Atlantic AgriTech Inc., New Glasgow
Jobs: Student Research Technicians
Atlantic AgriTech Inc. has provided independent agricultural and environmental contract research services to the crop production industry since 1991.
“We do studies for companies testing new pesticides, fertilizers and crop varieties,” says Doug MacDonald. “We look at new products coming out and new management techniques on a whole range of crops, including potatoes, cereals, soybeans, canola, corn, and more.”
Three full-time staff work year-round, including President & General Manager Steve Howatt and two Research Agronomists. One or two student Research Technicians are normally hired from May to late summer, and one or two are hired in the fall for the later crop. “We look for staff with an interest in research and agriculture who are team players, and are able to work outdoors and multi-task.”
Student Research Technicians assist with various field maintenance activities such as seed and field preparation, assisting with fertilizing and pest control, collecting data, and maintenance of farm and research machinery such as tractors, sprayers and plot combines. “Most of their time will be spent on our own farm working early mornings, evenings, or weekends on occasion.”
“Agriculture is a very vibrant business that is always changing,” says Doug. “New things are happening in agriculture all the time and there is a constant need for new insights and research.”
For more information, contact 902-963-3165 or visit www.atlanticagritech.com. Follow Atlantic AgriTech Inc. on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.