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Potatoes, Tomatoes, Grain
Lennard Ag Company is a family-owned, three-generations deep farming operation that’s been producing and delivering quality vegetables and grain crops since 1947. Specializing in potatoes, tomatoes, seed corn and commercial corn, we grow over 10,000 acres. We combine strong industry traditions with cutting-edge agricultural practices, advanced technology, and the latest management practices
Anchored by our strong history, Lennard Ag Company’s modern operations are complemented by their care for the land, their community and the people with whom they work.
for an on-farm technical Agronomist
to join our farm at our Howe, IN location (Northern Indiana).
You will manage the agronomy programs for all crops (vegetables 100% irrigated, grain 30% irrigated) including developing and monitoring the nutrient program, spray recommendations, crop budget, crop handling practices and storage quality. You will oversee agronomy operations including monitoring the spray program working with both the on-farm team and ag retailers. Managing vendor relations and chemical/nutrient inventory.
Our ideal candidate has a strong agronomy knowledge and understands the fine balance of implementing best practices while understanding the cost/benefit impact of all decisions and is a strong leader in managing operations. You would be part of the management team and work closely with the Field Farm Manager(s), Production Manager and Storage Manager.
highly competitive compensation plus health benefits, disability benefits, life insurance and paid time off. Relocation assistance available. Please visit ****to learn more about our organization.
Manage nutrient program pre-plant and in-season
Analyze soil and tissue sample results to determine appropriate action for improvement
Develop proactive programs using new and present methods to determine optimal levels of pest control and soil nutrient and biological health
Develop crop budget and plan for the year
Review optimal planting and harvesting methods focused on quality while understanding feasibility and cost/benefit impact of suggested changes
Determine spray recommendations for
control on a weekly basis working closely with the Agronomy Operations Technician that will handle execution of the recommendations
Manage agronomy operations including scheduling, coordinating, managing quality
Manage irrigation timing
Review viability of our to-be-rented ground
Monitor yield progress and work with operations on harvest timing
Bachelor’s in agronomy, crop and soil sciences, plant pathology, agriculture and/or related field required
Minimum 3-4 years of agronomy experience; preferred experience in specialty crops
Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) nice-to-have, not required
Preferred minimum 2-3 years crew