Job Postings - Agricultural Sciences

Current jobs available in the agriculture sector are listed below.

Note: Lakeland College is not responsible for verifying all information provided by employers. The onus is on a student to check out each opportunity thoroughly before agreeing to the work or signing contracts of employment. 

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Swine Production Technician Summer Internship - Deadline - Feb 28/18 or until suitable candidates found
Swine Production Technician Summer Internship

Fast Genetics is currently recruiting for their Swine Production Technician Summer Internship Program. Successful candidates will find themselves working in farrowing to finish production facilities located in the Spiritwood area. Fast Genetics provides a well-rounded summer experience through hands-on learning.

This position will include the following responsibilities and day-to-day functions but is not limited to:
  • Performing specific department duties and at least a week experience in each department in the facility
  • Performing daily health checks
  • Ensuring feed and water systems are working properly
  • Performing minor maintenance tasks
  • Washing empty pens and prepping rooms for animal entry
  • Perform general farm duties

The successful candidate would ideally possess the following qualifications and experiences:
  • Self-motivated and reliable
  • Team player
  • Outstanding organization and communication skills and demonstrates attention to detail
  • Able to manage priorities and solve problems
  • Previous livestock experience
  • Driver’s license
  • Obtaining agriculture based college certificate or other specialized training in agriculture,
  • Shares in Fast Genetics’ core values.

Wages range from $15.00-$16.50/hr and are based on the successful candidate's current level of relevant studies and experience. Students will get to partake in Fast Genetics - Genetics 101 course and all Fast Genetics internship students and/or course credit students who are entering or already enrolled in a diploma or degree program in agriculture or genetics at an accredited post-secondary institution are eligible to apply for our Fast Genetics Innovators and Future Leaders in Agriculture Scholarship. Fast Genetics is a team of keen and innovative thinkers. You will love it here.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume to:
Attention: Human Resource Manager
E-mail: lsmolinski@fastgenetics.com
Fax: 306-883-2060

We thank all applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted
Country Operations Summer Student - Deadline - Feb 28/18 or until suitable candidates found
Parrish & Heimbecker is an exciting place to develop and grow a career in agriculture and food manufacturing that supports Canadian producers who grow and sell their crops to global markets. A family-owned Canadian company with deep roots in grain trading and flour milling, P&H has invested and matured in the agricultural landscape over 100 years. With more than 40 locations coast to coast, P&H offers you a unique opportunity to make your mark in a growth-oriented company with a variety of business segments.

Our success comes from a well-established network of assets, ongoing infrastructure development and the strong business relationships we nurture with our customers and suppliers.
Learn more about us at www.parrishandheimbecker.com

Country Operations Summer Student

Alberta: Bow Island, Marwayne, Dakota, Wainwright, St. Paul, Vulcan, Mossleigh
Saskatchewan: Quill Lake, Yorkton, Moose Jaw, Moosomin
Manitoba: Gladstone, Swan River, Gilbert Plains
Ontario: Millstone (Blyth), Amberley/Kincardine, Centralia, Glencoe

Check online often to see which positions are still available.

The successful applicant will receive training and experience in many aspects of P&H's Canadian business. They will provide support to country facilities through the completion of various duties in the areas of crop inputs, grain operations, or a combination thereof as determined by business needs and individual capabilities.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Assisting the facility as needed To Support the Crop Inputs Business
  • Maintain chemical sheds in a clean and organized fashion
  • Assist in unloading inbound trucks and shipments of product and outbound shipments for farmers
  • Assist the facility in organizing and tracking inventory in chemical sheds
  • Deliver product to farmers when necessary
  • Assist in crop and field diagnostics and putting up field signs
  • Assist CSR's with data entry and paperwork as required
  • Assist The Facility As Needed To Support The Grain Business
  • Assist in unloading inbound trucks and shipments of grain
  • Assist in performing routine grain sampling (i.e. dockage testing)
  • Assist with data entry and paperwork as required
  • Work with other Business Areas and Departments as Required
  • Work collaboratively with facility employees to ensure the smooth operation of the facility
  • Foster a culture of respect and a positive, progressive environment for all employees and customers

