The Agronomy Research Intern will report to the Research Director or Field Research Scientist and be a key member of the Alpha Ag Research team which will promote development and application of important agronomic skills related to field research projects.
Internship will be focused on contributing to the successful execution of various corn and soybean field research trials. Activities will include soil sampling, scouting field trials for growth stage, disease pressure, collecting in-season observations and/or plant samples as requested by protocols. Other tasks will include processing plant samples in-field or in a control lab environment. Some time will also be spent assisting with basic shop build and maintenance projects.
The successful candidate will possess a positive attitude, integrity and willingness to learn. Attention to detail is a must. Basic agronomic skills and ability to work outdoors in a field setting will be required. Farm background is preferred but not required. Basic mechanical aptitude is also preferred to assist with calibration, repair, and maintenance of research equipment including, but not limited to, tractors, planters, liquid side-dress equipment, sprayers and combines.
As a leader in the CRO industry, Alpha Ag Research is committed to success in everything we do. Part of this commitment is providing a fair compensation for rewarding internship experiences that yield high quality results from dedicated work and completing projects that add value to the success of the company.
At Alpha Ag Research we live our lives centered on our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We are blessed with the work we do and give praise to God by serving our customers with honesty, integrity and respect. We will do anything necessary to follow every law of our land, ensuring our moral and ethical character so that everyone who associates with us in any capacity is treated honestly and fairly. As such, it is the expectation that all employees and interns that represent Alpha Ag Research value and strive to uphold these characteristics at all times.