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REGIONAL AGRONOMISTS – CROP PRODUCTION

Agronomist 1 – 2

Open competition

The New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries is looking for two agronomists to fill the positions of regional agronomists in crop production in the direction of the crop development sector, in Bouctouche and in Moncton .

As a member of the Crop Development Sector team reporting to the Section Manager, the selected agronomists will: work directly with producers, agribusinesses and other public and private stakeholders in a manner that promotes development , the competitiveness and sustainability of agricultural enterprises; provide technical advice on agricultural crops; deliver programs; act as a member of sector teams participating in the planning and implementation of strategic initiatives in the fields of agricultural research and innovation, technology, business development; and perform other related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Agronomist 1: Hold a bachelor’s degree in agronomy (concentration on plant production or soils and the environment).

Agronomist 2: Hold a bachelor’s degree in agronomy (concentration in plant production or soils and the environment) and have at least five (5) years of experience related to the production of agricultural crops.

The equivalent in education, training and experience could be considered.

Knowledge of spoken and written English and French is required (functional English accepted). Please indicate your language ability in your job application.

Be eligible for accreditation by the New Brunswick Institute of Agronomists and become a member within six (6) months of appointment.

Applicants must clearly state the essential qualifications so that their application is not rejected. Please indicate the preferred language for assessment in your curriculum vitae. Resume details should be presented in chronological order indicating years and months for training and part-time or full-time employment.

Asset Qualification: Preference may be given to those who demonstrate experience in horticultural or field crop practices and technology transfer; in soil sciences as to fertilizer or manure or soils and agricultural crops; in collaboration with producers and producer groups. Depending on the number of applications received for this competition, applicants may be required in their application to state at least one asset qualification in addition to the essential qualifications so that their application is not rejected.

BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES

The successful candidates will possess the following behavioral skills:

  • Customer service orientation
  • Creative, innovative thinking
  • Effective interactive communication
  • Flexibility
  • Seeking information
  • Teamwork and collaboration

TECHNICAL SKILLS

The people chosen must have the following technical skills:

  • Knowledge related to the production of agricultural crops
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and ministry policies and procedures
  • Ability to use office automation, software and applications
  • Sense of planning and organization

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Those selected must be prepared to travel to the region as needed and to other parts of New Brunswick from time to time; they must have a Class 5 driver’s license issued by the Province of New Brunswick or equivalent.

WAGES

Agronomist 1: $ 46,194 to $ 63,229 per year

Agronomist 2: $ 55,669 to $ 70,872 per year

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

We encourage applicants to apply no later than November 20, 2020 , specifying the competition number : AAP-20-02 (Bouctouche) or AAP-20-03 (Moncton) .

Online: https://www.ere.gnb.ca/competition.aspx?lang=F&t=Y

By mail:
Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries
Human Resources Services
Hugh John Flemming Forestry Center
1350 Regent Street
Fredericton, NB E3C 2G6

Information

Email: brenda.nicholson@gnb.ca
Phone:   506 453-6608

This competition can be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in the position, but we will only contact successful applicants.

Applicants enrolled in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans who demonstrate that they are among the most qualified, will be given preference at the time of appointment.

We offer equal access to employment.

The New Brunswick Public Service: Improving the Lives of New Brunswickers Every Day!

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REGIONAL AGRONOMIST – LIVESTOCK BREEDING

Agronomist 1 – 2

Open competition

The New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries is seeking an Agronomist to fill the position of Regional Officer or Regional Livestock Officer within the directorate of the livestock development sector in Grand Falls .

As a member of the livestock development sector team reporting to the section manager, the chosen agronomist will: work directly with pastoralists and other regional public and private stakeholders in a manner that promotes development, competitiveness and sustainability of agricultural enterprises; providing technical advice on livestock rearing and delivering financial programs; act as a member of sector teams participating in the planning and implementation of strategic initiatives in the fields of research and innovation in animal husbandry, technology, business development; and perform other related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Agronomist 1  : Hold a bachelor’s degree in agronomy (concentration on animal production).

Agronomist 2 : Hold a bachelor’s degree in agronomy (concentration animal production) and have at least five (5) years of experience related to livestock breeding.

The equivalent in education, training and experience could be considered.

Knowledge of spoken and written English and French is required (functional English accepted). Please indicate your language ability in your job application.

Be eligible for accreditation by the New Brunswick Institute of Agronomists and become a member within six (6) months of appointment.

Applicants must clearly state the essential qualifications so that their application is not rejected. Please indicate the preferred language for assessment in your curriculum vitae. Resume details should be presented in chronological order indicating years and months for training and part-time or full-time employment.

