Field Agronomist positions available

March 9, 2021 9:38 PM
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Recent ISU Field Agronomist retirement announcements include Brian Lang and Paul Kassel.  This has created two openings for ISU Extension and Outreach Field Agronomists.  There are two positions available – one in northwest Iowa and one in south-central Iowa.

Inquiries on the ISU Field Agronomist position have asked the who, what and where regarding the position.  The following is a brief description.

The ISU Extension and Outreach Field Agronomist work with

  • Farmers
  • ISU Extension and Outreach county staff
  • Fertilizer and ag chemical dealers 
  • ISU research and demonstration farm staff 
  • Seed and crop protection industry representatives
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service personnel

Wintertime activities include the planning, development and the presentation of crop related topics at the following programs

  • Crop Advantage Series
  • Private and commercial pesticide applicator recertification
  • Soil fertility workshops
  • ISU research and demonstration farm annual meetings
  • Social media 

Summertime programs include the following

  • Field visits to provide third party analysis of crop problems
  • Meetings to respond to hail damage, late planting and dry weather
  • ISU Research and Demonstration Farm field days
  • Research and demonstration work at ISU Research and Demonstration Farms
  • The use of newsletter, social media and the ISU Crop Blog to correspond with clientele about current crop conditions

You can read more and apply for these positions at