Overview

Job Title: Agriculture Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Agriculture

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

JOB SUMMARY

This position is an important link between the Company and contract growers. The Agriculture Coordinator is responsible for providing accurate and timely information and creating high quality production. The position coordinates all on-site agriculture functions during fresh pack with each processing plant. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Field Scouting

  • Examining crops for pests and growth stages
  • Advise Red Gold of field Status
  • Advise Growers of Production needs

Advise Growers

  • Field & Equipment techniques
  • Soil & Fertility testing
  • Spray Needs
  • Post Pack evaluations

Greenhouse Supervision

  • Inspection of growing plants
  • Tray Counts

Assist in Varietal Development

  • Conduct Test Plots
  • Coordinate Experimental Field Trials

Miscellaneous Projects, as assigned

  • Property and grounds maintenance (mowing, weed spraying)
  • Snow-plowing
  • Various other projects

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • 4 year degree in Agriculture preferred
  • In lieu of a four year degree, 5 or more years of field experience will be required
  • Exposure to computer, accounting, and management classes
  • 2 years’ experience in Agriculture – farming, fertilizer, seed, or chemical sales
  • 1 year supervisory experience
  • Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) – employment not contingent upon certification, but will be a requirement to work towards certification while working at Red Gold

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Computer proficient – MS Office
  • Excellent Communication skills – written & verbal
  • Patient
  • Problem solver
  • Flexible
  • Able to work well with all types of people
  • Able to convey knowledge to others effectively

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Direct: None

Indirect: Growers, scalehouse and grading personnel during fresh pack

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

While performing the duties of this job:

  • The employee must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time whether that be sitting or standing
  • The employee must be able to use fingers to constantly operate a computer or other type of office equipment
  • The employee in this position must be able to regularly walk
  • The employees must be able to use hands to handle and feel
  • The employee must be able to reach with both hands and arms
  • The employee must be able to visually detect, perceive, or recognize in near and far distances
  • The employee must be able to converse or convey with other individuals
  • The employee may occasionally be required to crouch
  • The employee may occasionally lift/carry items as heavy as 25 pounds

Other:

  • Able to travel 3-4 days/week during the Spring months – frequent overnight travel
  • Available to work a flexible work schedule
  • Able to commit to extended hours during pack/harvest season.

JOB COMPETENCIES

  • Ethics/ Integrity/ Trust
  • Attitude and Commitment
  • Diversity
  • Customer Service
  • Company Engagement
  • Quality
  • Cost Consciousness

Other

  • Responsible for monitoring, record keeping and taking appropriate actions for specific Food Safety Plan and Food Quality Plan and pre requisite program requirements
  • Responsible to report food safety and quality issues to management

Behaviors : Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject
Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Education : Bachelors

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