Agronomy & Farming Technician- $5,000 Hiring Bonus

Adams Land & Cattle
Broken Bow, NE 68822
United States
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Job Description

Job Details

Adams Land & Cattle, LLC South Lot - Broken Bow, NE
Full Time

Responsibilities & Qualifications

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.



  • 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: $18.00-$23.00 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!)




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