Full Time Crop Consulting
Minimum Years Experience required: Zero, but experience would be a bonus.
Salary: Entry level 30-35K, experienced candidate’s $35-45K Bonus potential of 10-20% of base salary is available after 12-18 months.
Other 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).
Company Description: Wheat Tech, Inc. is an independent consulting firm based in Russellville, KY. Our primary goal is to provide area growers agronomically sound consulting programs. Our specialties are intensively managed wheat, corn and soybean production. We also specialize in precision Ag services. We have a large research and development unit specializing in wheat, corn and soybean research in multiple states. We have customers in Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Indian and Tennessee. We currently have 30 employees and consult on approximately 365,000 ac.
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: Will include 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, Internet). Previous field research, agricultural internship, crop consultingor precision Ag experience would be a definite advantage. Farm background would also be beneficial. Valid driver’s license + good driving record . US citizen or Valid Green card holder.