FIELD INTERNSHIP

This is an opportunity to work with one of the longest-running businesses in Fresno in their mission to help farmers throughout the state of CA improve their economic return simultaneously with their environmental footprint. Recent scientific developments have revealed the critical role soil biology plays in crop production and the oversights the industry has made in emphasizing chemical inputs to optimize yield and quality. Penny Newman has developed an innovative portfolio of crop inputs that outperform the results of "status quo" chemical fertility by facilitating the propagation of soil microorganisms. These products integrate seamlessly with standard farming systems and protocols and are growing rapidly in their popularity. Penny Newman is looking for open-minded and ambitious candidates that are not only eager to learn about this new paradigm, but willing to get their hands dirty and do the work that needs to be done in order to provide top-tier service to our growers. We won't sugar coat it, a lot of this is grunt work but will provide an exceptional lens into a diverse array of farming operations in addition to the opportunity to learn about the most effective and environmentally friendly mode of crop production developed to date.


Description of Duties

  • Coordinate and assist in organizing soil, sap, and tissue sample projects with Penny Newman salesman and Farm Products division lead staff

  • Conduct field soil/tissue samples of existing customers and trial customers

  • Manage and organize the digital filing of soil, sap, and tissue samples

  • Disseminate links to cloud-based field date files to PN team upon request

  • Support Farm Products division team to make product deliveries and retrieve tanks and trailers at various farm locations

  • Assist labor force with varying tasks at production facility

  • Support Farm Products team in setting up and breaking down outreach booths at various industry expo events

  • Facilitate gypsum deliveries through field sign marketing and coordination with truck dispatch department

  • Gain knowledge about cutting edge crop fertility technology

Desired Skills / Credentials

  • College student or graduate with a focus in agriculture or ag-business

  • Working towards CCA/PCA certifications

  • Familiarity working with Google Drive and Microsoft Office supplies

  • Savviness navigating on a smartphone using Google Maps and GPS technology

Hours Per Week

  • Both part-time and full-time roles being considered

  • Flexible with class schedule

Pay

  • TBD

All applicants please email resume and contact information to info@penny-newman.com with the header "Field Internship + Applicant Name"

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