Qualifications:
  • Enrolled in a degree or diploma program, in an Agriculture related field
  • Experience or background in the agriculture industry would be an asset
  • Ability to work independently, as well as contribute to a team
  • Strong analytical, organizational and time-management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office

If interested, please apply to our website: http://www.parrishandheimbecker.com/career_all

P&H is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that is reflective of Canadian society. As a result, Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited is an equal opportunity employer and is in compliance with the Employment Equity Act. We welcome applications from women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities and members of visible minorities. Accommodations in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.
Farm Labourer - Deadline - Mar 30/18 or until suitable applicant found
Farm Help Wanted
Kristiansborg Farms Inc
Located near Paradise Valley, AB

Our Farm operation is currently looking for help for the upcoming crop season. A large portion of the position would involve equipment operation, so tractor experience would be a great asset.

Pay structure would be based on an hourly wage, which would be dependent on experience (starting at $16/hr).

Applicants must be willing/interested in:
-working extended hours during peak seasons
-field tractor work
-general labor

Qualified applicants should have:
- experience in farm equipment operation
- mechanical aptitude
- an ability to reliably complete tasks and manage time

Additional assets:
-Class 1 license
-Welding
-Mechanical abilities

Onsite accommodation is also available at a reasonable rate should it be wanted/required.

Interested applicants should contact Brad Kaastrup .
Email: bradkaastrup@outlook.com

phone/text: 780-872-0106


Equine Facility Manager - Deadline - Feb 15/18
Equine Facility Manager

Reports To:Mentors, Kelly Brouwer & Angie MacLean
Location: Prentice Creek Equestrian Centre, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

About Prentice Creek Equestrian Centre
Prentice Creek Equestrian Centre is an exceptional equine riding facility located in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. It operates in conjunction with Thompson Country Pony Club and provides equestrian education weekly to youth between the ages of 6 and 25 during the months of May through October. It is utilized by other provincial pony clubs for their summer camps. It also offers workshops, clinics and competitions sanctioned by the Alberta Horse Trials Association. Moreover, this facility partners with Thompson Country Horse Trials and Buster Creek Horse Trials to offer three-day events during the summer that attract nearly 200 competitors and many spectators from neighbouring provinces and the United States.

Position Overview
The Facility Manager will manage and oversee all equine activities that take place on the grounds during the month of May through until the end of August. The Facility Manager will execute and administer all user check-in and check-out tasks and responsibilities in order to keep the facility organized and running smoothly for all users during the said months. The Thompson Country Pony Club Facility Manager of Prentice Creek Equestrian Centre, Kelly Brouwer will supervise and mentor the successful candidate. The candidate will be required to live on-site and arrangements can be discussed at interview.

General Responsibilities
  • User check-in and check-out procedures; check-out includes: ensuring that stalls have been cleaned by user, paperwork completed, camping areas tidied, cabins cleaned, parking and barn area tidied, kitchen tidied and organized
  • Managing manure
  • Arenas harrowed daily
  • Weed whipping and mowing done when needed
  • Bathrooms cleaned daily and toilet paper replenished
  • Dumpster and recycling bin managed
  • Minor maintenance and repair to facility and cross country course
  • Liaise with users of the facility and relay concerns to the executive
  • Manage rider waiver forms and Coggins Test records
  • Keep inventory of cleaning supplies
  • Keep office area clean and organized

Qualifications
  • Must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • Must have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 2
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility with openness to new ideas and approaches in equine management practices
  • Must have a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong desire for continued growth and learning
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, AEF membership, and Standard First Aid CPR certification
  • Preference will be given to applicants with equestrian experience

Benefits
Will be permitted 1 horse on-site for the duration of employment
A complimentary Horse Masters membership with the Pony Club will be granted, giving access to regular Pony Club instruction and competitions held by the organization
Biweekly pay $13/hr for 40 hour work week

How to Apply
Please send cover letter, resume and references (2 professional and 1 character) by February 30, 2018 to:
Kelly Brouwer: ridepcec@gmail.com

Only qualified individuals being considered will be contacted for an interview.
Assistant Manager (Livestock Operation) - Deadline - Apr 30/18
Chesterfield Stock Farm (1997) Ltd.

