Digital Production Agronomist

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations


The Role & Local Community: We care about you and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close. At Corteva Agriscience, you will help us grow what’s next. No matter what your role, you will be part of a team that is building the future of agriculture – solving the world’s food problems through innovation, technology, and putting people first. Come join our work team at Corteva Agriscience and enjoy all the benefits of a fortune 500 company along with the family atmosphere of a rural town at our commercial soybean production facility in Jackson, NM. We value safety here and care about our people. So if you want to work with a high-performing team who ensures you go home to your family the same way you came to work every day, then this is the place for you. We have an exciting opportunity for an Digital Production Agronomist to join our team to support our soybean seed production operations. Gain exposure to and knowledge about our seed business while utilizing your strong communication and agronomic skills to work with growers, customers, and employees. As the Digital Production Agronomist, you will serve as a primary digital contact for soybean seed production which includes: data collection, crop health imagery management, seed field selection based off data analytics and nutrient management. Never be bored in this unique opportunity which will focus about 70% of your time in the digital space and 30% in grower relations and contract management. We are seeking an educated candidate who has knowledge of current agronomic practices and leadership skills to implement and maintain quality standards. Grow your digital agronomy career with us, apply today! Responsibilities – What You Will Do: How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!
  • Implement acreage plan in areas assigned by the Field Operations Manager or Production Location Manager.
  • Own all aspects of grower relations in your area, including but not limited to: acreage allocations, contracts, and conflict resolution.
  • People management: train, lead, motivate, and coach growers and contractors to success.
  • Ensure that digital agronomy tools and strategies drive seed field productivity, and results in the creation of a competitive advantage through increased yields, quality, and cost management.
  • Provide coaching, training, and support of agronomists and seed growers on equipment monitors, data collection, digital agronomy platforms, and internal programs.
  • Work in partnership with the production, commercial, and research teams to coordinate cross functionality with seed growers to develop and implement business strategies supporting data management and implementation.
  • Plan, execute, and analyze digital agronomic research across seed fields, and communicate summaries that can be used to support product management, positioning, and training.
  • Continue to develop professionally by remaining current with new technologies, management innovations, and agronomic practices.
  • Coordinate and lead the delivery, execution, and support of digital agronomy platforms and services for the Jackson Production Agronomy team.
  • Qualifications

    Requirements: What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?
  • You have a Bachelor's degree (preferably in Agronomy, Digital Agriculture, or other similarly related Agriculture field).
  • You bring an agriculture-related experience and background to the role that allows you to support growers to deliver high quality, high yield seed to us.
  • 1-2+ years of experience working with farm machinery, Geographic Information Systems (GIS software), GPS systems, variable rate technology, and mapping software.
  • You have a demonstrated track record of getting results by taking initiative, overcoming obstacles, and finding creative solutions to problems.
  • You have a strong Knowledge of agronomic practices (pest management, disease ID, product placement) so you are able to easily build credibility with your grower network.
  • You have a valid Driver’s License and good driving record so you will be able to drive your company assigned work truck to manage your grower area.
  • You are an effective communicator, able to build trust, rapport and influence with a variety of stakeholders. 
  • You “lean-in” when it comes to utilizing technology to do your job well so you have strong Microsoft Office experience as well as significant experience with computer software and programs.
  • You always are willing to help out and physical work isn’t a problem for you…Passing by a team member struggling to lift something? Safety is your top priority and you are willing and able to lift up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations to help your colleague and/or perform necessary job tasks!
  • Preferences:
  • 3-5+ years of experience working with farm machinery, Geographic Information Systems (GIS software), GPS systems, variable rate technology, and mapping software.
  • CCA certified.
  • Drone pilot license.
  • Leadership/supervisory experience.
  • Benefits: Let’s peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva! 
  • Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave.
  • Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more.
  • Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment.
  • And much, much more! 
  • Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today!

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