May 9, 2022
Senior Agronomist/Field Department Manager

Senior Agronomist/Field Department Manager

Company Profile:

Mortenson Bros. Farms, Inc. is a progressive agribusiness located in central Wisconsin specializing in the production of potato and vegetable crops.  All of our crops are grown under center-pivot irrigation across more than 14,000 acres and growing.

Position Description:

This position will report directly to the owner, and will direct and manage the Agronomy and Irrigation departments.

Specific responsibilities will include:

Supervise Agronomy and Irrigation departments;

Crop planning and strategic management of field rotations;

Budget, procure, and handle fertilizer and chemicals;

Plan and coordinate fertilizer and chemical applications including seed cutting, dry spreading, ground spraying, aerial spraying, fertigation, and in-furrow;

Direct irrigation staff on watering needs, maintenance, and fertilizer application;

Budget and coordinate fumigation;

Assist in other operational areas as needed during planting and harvest seasons;

Manage multiple professional and general labor staff, provide guidance and mentoring to entry-level agronomists, and work alongside ownership and the Operations Manager.

Qualifications:

Agronomy degree or equivalent experience in production agriculture.

Specific experience with potatoes and other vegetable crops such as carrots, beets, sweet corn, green beans, and peas.

Experience in upper management with demonstrated ability to work independently and within an executive management team.

Compensation & Benefits:

Mortenson Bros. Farms offers a highly competitive compensation package commensurate with experience.  Benefits include group health insurance, dental/vision, SIMPLE IRA, vacation/holiday pay, and a company truck.