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Land O'Lakes Inc. Crop Scout Intern - MN-R-12930 in Trimont, Minnesota

As part of an ever-growing ag community, we are uniquely positioned to address the challenges and seize the opportunities of a growing global population. We are dedicated to finding the most talented people to support the businesses of our member owners, local ag retails and cooperatives across North America. We strive to match people that share our passion for agriculture with sustainable careers in the communities in which our member owners operate. There is no better time to be part of the growing, dynamic world of agriculture - let's help you find your fit.Crop Scout Intern - MNSummary: Taking place at a local agriculture retailer, crop scout interns are given an opportunity to connect classroom agronomic knowledge to the field first-hand. Throughout the summer, you will learn to identify weeds, diseases, and insects affecting crop growth and development. You will gain experience testing soil and plant nutrients, and analy ze reports used to make crop input recommendations with an experienced agronomist. You will complete miscellaneous operations work and provi de customer service to growers.Available Locations: Goodhue, Lewiston, Ellsworth, Pine Island, Morristown, Owatonna, Le Sueur, Stewartville, Elgin, Eyota, St. CharlesPosition Duration:May - August (start and end dates flexible)Position Duties:Inspect assigned g rower fields to identify weed s , insect s, diseases, pest and crop population counts, crop and weed staging and other crop diagnostic issues.Utilize crop scouting software/weekly reports to document and share observations with partnered field agronomist.Keep current on agronomic products , trends, and precision ag technologies.Provide support for operations and warehouse staff as needed.Position Competencies and Qualifications:Pursuing an associa te's or bachelor's degree, preferably in an agricultural related major or program but not required.Attentive to detail and able to work without direct supervision.Frequently move, lift and carry boxes, tubs, and tools weighing 50-60 lbs., access and utilize farm equipment, and move or traverse on uneven ground.Ability to work extended hours during peak busy seasons.Possess a valid, unrestricted driver's licenseCandidates must have valid work authorization and be able to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship.Professional Skills:Excellent communication, writing and critical thinking skills.Manage time and effectively prioritize and implement projects and general work tasks.Give and receive feedback, work collaboratively, exhibit effective social and interpersonal communication skills.Resourceful and innovative in finding solutions to problems.Flexible and adapt to changing business surroundings.If you have questions about how to apply, please call the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U (844-565-4748) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.Equal Opportunity Employer minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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