CHS Inc. Precision Ag Specialist in Garretson, South Dakota
Precision Ag Specialist
CHS / Brandon has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations division. We are looking for a Precision Ag Specialist to provide training on Precision Ag and manage and guide farmers and producers on their Precision Ag programs. You must be able to make sound decisions, have the ability to influence others and work cross functionally. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Consult with CHS sales force, applicators, and management to identify customers and successfully administer and grow the program.
Meet with farmers and producers to promote the program and document initial priorities, problems, needs, wants, and expectations.
Combine traditional management skills with precision farming tools (site-specific mapping techniques) to develop strategies with farmers and producers to give them the tools and information to make the best management choices for their crop production, and provide the greatest economic return.
Utilize GPS to locate specific field positions. Coordinate soil sampling and use GIS to create field maps based on GPS data to record and assess the impact of farm management decisions.
Use data sensors to monitor soil properties, crop stress, growth conditions, yields, etc. to provide instant (real-time) information that can be used to adjust or control operational inputs.
Organize, analyze, and manage data with the use of spreadsheets, databases, GIS, etc., in order to provide the most accurate information to farmers and producers.
Make recommendations to farmers and producers based on timely and accurate information including data on crop characteristics, hybrid responses, soil properties, fertility requirements, weather predictions, weed and pest populations, plant growth responses, harvest yield, post harvest processing, and marketing projections.
Continuously reassess the profitability of precision farming programs with farmers and producers by comparing yield monitor data to financial records for specific fields.
Develop and increase product knowledge of the sales force, applicators, and management through internal presentations, training, etc.
Coordinate sales strategies; advertising, field days, grower meetings, etc.
Stay current on new technologies, products, trends, and challenges in order to make informed recommendations to growers.
Basic Qualifications: (required)
Associate’s degree in Ag Technology, Precision Ag, Agribusiness, or related program
Working knowledge of current industrial and farm products/practices, diagnostic and servicing procedures, and GPS/GIS software
Preferred Qualifications: (desired)
Bachelor’s degree in Ag Technology, Precision Ag, Agribusiness, or related program
Previous sales experience
Working knowledge of GPS technology
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CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation , 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance. This position will have opportunity for growth.
CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products. CHS is an equal opportunity employer/disability/veteran.
Effective January 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires employers to conduct a pre-employment verification full query against the newly established License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse prior to beginning employment in a position that requires a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL). Candidates seeking employment in a position that requires a commercial motor vehicle license must voluntarily enter their information into the FMCSA and must provide disclosure authorization, at the time of offer, to CHS or an authorized third-party agent of CHS to verify information.
Minimum Years of Experience Required:
LE - Ag Business Country Ops
Minimum Education Required:
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