Agronomist

We are an agronomy consulting firm based in the Red River Valley of Manitoba. We help producers take the guesswork out of growing their crops. We deliver unbiased advice backed by local benchmarked production data and replicated, field scale research.

Antara Agronomy was born out of the need for local research data to provide answers to production problems unique to the area. Over the last 5 years Antara has facilitated over 200 field scale replicated on-farm trials. Our agronomy benchmarking program is centered on the need for local answers.

Our sole focus is agronomy. We do not offer agronomy services in support of crop input or equipment sales. Our mission is to help farmers of the Red River Valley become more productive and profitable through better agronomy practices and a more efficient use of inputs.

We’re a small business with a big mission to make a positive impact on our clients. We need someone to help us build our agronomy consulting services while supporting our team with a variety of day-to-day tasks.

We are looking for a leader that is passionate about agronomy and solving problems. We’re NOT looking for someone to just tick tasks off a list. We would like you to become a valued part of our team.

Key Skills/Qualifications

  • Valid class 5 driver’s licence, and you love working outdoors
  • Degree or diploma in agriculture form a recognized college or university
  • Eligible to reside and work in the Red River Valley of Manitoba, Canada
  • Fulfillment supporting others
  • Great communication skills
  • Excellent with prioritization and planning
  • Prefer working towards a goal rather than waiting to be given tasks
  • Able to recognize when you cannot complete a task, and find a solution or delegate tasks if required
  • Great with systems and processes
  • Efficient with spreadsheets and collecting data from producers

Job Duties

You will be working closely with the team, proactively supporting our agronomy consulting service and on-farm research program. You will assist in crop and fertility planning, field scouting and making recommendations to producers. You will assist in the management of our field scale research plots. This includes implementation, monitoring and harvest. You will be in regular contact with clients to collect and enter production data as it pertains to our benchmarking and research programs. You will assist in marketing activities which involve event planning, copywriting, generating and posting social media content.

Summer:

  • Monitor crop development and deliver sound agronomic advice and recommendations to our customers throughout the growing season to achieve efficient crop production.
  • Monitor customer fields for pests and assess economic threshold levels to determine if control is warranted.
  • Collaborate with farmers and our research team to help with trial implementation, scouting, data collection, trial harvest, report preparation including detailed analysis of trial data.
  • Audit planting performance for producers and prepare Planter Report Cards.
  • Prepare end of season Post Harvest Audits.
  • Collect producers agronomic and harvest data and input into our Insights Database.
  • Help coordinate field tours and tailgate sessions for our customers.
  • Soil sample using geo-referenced points and analyze results as a basis for annual crop and fertility planning.

Winter:

  • Work with clients to prepare profitable and sustainable crop and fertility plans that meet their goals for the upcoming season.
  • Educate growers on new farming practices, equipment and input products that might help their farming operations by facilitating meetings and training sessions.
  • Collect and process yield data, create VR prescription maps for variable rate crop input applications.
  • Create surface drainage maps using provincial lidar data or producer RTK data.

All Seasons:

  • Develop, manage, and nurture new business accounts to accomplish Antara’s growth goals.
  • Become familiar with customers in your territory and begin developing a trusting work relationship with open communication.
  • Collect relevant customer data and document customer interactions in HubSpot.
  • Maintain a deep understanding of crop production practices and stay informed on the current trends and technologies in agronomy think critically to solve problems concerning planting, cultivating, harvesting, and protecting crops from pests, weeds, and harsh climates.
  • Provide valuable insights that lead to solutions that drive higher crop yields.
  • Help with marketing efforts by writing blog posts, posting on social media and assist with the editing of our weekly newsletter.

This is a full time, permanent position, based in the Red River Valley of Manitoba.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

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