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Agronomy Intern

Organizational Background

Columbia Grain International, LLC is a global leader in the origination, processing, logistics and distribution of high-quality bulk grains, pulses, edible beans, oilseeds, and organics for domestic and worldwide export markets. Our vertically integrated company is headquartered in Portland, OR, and we own and operate over 60 facilities including grain elevators and pulse processing plants across WA, ID, MT, NE, and  ND.

At all levels of our organization, our employees are some of the most experienced and knowledgeable in the industry. We’ve spent over 40 years cultivating lasting partnerships with a wide network of producers and the local communities surrounding our facilities, which enables us to source the highest quality product to “make markets” and fulfill our mission of nourishing the world, safely.

Position Description

The primary responsibility of the Agronomy Sales Intern will be to assist the Senior Agronomist in the sales of agronomy products and services. Agronomy Sales Intern will work with the other members of the team to work toward operational goals while maintaining quality and efficiency.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide customer support for all agronomy related items such as but not limited to sales of seed/chemical/fertilizer, soil sampling, chemical/fertilizer recommendations, etc.
  • Deliver products to customers.
  • Enter bookings/sales info, delivery sheets into AgVance in a timely manner or communicate with office manager to complete booking process.
  • Work directly with wholesale seed/chemical reps to establish knowledge of genetics, variety info, pricing, etc.
  • Organize and oversee test plots, including working with seed reps to provide seed, plot maintenance, plot tours/events.
  • Involvement in designing sales strategies as well as pricing of products.
  • Create maps/blend tickets/seed loading or deliveries during application/planting seasons.
  • Ability to operate floater/seed plant/fertilizer plant if needed.
  • Keep up to date with new and current agronomical practices to be able to provide effective support to customers.
  • Attend local agronomical related events/trainings to promote Columbia Grain


  • Pursuing a four-year degree in Business of an Agriculture-related field.
  • Previous experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment a plus.
  • Familiarity with writing reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, storage, interest, commissions, ratios, and conversions quickly and accurately.
  • Good work ethic (team environment, both safe and quality), efficiency and willingness to perform all required work with good attendance.

Physical Requirements necessary to perform this job

  • Must be able to move freely throughout the operations plant to include walking on elevated platforms, standing, sitting, climbing, stooping, kneeling and crawling
  • Ability to regularly lift and move up to 10 lbs., frequently lift and move up to 25 lbs. and occasionally lift and move up to 100 lbs.
  • Exposure to extreme climate temperatures, humidity and noise
  • Must be able to work in high places and confined spaces (height up to 100 feet).
  • Occasionally required to taste and smell
  • May be required to wear protective equipment to include hard hat, safety glasses, protective footwear, gloves, coveralls, and other PPE as required.

Successful completion of initial and ongoing employment screens, including but not limited to criminal background and vehicle record as required.

Columbia Grain is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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