You will also develop tailored agronomic approaches and oversee interventions on behalf of the company.
To be a successful agronomist, you should be focused on developing and promoting better farming practices. A top-notch agronomist should be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and analytical with excellent listening, communication, and problem-solving skills.
• Developing better planting, cultivation, and harvesting techniques, improving crop yield, and solving problems for clients.
• Researching and promoting agricultural strategies to counter the effects of changes in soil, climate, weather, and pest damage.
• Visiting fields to collect seed, plant, and soil samples.
• Testing samples for nutritional deficiencies, diseases, or other changes.
• Assisting with the plant sourcing, testing, and selection.
• Keeping detailed records regarding fields, customers, crops, and samples.
• Generating reports and presenting findings to management, clients, or other interested parties.
• Conducting training on products and techniques through educational presentations.
• Managing teams of scientists while conducting field visits or laboratory work.
• Developing planting and irrigation schedules, budgets, and timelines.
• Bachelor’s degree in agronomy, agriculture, or a related field.
• Further education and experience may be preferred.
• Additional certifications may be required.
• Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel.
• Ability to work outside, stand, walk, kneel, and stoop for extended periods.
• Proficiency with computers, especially MS Office and diagnostic scientific software.
• Exceptional active listening and verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong research, decision making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
• Awareness of industry trends, technology, and developments.
• Sales and presentation skills.