Agronomist/Grower Liaison, Timeless Seeds, Inc.

Job Type(s): Programs / Services
Salary: $40000 – $50000
Deadline: August 18, 2017 12:00 am
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For 30 years, Timeless Seeds, Inc., has been at the forefront of the production, processing, and marketing of certified organic pulse crops and heirloom grains. We are currently seeking a full-time, career Agronomist/Grower Liaison to join our dedicated and dynamic management and production team. The successful candidate will be mentored for one year by our current Grower Liaison who is also a co-founder of Timeless and preparing to retire.

This is a great opportunity to create a career in Montana’s Golden Triangle by joining a growing company with a national reputation for quality and innovation.

Responsibilities:

Oversee agronomy aspects for the production of organic pulse crops and heirloom grains for contracted growers in Montana and southern Saskatchewan.

Advise growers on many aspects of organic farming operations, including field preparation, seeding, growing season management, weed/disease/insect pest management, crop rotations, field scouting, harvesting, storage and handling, and organic management on large scale organic family farms.

Conduct regular growing season farm visits to monitor crops and fields, advise growers, and to predict yields, seed quality, and harvest dates. Extensive multi-day travel during the growing season is required.

Maintain a farm/field/production data base and analyze the data to assist both growers and Timeless management in meeting their production, yield, and quality goals.

Take the lead for organizing and conducting company-sponsored field days, grower meetings, farm visits by major customers, etc.

Collaborate to create content for newsletters, information tools, and materials for growers on soil health, crop rotations, management practices pertinent to organic production, and transitioning conventional land to organic practices.

Provide contract and production information to the management team, and provide monthly written reports.

Develop and solidify grower network, including identifying additional organic growers for Timeless production.

Collaborate on creating and monitoring an annual budget for Agronomy/Grower Liaison line items.

Attend statewide and region-wide university research center field days, organic farm tours, organic industry conferences, and other meetings.

Public speaking at events including industry and grower meetings, field days, classrooms, conferences, and community activities.

Monitor pertinent research, scientific literature, and reports on organic production, pulse crops, and specialty grains.

Collaborate on creating and implementing a strategic plan for the production of organic pedigreed seed for our crops.