Crop Specialist - GROWMARK FS Midwest - Ruthven, IA

Baltimore, IA
United States
Job Description



Sells and markets the following products and services to new and existing customers: crops inputs, such as fertilizer, crop protection pesticides, seed products, service income, technical services, and Ag-finance program.




Implements marketing plans and develops sales strategies that generate profitable sales in the assigned territory.


Travels to client locations within assigned territory to establish GROWMARK brand and obtain orders for products and services.


Utilizes target marketing and professional sales techniques, including the FS sales interview road map, cropping programs, emphasis of appropriate features and benefits, and contact management system when calling on patrons and prospects.


Adheres to GROWMARK’s sales and marketing strategies and attends GROWMARK sales trainings as offered.


Responsible for meeting sales goals as established by supervisor.


Develops territory and competitive analysis to maintain a current knowledge of the marketplace and the competition.


Provides value-added agronomic products, services, and recommendations to patrons and prospects. 


Schedules product delivery and application to patron locations. 


Conducts regular patron meetings on product and technical information to develop customer relationships and drive sales. 


Provides customer service by using soil testing, crop scouting and other programs, follows up on customer complaints, and

seeks a reasonable “win/win” resolution.


Ensures the credit worthiness of customers, quotes prices and credit terms, and prepares sales contracts for orders obtained. 





Responsible for maintaining the assigned vehicle according to company standards, adheres to the uniform policy, and maintains the appropriate professional image.


Ensures field signs are displayed on all customers’ fields to promote FS products


Responsible for completing and updating profile information sheets on all key accounts and targeted prospects.


Collects for sales of all assigned products according to company credit policy.


Attains and maintains technical and sales skills to certification standards.



Performs all other duties as assigned.




Daily independent travel within the trade area with occasional overnight stays.


Normally requires a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in agriculture, marketing, or business, or the equivalent thereof, and 2 years or more of related work experience to demonstrate knowledge of production agriculture.



Demonstrated GROWMARK essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making, and skill development.


Prefer an understanding of GROWMARK agronomy products, services, and programs



Must be able to obtain and maintain applicable professional certifications associated with the agronomy industry. (i.e. CCA, CCS, CPAg, Commercial Applicator w/applicable categories)


Ability and willingness to work extended hours during peak seasons.


  • Extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.)

  • Noisy conditions

  • Working conditions may include dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards with appropriate safety measures

  • Lift 51-75 lbs.