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Agronomist Job

DATE POSTED: Apr 12,2017


CATEGORY : Agronomy

BUSINESS UNIT : Crop Production Services (Retail)

JOB ID: 2017-5571

FULL JOB TITLE: Agronomist


Ryley, AB

If you live safety always and everywhere and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.

Cultivating Excellence is Crop Production Services culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is aboutachieving superior results with integrity together, connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to own your own engagement, the opportunity to be innovative. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never imagined while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.

Who You Will Work With

You will work daily beside teams of people who will care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.

Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential. You will own your own work and find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working along beside 15,000 people around the globe who care about you.

Develop and support both external and internal customer base to support the Branch in Applied Agronomic Services.

Key Tasks:

  • Recommend appropriate crop production products and fertilizer products to customers.
  • Identifies, procures and manages grower demonstration plots for varietal comparison purposes.
  • Gathers, compiles, analyzes and interprets test results and prepares and forwards progress reports.
  • Designs and inspects program experiments, records, notes and seasonal staff logbooks. Ensures that application of seeding, fertility and pesticide occurs when weather conditions are optimal.
  • Actively searches for new opportunities that will enhance or expand the Company’s market presence.
  • Plans and conducts the field testing of designated research material using defined methods that will ensure accuracy and optimize results under experimental protocol.
  • Interacts with Division and Branch Management to convey results and provide recommendations based on active knowledge of marketing requirements.
  • Distributes variety information and recommendations to staff and customers. Attends and participates in customer information meetings as directed. Presents technical information related to seed varieties and other marketing programs.
  • Liaises with appropriate industry contacts.
  • Assist in the promotion and recommendation of Proven Seed varieties and Loveland Products and Echelon services to farm customers through product knowledge and local field trials.
  • Identify local weed species, and be familiar with the biology and control of local pests.
  • Interpret soil and tissue tests and required, and be able to recommend best practices for soil fertility management for local customers.
  • Understand proper method for soil or tissue testing for customers as required.
  • Complies with CPS and Industry regulatory and EH& S standards.
  • Performs other duties as required.

The Ideal Candidate

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, our ideal candidate must be committed to achieving superior results with integrity and sustaining our safe and positive work environment while having the ability to embrace working side by side others in a diverse culture.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of modern farm practices and industry regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop good working relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet and deal with the public effectively. An aptitude to analyze markets.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills as well as time management skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the functions of the job.


  • Minimum of Diploma in Agriculture at a recognized college or university.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of applied agronomy and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to meet the CPS policy requirement by completing a Criminal background check, Drug/alcohol testing, and Driving Record Abstract.

Why Crop Production Services?

Winning together; Our Cultivating Excellence culture coupled with great people and delivering superior results with integrity is what sets Agrium apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Agrium an award winning company, listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

Crop Production Services (an Agrium company) is an organizational culture that promotes sustainability and innovation, with a vision to help ‘feed the world’ in ways that protect the environment, support economic vitality, and enhance communities.

Crop Production Services is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

Those interested in this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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