Asset Qualifications: Preference may be given to individuals who demonstrate experience in livestock husbandry practices; in technology transfer; in collaboration with breeders and groups of breeders. Depending on the number of applications received for this competition, applicants may be required in their application to state at least one asset qualification in addition to the essential qualifications so that their application is not rejected.

BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES

The successful candidate will have the following behavioral skills: 

  • Customer service orientation
  • Creative, innovative thinking
  • Effective interactive communication
  • Flexibility
  • Seeking information
  • Teamwork and collaboration

TECHNICAL SKILLS

The successful candidate must have the following technical skills:

  • Knowledge related to livestock production and breeding
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and ministry policies and procedures
  • Ability to use office automation, software and applications
  • Sense of planning and organization

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Those selected must be prepared to travel to the region as needed and to other parts of New Brunswick from time to time; they must have a Class 5 driver’s license issued by the Province of New Brunswick, or the equivalent.

WAGES

Agronomist 1: $ 46,194 to $ 63,229 per year

Agronomist 2: $ 55,669 to $ 70,872 per year

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

We encourage applicants to apply by November 18, 20, 20 , specifying the competition number: AAP-20-05 (Grand Falls) .

Online: https://www.ere.gnb.ca/competition.aspx?lang=E&t=Y

By mail :

Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries
Human Resources Services
Hugh John Flemming Forestry Center
1350 Regent Street
Fredericton, NB E3C 2G6

Information

Email: brenda.nicholson@gnb.ca
Phone: 506 453-6608

This competition can be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in the position, but we will only contact successful applicants.

Applicants enrolled in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans who demonstrate that they are among the most qualified, will be given preference at the time of appointment.

We offer equal access to employment.

The New Brunswick Public Service: Improving the Lives of New Brunswickers Every Day!

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LP Consulting

We have 2 positions available ASAP. The interested person must be active and willing to work outside all day, able to put int overtime if required, take soil samples on farms across NS, NB and PEI and helping with data collection on our research trials. They need to be able to work with a team, be reliable, on-time and have transportation to the start work site. They must be able to walk many km across farm fields per day in various types of weather. The start work site location is in Mount Uniacke. The team travels to and from Mt. Uniacke in the company truck, including loading gear required for the day from that site.

Pay is $12-$15/hour depending upon outdoor experience. There will be overnight travel that we also pay for hotel and meals. Great opportunity to gain experience in agriculture, meet lots of fantastic farmers and work with a wonderful team!

They should send their resumes to lise.leblanc@eastlink.ca

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BILINGUAL CREDIT MANAGER

Reference #: R-1001976 Position
Type:
 Permanent, Full Time
Work Location: Various FAC offices may be considered
Languages ​​Required: French and English
Closing Date: November 15, 2020

DESCRIPTION

Expertise in term financing required

You will analyze and approve agricultural loan applications and provide recommendations in accordance with credit risk management best practices and FCC policies. The position is designated bilingual (French and English), and the successful candidate must be able to communicate in both of Canada’s official languages. Only FCC offices located in Regina, Kanata, Calgary, Mississauga and Montreal will be considered.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Authorize more complex loans in excess of established limits for Operations loan staff
  • Review and analyze source documents and proposals for authorization
  • Evaluate and always comply with corporate and credit risk management policies
  • Analyze administrative requests, such as loan modifications, guarantee modifications and policy waivers
  • Coach loan staff on a range of credit policies, researching as needed

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate with multiple divisions
  • Ability to multitask and evolve in a dynamic environment
  • Team player and passion for the Canadian agriculture industry
  • Proven experience in coaching and mentoring and ability to share knowledge of industry trends and risk mitigation techniques
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong risk assessment and analysis skills

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Bachelor’s degree in agronomy, agroeconomics and at least five (5) years of related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Province of Quebec: Member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec
  • Experience analyzing agricultural loan applications (mortgages, short and long term financing, and revolving loans)
  • In-depth knowledge of agricultural industry trends, risk mitigation and financial analysis techniques, as well as accounting principles

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

To submit your application, visit fac.ca/Carrieres or view the job offer: https://fccfac.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/fr-CA/careers-carrieres/job/Various-FCC-offices-may- be-considered / Credit-Manager – Bilingual-_R-1001976

COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE – AGRICULTURE (CONTRACTUAL)

Position type: Contractual (12 to 18 months)

Location: Central and Eastern Quebec

CREATE YOUR OWN CHEMISTRY: WHAT WE OFFER YOU

At BASF, we create chemistry by connecting minds. The balance between economic success, environmental protection and social responsibility, allows us to build a more sustainable future through chemistry. As a global leader in chemicals, we help our customers, in virtually every industry, meet current and future societal needs through science and innovation.

