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Agronomist – Crop Production Specialist at Dreamfield Farm Resort

This farm resort was birthed out of adversity in 2016, since then our focus has been on building a model farm that owns its entire value chain; from land cultivation and processing to supplying the final produce. It would be done in a fun-filled, family-oriented, resort-like environment; where families and individuals can learn about their favorite food sources.

Combined with crop production, animal husbandry is another important aspect of our operation. Today, we operate four (4) Broiler Poultry houses with a 12,000-bird capacity. We also naturally grow and sell; fruits, vegetables, nuts and herbs directly to our customers through our juice & salad bars, local restaurants, on-farm stands and online market places

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Agronomist – Crop Production Specialist

Location: Ikire, Osun
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • We are looking for an agronomist to investigate and implement solutions for our farm. In this role, you will examine, research, and solve problems related to crop management, output, and quality of crops like Moringa and Pawpaw, Plantain and Banana inside a greenhouse. 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.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Agriculture, or a related field.
  • Additional certifications may be required.
  • Proven experience with growing crops like moringa and pawpaw, plantain and banana, etc
  • Proven experience with managing and sustaining the greenhouse, and harvest grown crops for packaging and delivery to clients.
  • 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.

Responsibilities

  • Developing better planting, cultivation, and harvesting techniques, improving crop yield for crops like moringa and pawpaw, plantain and banana, etc.
  • Managing and sustaining the greenhouse, and harvest grown crops for packaging and delivery to 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.

Salary
NGN50,000 – 300,000 / Month.

Deadline: 30th April, 2021

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: hr@dreamfieldfarmresorts.com use the subject: Agronomist- Crop Production Specialist.

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