Agronomy Associate - Heritage FS - Milford, IL

The FS brand represents a standard of excellence for agricultural and energy-related products. It's the people who represent the FS brand that set it apart. As local cooperatives, FS Companies believe it is their responsibility to ensure that our earth, our communities, and businesses perform together, sustainably. FS Companies are committed to ensuring the continued profitability for the company, their owners, and their customers, while enacting to help the environment and greater good.




Training and learning all aspects of the agronomy department, including both sales and operational responsibilities. 





Develops territory and competitive analysis to gain knowledge of the marketplace and the competition.


Responsible for meeting goals as established by supervisor.


Learn to create and recommend specific agronomy programs to targeted accounts with goal of increasing agronomy business.


Learn to utilize seed, precision farming technology, finance, and other marketing tools to grow market share.


Work with Crop Specialist on implementing, organizing and completing agronomy projects i.e. Hybrid/Variety Side-by-sides, MiField Trials, etc.


Learn how to develop target marketing plans and trains on professional sales techniques, including FS Sales road map, cropping programs, emphasis of appropriate features and benefits, and contact management system when calling on patrons and prospects.


Assists with regular patron meetings on product and technical information to develop customer relationships and drive sales.


Learn to operate application equipment, tendering equipment, fill anhydrous ammonia tanks, mix crop protection products, etc.


Works with precision farming and becomes familiar with department programs and procedures.


Provides customer service by scheduling product deliveries and application, soil testing, crop scouting and other programs.


Support DataPoint Agronomy by helping to collect information that supports company strategic plans


Attend meetings and training sessions requested by company.


Learn and execute Heritage FS software programs ie FieldAlytics, Agvance, SKY, FieldView, and myFS Solutions Center





Performs all other duties as assigned.





Minimum of an Associates’ Degree in agriculture, marketing or business related discipline or the equivalent thereof, and 1-2 years or more of business related work experience and/or training or equivalent to demonstrate the ability to generate sales in an assigned territory.


Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.


Daily independent travel within the trade area with occasional overnight stays.


Ability to work extended hours as business conditions warrant.


Willingness to obtain a Drone license within first year of employment.


Must be willing to obtain CDL license within first year of employment.


Requires the ability to obtain the Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) and Commercial Applicator certifications to demonstrate agronomy expertise and experience.


Occasionally exposed or required to:

  • Extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.)
  • Noisy Conditions
  • Lift 51-75 Ibs.

FS. Bringing You What's Next. We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.


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