We offer you a stimulating and rewarding work environment with a sustained effort on process safety as well as the safety of our employees and the communities in which we operate.

We work tirelessly to build the best team possible by putting our longtime employees first. We provide training courses and all the development sessions that employees need.

CHEMISTRY AT WORK

The Corporate Representative position, within our Agricultural Solutions division, offers a unique opportunity for a professional to combine their sales talents and agricultural knowledge to promote BASF innovations to retailers and agricultural producers. Reporting to the Regional Sales Manager Eastern Canada, the Corporate Representative is responsible for growing sales, providing service for BASF products as well as developing and maintaining business relationships with an established network of retailers. By working from home, you will be responsible for achieving sales goals in a defined geographic territory. The territory covers the regions of central and eastern Quebec, i.e. everything to the east and north of Saint-Hyacinthe.

THE SECRET OF YOUR SUCCESS

  • Achieve strategic product sales goals as outlined in the defined territory sales planning.
  • Develop in the field the BASF portfolio according to the needs of the client by organizing and participating in the following activities: training retailers, visiting them, meeting certain agricultural producers and attending agricultural events.
  • Respond quickly and professionally to product questions from retailers and producers, and resolve their issues just as quickly and professionally. Using the database, update, record information, and organize activities for retailers and agricultural producers.
  • Respect the territory’s expenditure budget (initiative to organize travel, meetings and client visits, etc.) and establish business relationships with clients using these initiatives.

THE SECRET OF OUR SUCCESS: WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN YOU

  • Be passionate about agriculture to make a positive difference.
  • University degree in agronomy and 3 to 5 years of related experience.
  • Be a member of the Ordre des agronomes des agronomes du Québec.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to develop business relationships with clients as well as co-workers.
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills and be comfortable giving masterful presentations. Have experience working with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Willingness to travel regularly on the road at all times of the day (night / day).
  • Ability to self-manage time and priorities in order to achieve sales goals.

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Apply online: https://www.basf.com/ca/en/careers/jobs.html#%7B%7D

Keyword: FR_CA_2002340

We encourage all applicants to apply. BASF’s policy is to make every effort to adapt its working environment to employees who need special measures taken for them to perform their essential tasks. In particular, employees with disabilities have the right to a recruitment process and accessible documents.

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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Hydroserre , owner of  Serres Lefort , is one of the largest greenhouse vegetable producers in Northeast America. Working in the industry for more than 30 years, we now have more than 30 hectares of greenhouse on more than four production sites across Quebec.

The family business in Québec property  includes two major Trademark:  Mirabel , for lettuce Boston and specialties, and  Vog , for cucumbers, mini cucumbers and peppers  biological . The greenhouses cultivate more than 65% of the vegetable transplants used by Quebec market gardeners. Our team of over 300 employees is motivated to grow with you.

DESCRIPTION

The person holding this position is responsible for improving existing production methods as well as developing innovative production methods in the field.

The main tasks are:

  • Participate in the orientation of the process development and optimization strategy by playing an advisory role
  • Carry out various projects, from the development of protocols to their implementation in collaboration with internal and external teams
  • Collect, synthesize and use data and indicators
  • Test new products and / or processes and develop samples and control tests
  • Analyze and communicate results internally and with external collaborators
  • Write technical documents and reports
  • Coordinate the realization of projects and various activities while ensuring compliance with deadlines and the quality of results
  • Supervise the tests and ensure the follow-up of the first productions
  • Maintain knowledge of climate management, fertilization, irrigation and plant physiology
  • Prepare the required files for tax credit applications
  • Evaluate the feasibility of research and development projects
  • The person holding this position may be called upon to perform any other related tasks

REQUIRED SKILLS 

  • Bachelor’s degree in agronomy and / or agricultural engineering
  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience including project management
  • Greenhouse experience (important asset)
  • Experience in statistical analysis and protocol development
  • Good knowledge of climate management, fertilization, irrigation, plant physiology
  • Fluency in French and English (Spanish is an asset)
  • Member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec, asset
  • Computer skills (Windows environment, office, statistical software)

APTITUDES

  • Great sense of initiative and decision-making
  • Ease of adapting to changing situations
  • Respect for deadlines, rigor and analytical skills
  • Results oriented
  • Ability to deal with unforeseen or complex situations
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Skills in interpersonal communications
  • Attention to detail and quality of work
  • Organization

Salary: to be discussed, depending on experience

Work location: 644, 3e Rang, Sainte-Clotilde-de-Châteauguay, Qc, J0L 1W0

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Please submit your CV and cover letter in the Careers section of our website: https://laituesmirabel.com/a-propos/carrieres/

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HORTICULTURAL TECHNICAL-COMMERCIAL EXPERT (3 POSITIONS)

Geographic sectors: Quebec, Ontario & British Columbia (3 positions available)

Position type:  Permanent

Cohort Wholesale aspires to become a reliable Canadian wholesaler of premier outdoor fruit and vegetable crop protection products by working with the well-established distribution and retail network to serve all key markets, fostering demand for them. products from its suppliers and maximizing their efficiency in the field to help farmers increase crop yields.

