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Posted 14 December 2018.


Job Posting #4266


Description of the Job

Job Title: Agronomist

Company: Black Gold Farms

Location: Rhodesdale, Maryland

Job Description: Black Gold Farms is recruiting for an Agronomist for its Rhodesdale, MD location. The Agronomist position assists in raising high quality, profitable potatoes through data collection, scouting, timely reporting, and tissue collection. Additional responsibilities of the Agronomist include:

1. Assist with preseason field selection.

2. Monitoring potato plant growth and documenting the growth stages.

3. Conduct scouting operations, including tissue and sample collection.

4. Identify potato insects, diseases and weeds.

5. Monitor seed cutting and seed placement during planting.

6. Assist with irrigation management by monitoring soil moisture levels.

7. Coordinate the execution and research of small plot and large field trials.

8. Assist with all other agronomic duties.

Black Gold has an excellent benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life insurance, a company funded health savings account, short term disability, critical illness insurance, accident insurance, a 401(k) program with company match, paid time off, paid holidays, retirement bonus and profit sharing. A company vehicle is also provided with this position for work related use. Relocation assistance may be provided if necessary.

Qualifications: Applicants should have computer experience, an ability to work independently, crop production experience, and an agronomic background, including scouting experience. A Bachelor’s level degree or equivalent experience is desired. Potato experience is not required.

Deadline for Application: 3/31/2019

Description of Company

Company: Black Gold Farms

Company Description: At Black Gold, we strive to provide our employee’s work with a purpose. We recognize that our operation relies on many skilled and talented individuals doing many things right to successfully grow, harvest, sell and distribute our crops throughout the United States. We work on the farm, in the field, at the office and on the road. We do what we can to be good stewards of the land, good community members and good industry partners. Here at Black Gold Farms, we work hard to ensure that each person that is a part of our team is offered: an opportunity to grow personally and professionally, rewards that include more than earning a salary, impactful work that matters, a culture that includes being a part of our family and values that extend locally and globally.

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Point of Contact for this Job Posting

Name: Tami Martin

Company: Black Gold Farms

Address: 5615 Rhodesdale Vienna Road

City: Rhodesdale

State: Maryland

Zip Code: 21659

Country: USA


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