Agronomist – For new contract farming division

Senior and experienced Agronomists should apply and meet the following criteria;

Duties

  1. Regular field checks and provide personal consultation with farmers as required
  2. Provide expert information and support on Insect, weed & disease monitoring / diagnostics
  3. Assist with chemical, fertilizer & seed recommendations
  4. Soil sampling
  5. Crop rotation planning and hybrid/variety selection recommendations as and when required
  6. Detailed computerized field reports & permanent record keeping
  7. Crop budgeting & planning as and when required
  8. Educational / promotional presentations as needed
  9. Other duties as necessary

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least 10 years traceable experience most of which should be in contract farming or managing a commercial farm
  • A bachelor’s Degree/ Diploma  in Agriculture
  • Proficient computer skills – Microsoft Office software, email, internet, spread sheets
  • Good diagnostic and decision making skills
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate – verbal & written skills
  • Ability to work independently and proceed with objectives without close supervision
  • Desire to serve farmers and others involved in the agriculture industry
  • Willingness to work as a team member
  • Desire to remain updated with new agricultural trends and technology
  • Self-motivation, willingness to learn and good work ethic
  • Ability to work outside during the heat of the day

Urgent applications are required for this role

Email Colin Roberts – colin@valcol.co.zw