In an ever-changing industry, employees have the opportunity to learn new and unique skills and then practice them in a dynamic work environment.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Priority: Offer synthetic, organic and biopesticide protection products for outdoor fruit and vegetable crops
  • Offer agronomic and technical support to retailers and farmers:
    • Detect the presence of pests and diseases
    • Recommend preventive or corrective measures
  • Handle customer complaints in accordance with Cohort Wholesale policies and procedures.
  • Execute strategies to increase sales and market share in Quebec or British Columbia:
    • Manage customer relations
    • Present technical data at client meetings
    • Regularly participate in industry events and meetings
    • Develop and execute marketing initiatives
    • Help partners – managers and suppliers – develop new products as needed
    • Set up trials, evaluate and present products
    • Forecast product demand
  • Keep management informed of changing market conditions
  • Maintain customer and stakeholder contact list, and record your customers’ daily activities in the contact management system
  • Participate in company sales meetings at the director’s request

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS

  • Province of Quebec: BAC in agronomy and Member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec
  • Personal motivation
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Previous experience in agriculture, particularly in fruit and vegetable production, an asset
  • Training offered on site

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Please send your cover letter and CV to Mr. Scott Hodgins:

By LinkedIn: Scott Hodgins, Manager-Cohort Wholesale
By email: Scott.Hodgins@CohortWholesale.com

We will only communicate with successful applicants.

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TECHNICAL MARKETING MANAGER

Department: Crops Business Unit
Reports to: President and CEO and Founder
Location:  North America
Date: October 2020

SUMMARY

Responsible for leading the sales and marketing initiatives in the field of the crop business division. This work is done in collaboration with the team at the head office in Sherbrooke (Quebec), distributors, sales agents and customers throughout the United States and Canada. The Technical Marketing Manager is the primary two-way communication officer, i.e. from the head office to the field and back again, on all business matters. One of his main responsibilities is to build relationships with key clients and build credibility to ensure that strategies and programs resonate and are effective, and to make the necessary adjustments to achieve the operational objectives of the company. ‘company.

MAIN FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead the implementation of the annual sales and marketing plan:

  • Work with the head office team to know and understand all aspects of the annual plan to effectively train and prepare sales staff by providing them with relevant information and support materials.
  • Establish a plan and schedule for field visits to present marketing programs, communications and innovations regarding THYMOX products.
  • Ensure ongoing coordination with the head office team to ensure plans are implemented effectively and make marketing adjustments or corrections as needed.
  • Make recommendations to support the company’s marketing strategies by being present in the field in order to create and increase awareness by attending trade shows and using local advertising and promotion, guest speakers , training, etc.

Identify market gaps and opportunities by working with key clients, brokers and sales agents to create marketing and innovation solutions aligned with business strategies:

  • Actively participate in the creation of new products throughout their development phase to ensure that feedback from field teams is passed on to head office and that field teams remain excited about the product portfolio.
  • Recommend and implement market research initiatives as needed, then support the annual field testing program with research and development (R&D).
  • Provide ongoing market surveillance to develop tactics and strategies to set THYMOX apart from its competitors in the industry.
  • Provide advice on future product development and R&D related to THYMOX technology to meet current unmet market needs.

Maintain and improve all relationships in the field:

  • Demonstrate leadership, self-confidence and motivation in essential brand elements and strategies.
  • Establish solid relationships in order to allow THYMOX products to establish themselves with:
    – the main intermediary partners, in particular wholesalers, retailers and farms;
    – key sources of influence and main end users, including universities, consultants and farms.
  • Provide services to the customer by soliciting and responding to questions raised regarding the effectiveness and use of the product.
  • Represent the company in a positive, ethical and efficient manner, and ensure that THYMOX’s field presence is professional and complies with applicable policies and regulations.

Perform appropriate market analysis:

  • Provide in-depth market, industry and competitive analysis with respect to existing products and new product launches, in order to stay at the forefront of trends.
  • Manage the brand value and positioning proposition, and make recommendations to contribute to annual and long term brand strategies and co-promotion opportunities.
  • Based on market knowledge and data analysis, create and implement pricing and packaging strategies.
  • Develop, monitor and update product forecasts, marketing plans and financial plans.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in agronomy required.
  • Five (5) years of experience in the sale of phytosanitary products and experience in the marketing of phytosanitary products and / or in agronomy.
  • Be a member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec.

