9996 Cty Hwy Q

Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

715-288-5937

Job Description:

Agronomist in West Central Wisconsin
Row Crop operation specializing in Corn, Soybeans, Kidney Beans, and some small grains

 

Rooney Farms is a large-scale cash crop operation in west central Wisconsin. We are seeking a full-time agronomist. This person will work directly with Farm Manager in an effort to increase crop production and sales and assist in the day-to-day operations of a cash crop farm.

Essential Functions:

  • Works directly with Farm Manager & Office Manager in an effort to increase crop sales.
  • Put together crop plans, yearly budgets, chemical programs, and fertilizer and lime plans, conduct and analyze soil samples
  • Assists in managing costs and increasing profits
  • Communicates with Farm Manager regarding the timing of operations. Communicates with Applicators regarding field characteristics, product placement and other application concerns. Follow-ups with producers after applications regarding issues/incorrectness
  • Assist in yearly hybrid selection, harvest and planting data analytics, and suggests progressive farming tactics for performance improvement
  • Assists in FSA reporting and policy compliance
  • Strong communication and structure when dealing with fellow employees.
  • Crop health throughout the growing season: Scouting, spraying, fertilizing, irrigating, etc.
    • Will be main sprayer operator
       

Education/ Experience Requirements:

  • Prior experience in an agriculture related field required
  • 4 year BA Degree
  • Must have knowledge and experience with large late model John Deere Tractors & Equipment.
  • Late model John Deere AMS/GPS equipment familiarity is highly desired

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of fertilizers, chemicals and seeds.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills; Proficiency with Microsoft Applications (Excel, Word, Outlook, ETC.)
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently or as part of a team to meet expectations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with landowners.
  • Ability to be a “Team Player”, have a positive, mature attitude and work ethic.
  • Ability to recognize when a situation is beyond individual training/expertise and requires assistance
  • Adaptability: Flexible style and receptive to change. Learns and adapts quickly
  • Operates all types of large farm machinery such as JD planter, JD combine, JD 4600 monitors, and JD sprayer. 
  • Knowledge of repairs and maintenance on all machinery needed desired, not required
  • CDL desired, not required
  • Applicators License required; if not attained, will assist in procurement

Benefits:

  • Pay will be based on experience and skillset.
  • 401(K)
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Cellphone per-diem
  • Company vehicle
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