Crops Systems Specialist

Crops systems specialists work to improve how a business or company manages and utilizes data from the seed or crop production process. They must coordinate various data collection initiatives including in-field data and plant performance-based metrics and then present various data types to help with decision making.

What Responsibilities Will I Have?

  • Prepare reports and present various data types to help with decision making
  • Collaborate with various teams like agronomy (the science of soil management and crop production), seed production and information technology (the study or use of technology like computers and telecommunications for storing, retrieving and sending information) to find solutions
  • Simplify data streams to help with visualization during decision making
  • Support and make modifications and improvements in systems currently utilized by the team
  • Ensure enhancements and fixes to data systems are coordinated, consistent and not disruptive to the systems used by other parts of the business
  • Formulate, implement and enforce proper data collection policies and procedures
  • Help develop standard practices for data entry and management to be used across sites
  • Support sites in development and continuous improvement of consistent, documented processes that support the business as needs evolve
  • Train and educate the business and sites on data collection tools and equipment
  • Maintain knowledge of industry standards and new developments specific to your position
  • Keep agronomic and financial records of customer accounts

Recommended High School Courses:

  • agricultural education
  • biology
  • plant science
  • mathematics
  • business
  • computer skills

Education/Training Required:

A bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering, computer science, crop science, plant and soil science, agribusiness or a closely related field is required.

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