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Agronomy Sales Trainee-Gwinner, ND


Englevale, ND, US, 58033-9501

Date posted: Feb 15, 2022

Job ID: 2351

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world. We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world. Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.


CHS Dakota Plains Ag has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations retail division. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Agronomy Sales Trainee program. You will work with Farmers, ranchers, and producers. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

You will gain knowledge and experience, through on-the-job training, of all aspects of agronomy operations, agronomy sales & marketing techniques, agronomy consulting services, and cooperative philosophy needed to promote the sale of products to growers.


  • Assist Agronomy Production Sales Specialists with crop scouting, soil sampling, and field agronomic problem solving.

  • Use integrated pest management techniques to determine treatment thresholds.

  • Generate written reports and present them to supervisor and/or customers.

  • Learn the features and benefits of all agronomy products and services assist with over-the-counter sales, and assist with product delivery to customers.

  • Learn to perform warehouse and agronomy plant operations.

  • Learn and utilize Agris invoicing and inventory management systems.

  • Assist in inventory management procedures.

  • Learn crop protection product mixing and operation of application equipment.

  • Custom Application: Spread Fertilizer and spray crop protection products with a High-wheel sprayer, Floater, Rogator, or Ditch sprayer.

  • Gain knowledge and experience with Precision Ag.

  • Work with patrons and assist them in a courteous and professional manner.

  • Work in and keep an environment that is compliant with state, local and CHS Environmental and Safety policy.

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • 1+ years in Sales and/or Business Development

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Proficient in MS Office

  • Production agriculture experience or understanding

Additional Qualifications

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in an Agribusiness program

  • Internship in Grain Procurement, Agronomy, Crop Scout, or other Ag related internship

  • Commercial Driver’s License

  • Certified Applicator Certificate

CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Effective January 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires employers to conduct a pre-employment verification full query against the newly established License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse prior to beginning employment in a position that requires a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL). Candidates seeking employment in a position that requires a commercial motor vehicle license must voluntarily enter their information into the FMCSA and must provide disclosure authorization, at the time of offer, to CHS or an authorized third-party agent of CHS to verify the information.

This job was posted on Fri Feb 11 2022 and expired on Wed Feb 23 2022.
Minimum $26K/yr
$30K/yr Average
Maximum $44K/yr


  • Negotiate prices or terms of sales or service agreements.
  • Prepare and submit sales contracts for orders.
  • Visit establishments to evaluate needs or to promote product or service sales.
  • Maintain customer records, using automated systems.
  • Answer customers' questions about products, prices, availability, or credit terms.
  • Quote prices, credit terms, or other bid specifications.
  • Contact new or existing customers to discuss how specific products or services can meet their needs.
  • Emphasize product features based on analyses of customers' needs and on technical knowledge of product capabilities and limitations.
  • Compute customer's installation or production costs and estimate savings from new services, products, or equipment.
  • Select or assist customers in selecting products based on customer needs, product specifications, and applicable regulations.
  • Prepare sales presentations or proposals to explain product specifications or applications.
  • Complete expense reports, sales reports, or other paperwork.
  • Verify that delivery schedules meet project deadlines.
  • Identify prospective customers using business directories, leads from existing clients, participation in organizations, or trade show or conference attendance.
  • Inform customers of estimated delivery schedules, service contracts, warranties, or other information pertaining to purchased products.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to exchange information, such as selling strategies or marketing information.
  • Provide customers with ongoing technical support.
  • Advise customers on product usage to improve production.
  • Study documentation or other information for new scientific or technical products.
  • Stock or distribute resources, such as samples or promotional or educational materials.
  • Attend sales or trade meetings or read related publications to obtain information about market conditions, business trends, environmental regulations, or industry developments.
  • Sell service contracts for technical or scientific products.
  • Demonstrate the operation or use of technical or scientific products.
  • Provide feedback to product design teams so that products can be tailored to clients' needs.
  • Arrange for installation and testing of products or machinery.
  • Initiate sales campaigns to meet sales and production expectations.
  • Obtain building blueprints or specifications for use by engineering departments in bid preparations.
  • Verify accuracy of materials lists.
  • Verify customer credit ratings.
  • Appraise equipment to determine contract terms or trade-in values.
  • Consult with engineers regarding technical problems with products.
  • Sell technical and scientific products that are environmentally sound or designed for environmental remediation.
  • Visit establishments, such as pharmacies, to determine product sales.
  • Present information to customers about the energy efficiency or environmental impact of scientific or technical products.
  • Inform customers about issues related to responsible use and disposal of products, such as waste reduction or product or byproduct recycling or disposal.
  • Research and convey information to customers about tax benefits or government rebates associated with energy-efficient scientific or technical products, such as solar panels.


  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.


  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K Plan
  • Dental Insurance
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Health Insurance
  • Job Training
  • Disability Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Profit Sharing
  • Vacation & Paid Time Off



CHS is a diversified global agribusiness cooperative owned by farmers and local cooperatives across the United States which was initially organized in 1929. It employs more than 11,000 dedicated people from all over the world who provide their owners with a strong, efficient supply chain, global market access and inputs. Integrity, safety, Inclusion and Cooperative spirit are some of the core values of the company. It connects growers to consumers around the world being a farmer -owned cooperative along with that it also manufactures and distributes a wide range of Cenex brand energy products and offers inputs of crops through wholesale and retail operations in more than 450 communities in the United States to serve farmers grow healthy and profitable crops. The company is one of the supreme cooperatives of the nation which is looking for people who are eager to apply their skills and ideas to drive the company forward.

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Over $10B


Fort Ransom, ND, 58033and others


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