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Agronomy Associate - Evergreen FS - Bloomington, IL

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Growmark

Bloomington, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2023

Evergreen FS is farmer-owned cooperative serving the needs of customers in McLean, Woodford, Livingston, Dewitt, and Macon counties. We provide our customers with a full range of farm products and services including agronomy, turf, energy, grain marketing, and so much more. Since 1926 our mission has been the same, we strive to build successful business partnerships with customers, employees, and cooperative owners.

With an emphasis on safety, integrity, and teamwork, Evergreen FS provides top customer service for our customers. We are a solution-focused company who is always looking for new ways to enhance our customer’s experience. We know we are stronger by hiring resourceful, proud, and considerate members of our local communities. If you're interested in seeing where you fit in the Evergreen FS family apply now!

PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT

Training and learning all aspects of the agronomy department, including both sales and operational responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Develops territory and competitive analysis to gain knowledge of the marketplace and the competition.

Responsible for meeting goals as established by supervisor.

Learn to create and recommend specific agronomy programs to targeted accounts with goal of increasing agronomy business.

Learn to utilize seed, precision farming technology, finance and other marketing tools to grow market share.

Work with Crop Specialist on implementing, organizing and completing agronomy projects i.e. Hybrid/Variety Side-by-sides, MiFIELD Trials, etc.

Learn how to develop target marketing plans and trains on professional sales techniques, including FS Sales road map, cropping programs, emphasis of appropriate features and benefits, and contact management system when calling on patrons and prospects.

Assists with regular patron meetings on product and technical information to develop customer relationships and drive sales.

Learn to operate application equipment, drive tendering equipment, fill anhydrous ammonia tanks, mix crop protection products, etc.

Works with precision farming and becomes familiar with department programs and procedures.

Provides customer service by scheduling product deliveries and application, soil testing, crop scouting and other programs.

Attend meetings and training sessions requested by company.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

Performs all other duties as assigned.


REQUIREMENTS

Minimum of an Associates’ Degree in agriculture, marketing or business related discipline or the equivalent thereof, and 1-2 years or more of business related work experience and/or training or equivalent to demonstrate the ability to generate sales in an assigned territory.

Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

Daily independent travel within the trade area with occasional overnight stays.

Ability to work extended hours as business conditions warrant.

Must be willing to obtain CDL license within first year of employment.

Requires the ability to obtain the Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) and Commercial Applicator certifications to demonstrate agronomy expertise and experience.

Occasionally exposed or required to:
• Extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.)
• Noisy Conditions
• Lift 51-75 Ibs.


Evergreen FS, Inc strives to provide a Total Rewards package that delivers exceptional pay for exceptional performance, recognizes your dedication to our mission and helps us attract and retain the highest caliber of talent. The cornerstone of our benefits package is the defined benefit pension plan along with a 401(k) plan, health and disability insurance, and other voluntary group benefit programs.

Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law. We are an equal opportunity employer.