Agricultural Coordinator

Elwood, Indiana

Red Gold
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Job Title: Agriculture Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Agriculture

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

JOB SUMMARY

This position is an important link between the Company and contract growers. The Agriculture Coordinator is responsible for providing accurate and timely information and creating high quality production. The position coordinates all on-site agriculture functions during fresh pack with each processing plant. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Field Scouting

Examining crops for pests and growth stages
Advise Red Gold of field Status
Advise Growers of Production needs

Advise Growers

Field & Equipment techniques
Soil & Fertility testing
Spray Needs
Post Pack evaluations

Greenhouse Supervision

Inspection of growing plants
Tray Counts

Assist in Varietal Development

Conduct Test Plots
Coordinate Experimental Field Trials

Miscellaneous Projects, as assigned

Property and grounds maintenance (mowing, weed spraying)
Snow-plowing
Various other projects

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

4 year degree in Agriculture preferred
In lieu of a four year degree, 5 or more years of field experience will be required
Exposure to computer, accounting, and management classes
2 years' experience in Agriculture - farming, fertilizer, seed, or chemical sales
1 year supervisory experience
Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) - employment not contingent upon certification, but will be a requirement to work towards certification while working at Red Gold

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Computer proficient - MS Office
Excellent Communication skills - written & verbal
Patient
Problem solver
Flexible
Able to work well with all types of people
Able to convey knowledge to others effectively

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Direct: None

Indirect: Growers, scalehouse and grading personnel during fresh pack

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

While performing the duties of this job:

The employee must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time whether that be sitting or standing
The employee must be able to use fingers to constantly operate a computer or other type of office equipment
The employee in this position must be able to regularly walk
The employees must be able to use hands to handle and feel
The employee must be able to reach with both hands and arms
The employee must be able to visually detect, perceive, or recognize in near and far distances
The employee must be able to converse or convey with other individuals
The employee may occasionally be required to crouch
The employee may occasionally lift/carry items as heavy as 25 pounds

Other:

Able to travel 3-4 days/week during the Spring months - frequent overnight travel
Available to work a flexible work schedule
Able to commit to extended hours during pack/harvest season.
Date Posted: 29 August 2022
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