Agreliant Genetics, LLC

  • Plant Agronomist

    Job Location US-IL-Elmwood
    Posted Date
    2 months ago(9/11/2018 3:41 PM)
  • Overview

    AgReliant Genetics is a leader in seed research, production, and quality focused on providing trusted seed solutions that help farmers grow.


    Created July 1, 2000 as a joint venture between two of the world’s largest independent seed companies, KWS and Limagrain, AgReliant Genetics is now one of the fastest growing independent seed companies in the industry, ranked as the third largest corn seed company in the U.S., and operates one of the largest research programs in North America.


    At AgReliant Genetics we have a unique multi-brand strategy that gives farmers across the U.S. and in Canada access to our products, regardless of geographical location or operation size. Through our seed brands – AgriGold®, LG Seeds® and PRIDE Seeds® – and our digital ag platform Advantage Acre®, AgReliant Genetics demonstrates commitment to our vision by developing meaningful relationships, delivering valuable seed solutions, and providing an excellent customer experience.


    AgReliant Genetics is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. At every level, our people are an essential part in maintaining our values and furthering our growth. We pursue individuals who demonstrate commitment, excellence, integrity, safety and innovation in their work.


    At AgReliant Genetics you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value our employees’ passion and believe in giving people the space to navigate challenges, invent solutions and excel in a rewarding career.


    You can learn more about AgReliant Genetics and our brands at or by following @AgReliant on Facebook and Twitter.

    Job Overview

    Coordinate and manage planting, detasseling, seed field production and harvest.



    1. Recruit growers and select future seed fields
    2. Manage grower settlements and create grower check requests
    3. Map isolation needs before March meeting
    4. Match placement of hybrids in growing areas to hybrid isolation needs with correct acreage
    5. Allocate foundation seed to field personnel
    6. Train field personnel on use of recording software and iPad
    7. Oversee planting of females and delayed splits
    8. Provide pest control training to field personnel
    9. Conduct spring grower meetings
    10. Assist the location manager in the recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of full time field staff including college career days
    11. Responsible for the recruiting of summer field interns and QA inspectors as needed
    12. Manage timing, placement, and maintenance of detasseling machines
    13. Manage detasseler machine and harvest machine contractors
    14. Determine needs for pest control during flowering
    15. Assign watch designation with the QA department
    16. Complete root cause on Field Investigation Forms
    17. Manage collection of accurate harvest estimates
    18. Harvest scheduling and dryer utilization, or other harvest duties
    19. Responsible for husking crew recruitment and contracting
    20. Primary site lead if location manager and assistant location manager are not present
    21. May assist in management of warehouse or conditioning areas in the late fall or winter months
    22. Other duties as assigned


    Duties and responsibilities may be revised, as needed, by Leadership.


    Bachelor’s Degree in Ag Sciences or Agronomy; CCA Certification desired; experienced with managing growers desired; excellent communication skills, team player; detail orientated; good computer skills – Excel and Word; knowledge of seed industry preferred. Valid Driver’s License required.


    Ability to work required hours; ability to lift 25 lbs.; Able to walk seed fields during scouting & training, 5 mi/day; some overnight travel required.





    AgReliant Genetics, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.  We value and openly welcome diversity at AgReliant. Diversity and inclusion is a key part of our strategy for long-term success.


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