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Field Research Intern

Location Lincoln, Nebraska | Sioux Falls, South Dakota | Omaha, Nebraska Date posted 10/01/2022

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world.  We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world.  Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.

Summary

CHS is looking for a Field Research Intern to join the Product Development team for the summer of 2023. The Field Research Intern will gain experience across all aspects of CHS research and development to ensure we are bringing the highest quality products to market. The individual will have the opportunity to spend time with various technical product specialists across Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Colorado, and Kansas learning about how a product concept is taken from an idea to reality. The individual will develop strong agronomic knowledge and understanding of how a technical specialist forms a partnership of replicated research with account managers, technical specialists, dealers, and growers.

Responsibilities

  • Assist technical product specialist with day-to-day activities including: Coordinating replicated third party research trials to assess the efficacy of CHS products including adjuvants, starter fertilizers, micronutrients, biologicals, inoculants, seed treatments, and fertilizer additives. As well as assist with coordinating field scale side by side and strip trials. Visiting plots to collect data and visuals. Analyzing data and creating tools to support product sales.
  • Learn features and benefits of all CHS products
  • Learn about CHS crop protection product development pipeline
  • Assist with product applications as needed
  • Travel throughout Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Colorado, and Kansas visiting research plots and learning about regional production practices with other technical specialists
  • Responsible for an individual project throughout the summer, culminating in a presentation delivered in a company or group meeting.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • Enrolled in relevant coursework in 2 or 4 year higher education institution.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Interest in agriculutural business.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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