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Farm Nutrients was founded in 2003 to provide nutrient management for the newly formed Rembrandt Enterprises. We began supplying the poultry litter by-product from the Rembrandt egg production facility to local corn and soybean growers in the Rembrandt, Iowa area.

Agronomy Sales Representative

The Agronomy Sales position manages sales and marketing of Chicken Litter, Corn and Soybean Seed, Liquid Nitrogen, Crop Protection Products, and Crop Consulting services.  The individual in this position will emphasize and use Farm Nutrients offerings to capture and manage the whole acre for the grower.  This position develops agronomy services including soil sampling, variable rate application and other services that increase value and profitability and utilizes SST software to help customers manage their agronomy needs.  The Agronomy Sales position must understand and convey the market value of organic fertilizers versus commercial fertilizers. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Fertilizer Sales

    • Sells manure as organic fertilizer working to find long term customers, understanding their needs and marketing a product that meets their need and maximizes the value to the company

    • Develops sales for externally sourced manure as an organic fertilizer

    • Ensures all required sales documents are completed correctly

    • Understands the market value of organic fertilizers versus commercial and gain insight into competition

  • Customer Support

    • Communicates with customers and document customers’ needs, field requirements and date field can be hauled and spread so logistics can be managed accordingly

    • Develops and maintains relationships with customers and gain insight into their needs as a guideline to offer new or additional products or services

    • Flags fields as needed to ensure accurate delivery and field identification

    • Works with producers to resolve any issues including collection issues

  • Agronomy Services

    • Develops the agronomy services offered by Farm Nutrients including soil sampling, variable rate application, sales of corn and soybean seed, crop protection products, and liquid fertilizer

    • Utilizes SST software as a service to the customer in managing their agronomy needs

    • Develops an understanding of services that would add value to producer and their market value

  • Helps develop a sales program for their customer base inclusive of advertising, promotions, and sales calls

  • Operates equipment as needed to ensure timely delivery, and spreading of manure  (equipment may include: loaders, trucks, spreaders, and scale house equipment)

 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required:

  • Agronomy degree or 2 years’ experience in agronomy focusing on: soil tilth and types, NP&K requirements by crop and soil type, grid sampling, manure or other organic fertilizer
  • 3 years’ experience in agriculture sales
  • Knowledge and understanding of key economic drivers of a successful agronomy business
  • Ability to read, understand and effectively communicate information through writing and speaking so others will understand
  • Ability to collect, analyze, compile, interpret and distribute various reports
  • Ability to determine and define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid and logical conclusions
  • Excellent public relation skills and phone etiquette
  • Leadership Skills
  • Multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Independent Self-Starter/Team Player
  • Hand/Eye/Foot Coordination
  • Mathematical Skills:  Logical/Analytical, Percentages, Fractions, Moderate Algebra
  • Computer Skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet
  • Advanced English:  fluent in speaking, reading and writing

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of SST software or other crop planning software
  • Certified crop advisor certification

 

Equipment:

  • Office equipment: fax, copier, computers, printers, telephones, hand-held radios, calculators
  • Loaders, trucks, spreaders, scale house equipment
  • Hand tools