Monitor fields and compile information, including crop condition and pest levels. Complete reports, accurately summarizing the above information. Maintain company equipment and vehicles. Take soil samples, file reports and other duties as needed.
Self motivated individuals with good observation and communication skills are desired. Farm background and/or courses in related subjects (crop production, weed science, entomology, plant pathology, etc.) can be helpful, but not necessary. Sincere interest and the ability to learn are essential.
From Semester end through August or September.
This position offers hands-on experience of practical pest management over a wide variety of farming situations. The typical intern will learn first hand about identification and management strategies of weeds, insects, diseases and plant nutrition. Past interns have found that this experience lays a solid foundation for class work and for future employment.