SKILLS

  • Good knowledge of agriculture and biopesticides and passion for them.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Experience and working knowledge of the following:
    – market analysis, forecasting, budget planning;
    – regulations on pesticides;
    – product launches;
    – end-to-end execution of marketing strategies.
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing, as evidenced by an ability to:
    – work in a collaborative spirit within a team as well as an ability to work independently;
    – maintain open lines of communication with employees from all areas of the organization;
    – coordinate and interact with other services to define and achieve goals without official authorization;
    – always pay attention to details.
  • Well-established outlook, as evidenced by:
    – Business acumen, being very organized and always setting priorities despite changing workload;
    – the ability to maintain confidentiality;
    – the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast paced environment;
    – the flexibility to adapt to new or changing business priorities.
  • Desire to travel:
    – to the United States or other destinations by car, train or plane approximately 75% of the time;
    – in Canada, one day a week at the head office in Sherbrooke (Quebec);
    – to attend annual meetings and conferences or other events (usually one to five consecutive days); weekends can be included.

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Please send us your application by email to: stebbins@greenadvice.com

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BEEF CATTLE PRODUCTION PROJECT COORDINATOR

The Center de développement du porc du Québec inc. (CDPQ) is a center of expertise that contributes to the dynamism of Quebec pork companies through its services, its knowledge transfer activities and its involvement in several research and development projects. The Center also has technical expertise in animal production and genetic improvement, and has been active in beef production for over ten years.

The CDPQ is looking for a dynamic and innovative professional wishing to contribute to improving the competitiveness of Quebec beef businesses through the development and transfer of knowledge in genetic improvement, biosecurity and animal welfare.

FUNCTIONS

  • Coordinates the Beef Cattle Steering Committee and working committees for the promotion and production programs for breeding bulls.
  • Improves and implements a sectoral plan aimed at boosting genetic improvement and the dissemination of genetic progress and its benefits in the beef sector.
  • Develops innovative initiatives in research, development and knowledge transfer with a dynamic and multidisciplinary team.
  • Ensures a watch on genetic improvement, biosecurity and animal welfare.
  • Liaise with the existing Quebec Bovine Producers (PBQ) committees on animal welfare and biosecurity.
  • Coordinate the follow-ups to be carried out in connection with surveys carried out with buyers of feeder calves.
  • Ensures the monitoring and coordination of various projects.

REQUIREMENTS

  • University degree in agronomy and be a member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec or in the process of becoming one.
  • Knowledge of genetic improvement programs in animal production and the beef cattle production sector in Quebec will be considered an asset.
  • Ability to coordinate with local partners and to lead work and orientation committees.
  • Ability to draft funding requests from various government programs to support agricultural development.
  • English spoken and written is required.
  • Creativity, initiative, rigor and ease of working in a team.
  • Marketing or sales experience will be considered an asset.

WORKING CONDITIONS

This is a regular full-time position located in Quebec and / or Lévis ( telework possible in the current context ). The salary offered will be set on the basis of skills and experience. The CDPQ offers a range of social benefits and numerous training opportunities and promotes autonomy in the performance of work.

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Deadline for receipt of applications: October 30, 2020

Expected start date: November 2020

Please send your application to:

Madame Ève Landry
Center de développement du porc du Québec inc.
2590, boul. Laurier, bureau 450
Québec (Québec) G1V 4M6
Email: elandry@cdpq.ca

Additional information: 418 650-2440, ext. 4323

Only successful applicants will be contacted for the interview.

EXPERT – PLANT ADVICE

La Coop des Montérégiennes , whose head office is located in Granby, provides agricultural producers in the Montérégie and Estrie region with farm supply products and services including hardware, construction materials, petroleum. and agricultural machinery. With more than 115 employees, the cooperative generates a turnover of more than 137 million dollars.