Assistant Manager, Livestock Operation – F/T Eatonia, Sask.


Is a career in Agriculture on your mind? Do you believe that hard work pays off?
Check out what could be, the next step in your career.

We are a pork producer and breeder committed to doing what is “right”. We are committed to the advancement of animal health, food safety and environmental stewardship in the community in which we live. We are seeking an Assistant Manager to support the 7 days per week, 24 hours per day operation. This role reports to the Manager.

Operational/Technical Component
  • Coordinates the proper handling, care and comfort to animals including daily checks
  • Ensures feed and water systems are working properly
  • Schedules and participates the routine power washing of pens and preparing the pens for entry/re-entry
  • Organizes and identifies stock for shipping. Includes sorting, weighing, sorting and moving pigs

Leading Others and Staff Training
  • Understands the value in getting results collaborative through others
  • Leads orientation. Reviews standard operating procedures with new employees
  • Shares knowledge to help others perform at their best
  • Takes steps to ensure team understands the importance of Health and Safety practises

We are seeking the following qualifications:
  • Exposure and in experience in a livestock farm or ranch. Confident in handling stock
  • Mechanical aptitude. Prefer the welding skills for small repairs
  • Valid Driver’s License. Maintaining a valid license is a condition of employment
  • Solid written and verbal skills to communicate to others. Ability to put thoughts and ideas in writing when standard operating procedures must be modified
  • College certificate or training in agriculture or livestock husbandry considered an asset however, relevant training is provided.
  • Flexibility to extend hours given unforeseen equipment breakdowns. Requires on-call rotation

70% operational/technical component
20% administrative, job planning & coordinator
10% Leading others & staff training and supervision

Apply: joanne@sfl2014.com
Summer or Full-time Jobs - Deadline - Feb 28/18 or until suitable applicant found
We are looking to add to our farming team! If you are as passionate about animals and want to work on a local farm, this is the opportunity for you.
 
Permanent full-time position

duties will include:
- daily animal health checks, recognize and treat health concerns
- daily barn checks, cleaning of equipment and barns
- operate and maintain farm equipment & machinery
- supervise farm operations
- maintain production and livestock records
- general farm duties

Requirements:
- Post-secondary
- farm experience or background
- driver's license, class #1 would be an asset
- able to work independently, self-motivated and in team environment
- must be willing to work evenings and weekends

Compensation:
Salary based on experience

Please submit a cover letter and resume to hmturkeyfarm@outlook.com


We are looking to add to our team!
full time Summer position (May - Sept)
 
Duties will include:
- daily animal health checks, recognize health concerns
- daily barn checks, help cleaning of equipment and barns as necessary
- operate farm equipment & machinery if comfortable
- maintain production and livestock records
- yard maintenance and general farm duties
 
Requirements:
- Post-secondary
- valid driver's license
- able to work independently, self-motivated and in team environment
- farm experience or background would be an asset but not a requirement

Compensation:
$17/hour

Please submit a cover letter and resume to hmturkeyfarm@outlook.com

Ment-2B Agribusiness Ltd.
Marc and Hinke Therrien
Marc: 780 887 0351
Hinke: 780 893 8225


Summer Research Assistant - Deadline - Mar 30/18
Research Assistant Position Available

The BC Grain Producers Association Research Department in Dawson Creek is seeking an individual to assist the team in conducting its field research trials for local and inter-provincial projects. This is a full time, summer position offering a competitive pay based on education and experience.

