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Agronomist

Black Gold Farms invites you to grow with us! At Black Gold, we strive to provide our employee's work with a purpose. We recognize that our operation relies on many skilled and talented individuals doing many things right to successfully grow, harvest, sell and distribute our crops throughout the United States. We work on the farm, in the field, at the office and on the road. We do what we can to be good stewards of the land, good community members and good industry partners.
Here at Black Gold Farms, we work hard to ensure that each person that is a part of our team is offered: an opportunity to grow personally and professionally, rewards that include more than earning a salary, impactful work that matters, a culture that includes being a part of our family and values that extend locally and globally.
Black Gold Farms has been in operation for over 90 years. The company has evolved into a global industry leader in potato production, sales and service. Please join us in serving our customers, sustaining our business and feeding the World.
Black Gold Farms is recruiting for an Agronomist at its Delhi, LA location. The Agronomist position assists in raising high quality, profitable sweet potatoes through data collection, scouting, timely reporting, and tissue collection. Additional responsibilities of the Agronomist include:
1. Monitoring sweet potato plant growth, documenting the growth stages, and determining nutrient requirements
2. Identify sweet potato insects, diseases, and weeds, and make control recommendations
3. Monitor transplant cutting and slip placement and spacing during planting
4. Assist with irrigation management by identifying soil types and monitoring soil moisture levels
5. Coordinate the execution and research of small plot and large field trials
6. Assist with all other agronomic duties
Applicants should have computer experience, an ability to work independently and an agronomic background, including scouting experience. A Bachelor's level degree or equivalent experience is desired. Sweet potato experience is not required.
Black Gold has an excellent benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) program with a company match, paid vacation and profit sharing. Relocation assistance may be provided if necessary.
Black Gold harvests over 20,000 acres of potatoes each year. The Company is one of the largest suppliers of chipping potatoes for Frito Lay, Snyder's-Lance, Shearer's and many other potato chip manufacturers.


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