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WinField United Product Development Intern
Land O' Lakes | River Falls, Wisconsin
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Job Description

Imagine what you can do at Land O'Lakes. Our growth relies on extraordinary talent and boundless thinkers who are always looking for a better way and believe anything is possible. Like you, innovation and technology drive us.

At Land O'Lakes, you will also be part of a community with creative doers and dreamers, who want to make a difference. We work together combining our global perspective and direct access to the source to create practical, new solutions to meet agriculture's toughest challenges.

Join the team at any Land O'Lakes location or with one of our retail-owners and you'll sense the optimism, honesty and innovation that goes into everything we do. Together, we strive to feed human progress.

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WinField United Product Development Intern

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About WinField United

WinField United is the seed, crop protection products, agricultural services and agronomic insights business of Land O'Lakes, Inc. As an industry leader, the business focuses on meeting the needs of nearly 1,300 locally owned and operated cooperative and independent agricultural retailers and their grower-customers across the United States. Through data-backed, insight-driven agronomics; operational excellence; and sustainable solutions delivered under the WinField® United brand, the business helps retailers successfully meet farmers' needs.

Position Summary

Product Development Interns will learn what goes into developing and maintaining agronomy test plots and evaluating research trials at the WinField United Product Development Facility in River Falls, WI. This internship includes mixing chemicals for application in research test plots and executing research best practices and protocols. Interns will actively build agronomy knowledge through weed identification, weed control evaluations, insect identification and crop scouting techniques. A unique part of this internship is the opportunity to gain research and agronomy experience through working with the University of River Falls Mann Valley Research Farm. Interns will help with supporting duties related to research as well, such as organizing and maintaining product inventory and inputting research trial data into computer systems.

Required Qualifications

* Pursuing a bachelor's degree in agriculture or a related field of study.
* Possess a valid, unrestricted driver's license and have and maintain a satisfactory driving record.
* Properly wear chemical application equipment and personal protective equipment in lab and field settings.
* Maintain a clean-shaven face to allow for a proper seal with respiratory protection equipment.
* Operate various types of vehicles and equipment in variable types of road and weather conditions.
* Able to work extended hours during peak busy seasons and willing to work outside in changing weather conditions.
* Frequently move, lift and carry boxes, tubs, and tools weighing 50-60 lbs., access and utilize farm equipment, and move or traverse on uneven ground.
* Adhere to strict safety standards when handling crop protection products in lab and field settings.
* Obtain and utilize a Commercial Pesticide Applicator License in Wisconsin or a reciprocal state.

Professional Qualifications

* Attentive to detail and able to work without direct supervision.
* Excellent communication, writing and critical thinking skills.
* Manage time and effectively prioritize and implement projects and general work tasks.
* Give and receive feedback, work collaboratively, exhibit effective social and interpersonal skills.
* Resourceful and innovative in finding solutions to problems.
* Flexible and adapt to changing business surroundings.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

Neither Land O'Lakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not provide the information being requested.

Land O'Lakes endeavors to make Landolakesinc.com accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U (844-565-4748) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.

* EOE is the Law (English | Spanish | Chinese)
* EOE is the Law Supplement (English | Spanish | Chinese)
* Land O'Lakes EOE Policy Statement
* Pay Transparency Notice
* Drug and Alcohol Policy

About Land O' Lakes

Our Heritage In the early twenties, a cooperative was formed that had new ideas about producing butter. In those days, most butter was made from sour cream and was sold in tubs. This new cooperative made butter from fresh, sweet cream and sold it in pound packages with individually-wrapped sticks. It soon set the standard for butter quality and helped to implement grading regulations for the industry. This cooperative was Land O'Lakes. Now, nearly a century later, Land O'Lakes continues to set the standard for quality, creating products that represent simple goodness, while making the cooking and baking process easier and more enjoyable.

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