Agronomist Job in Wisconsin

Agronomist Job at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in Wisconsin, 2013 Michael Fields Agricultural Institute has a position open for an MS level or equivalent agronomist who has a diverse set of skills. The person hired will work with the Research program at the Institute in East Troy, WI.  The starting date will be March 1, 2013.  East Troy is in southeast Wisconsin and has a population of about 4000 and is 30 miles southwest of Milwaukee.  The institute has twelve employees and has been involved in sustainable, organic and biodynamic agriculture for over 25 years.  The Institute three program areas focus on research, education, and policy by providing information for students, farmers, and the general public. Qualifications for this position are as follows:

A background, interest, and belief in sustainable agriculture practices.

General knowledge of agronomy/horticulture in the Midwest and organic/biodynamic agriculture.

Ability and interest in meeting with farmers and other interested persons about ongoing projects at MFAI.

Broad interest in agricultural issues nationally and internationally.

Experience with field work and knowledge of farm operations with regard to tillage, planting, and harvest.

Experience in managing field crews.

Familiarity with research layouts of field plots and data gathering.

Ability to work with a team of people to reach a specific goal and have fun doing it.

A desire to work with and teach interns who are often from other countries.

Attention to detail with regard to conducting and recording research.

Ability to organize information and prepare detailed reports in a timely fashion.

Good computer skills and above average verbal and written communication skills.

Send email applications to: David Andrews, Executive Director at: or phone: 262-642-3303 ext. close of business on February 7, 2013.  State in your email; the qualifications you have in relation to those listed for this position with specifics regarding your education and work experience.  Include a copy of your transcripts.  Provide contact information for three references.  Competitive salary with benefits.

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