Why you should join us:
At Sound Agriculture, we believe our food system can nourish consumers while benefiting farming communities and the planet. Through a deeper understanding of plant and microbial biology, we are leveraging the natural power of plants to make agriculture more agile and resilient. Our work focuses on developing nutrient efficiency products and modernizing plant breeding to improve the way we farm and the food we eat.
Sound is a Series D startup funded by leading investors in food and agriculture including Leaps by Bayer, Syngenta Group Ventures, S2G Ventures, BMO Impact Investment Fund, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Fall Line Capital, Cavallo Ventures, FootPrint Coalition and Northpond Ventures.
What you'll do:
The Agronomy team has an opportunity for a skilled and motivated intern to help us expand our understanding of Source performance across different field situations with current customers. The internship experience includes executing established key field protocols, taking samples for critical data related to product advancement, conducting training/field days for dealers/growers and presenting findings regularly to the team. Ideal candidates have experience in growing or working directly with cotton producers, are highly detailed and accurate in recording plant measurements and field observations, and are able to effectively communicate what’s been learned/observed to the team.
The Agronomy Intern reports to the Agronomy Manager for the Eastern Region and is based remotely in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, or Arkansas. There is a travel expectation of approximately 50-60% within the assigned territory. Reliable transportation is required.
The internship program begins in late May and ends in early to mid-August depending on individual needs and availability.
$17.00 per hour
Interns are not eligible for company provided benefits or equity.
Targeted Skills and Experience
This position includes physical demands such as walking, scouting, sampling, and working in production cropping fields with varying weather and elements, driving between farm sites and other locations as needed, some overnight travel, and regularly lifting objects (up to 60 lbs).
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What we offer:
Sound Agriculture does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies responding to job postings. We will not respond to unsolicited requests to submit candidates.
We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.
Sound participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Sound is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before Sound takes any action, including terminating your employment.