Summer student jobs with the CCC

January 9, 2014 - Issue 1

The Canola Council of Canada is hiring three Agronomy Specialist Summer Assistants for 2014. These assistants will get practical experience in the field, and get to take part in Canola Watch calls and discussion. The application deadline is January 24, 2014.

Location: One position available in each of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta (location within each province is negotiable)

Term: April 28- August 29, 2014

The Canola Council of Canada represents the entire value chain from canola producers, crop input suppliers, processors and exporters.  We work to advance the growth and positive outlook of the canola industry, which is built upon a uniquely Canadian agriculture success story.

The Canola Council of Canada’s Agronomy Specialists constantly work to improve the profitability and sustainability of canola for our producers. We encourage you to consider joining this team, and help us continue to strive to be seen as the world leaders in extension agronomy.

Technical Requirements:
Enrolled in a post-secondary agriculture program or related field
Valid driver’s license
Prior experience in the agricultural field, preferably with prior crop-scouting experience
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to manage a budget is an asset

Responsibilities:

The primary responsibilities of the Canola Council Agronomy Specialists are to provide top quality extension, industry training and technology transfer to growers and agronomists in our respective regions. The Agronomy Specialist Summer Assistants will assist the full-time agronomists with the following:
—Field scouting and field-trial work
—Project management/participation
—Territory travel with some overnight trips
—Extension efforts via multiple mediums (ex. Social media, meetings, etc.)
—Collaboration with Canola Council’s Crop Production and Innovation Team as well as industry professionals

This role requires individuals keenly interested in learning more about Western Canadian Agronomy and passing that information forward. Successful candidates will demonstrate good personal time management, self-motivation, attention to detail and a willingness to learn. Physical effort requiring manual dexterity will be needed from the Agronomy Summer Assistants. The role will require both indoor and outdoor work.

The Agronomy Students will report to the full-time agronomy leads in their provinces. Salary will be negotiated based on applicant qualifications.

Apply by Janunary 24, 2014 to:
In Manitoba: Send a resume and cover letter to Angela Brackenreed via email: brackenreeda@canolacouncil.org
In Saskatchewan: Send resume and cover letter to Warren Ward via email: wardw@canolacouncil.org
In Alberta: Send a resume and cover letter to Autumn Barnes via email: barnesa@canolacouncil.org

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