Agreliant Genetics, LLC

Plant Breeding Internship

US-IL-Champaign
1 month ago

Overview

AgReliant Genetics is the fastest growing independent seed company in the industry and currently the 3rd largest field seeds company in the United States. Our goal is to offer the best seed products to our North American customers through superior research, breeding and production techniques by focusing ONLY on seed.

 

Headquartered in Westfield, Indiana, AgReliant Genetics is owned by two of the largest independent seed companies in the world. KWS and Limagrain bring over 200 years of combined seed experience to AgReliant Genetics.

 

Innovation, superior service and exceptional customer value are the center point of our multiple brand offering. AgReliant Genetics offers the best seed products available through the brands; AgriGold, LG Seeds, Great Lakes Hybrids, Wensman, Producers Hybrids, Eureka, Golden Acres, and Pride.

 

The cornerstone of the success of AgReliant Genetics is our people. At every level, our employees have a hand in maintaining the company’s reputation and furthering our growth. That’s why we pursue excellent people and do our best to provide a challenging and rewarding work experience.

Responsibilities

AgReliant is seeking a plant breeding intern for a 3 month internship at its Champaign, IL corn breeding station. Students interested in an agricultural research career are encouraged to apply for this internship. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, Plant Breeding, Genetics, Agronomy, and Soil and Crop Science. Duration of the internship is from May to August 2018.

 

Duties and responsibilities include:
• Assist with planting
• Assist with stand counts
• Taking Plant Variety Protection notes in the nursery
• Assist with pollinations in the nursery
• Flowering notes on new hybrids
• Other duties as necessary


Hours will be at least Monday-Friday 7:00am-4:00pm plus Saturdays during peak pollinating time. Limited overnight travel may be needed during planting season. A hard work ethic, attention to detail, ability to work independently and with a team, and professionalism are required.


This is an excellent opportunity to gain firsthand experience and training in a commercial breeding program. All interns benefit from frequent discussions with research associates and breeders. All interns will visit our seed production facility, conversion program, molecular program, and doubled haploid program, where they will learn about all aspects of the corn breeding process.

 

 

 

Qualifications

AgReliant Genetics, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

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