Duties Include:
- Seed preparation, cleaning, weighing & organizing of plots
- Site preparation, mechanical & hand maintenance of plots
- Assist in planting, assessments and harvest activities
- Assist in data collection and data entry
- Assist in the mechanical maintenance of research equipment and other shop based tasks

Qualifications:
- Ideally enrolled in an Agriculture of Environmental Degree, Diploma, or related program
- Able to work well independently & in a team environment
- Able to take direction from fellow employees
- Tolerate normal nuisances associated with agriculture (dust, pollen, weather, heavy lifting, etc.)
- Able to work outdoors, handle repetitive tasks with dexterity, as work is physically demanding at times
- Agricultural experience an asset and interest in research
- Able to work extended hours during peak times
- Mechanically inclined considered an asset but not required
- Hold a valid & clean driver’s license, a heavy-trailer endorsement allowing to pull large trailers is an asset
- Basic computer skills

Please email cover letter, resume and references to william@bcgrain.com or drop off at:
BC Grain Producers Association
Research Dept.
401 – 114th Avenue,
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2Z7

Application Deadline:
March 30th 2018, suitable candidates may be interviewed and the position filled prior to the competition closing, competition may remain open if a suitable candidate is not found.
Start Date: May 7th, or earlier depending on availability.

We thank all those who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Bayer Crop Science (Summer Jobs Across Canada) - Deadlines - vary by job
Bayer Crop Science has advertised their various summer jobs for across Canada. To access these jobs:

www.bayer.com
- click on Careers
- Click on Working at Bayer
- Click on Students
- Click on Country - Canada which will take you to this link:

Search Criteria:
Region - Any
Location - Any
Department - Any
Description Keywords: Summer

This will bring up the complete list of all summer jobs and the application deadlines.
Seasonal Operations Student - Deadline - Feb 16/18
Seasonal Operations Student

Our Vision
Lloydminster & District Co-op will deliver value to our member customers every day and in every encounter. We will be known as having great people who have a passion for customers. We will set new standards in the agriculture industry in the areas of customer satisfaction, employee engagement, operational excellence and community involvement. It is our primary goal to achieve these results while operating in a culture of safety for our employees and customers.

Position Summary
As a Seasonal Operations Student, you will work at one of our locations alongside the Ag Division Team by supporting the efficient and profitable operation of our Ag Retail Centre. Specific responsibilities will include: assisting with crop input retail activities, operating equipment in a safe and efficient manner, inventory management, and providing excellent customer service.

Depending on experience or interest, opportunities could include: animal health and nutrition, crop input sales, and representing our Association at Lea Park Pro Rodeo, among other special events.

Positions available at the following locations
Lloydminster and Neilburg

Length of Employment
Projected duration of employment will be conducted during each student’s summer semester (dates negotiable dependent on student).

Qualifications
•Currently enrolled in a post-secondary Agriculture program
•Excellent customer service and team work skills
•Ability to work independently
•Ability to perform physical tasks including lifting and climbing
•Ability to operate a bobcat and forklift

Join Our Team

Application Deadline: February 16, 2018
Email resume to Human Resources at vphr@lloydminstercoop.com
Drop by: 101, 4090 - 41 Street, Lloydminster SK S9V 2J1
Visit our Website at www.llloydminstercoop.com
 
**Please indicate in your resume which location(s) you are applying for.

Agricultural Technician - Deadline - until a suitable candidate is found
As a global leader in student-managed learning opportunities, we are committed to developing leaders at Lakeland College. It’s something we excel at because of our exceptional team. Their passion and commitment to academic excellence, innovation and achievement is what sets Lakeland apart, as an educator and an employer. Join our team and be part of helping our students take the lead not only into the future, but today.
 
