Agronomy Field Ops Specialist - Mideast (Indiana/Ohio/Kentucky)
About the organization
Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes and agronomic insights, Indigo works with growers to sustainably produce high quality harvests. The company then connects growers and buyers directly to bring these harvests to market. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is forwarding its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. http://www.indigoag.com/
The role of the Agronomy Field Ops Specialist is to collect data as part of the Indigo Carbon program and Grain Quality program. Key responsibilities include assisting growers in the Indigo Carbon program, through agronomic data collection and soil samples. Additionally, they will help growers increase profitability through grain quality samples, to enable growers to sell their grain for a premium.
Complete onboarding & ready for deployment with all required competency skills
Become regional authority on requirements on Indigo’s data collection, soil sampling and grain quality protocols.
Data collection: fully trained on all the requirements for data collection on the field
Fully versed with all data collection platforms, submission processes & routing software
Grain quality: grain quality testing with growers
Complete Carbon enrollment process training with a dep understanding of questions related to data collection.
Soil Sampling: lead or assist with soil sampling efforts on the field
Ability to complete and pass safety courses related to the safe operation of soil sampling equipment
Completion and accuracy of carbon enrollment interviews according to scheduling.
Data accuracy in data submissions
Grower visits completed according to scheduling
Soil samples delivered to SOP specification
Grain samples completed according to scheduling and SOP
Great communication skills and establishing relationships with growers.
Comfort with uncertainty with travel scheduling
Excellent communicator and professionalism with regards to grower requirements and scheduling
Comfortable with safely transporting, unloading, loading ATV for soil sampling needs
Be comfortable and prepared for all-weather conditions, long/overnight hours of road travel and navigation.
Familiarity with operating and troubleshooting mechanics of augurs and heavy machinery (>30lbs)
Boundaries: attention to detail. Familiarity with protocols and following detailed directions.
Stringent about following safety protocols.
Use best judgment on schedules and workload.
Work with scheduling and geofencing software
Work as part of a team and stick with timelines
Self-driven and motivated with high ownership in the project to drive success
Flexible and willing to adapt to changes in protocol.
Ability to adapt and learn new technologies and techniques with growth of a project
Two-year degree, minimum
Agriculture experience preferred
Ability to travel seasonally, 80% during peak soil and grain sampling collection
Must be available during peak work cycle periods
Must provide own transportation (pickup truck)
Contact email: [email protected]
Cover letter and CV/resume
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