AGRES is a growing business that conducts research for companies around the globe. AGRES is proud to be the go-to research company in the Midwest, repeatedly conducting trials for many of the largest agriculture companies in the world. AGRES is constantly finding new companies to sponsor research and expanding to add more research techniques and abilities to our repertoire.
AGRES is currently seeking help for the 2019 season.
Help perform agricultural research trials in the areas of efficacy, agronomic traits, and GLP (residue). Maintain equipment and equipment records, compile weather data, and manage chemical inventory. Research Technicians also play a prominent role in writing and submitting reports. The position requires familiarity with operating farm equipment and making chemical applications, as well as knowledge of compiling data in Excel or other computer programs. A custom applicators license is mandatory once hired (AGRES pays for study material and exam).
Potential applicants should have a genuine interest in agricultural research with a current knowledge of insects, diseases, weeds and/or cropping systems, as well as a willingness to learn.
Qualifications: Applicant must have a minimum of an Associate degree in biological or agricultural sciences (a B.S. is preferred) with greater than 2 years of experience in life sciences; an individual with a farm background is desirable. Applicant must be able to work independently and in a team environment. Applicant must also have excellent communication skills (oral and written), be computer literate, including knowledge of Word and Excel, and be detail orientated. Applicant should have a friendly, cooperative personality suitable for team interaction. To apply, please
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This is a summer position in and around Dane County helping plan and execute agricultural research trials. Position has inside and outside responsibilities, sometimes in a dusty environment. Trials are done on a diverse range of field crops and vegetables grown in Wisconsin. Position requires handling pesticides and helping with their application, as well as use of farm machinery (tractors, planters, combines) with some heavy lifting, hoeing, mowing, hand planting, and harvesting. All the previously listed operations can be performed alone and in groups depending on their complexity.
Qualifications: Pesticide application certification will be mandatory once hired. Data collection is most important, requiring legible writing in addition to good communication and computer skills, including knowledge of Word and Excel. Precision and attention to detail are essential. Farming background encouraged, but not necessary.