Conservation Advisor

Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Arden Hills, Minnesota, US
Jul 31, 2021
Aug 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Join Land O'Lakes, Inc., and help us bring food from farmer to fork, building vibrant communities along the way. We're a global, Fortune 250 company and a farmer-owned cooperative, which means we work for one another-not Wall Street. We're proud to rank a Top Workplace. We offer:
  • Competitive compensation and rewards
  • Best-in-class healthcare for you and your family
  • Powerful savings programs
  • Training and career progression

The Conservation Advisor will be part of the Stewardship Impact team, support the Truterra business growth strategy with its internal and external stakeholders, and serve as an expert on conservation practice benefits and implementation.

The responsibilities for this role include:

1. Industry liaison: maintain active involvement with conservation organizations and associations (NRCS, NACD/SWCD, Soil Health Institute, Pheasants Forever, etc.) to identify growth opportunities for Truterra and its network and develop projects and programs that advance stewardship on croplands.

2. Ag retailer outreach: provide leadership to the Conservation Agronomist and ag retailer agronomy teams, education on conservation practice benefits and implementation, review the Truterra Insights Engine data to develop insights on meaningful opportunities to improve conservation adoption. Serve as a resident expert on cover crops and soil health practices.

3. Grower innovation trials: design trials to meet the project objectives, advise retailers and growers on trial protocols, serve as a central point of contract during the implementation phase, review the resulting data to develop stewardship insights and incorporate them into case studies.

4. Winfield United Agronomy Team liaison: help improve awareness and adoption of conservation topics in the Winfield United agronomy go-to-market strategy and messaging (including content for Answer Plots). Serve as an internal conservation expert advisor for the Winfield United agronomy and marketing teams.

5. Business development: support the Truterra growth strategy and develop project proposals to access public-private funding for the implementation of conservation practices (e.g. Regional Conservation Partnership Programs, etc.).

6. Product development support: help enhance the Truterra Insights Engine output from the conservation insights viewpoint, collaborate with the Member Engagement and Digital teams. Support the Dairy module development.

  • 10 or more years of experience in conservation and natural resource management
  • 5 or more years of experience in project development and management
  • Previous consulting/business advisor experience preferred
  • Deep understanding of agronomic and environmental models
  • First-hand knowledge of NRCS and SWCD conservation funding programs
  • Technical expertise in irrigation
  • Ability to travel 25%

• B.S. in Environmental Science, Soil Science, Agronomy, Natural Resource Management or related discipline; Master's preferred.

• Self-starting, goal directed with proven ability to achieve results through self and others
• Demonstrated project planning and management acumen
• Demonstrated customer focus. Able to understand, translate and align internal and customer business dynamics and strategies
• Strong analytical skills with the ability to understand and process data and develop recommendations and action plans
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel, experience with PowerBI is preferred

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

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About Us Land O'Lakes is a $14-billion farmer-owned agriculture and food manufacturing cooperative working to overcome the world's greatest food challenges. We are a globally recognized Fortune 250 company headquartered in Arden Hills, Minn., just outside the Twin Cities, with locations across the US and presence in 60 countries around the world.