Precision Ag Field Intern- EC Region Michigan

Department:  Research and Development
Date:  Jan 24, 2023

Overview:  

 

At FMC, we are embarking on a new journey as we build our Precision Agriculture team. Precision Agriculture offerings give farmers and customers novel insights on how to protect their crops against a range of pest pressures.  FMC’s digital solutions will allow growers to make faster, better, and more informed decisions than ever before. As the only global agricultural sciences company focused exclusively on crop protection, FMC is uniquely positioned to deliver best-in-class agronomic advice. 

  

We believe that every farmer should have access to efficient and affordable scouting resources.  To that end, the purpose of Arc farm intelligence is to enable growers and their advisors to operate more effectively and sustainably through the power of data and machine learning. 

 
Responsibilities:  

The Precision Agriculture Field Specialist Intern will have the opportunity to work with the region Commercial Team, Precision Ag Market Development Lead, Precision Ag Field Managers, and cross functional teams to deliver on the ground insights as it relates to various pests (weeds, diseases and insects) by leveraging drone scouting and smart insect traps. The candidate will have the opportunity to share project status and accomplishments directly with growers, customers, and FMC Commercial and Precision Agriculture Leadership. 

 

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of strong attention to detail, comfort in a dynamic and fast-paced project environment, a high degree of organization, and a strong passion for the utilization of technology to advance agriculture.   

  

You will be part of a growing team that is adopting the mindset, agility and processes of a technology company while drawing on our 100+ years of experience in agriculture. 

    

Expectations: 

  • Under the direction of the North America Market Development Lead and Regional Precision Agriculture Field Managers the intern will act as the field lead on execution of 2023 Precision Agriculture Projects utilizing drone and/or smart insect trap technology  

  • Candidate will ensure targeted pest traps are set up according to project operating model and are monitored according to the agreed upon schedule  

  • Candidate will manage crop pest data capture and while ensuring:  

  • Quality pest images are captured  

  • Key dynamic crop information is recorded  

  • Maintenance of project operating models  

  • The Candidate will review aerial scouting data and align FMC product solutions with problems identified through aerial imagery 

  • The candidate will be responsible for the articulation of key success measures to key stakeholders  

  • Provide coaching, guidance and assistance to FMC partners’ field staff and scouts on their involvement in project activities  

 

Required Education:  

  • Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or master’s program, in Agronomy, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Crop Management, or Agriculture.  

Qualifications:  

  • Relevant experience involving crop scouting 

  • Candidate should have a clean driving record with ability to responsibly operate an FMC provided vehicle  

  • Ability to execute a scouting plan and articulate status to various internal and external stakeholders  

  • A strong desire to conduct science-based research with the goal of benefiting multiple industry stakeholders  

  • Candidate should have experience using Microsoft tools and be capable of data entry of key data into digital tools  

  • Located in project geographies with willingness for daily travel to complete assigned responsibilities  


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