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Reports To:  Asset Manager – Midwest


Position Summary: This position will oversee the GIS precision farming software and hardware package for Cottonwood Ag Management. This includes collecting and inputting data and analyzing information on a farm by farm basis. The specialist will assist the property managers in analyzing performance data and providing feedback and recommendations regarding crop inputs.


Key Responsibilities:

·         Communicate with tenants, fertilizer suppliers and soil labs in order to collect data.
·         Input data into GIS system.
·         Exchange files electronically with input suppliers
·         Periodic travel throughout the Midwest region to collect electronic data.
·         Input historical yields and crop input data.
·         Analyze performance data on a farm by farm basis, including financial interpretations.
·         Generate reports from the GIS system and provide crop input recommendations.
·         Coordinate with property managers on their respective farms on yield goals and performance recommendations.
·         Complete other tasks as necessary.
·         Conduct field trials in cooperation with property managers.

Experience, Skills and Abilities:

·         Must have experience with GIS software such as ArcView, SSTool Box, Apex, Farm Works
·         Agronomy and crop/production experience is a plus.
·         4 year college degree required, preferably in Ag Mechanization or Agronomy.
·         Capable with MS Office, including Word and Excel and Adobe Acrobat.
·         Ability to work independently with minimal direction, as well as collaborate within a team structure.
·         Must have a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.
·         Strong verbal skills, phone etiquette, and presentations to groups.
·         Ability to represent the company and owners in a highly professional manner.
·         Analytical ability is required in order to gather and summarize data for reports, find solutions to various agronomic problems and prioritize work.
·         Work requires continual attention to detail in analyzing and making farm recommendations.
·         Some travel may be required.
Please send resume and cover letter to

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Created at 2/8/2013 10:52 AM by Pava, Penny J.
Last modified at 2/8/2013 10:52 AM by Pava, Penny J.