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Career Shadowing Experience -- Agronomist
Fri, April 7, 2017, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
A sales agronomist works with area producers on seed, fertilizer, and chemical needs. This job shadow experience will explain an overview of agronomy products and services CPC sales agronomists work with and provide insight into what roles an agronomist plays in helping producers depending on the time of the year. Many of the job duties will be discussed and reviewed which include crop scouting, understanding soil conditions, weed and pest control, seed hybrids and varieties, and growth stages of plants. Agronomists will assist producers with developing farm plans and offer insight into new products and services. Students will also learn how agronomists use technology and computer monitoring for sales calls to help track and monitor sales growth. Student may do a ride-a-long to call on customer or look at field conditions depending on the time of the year. A tour of the facilities including the fertilizer plant and warehouse are included.