Agronomy Associate

Type:  Full-Time

Department:  Agronomy

Why Ag Partners? We are a strong member-owned cooperative serving producers, communities, homeowners and businesses across Southern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Join our growing team! This position has above industry standard wages, plus overtime during the peak season, and bonus potential.

All employees 18 and older can join the 401(k) retirement plan and receive company match. Full-Time employees are eligible for profit-sharing, medical, dental, vision, PTO, company paid short- and long-term disability benefits, basic life, and a yearly clothing allowance.

Job Summary:

This position will learn from our industry-leading Agronomy Sales staff and supplier partners to work toward understanding the agronomy sales business before being placed in a permanent territory. Understanding Ag Partners’ business, product lines, precision ag services and operations will be the focus of the time spent in our trainee program. 

Location:         TBD

Key Roles:

Professional Development

  • Possess and maintain knowledge of agronomy related products/programs and the agronomy industry
  • Attend meetings, training, professional development, and continuing education opportunities
  • Collaborate with experienced agronomists to gain hands on experience in the field

Sales Support

  • Collaborate with the sales team to support and execute sales strategies
  • Assist in preparing and delivering product presentation to current and potential customers
  • Utilize data derived insights to make recommendations to customers
  • Gain experience in the operational side of the business as it relates to supporting the sale

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficient computer skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Strong analytical and decision-making abilities
  • Ability to remain goal-driven in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational skills including multi-tasking, planning, and prioritizing
  • Strong work ethic to see the task at hand through to completion
  • Desire to work towards and complete CCA certification

Licenses, Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Meet the driver qualification standards
  • Ability to lift 50 to 100 pounds, up to 25 pounds constantly, and work in all types of weather conditions.
  • Ability to work extended hours during the busy season including weekends.
  • Pre-employment drug testing required. Comply with the Drug and Alcohol Policy
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.