Agricultural Technician
Competition No: 18-2528-003RE
 
Key responsibilities:
• Primary responsibilities are the day to day operations of the College’s crops enterprise including field work such as seeding, swathing, combining and other duties associated with operating a crop enterprise
• Operate large and modern field equipment and its’ associated technology
• Work with the Student Managed Farm in implementing the cropping plan; mentor and guide the students on making cropping decisions and provide feedback on the crop plan, agronomy and field operations
• Provide general maintenance and basic mechanical maintenance to farm equipment
• Assist with other farm duties as required and assigned; specifically with the beef, sheep and dairy units on occasion
Job requirements:
• Post-secondary diploma in a related field
• Prefer a minimum of 2 years’ experience with crops and field work
• Basic computer skills
• Willingness to work in a team environment and with young people
 
This is a Full-time Permanent AUPE appointment at the Vermilion campus, commencing as soon as possible. The current salary range is $48,362 - $60,945 per annum. Lakeland College offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
 
Competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
 
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. Those selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
Please quote the competition number and send current resume and names of three references to:
Lakeland College Human Resources
Email: hr@lakelandcollege.ca
(MS Word format or .pdf)
lakelandcollege.ca

Summer Weed Control - Deadline - Mar 2/18
Summer Employment Opportunities -- County of Barrhead No. 11
The Agricultural Service Board is currently accepting applications for various summer weed control positions. Positions will commence in May.
Successful candidates will be responsible for conducting weed control programs within the County. Other duties include assisting with the delivery of the Agricultural Services Board’s shelterbelt tree program and conservation projects, service and maintenance of equipment, and agricultural pest monitoring.
 
Qualifications:
· Applicant pursuing a post-secondary education in an agricultural, environmental science or related program, would be preferred.
· A pesticide applicator’s license and basic weed/plant identification would be considered an asset.
· The ability to operate GPS and computerized spray systems would also be an asset.
· Applicants must possess a valid class 5 driver’s license

Deadline for application is March 2nd, 2018 by 4:30 pm:
 
Please forward all applications to:
Jay Byer
County of Barrhead Agricultural Service Board
5306 – 49 Street
Barrhead, Alberta T7N 1N5
Phone:780-674-3331 Fax: 780-674-2777
Email: jbyer@countybarrhead.ab.ca
 
For information regarding these positions please contact:
Jay Byer or Kyle Meunier at 780-674-3331.
 
Thank you to all candidates who applied. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted

Summer Field Rep Alberta - Deadline - Mar 30/18 or until a suitable candidate is found
Position: Summer Field Representative
(job will be based from your residence and travel is required)
 
Company:  Grain Millers Canada Corp
Supervisor: Trader – Commodity Development

Salary: $3200.00 – 3500.00 per month commensurate on experience

Area Traveled: Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Midwest USA

Position Summary:
The Summer Field Representative conducts crop tours which includes scouting, monitoring, assessing and providing reports daily to the Procurement Manager. The Summer Field Representative will also be exposed to all aspects of grain trading from purchase to delivery. The position will learn the different aspects of contracting with grain producers, transportation companies (truck and rail) and the end user. The Summer Field Representative will build strong working relationships with producers, customers, and external partners. This position requires the intern to be a team player who provides field information and insight to the Procurement Manager, Procurement Merchant, US Procurement Group, Director of Crop Sciences, co-workers, and senior management.

Essential Job Functions:
Crop Scouting:
•In conjunction with the Procurement Manager, orients to Grain Millers for a minimum of one week, to learn preferred crop reporting procedure and methods of evaluation.
•Oat crop scouting, monitoring, assessing and reporting to the Procurement Manager on a daily basis.
•Upon request, may occasionally conduct a short scouting trip to other areas and for other commodities, such as food grade corn, buckwheat, flax, barley and other various organic grains.
•Utilizes statistics along with personal observations to assess crop conditions and accurately report current conditions along with projected potentials.
•Upon completion of crop tours/scouting, the Summer Field Representative will switch to in office activities.
- Estimating yields according to guidelines and methods provided by GMI and GMCC staff and report yield potentials.
- Reports crop conditions, agronomic problems and/or potential variances to the. Procurement Manager

Exposure to Grain Trading Activities
Observes the Procurement group and learns the art of negotiation and writing contracts for the purchase and/or sales grain and by-products.
•In conjunction with the Procurement Manager:
- Arranges for sale of purchased products.
- Arranges storage and loading facilities when applicable.
- Reviews orders to determine product types and quantities required to meet demand.
-Maintains and reports records of business transactions and product inventories, including maintaining and updating customer profile information.
-Assesses supply/demand situation and positions the business accordingly.

