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Agronomy Sales Trainee

Posting Title:
Agronomy Sales Trainee
Job Posting:
CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations retail division. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Agronomy Sales Trainee program. You will work with farmers, ranchers, and producers. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
You will gain knowledge and experience, through on-the-job training, of all aspects of agronomy operations, agronomy sales and marketing techniques, agronomy consulting services, and cooperative philosophy needed to promote the sale of products to growers.
You will gain knowledge and experience in:
+ Assisting Agronomy Sales Specialists with crop scouting, soil sampling, and field agronomic problem solving.
+ Using integrated pest management techniques to determine treatment thresholds.
+ Generating written reports and present them to supervisor and/or customers.
+ Learning the features and benefits of all agronomy products and services, assisting with over-the-counter sales, and assisting with product delivery to customers.
+ Learning to perform warehouse and agronomy plant operations.
+ Learning and utilize Agris invoicing and inventory management systems.
+ Assisting in inventory management procedures.
+ Learning crop protection product mixing and operation of application equipment.
+ Gaining knowledge in Custom Application: Spreading fertilizer and spraying crop protection products with application equipment.
+ Gaining knowledge and experience with Precision Agriculture.
+ Working with patrons and assisting them in a courteous and professional manner.
+ Working in and keeping an environment that is compliant with state, local and CHS Environmental and Safety policy.
+ Maintaining and communicating a strong safety culture and following all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identifying and communicating workplace hazards and correcting or seeking assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.
Basic Qualifications: (required)
+ High School Diploma or GED
+ Proficient in MS Office
+ Production agriculture experience or understanding
+ Willingness to learn and adopt Action Selling skills
+ Good driving record and the ability to meet CHS minimum requirement to drive company-owned vehicles
+ Ability to work extended hours in-season
+ Good mathematical aptitude
+ Ability to stand, sit, kneel, walk, bend, climb and lift up to 50 pounds
Preferred Qualifications: (desired)
+ Associate?s or Bachelor?s degree in an Agribusiness program
+ Internship in Grain Procurement, Agronomy, Crop Scouting, or other Ag-related internship
+ Certified Applicator Certificate
Auto req ID:
CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation , 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance. This position will have opportunity for growth.
CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex? brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products. CHS is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Minority, Female, Veteran, Disability, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.
The CHS Talent Acquisition Team supports recruitment for positions within CHS as well as finding opportunities for candidates within our robust network of member cooperatives. By submitting an application for any position, you give CHS permission to review your application and contact you to discuss opportunities within our member cooperatives. To explore current openings within our member cooperatives, please click here.
Minimum Years of Experience Required:
LE - Ag Business Country Ops
Minimum Education Required:
GED / High School Diploma
Employment Status:
Career Types:
Agronomy, Trainee / Recent Graduate

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