Monitor fields and compile information, including crop condition and pest infestation levels. Complete reports, accurately summarizing the above information. Maintain company equipment and vehicles issued to you. Take soil samples, properly label & organize samples along with filing reports and other duties as needed.
Self-motivated individuals with clear, consistent observation and communication skills are desired. Farm background and/or courses in related subjects (crop production, weed science, entomology, plant pathology, etc.) can be helpful, but not necessary. Sincere interest and the ability to learn are essential. Must be 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license. Most of the work is outdoors.
This position offers hands-on experience of practical pest management over a wide variety of farming situations. The typical intern will learn first-hand about identification and management strategies of weeds, insects, diseases and plant nutrition. Past interns have found that this experience lays a solid foundation for class work and for future employment.