Full time Agronomist

AgroCenta provides agricultural solutions for smallholder farmers in the staple food value chain. As a new employee, you will work with other AgroCenta staff to gain hands-on crop production experience. We want you to be successful both personally and professionally.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Regular field checks
  • Insect, weed & disease monitoring / diagnostics
  • Soil moisture status monitoring
  • Irrigation scheduling
  • Ag chemical, fertilizer & seed recommendations
  • Soil sampling
  • Equipment calibration
  • Crop rotation planning and hybrid/variety selection recommendations
  • Solicit customers & increase acres and/or opportunities
  • Precision Ag services (including GIS/GPS information)
  • Detailed computerized field reports & permanent record keeping
  • Crop budgeting & planning
  • Provide personal consultation with customers as needed
  • Educational / promotional presentations as needed
  • Other duties as necessary

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities

  • Proficient computer skills - Microsoft Office software, email, internet, spread sheets
  • Good diagnostic and decision making skills
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate – verbal & written skills
  • Demonstrate skills in sales (our agronomists do not sell products – only quality service!)
  • Ability to work independently and proceed with objectives without close supervision
  • Desire to serve farmers and others involved in the agriculture industry
  • Willingness to work as a team member
  • Desire to remain updated with new agricultural trends and technology
  • Self-motivation, willingness to learn and good work ethic
  • Ability to work outside during heat of day & ability to walk several miles per day

Candidate's Credentials / Experience

  • Graduate or graduating senior with a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture with emphasis on agronomy, crop, soil, weed management, agriculture business, or other agriculture science course work
  • Applicants with backgrounds in agriculture or interns in crop consulting will have advantages
  • Applicant must reside in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region
  • Valid driver's license

All interested applications should kindly send an email to careers@agrocenta.com with the subject Full time Agronomist Position