Skills required:

B.S. in Agronomy, Entomology, Ag business, Plant and Soil Science, Plant Pathology or other related technical agricultural field. Preference will be given to candidates with a higher percentage of agronomy and precision ag courses. Basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Previous field research, agricultural internship, crop consulting or precision ag experience would be a definite advantage. Farm background would also be beneficial. Valid driver’s license and good driving record.

Benefits:

Company provides full individual health insurance, simple retirement plan (matching at 100% up to 3% of salary), and also provides a company truck (after initial training period).

Contact:

Scott VanSickle

Call (270) 586-1776 or 
Email: scottvansickle@wheattech.com