Agribusiness Student

Job DescriptionAt Richardson International, being truly invested is at the heart of everything we do.  For over 160 years, Richardson has been dedicated to Canadian agriculture.  Recognized as a global leader in agriculture and food processing, Richardson is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.  Richardson has approximately 3,000 employees across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.  At Richardson, we are committed to enhancing our facilities and services and investing in our people and our communities. Richardson Pioneer, a division of Richardson International, is Canada’s leading agribusiness.  Richardson Pioneer supports Canadian farmers throughout the growing season – providing agronomic services and advice, selling crop inputs, buying their crops at harvest and selling them to markets around the world through the most efficient network of high throughput Ag Business Centres in Western Canada. Working with Richardson opens the door to a world of possibility.  We currently have an opportunities for Agribusiness Summer Students at our Richardson Pioneer Ag Business Centre located in Starbuck, MB. Summer Students are responsible for providing support to our teams at Richardson Pioneer and for supporting the efficient and profitable operation of our Ag Business Centres. Responsibilities:Assist with crop input retail activitiesScout crops for weeds, disease and insectsSoil & tissue testingAssist with the purchase, storage and shipping of grainOperate equipment in a safe and efficient mannerProvide excellent customer service to our farm customers Qualifications:Strong interest and knowledge of Agriculture Highly self-motivated, organized and detail orientedStrong communication and interpersonal skillsStudents or graduates of an Agriculture degree or diploma program focusing on Agronomy, Plant Science or Soil Science  Agriculture background is considered an asset but not required Richardson International provides an excellent compensation package consisting of competitive salary and training and career development opportunities. Richardson International values diversity in the workplace. Women, Aboriginal People, Visible Minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and self-identify.