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Agronomy Internship with Blue River Technology in Greenville, MS

Type of position Internship
Employer Blue River Technology
Description of Employer Blue River Technology serves the agricultural industry with revolutionary computer-vision and deep learning-based equipment. These machines are changing the future of farming by enabling agricultural producers to optimize every plant in their fields. Our technology has the potential to reduce the amount of chemicals applied, improve profitability, and capture valuable plant-by-plant data. Blue River Technology is an independently run subsidiary of Deere & Company based in Sunnyvale, CA.
Location Greenville, MS
Salary Hourly, based on qualifications
Closing date of competition March 5, 2021
Date position available Mid-May 2021 (flexible)
Description of duties

The Agronomy Intern will support research activities for See & Spray™ technology with a focus on weed control in cotton and soybean production systems.  The internship will be in Greenville, MS and report to the Senior Agronomist at Blue River Technology.  The internship involves field trial research that will include, but not limited to, work in the following areas:

  • Setup of equipment and materials for See & Spray applications
  • General maintenance of research trials, including hand weeding
  • Evaluation of weed control trials that include plant counts and visual assessments
  • Overnight travel to other field trial locations in the Mid-South may be required

The anticipated start date of the three-month internship is May 2021, with work extending into August 2021.  Start and end dates can be flexible based on the availability of the candidate.  The internship is full-time during the 3-month period with expectations of working 40-60 hours per week.  If overnight travel is required away from the Greenville, MS area, lodging and additional expenses can be reimbursed.  Several short-term housing opportunities exist in Greenville, MS with help available to identify housing.

Qualifications sought

Requirements

  • Current undergraduate student pursuing a degree in agronomy, agribusiness, crop sciences, application technology, or related field.
  • Ability to understand and interact with agricultural technology and machinery
  • Exceptional understanding of row crop production agriculture
  • Ability to work well in a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary environment 

Pluses

  • Experience conducting and evaluating weed control field trials
  • Experience with pesticide application technology
Contact for additional information William Patzoldt, william.patzoldt@bluerivertech.com
Application procedure  
Submit what Resume/CV and Cover Letter
Submit to http://careers.bluerivertechnology.com/?gh_jid=2600244
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