Place of work: Montérégie-Est

Status: Permanent, full time

THE CHALLENGES WE OFFER

Under the supervision of the sales manager, your mandate is to:

  • See to the loyalty and development of your regular customers
  • Collaborate in the promotion and marketing of crop production products:
    – Corn, soybean, cereal and fodder seeds – Field crop
    photoprotection products
    – Liquid fertilizers and granules
  • Carry out technical follow-up with customers such as:
    – Assessing the needs of field crop producers
    – Carrying out cultivation and management plans
    – Scouting for weeds, insects and diseases
    – Sampling for soil analyzes
    – The recommendation of fertilizers, lime and phytoprotection products
    – The development of partial budgets
    – Promote new technologies (precision agriculture, Farm intelligence)

 YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING PROFILE 

  • You have a bachelor’s degree in agronomy or a college diploma in agricultural technology
  • You are a member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec (or send to become one) or a member of the OTPQ acting under the supervision of an agronomist
  • You have 1 to 3 years of relevant technical experience in dairy and / or plant production
  • You have the desire to learn in a concrete work situation
  • You have excellent ability as a communicator
  • You are a team player, professional with a great sense of responsibility
  • You are recognized for your interpersonal skills and your concern for customer service
  • You hold a valid driver’s license (class 5) and an automobile, as this position requires frequent travel in the region covered by the cooperative

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

If you want to join the ranks of an organization of the future offering interesting challenges, a stimulating work environment, competitive compensation and a full range of benefits, including a pension plan, join our team. by sending us your curriculum vitae no later than November 6, 2020 to: 

A / S: Ms. Annie Robert, assistant to the management of
La Coop des Montérégiennes
61, rue Sainte-Thérèse, CP 249
Granby (Québec) J2G 8E5
Email: annie.robert@lacoop.coop

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, we will only communicate with those who are successful. La Coop des Montérégiennes advocates equal employment opportunities.

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MARKET DEVELOPMENT & SALES AGRONOMIST

Career Posting

Under Flaman Group of Companies, TopKrop Fertilizers Inc, is seeking a Market Development & Sales Agronomist.

The Flaman name has become synonymous with quality products, reasonable prices, and outstanding customer service. Our TopKrop Fertilizers organization is focused on four new innovative fertility products. Flaman and TopKrop believe in people working together, doing what’s right, to make a difference.

Position Summary:

  • The Market Development & Sales Agronomist will be responsible for contributing to fertilizer sales by leading with agronomic knowledge to position our products that will help farmers grow better crops.
  • We currently have a hybrid business model that includes selling directly to farmers, while building our dealer network.
  • This requires someone that can be strategic so all parties benefit; the farmer, the dealer, and our organization.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Degree or Diploma in Agriculture.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in agriculture retail, or supplier in the fertilizer industry.
  • A good understanding of soil science is an asset.
  • Sound knowledge of traditional fertilizer programs.
  • Have the ability to influence new technology with regards to fertility and have the ability to quickly understand which farmers and dealers are willing to take risks with these new fertility programs in order to see more rewards with soil health, healthier plants, and increase profitability.
  • Passion for innovative products.
  • ​Strong agriculture background in sales, account management, and agronomy.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and work with a team of seven to be part of a fast growth company.
  • Applicants must be registered or need to become registered with the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists as defined by The Agrologists Act.

Flaman & TopKrop Goals- Why We Do What We Do: 

The Flaman Group of Companies has three goals that guide all the decisions we make.  Customer Responsibility, Achievement of Goals and Making Things Better, each position within Flaman contributes towards these goals in a unique way.

COMPANY INFO

Flaman Group of Companies
Location: Saskatoon

CONTACT

Lloyd Streifel
Email: lloyd.streifel@flaman.com
Website: www.flaman.com

EFFECTIVE DATES:

Opening Date: Friday, September 18, 2020
Apply by: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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JUNIOR / INTERMEDIATE BIOLOGIST

Posted Date:  October 15, 2020
Closing Date: Until Position filled

Ecoscape Environmental Consultants Ltd. is a small environmental consulting company located in Kelowna, BC. We provide a broad range of environmental services for our clients, focusing primarily on biophysical inventory and mapping, ecological land use planning, fish and wildlife studies, groundwater assessments, and contaminated sites investigations. Ecoscape offers exciting opportunities for individuals to work on a wide variety of projects throughout BC.

We are currently seeking applications for a Junior / Intermediate Biologist.  This position requires membership, or eligibility for membership, in the BC Institute of Agrologists and/or College of Applied Biology.

For more information, or apply, please see 2020 Junior – Intermediate Biologist – ECO Grant.

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Laboratory Scientist, Molecular Diagnostics *Ministry of Agriculture* Abbotsford

$59,802.68 – $68,060.72 annually

Regular Full Time

Due to present physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19, the recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.  An eligibility list may be established.

The Plant Health Laboratory provides diagnosis of plant health problems caused by diseases and insects affecting crop plants grown in B.C. and in cooperation with other ministry staff promotes pest management recommendations which emphasize Integrated Pest Management. The Plant Health Laboratory is part of the Plant Health Unit in the Plant and Animal Health Branch. The Plant Health Laboratory has the mandate to provide plant health diagnostic services on samples submitted to the lab, monitoring for plant health trends, and support surveillance and regulatory programs for all commercial crops and urban agriculture plants grown in B.C.

