Summer Intern - Precision Ag Research Fields

Farmers Edge is a global leader in decision agriculture servicing over 22 million paid product acres worldwide with precision digital solutions. Integrating field-centric data, easy-to-use software, state-of-the-art processing technology, predictive modelling, and advanced agronomic analytics, Farmers Edge provides growers with scalable solutions to produce more with less. Using innovative digital agronomic tools, Farmers Edge solutions focus on the sustainable production of high-yielding, high-quality crops and are designed to optimize inputs, minimize environmental impact, and protect economic viability of the farm. From seed selection to yield data analytics, Farmers Edge transforms big data into timely and accurate insights to support informed decision making.
Summer Intern Precision Ag Research Fields
Location: Burlington, CO and surrounding areas.
Term: 3 - 4 months with the possibility of extension
Looking for a summer internship in the Ag industry where you can learn how to be on the cutting edge of precision agriculture? This internship will provide you the opportunity to be involved with the Farmers Edge Precision Ag Research Fields. Farmers Edge has research fields across North America where we intensively collect agronomic data to develop and validate our decision agricultural tools. Interns with Farmers Edge will have the opportunity to learn;
Advanced precision agriculture platforms
Research setups
Monitor sensors
Ag data processing skills
Field navigating tools and software
Agronomic knowledge
Duties may include the following:
Visiting agricultural research fields to monitor:
Crops growth stage
Crop disease, pests and weeds
Soil moisture sensors and data loggers
Soil parameters
Other duties may include:
Installation and maintenance of field lapse cameras, weather stations, soil moisture sensors, and data loggers
Plant harvesting and processing
Data capture using different apps
Data processing
Other related activities as needed
Education and Experience:
Students currently engaged in a BSc study program (min of 2nd year) or recently graduated with a BSc in Agriculture, natural science, or engineering.
Grade "B" or "B-" or above
Must be available for 14 to 16 consecutive weeks
Able to travel throughout region, potentially overnight
Successful candidates are detail oriented, have a research background and experience with agronomy
Valid driver's license with a reasonably clear driving record
Note: Dependent on location, candidates may not need to fulfill the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada Experience Award Requirements.

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