Agricultural Specialist I / II

Iowa State University

Job Reference #: R6607

The Iowa State University Research Farms is currently seeking applicants for two (2) Agricultural Specialists I/II. The ISU Research Farms consist of 12 staffed locations statewide that conduct site-specific agricultural research and demonstrations.

The positions will be located at the ISU Southeast Research Farm in Crawfordsville, Iowa and ISU Nashua Research Farm in Nashua, Iowa.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in agricultural discipline.
  • Experience related to field agricultural research in U.S. corn belt.
  • Skill in operating farm equipment such as tractors, sprayers, and combines.
  • Experience with electronic technology applications in agriculture.
  • Experience maintaining and fabricating agricultural machinery.

Example of Duties
• Assist in managing the farms' crops (corn, soybeans, other) production.

• Collects, records, and summarizes field research data.

• Planting, spraying, combining, tillage, crop scouting, operating ag machinery and maintaining ag machinery/facilities.
• Implements research protocols.
• Contributes to experimental design, management, and analysis.
• Consults with project leaders on experiments, protocol, and progress.
• Assists with field operations.
• Observes, diagnoses, and remedies crop problems.


This position will be hired as an Agricultural Specialist I or II depending on the candidate's experience.


Minimum qualifications for an Agricultural Specialist I

  • Bachelor's degree

Minimum qualifications for an Agricultural Specialist II

  • Bachelor's degree and 2 years of related experience

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Anticipated start date for these positions will be February 1, 2022.

Application Instructions:

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Job ID: 77638

Posted 20 days ago

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