This position is responsible for conducting molecular diagnostic tests to identify and confirm plant pests (pathogens, insects and nematodes) on agricultural crop samples in support of the diagnostic services and special projects provided by the Plant Health Laboratory of the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture. The work requires identifying and performing reliable and sensitive molecular diagnostic tests to identify plant pests on plant samples and live cultures of microorganisms. This is done using established protocols as adopted and approved by the Plant Health Laboratory. The position is responsible for consulting, trouble shooting and evaluating diagnostic protocols, adopting/developing and validating new diagnostic tests, making judgments and decisions on the overall diagnostic duties, following the SOPs, calibrating and maintaining molecular diagnostic equipment and facility, and supporting other related duties as identified by the Plant Health Unit.

With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career. Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Job Requirements

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Bachelor of Science in molecular biology or a related field, and a minimum of four years of work experience in molecular aspects of microbiology (mycology, bacteriology or virology) from a university, government or industry laboratory set up; OR
  • Master of Science in molecular biology or a related field, and a minimum of two years of work experience in molecular aspects of microbiology (mycology, bacteriology or virology) from a university, government or industry laboratory set up.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with training in molecular biology of fungi, bacteria or viruses.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with experience in the fields of plant pathology, nematology or entomology.

Provisos/Willingness Statements:

  • Meet safety standards of Work Safe BC including WHMIS

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on November 4, 2020

For more information and to apply, please click this link

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Executive Director, BC Floral Industry Activities *United Flower Growers (UFG)* Burnaby

Date:  Monday, September 28, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020

United Flower Growers (UFG) is a co-operative association of flower grower members and works as a floral industry association with members and non-members alike. Located in Burnaby, BC, it serves as a hub to sell flowers and plants by auction and other selling mechanisms within or outside of its premises.

The co-op also serves as a service to its members by dealing with multiple industry/association issues that directly impact growers and shippers.

Currently there is a position available for an Executive Director, BC Floral Industry Activities:

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

INDUSTRY AND ASSOCIATION WORK:

  • Work with the Board of Directors and in collaboration with other associations and councils on multiple issues that impact the welfare, growth and public awareness of the BC floriculture industry.
  • Be aware of and provide direction and coordination for funding or program implementation related to our industry in order to improve the well-being of BC flower growers.
  • Communicate programs and awareness of public or regulatory issues relevant to growers
  • Meet with government and agencies on issues such as energy, labour, pesticide registration, international trade;  in order to manage or create policy on issues that may impact the industry
  • Arrange for member/grower meetings, educational events and activities that improve grower and public awareness.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work with Board of Directors and develop productive relationships with other associations and government agencies and politicians
  • Strong and demonstrated strategic thinking skills
  • Ability to think creatively and develop solutions to industry challenges
  • Ability to be hands-on as well strategic.

This is a part-time position and currently requires approximately 2-3 days per week of contracted time commitment.  Wages to commensurate with experience.

Posting Closes:   October 30, 2020

http://www.ufgca.com

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Lay Committee Member Positions Available *New*

This notice of position is a general call for interested candidates wishing to be considered for lay committee member positions by the BC Institute of Agrologists,  governed under the Professional Governance Act (PGA).

Lay Members Sought for BCIA Statutory Committees

Governance

In accordance with the Professional Governance Act ((“PGA”), the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (“BCIA”) is governed by a council consisting of  seven (7) Registrant Councillors [who must be licensed as a Registrants in good standing of the BCIA], including the president and vice president and four (4) lay councillors who cannot be registrants of BCIA, but can be registrants of another regulatory body which is subject to the PGA, plus a non voting seat reserved for the immediate Past President of BCIA.

The BCIA Council may authorize committees to exercise a power, authority, or jurisdiction of the council, other than bylaw-making authority. Councillors, both Registrant and Lay, are prohibited from serving on committees.  The PGA requires that every statutory committee and additional committees, if any, that have mandates which involve matters subject to the PGA must have at least one lay committee member present at every meeting, proceeding or hearing conducted by the respective committee. Given this requirement the BCIA is looking for several lay members for each of its committees. The PGA requires that the BCIA must have five statutory committees which are governed in compliance with the PGA, the BCIA’s Bylaws, and  Terms of Reference approved by the BCIA Council. These committees are as follows:

