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Agronomy & Farming Technician- $5,000 Hiring Bonus

Employer
Adams Land and Cattle
Location
Broken Bow, Nebraska, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 23, 2024

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Land Management
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
We have an opportunity for a highly motivated and disciplined individual to assist with all aspects of production farming near our operation in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

This person will be responsible for:

* Ensuring that safety is a priority. Supporting the Adams Land & Cattle Safety Program and exemplifying safety expectations. Reporting safety incidents to Farming/Manure Management Manager.

* Performing general agronomy skills, including, but not limited to: field scouting for weeds, insects, disease, and nutritional issue, measuring plant populations, completing plant tissue analysis, and harvest maturity staging.

* Assisting with development of planting and irrigation prescriptions and schedules.

* Assisting with management of field trials.

* Gathering, compiling, analyzing, and interpreting crop production data to better understand crop needs and developing effective and efficient farming practices.

* Examining, researching, and solving problems related to crop management, yield, and quality.

* Interacting with suppliers, applicators, and agronomy laboratories.

* Remaining up to date on crop nutrition and production technologies.

* Completing planting, fertilizing/chemigation, herbicide/insecticide application, cultivating, irrigating, chopping, harvesting, haying, strip tilling and planting cover crops in a production farming setting.

* Operating GPS-controlled farming equipment.

* Completing preparatory dirt work, field maintenance, and improvement projects.

* Hauling silage.

* Spreading manure per outlined plan.

* Maintaining equipment and vehicles in a good state of repair to prevent unnecessary downtime by ensuring they are utilized, cleaned, greased, and washed properly.

* Ensuring preventative maintenance and repair work are completed in a timely fashion to prevent unnecessary downtime.

* Completing annual equipment rebuild schedule during winter months.

* Maintaining pond effluent pumps/infrastructure, completing effluent pipeline inspection and pumping of sludge, as required.

* Assisting with completing required inspections, logs and records, including, but not limited to corn/fertilizer/insecticide application, effluent pipeline inspections, effluent application, manure/effluent testing, sludge/pond levels, pond inspections, chemigation permits, irrigation water testing and bank inspections.

* Spraying and/or other seasonal activities.

* Communicating with all areas/departments.

* Respectfully collaborating with internal and external resources, as appropriate. Building and maintaining strong internal and external business relationships.

* Maintaining work areas in an organized, clean, and safe fashion.

* Identifying continuous improvement opportunities in work area.

* Completing other duties, as assigned.

* Recognizing that weather conditions may require constant change in activities and that cattle comfort is first and foremost regarding this activity.

* Supporting all efforts needed during storm recovery.

Ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:

* Commitment to safety and quality culture.

* Knowledgeable about corn crop productions, including all the variables involved such as soil and land management, nutrient and water needs, pest control and minimizing environmental impact.

* Strong research, decision making, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

* Awareness of industry trends, technology, and developments.

* Previous farming experience.

* Familiar with the day-to-day crop production operations.

* Mechanical interest and aptitude with a knowledge of general mechanics.

* Pivot irrigation experience preferred.

* Experience with GPS-controlled equipment preferred.

* Driven, organized, action-orientated, analytical, and ability to multi-task.

* High attention to detail.

* Team-oriented.

* Strong communication and customer service skills.

* Proven professional communication, presentation, persuasion, and customer service skills.

Requirements & Compensation

This position requires:

* A valid drivers license.

* Exerting 50-100 pounds of force occasionally, 25-50 pounds of force frequently and 10-20 pounds of force constantly.

Standing, sitting, walking, carrying, and lifting/lowering frequently; pushing/pulling, bending, twisting, climbing, reaching/handling/grasping, and kneeling/crouching occasionally; crawling and stairs rarely.

Individual must be able to work in adverse weather conditions.

Compensation Details:

* Starting Wage: $20.00-$25.00 per hour.

* $5,000 Hiring Bonus.

* Comprehensive Benefits which begin on Day 1 of employment (including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, bonus plan, company match 401(k), and more!)

About Us:

Located in Broken Bow, Nebraska, Adams Land & Cattle (ALCC) began in 1945 as a small dairy farm on 300 acres east of Broken Bow. Today, ALCC remains family-owned, but has grown into a multi-location operation with finishing lots in Nebraska and more than one-hundred backgrounding locations throughout the US and Canada. Recognized as one of the premier cattle feeding operations in the world, ALCC is a distinguished and innovative leader in agribusiness, providing consistent and quality beef while utilizing best practices to ensure food safety, animal welfare, and environmental stewardship.

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