CHS Member Cooperative Career Center

Sales Agronomist

Location: Southwestern, Minnesota
Date Posted: 02-13-2017
CHS is partnering with a progressive member cooperative in Southwestern Minnesota to find an experienced agronomy salesperson to join the team at a successful branch. 
Position Overview:
We are seeking an experienced Sales Agronomist who has strong skills in crop scouting, precision agriculture methods and crop protection products.  This person must have a strong skillset including building customer relationships and a drive to exceed customer expectations.
  • Promote the proper use of crop protection products, seed and precision agriculture to customers to grow market share.
  • Create and recommend specific agronomy programs based off of yield results, crop scouting and seed knowledge to customers.
  • Spend a majority of time in the country working with farmers to earn business.
  • Understand the business functions of employee team and assist the team in improving the efficiency and profitability of the location(s) assigned.  
  • Coordinate with fertilizer applicators and tanks on the spreading, spraying and delivery of bulk fertilizer to assure the cost effective use of equipment.
  • Assure that federal and state regulations pertaining to chemicals and fertilizers are observed and adhered to. 

Basic Qualifications:
  • 4 year degree in Agronomy, Ag Econ, Ag Business, Ag Ed, Ag engineering, Soil or Weed Science.  (Related job experience may substitute for education.)
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in Agronomy, seed, crop protection products and VRT
  • Demonstrate strong communication / persuasive / business skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Proven self-starter with the ability to form fast and strong business relationships 
  • 3-5 years additional experience in the following areas:
  • Agronomy/seed experience
  • Scouting/intern experience
  • Plant worker experience
  • Agricultural background 

Additional Details:
This is an equal opportunity employer that offers competitive pay and benefits.  If you have any questions, please contact Susie Bitner at
All interested applicants should apply online.
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