Bachelor's degree and related experience; OR a combination of education and related experience totaling more than 4 years.
General farming experience in Iowa or surrounding states. Experience with beef cattle production. Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with general crop production (corn, soybeans, forages, oats in U.S. midwest). Experience operating farm equipment such as tractors. Experience with artificial insemination, estrus synchronization, vaccination, castration, and identification of beef cattle Valid driver's license with good driving record. Ability to get commercial pesticide applicators certification.
The Iowa State University Research Farms is currently seeking applicants for the position of Agricultural Specialist I or II. The ISU Research Farms consist of 12 staffed locations statewide that conduct site-specific agricultural research and demonstrations. The Ag Specialist will assist with managing agronomic research and demonstration activities at the ISU Armstrong Research Farm, Lewis, IA. Assist with ag field research related to beef cattle, crops, soils, mechanics, and structures along with demonstration activities.
Assist with planning and conducting field research trials related to beef cattle, corn, soybeans, and soils and accurately collecting data and assisting farm managers and project leaders.
Assist in managing the farm's pasture, forage, crops, and cattle production, which includes scouting pastures, feeding cattle, managing manure plans, building fence, recording veterinary care, operating ag machinery, and maintaining facilities.Â
Assist with ag research operations at other ISU research farms with livestock, especially beef cattle located approximately 2 to 2.5 hours from Lewis Â
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