Agronomy Scouting Intern - Evergreen FS - Bloomington, IL
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Bloomington, IL 61710
Evergreen FS is farmer-owned cooperative serving the needs of customers in McLean, Woodford, Livingston, Dewitt and Macon counties. Providing a full range of farm supplies and services including agronomy, seed, fertilizer, fuel, structures, custom turf, financing, marketing advice and products. Specializing in the production of corn and soybeans and operate several grain elevators as part of our operations. Evergreen FS offers a full line of energy products including gasoline, ethanol, biodiesel, diesel fuel, propane and lubricants to our customers at competitive prices. Evergreen FS is a member of the GROWMARK system. * _Overview_* If you enjoy being outside and are interested in gaining hands-on Agronomy and Scouting experience, then we can’t wait to talk to you! We are looking for an Scouting & Agronomy Operations Intern that is eager to go above and beyond helping our customers. Learn and gain hands-on experience in all the aspects of crop scouting and agronomy operations. * Key Responsiblities* * Operate field research and crop monitoring equipment and technology for scouting. * Utilize crop scouting technology to document all findings, completes inspection reports, and provides reports to Crop Specialists. * Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot fixed wing drones/quadcopter drones to collect field data, ground truth drone findings, and other field research responsibilities. * Utilize drones and other technologies to document field findings, complete inspection reports, and provides reports to agronomy staff. * Learn and assist in all areas of agronomy operations including product knowledge, blending, storage, transport. * Learn about the operation and application techniques for application equipment. * Attends scheduled technical training sessions and meetings. * Performs all other duties as assigned. * Required Qualifications* * Requires a high school diploma or equivalent and currently pursuing a degree or certification from a 2 or 4 – year college or university in good academic standing. * Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, a satisfactory driving record, and the ability to travel independently as needed. * Occasionally exposed or required to work in extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.). * Must be able to walk crop fields and conduct visual inspections of crops. * Frequently required to lift 50 pounds or more. Frequently exposed to dust, heat, and high noise level. * Ability to work hours beyond those considered normal. * Must have the ability to obtain a drone license (FAA Part 107 sUAS license) Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law. We are an equal opportunity employer.