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Cargill Research Agronomist in Great Falls, Montana

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry.


Are you passionate about agriculture, would you like to start your career in agriculture in a company where you can build your career? Then we might have the right role for you. As an Research Agronomist, part of the role requires you to work with the Plant Development Team to run and maintain research plots. The private research trials that you handle will be used for the evaluation of new varieties with commercial potential. Part of your duties will include working with research and support teams to prioritize resources efficiently to meet business objectives.


  • Operate small plot equipment such as seeders, sprayers, and combines.

  • Maintain research equipment to support a high-performance research program.

  • Provide training, mentorship, and mentoring to team members.

  • Participate in and comply with safety regulations and other procedural compliance regulations.

  • Partner with the research and development teams to evaluate data collection from nursery and yield trials.

  • Collaborate with the Plant Development Team to run research trials involving all aspects of agronomic trial management including seeding, spraying, maintenance, harvest, and data submission.

  • Handle basic issues and problems under direct supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or two year degree with equivalent experience

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs

  • Ability to work flexible hours with potential holidays and weekends

  • Valid driver’s license in good standing

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs

  • Ability to travel 10% of the time to support other Cargill locations


  • Possession of a Commercial Driver’s License

  • Possession of a Pesticide’s Applicator’s License

  • Agriculture related field experience

  • Experience in research trial activities/processes

  • Experience in Agriculture with small plot management

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.