Business Development
•Gains a basic understanding of technical and product knowledge, as well as an intimate knowledge of functionality of grains and oil seeds.
•Identifies, maintains, and documents supplier and customer database.
•Analyzes market trends and opportunities.
•Exposure to and overview of decision process as it relates to establishing, analyzing, reviewing, and managing of purchases, sales, processing and transportation contracts.

Miscellaneous duties:
•Delivers timely and accurate reports.
•Establishes and maintains good public relations.
•Provides excellent customer service.
•Performs all other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
•Practices good safety habits.
•Exercises confidentiality to ensure compliance with all business related activities.
•Maintains the integrity of confidential information.

Physical Requirements:
•Perform “desk duties” such as sitting, typing, writing, filling, and speaking on the telephone.
•Perform computer work utilizing monitor, mouse and keyboard.
•Tour farms, fields, plants, and customer sites.
•Lift, bend, and carry materials weighing 20 lbs. unassisted.
•As a part of touring the farms, the Summer Field Representative will be exposed to farm related potential allergens (i.e., wheat, corn, soy, buckwheat, etc).
•This company performs drug testing and background checks.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
•Agronomic background and an interest in Crop Development.
•Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Management, Ag Economy, Ag Education, Ag Technology, Agronomy, Business, Marketing or related experience.
•Proficient in basic computer skills including, Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Power Point and Excel).
•A professional presence and outstanding presentation skills.
•Excellent interpersonal skills which allow effective working relationships with a diverse customer, colleague, and vendor population. This includes listening, sales, and problem solving skills.
•Demonstrated skill in organization, planning, problem solving, decision making, and project management.

Expenses:  All job related travel expenses including, but not limited to lodging, transportation, communication and food are paid. Summer Field Representatives are encouraged to obtain their own credit card prior to employment. All expenses to be reimbursed must be documented on the company provided expense report. Receipts must accompany all recorded expenses. 
 
Travel: Mileage will be reimbursed at $0.38/km if a personal vehicle is utilized. For extended travel, a rental vehicle may be utilized. Summer Field Representatives must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. In addition, must possess a valid passport for travel to the USA. 

Insurance: Summer Field Representatives are interns and therefore are not eligible for the benefit plans other than liability insurance for travel. Summer Field Representatives are encouraged to have their own medical, dental and auto insurance.

Hours: The standard work week is Monday through Friday. Summer Field Representatives may elect to work an occasional Saturday in exchange for another weekday off. Daily hours must be flexible to accommodate farmer appointments and to account for weather-related problems.

Attire: Grain Millers will supply company provided polo shirts. Summer Field Representatives need not wear dress attire. Clothing must be neat, clean and not show excessive wear. Open necked shirts or polo shirts with blue jeans and/or casual pants are acceptable. When Summer Field Representatives visit plant locations, proper attire and Good Manufacturing Practices must be followed. 
 
We will accept applications until a suitable candidate is found.  Grain Millers is an equal opportunity employer and candidates must be legal to work in Canada.
 
Please submit resumes to:
F: 306.786.6733
P: 306.786.5657 ext 503 (Marilyn)
Summer Jobs with Monsanto - Deadlines - see website
Monsanto is recruiting for their summer jobs.

