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Seed Production Specialist
Post Date: 02/02/2021
Close Date: 03/31/2021
PO Box 6150, Dept 3140

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$50,000 - $69,999


Job Description:
Position Description & Details:
Manage the NCREC foundation seed increase program. Supervise the new seed conditioning facility in order to produce high-quality, genetically pure foundation seed. Manage the NCREC land base using sound agronomics. Comply with all state and federal laws and certification regulations.

The North Central Research Extension Center is one of seven out-state NDSU research extension centers and one of four RECs with specific objective of producing foundation seed. The center is located one mile south of Minot, a city of 45,000 in north central North Dakota. Minot is an All-American City with excellent health, educational, recreational, and community facilities and a modern international airport. The area is noted for small grain, oilseed, pulse crop, livestock, and energy production. More information about the area is available at http://www.minotchamber.org/community/.

Planning, planting, managing, and harvesting foundation seed production fields
Oversee the operation of a new seed conditioning facility
Operation and maintenance of farm equipment
Communicate with staff at the NCREC, NDSU, ND State Seed Department, and others

Applicant Materials Required: 
Cover Letter, Resume and References 

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

Minimum Qualifications: 
*Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Ag Systems Management, Ag Economics, or related
*Knowledge of foundation, registered, and certified seed production
*Knowledge of farming operations
*Knowledge of ND agriculture
*Farm equipment operation and maintenance experience
*Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
*Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of personalities

Preferred Qualifications:
*Prior seed production experience
*Supervisory experience
*CDL or ability to obtain
*ND Commercial Pesticide Applicator license or ability to obtain

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