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Commercial Lead Agronomist - Dakota Smart Farms

Date:  Nov 15, 2023

Fargo, ND, US

Brand:  Precision Ag
Workplace Type:  Onsite

Commercial Lead Agronomist - Dakota Smart Farms


Location: Fargo, ND

Brand: AGCO

Workplace Type: Onsite


Do you want to help solve the world's most pressing challenges? Feeding the world's growing population and slowing climate change are two of the world's greatest challenges. AGCO is a part of the solution! Join us to make your contribution.


Lead on-site farm operations for the Appareo agronomic research and learning farm. The individual in this role has a strong farming background, sound mechanical experience, and experience operating farm equipment. A collaborator and decision-maker, you will work with the Appareo product team and farmer customers as it relates to general agronomic research and product performance validation for Appareo and/or Precision AGCO products. Contribute, as part of a team of Agronomists, to educate the Appareo team, dealers, and farmer customers.


Your Impact

  • Oversee the safety, planning, and successful execution of the farm while leading and managing a team of full-time professionals and student interns. You will besetting up and executing plot protocols for testing ag products in a way that meaningful data can be extracted and for general agronomic education (i.e., hybrid and population trials, nitrogen trials, etc.).
  • Accountable for engaging and managing the relationships of plot participants at multiple test locations while building key partnerships to seek donations that reduce input costs and equipment expenses.
  • Work in partnership with the Product Develop team to characterize and demonstrate the advantages of new commercial and pre-commercial products; collaborate with agronomy consultants to develop recommendations and best practices to assist in the development of new commercial products.
  • Assist with planning and presenting agronomic data and research findings via public speaking events during customer field days, industry days, dealer days, conferences, and meetings, as well as certain company events (domestically and internationally).
  • Provide agronomic expertise to educate other parts of the business on the benefits and applications of existing and new technologies while also collaborating with the Research & Analysis team regarding design concepts based on detailed field testing.


Your Experience and Qualifications

  • BS/MS in Agronomy and 7 to 10 years of experience of in-field agronomy with direct farming experience with crop production.
  • Skills and experience using the latest advances and innovations in Ag technology.
  • Strong background in agronomy or related field with a solid understanding of agricultural products, including plant nutrition, biologicals, crop protection chemicals and adjuvants/surfactants.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of laying out and collecting meaningful plots with ability to review, analyze, and develop written materials and verbal presentations regarding agronomic data collected during plot trials.



Your Benefits

  • Attractive, fair remuneration including participation in our bonus scheme
  • Balance of work, family and free time due to flexible working time and the possibility of remote work within the organizational framework
  • Health and life insurance


Your Workplace (Optional)

You will work onsite at our Fargo Dakota Smart Farm site to team up with your wonderful AGCO colleagues.

We value inclusion and recognize the innovation a diverse workforce delivers to our farmers. Through our recruitment efforts, we are committed to building a team that includes a variety of experiences, backgrounds, cultures and perspectives.


The 300-acre operation, named “Dakota Smart Farm,” makes AGCO an anchor tenant at the Grand Farm Innovation Campus, which fosters innovative research and technology to solve agricultural challenges. AGCO-owned company Appareo, based in Fargo, North Dakota, leads the farm with agronomists, scientists, engineers and agricultural experts to execute agronomic studies and host tours to educate farmers on sustainable and precision ag farming practices.


We value inclusion and recognize the innovation a diverse workforce delivers to our farmers. Through our recruitment efforts, we are committed to building a team that includes a variety of experiences, backgrounds, cultures and perspectives.


Join us as we bring agriculture into the future and apply now!


AGCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Precision Technology

AGCO’s rapidly growing portfolio of precision-agriculture product lines, led by the Precision Planting brand, is unrivaled in the industry, offering growers high-return-on-investment technologies designed to manage and reduce inputs while increasing yield and protecting soil health. And because Precision Planting technologies can be installed on existing equipment from any major vendor, Precision Planting offers farmers an effective way to improve the performance and profitability of the equipment they own today.

Nearest Major Market: Fargo

Job Segment: Scientific, Sustainable Agriculture, Agricultural, Agronomy, Engineering, Agriculture, Research

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