For a complete list of jobs across Canada and the deadlines to apply:
https://jobs.monsanto.com/search-jobs/summer/Canada/769/1/2/6251999/60x10867/-113x642578/50/2

Some of the jobs include:

Summer Field Research Assistant

Locations: Carman, Regina, Calgary, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Melfort, Lloydminster, Ft. Saskatchewan

Summer Student
Cranbrook

Summer Pathology Research Assistant
Winnipeg

Summer Canola Protectesd Culture Intern
Winnipeg

BioAg Summer Sales Assistant
Guelph, Portage La Prairie, Regina, Swift Current, Saskatoon

Canola Analytics Intern
Winnipeg

Technology Development Assistant
AB - Fort Saskatchewan
SK - Saskatoon, Regina
MB - Brandon, Oakville
ON - Chatham, Tavistock, Rockwood
QC -- Coteau-du-Lac, St. Hugues

DEKALB Agronomy Assistant
ON - London,

DEKALB Summer Assistants
AB - East Central Alberta, Edmonton Area, Peace River Region, Red Deer Area, Southern AB, Western AB
SK - Central, North East, North West, Regina Area, Saskatoon, Area, Western SK

Seed Technician Assistant
Lethbridge, AB
Summer Research Assistants - Deadline - Feb 14/18
Summer Research Assistants

Company:Pioneer Hi-Bred Production Company
Application Deadline: 2/14/2018
(Students from the agriculture, sciences program are encouraged to apply)

Job Location:Ardrossan, AB
Position Type:Summer


Contact Information:
Name:Barb Froment - Admin Assistant
Address:22220 Highway 161, Ardrossan, AB T8E 2L4
Email:barb.froment@pioneer.com

Job Description:
 
Summer Research Assistant – Canola/Corn/Soybean:
The successful candidate will assist with canola/corn/soybean research activities at DuPont Pioneer’s Research Centre located near Edmonton, AB (Ardrossan).
  • Seed organization and set up.
  • Field preparation, seeding, spraying, plot maintenance, plot evaluation, harvest, and post-harvest quality analysis.
  • Identifying any pest, disease, or environmental problems relating to the canola/corn/soybean crop.
  • Data collection, disease rating, organization and entry.

Crop Genetics Research and Development - Product Development:
The successful candidate will assist with canola product research and development activities at DuPont Pioneer's Research Centre located near Edmonton, AB (Ardrossan).
  • Greenhouse work maintaining and working with canola breeding projects.
  • Collection of data on field nursery trials.
  • Breeding program tasks including seed setup, pollination, harvesting.
  • Data organization and entry.
  • Self-directed research project within the breeding program.

Summer Research Locations Field Maintenance:
The successful candidate’s primary role will be to coordinate and conduct field maintenance activities at canola/corn/soybean research locations within Alberta. This position is located at DuPont Pioneer’s Research Centre located near Edmonton, AB (Ardrossan).
 
 
 
Duties/Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with:
  • Equipment Maintenance & Repairs, Shop Maintenance.
  • Field preparation, seeding, plot and site maintenance.
  • Identifying any pest, disease, or environmental issues at research locations.
  • Ensuring field locations are weed and pest free, maintaining a site visit schedule, location report and location log of research sites.

Job Qualifications:
  • Interest in research (Previous experience in conducting experiments an asset)
  • Organized with ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer skills (MS excel an asset)
  • Willingness to learn and an ability to pay attention to detail
  • Understanding of basic genetic principals
  • Ability to work outdoors
  • Willing to work long hours during peak seasons (planting/harvest)
  • Ability to work unsupervised and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to complete tasks both individually or as part of a team
  • Familiar with machinery operation (tractor, cultivator, rototiller, sprayer, etc.)
  • SAFE operation of trucks, tractors, trailers and equipment (references an asset)
  • Class 1 or 5 driver's license (trailer experience and logbook experience would be an asset – training will be provided)

Salary:TBD
Hours:8 hours / day, 5 days / week Mon – Fri 8 am – 4:30 pm. ½ hour lunch.
Job Start Date:~April 23, 2018
Job End Date:Runs 4 months (Potential exists for longer Term)

Application Requirements: Resume and Cover Letter
How to Apply: Email

Agriculture Specialist - Deadline - until suitable candidates are found
Scotiabank is hiring for 10 Agriculture Specialist positions across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The jobs are a combination of sales/agriculture and finance. Some experience is preferred.

If this sounds exciting to you, check out their website at https://jobs.scotiabank.com/search/?q=agriculture+specialist to find out more details about the job and how to apply.
What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.