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Precision Agriculture Technician

Job Summary:

The Precision Agriculture Technician will apply technology to improve agricultural activities including pesticide application, herbicide application, and irrigation.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.


  • Develops and analyzes computer-based maps and images to research soils, fertilizers, pests, weather, and other agricultural elements.
  • Evaluates materials that affect soil characteristics and drainage patterns.
  • Uses geospatial technology to create soil sample grids.
  • Uses global positioning systems (GPS) to improve and automate agricultural activities and processes.
  • Creates yield maps based on harvester monitor data.
  • Applies crop scouting data to programmable agricultural equipment including pesticide and herbicide sprayers.
  • Reviews collected agricultural data; recommends appropriate crops to plant in specified areas based on data analysis.
  • Drafts and distributes reports of findings on field productivity and profitability.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Required Skills/Abilities:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Agronomy, Agricultural Business, or a related field required.
  • Three years of related experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physically able to traverse various types of terrain while conducting field research.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at a time.


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