  • Nomination Committee administers the nomination of Registrants who are qualified to be nominated for election to Council or the appointment of a Chair of a statutory committee in accordance with the process and selection principles of the PGA, BCIAs’ bylaws and applicable regulations;
  • Credentials Committee advises Council on matters related to the accreditation and eligibility of applicants to be licensed as a Registrant of BCIA. This committee receives applications for enrolment, admission or reinstatement as a registrant of a regulatory body, and subsequently acts to grant the application (with or without conditions), place limitations on the registration, or reject the application with written reasons;
  • Audit and Practice Review Committee advises Council on matters related to audits and practice reviews of BCIA Registrants in accordance with the PGA and BCIA’s bylaws. This committee is also responsible for the development, implementation and enforcement of mandatory continuous annual learning by every BCIA Registrant;
  • Investigations Committee investigates complaints respecting the conduct or competence of a Registrant in accordance with the PGA and BCIAs’ Bylaws. This committee can determine remedial action, consent orders, alternative complaint resolution, or issue a citation to bring a matter before a discipline hearing panel;
  • Discipline Committee establishes panels of committee members to conduct hearings respecting citations issued by the Investigations Committee and make determinations for possible disciplinary action, if any, against a Registrant in accordance with the PGA and BCIAs’ Bylaws;
  • Governance Committee, this committee is not a statutory committee required by the PGA; however, it  does advise the BCIA Council on matters subject to the PGA, such as proposed bylaw and code of ethics amendments, and therefore lay committee members are required.

Term and Time Commitment

Lay committee member terms are two (2) years in duration with the possibility of successive appointments. The number of times a committee must meet per year varies with its mandate and generally is at the discretion of the Chair. Certain committees such as the Investigations and the Discipline Committees are reactive in nature and therefore the time commitment is dependent on the number and types of complaints received by BCIA.

Compensation

BCIA covers all expenses required by a committee member to fulfill their respective obligations; however no remuneration is paid directly.

Recruitment Process

BCIA staff and committee chairs will complete a merit based assessment of lay committee member applicants based on the competencies, experience and skills identified as required for committee members. This process may involve an interview of short-listed candidates. Recommendations from the assessment process are provided to the BCIA Council, which is the body responsible for appointing lay committee members.

Experience and Qualifications

While previous experience as a committee member is not required, it is important that candidates understand the roles and responsibilities of the positions and have the necessary experience and demonstrated skills to enable them to contribute to committee decision-making and oversight.

BCIAs’ commitment to good governance includes the provision of a comprehensive orientation for new committee members and ongoing professional development.

Diversity and Inclusion

Individuals from all regions of British Columbia are invited to participate in the regulatory roles of the committees. BCIA will consider qualified individuals with a broad range of backgrounds in community, labour and business environments, and will recognize lived experience and volunteer roles, paid employment and academic achievements during the selection process.

To support a pool of strong lay committee candidates that reflect the diversity of British Columbia, women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who may contribute to diversity are encouraged to put their names forward for appointments.

Competencies/Attributes

Successful candidates must:

  • be a BC resident;
  • not be a registrant of the BCIA;
  • have no immediate family members in the agrology profession;
  • be free of conflicts of interest or perceived conflicts of interest and;
  • have time to devote to committee business.

Specific Skills and Experience

Lay committee members should ideally possess a combination of skills and experience relevant to a committee’s oversight responsibilities. These include:

  • Previous experience as a volunteer with a similar organization;
  • Experience in professional regulation and knowledge of the standards of practice and standards of professional ethics;
  • Operational or technical expertise relevant to the responsibilities of a committee (e.g., legal, HR, governance, public sector administration, credentialing, etc.);
  • An understanding and appreciation of the development of policy and decision-making in a large, complex system, to ensure that decisions are based on objective principles, and informed by evidence and best practice.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) – All personal information collected by the BCIA is for the purpose of administering a variety of statutes that authorize the appointment of individuals to public sector organizations under the authority of section 26(c) of the FOIPPA. Questions about the collection or use of this information can be directed to: JP Ellson, Executive Director and Registar, Phone: 250-380-9292, Email: ed@bcia.com.

Process for Submitting Expressions of Interest

Please provide a current resume/CV, including contact information to laycommittee@email.bcia.com . All applicants will be contacted directly by BCIA staff within seven (7) business days of submission. Any questions prior to submitting this information can be directed to JP Ellson, Executive Director and Registrar, at ed@bcia.com.

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   BC Farm, Fish and Food Job Connector

Dates: Thursday, May 28, 2020 to current 

The new BC Farm, Fish and Food Job Connector will showcase current job vacancies throughout the province, including those for crop and seafood harvesters, food processing and farm workers, agrologists, large machinery operators and marketing specialists.

The site also has sector-specific information and guidance to support businesses as they adapt their recruitment and human resource management in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please visit https://bcagjobs.gov.bc.ca/ and click HERE for the news release.

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