Added: January 3, 2020

Job Location: Minden, Nebraska

This multi-state agricultural business, striving to provide innovative solutions and superior quality and service to their customers is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role of Agronomist.  The Agronomist role in South-Central Nebraska contributes directly to the company’s success with the responsibility of managing full farm agronomy and ensuring the healthy production of potatoes.

We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic, focused on growing great vegetables and developing the operations profitably. This person need to be energetic, self-directed, and pragmatic.


  • Soil sampling and fertilizer recommendations
  • Development and execution of pest management strategies
  • Monitor soil moisture and schedule irrigation
  • Scout fields on a weekly basis and recommend necessary adjustments to management plans
  • Provide quality control and oversight on
    • Seed handling and cutting
    • Planter spacing accuracy
    • Irrigation system application uniformity
    • Chemical application
    • Plant tissue and soil sampling during the growing season for fertility management
    • Test digs to estimate yields and monitor quality
    • Monitoring of bruise-free handling during harvest and storage
    • Scouts fields for diseased plants and directs rouging crews if necessary
    • Plant Maturity evaluations, including sugar testing in the field and in storage
  • Develop and conduct R&D experiments to provide insight on key production issues, including:
    • PVY and other disease control
    • Physiological age and implications for seed
    • Psyllid, zebra chip, and other disease control
    • New variety evaluation
    • Variety specific agronomy
    • Use of VRT to optimize cost per cwt and quality
    • Maximize water-use and fertilizer-use efficiency
  • And other duties assigned

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy or closely related field.
  • A private applicators license or the ability to get one.
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to pass vehicle insurance verification.

Desired Qualifications

  • A relevant Master’s degree or the equivalent in experience.
  • 1+ years’ experience in a similar agricultural role is preferred.
  • Proficiency with Windows programs, and statistical analysis software.
  • The ability to lead and manage people.
  • Superior organizational and project management skills.
  • Familiarity with irrigated crop production preferred
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus.

For more details on this position, please contact Brad –

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