Full time coordinator position working in our specialty crop IPM program with a growing independent non-profit organization working to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities through Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
Primary responsibilities include providing pest scouting services to help apple producers achieve crop-production goals, while also reducing pesticide hazards. Additional responsibilities include growing and expanding technical services for our clients; coordinating sustainability certifications for tree fruit; publishing a weekly apple IPM bulletin; participating in field days and training events; and providing general office and administrative support.
This is an excellent opportunity to interact on a regular basis with specialty crop producers, IPM specialists and grower associations active in the upper-Midwest. The individual in this position will travel frequently to orchards located in southern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota.
The ideal candidate will have a combination of practical experience working in agriculture and academic experience relating to agriculture in the fields of entomology, plant pathology, agronomy, weed science or agro ecology. This position requires excellent analytical skills, strong attention to detail, excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office are required. The candidate must be willing to work in variable outdoor weather conditions in excess of eight hours, May through September and maintain an office schedule October to April. Attire appropriate for an outdoor-work environment required.
Flexible schedule, 30 – 40 hours per week, hourly compensation ($15 – $17/Hr.) commensurate with skills and experience. Our rapid growth provides for excellent opportunities for advancement. Benefits include health insurance, retirement plan, and paid vacation and holidays. Located remotely in La Crosse, WI or in our Madison, WI office with the option to maintain a home office.
The IPM Institute of North America, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed in 1998. Our mission is to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities by using the power of the marketplace. Our team currently works on more than a dozen projects to increase adoption of IPM and other best practices that reduce risks to health and the environment from pesticide and nutrient use in agriculture and communities, improve working conditions, soil health, water and air quality.
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