Seeds Farm Management Intern


Slater, Iowa

Job Type Internship

About Syngenta

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

About this Job:

As an intern at Syngenta, you have the opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry, and work on real projects finding real solutions. Work with us and you’ll get:

• Ongoing career development resources

• The opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects

• Meaningful projects that solve problems

• Competitive wages


May 2020-August/September 2020

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Learn and adhere to Syngenta safety and stewardship policies
  • Participate in daily tier meetings, HSE meetings, and other team meetings as needed
  • Perform fieldwork including tillage, spraying, crop scouting, planting, and general maintenance in and around corn and soybean nurseries.
  • Operate agricultural equipment to maintain and improve nursery farm operations
  • Assist with nursery pollination activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Education & Experience:

  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Agricultural Business, or another closely related field of study
  • Must express interest in the seed production industry and willingness to learn
  • Must hold valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:

Critical technical, professional, and personal capabilities

  • Communication – excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Detail/Accuracy oriented – All procedures must be understood and followed
  • An independent individual who is self-motivating and needs little supervision
  • Excellent history of safe operation of general farm equipment
  • Ability to use professional concepts and company policies & procedures

Critical leadership capabilities

  • Innovative – to always look to implement new procedures or technologies to improve work efficiencies
  • Excellent organization and planning skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Communicates inspirationally
  • Manages performance to high standards
  • Develops self and others

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