Agronomist III - Sabin, MN











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We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.


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Agronomist III (2000497) – Sabin, MN


Where the Chemistry Happens


We are seeking a professional like you to join our team.  In this role, you will be responsible for managing the planning and packaging, planting, maintenance, harvest, and post-harvest activities of yield trials, providing data to the wheat breeders for the North American spring wheat breeding team.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to demonstrate your superior problem-solving skills, attention to detail and accuracy.


This role will require you to obtain a commercial pesticide applicators license and a class A “Non-Tractor Trailer” CDL within 6 months of starting in this role.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Formula for Success 

A plant breeding program is unique, as many of the job duties are not taught in school, thus job experience is very helpful. A B.S. degree in Plant Science or related scientific fields (i.e. Agronomy, Genetics, Horticulture, etc), or a two-year degree with 4 years related work experience is preferred.

Demonstrating your previous experience in a plant breeding program, you will plan, coordinate, plant, manage, harvest, and manage post-harvest yield trial activities.

Your solid computer skills including Microsoft Excel, database management, and other software programs will be essential as you utilize a database for data collection.

Leveraging your experience with farm & research equipment and seed processing activities, you will aid in early generation nursery breeding activities and actively participate with all aspects of the wheat breeding program. 

Your strong communication and management skills will serve you well as you coordinate activities between the US and Canadian spring wheat programs and oversee the training and activities of 2-8 third party contractors to complete tasks.

Being a flexible team player, you will support other wheat program activities in the field, offseason nursery or greenhouse operations.

Having a high expectation of BASF “Value Building Behaviors”, you will ensure safe operations and best practices, as well as follow stewardship directives.

Leadership Expectations: As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people.  Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable. 

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job. 


A unique total offer: you@BASF

At BASF you get more than just compensation. Our total offer includes a wide range of elements you need to be your best in every stage of your life. That’s what we call you@BASF. Click here to learn more.

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We thrive on giving you the support you need to be your best and fulfil personal ambitions…that’s how we create chemistry. #belongatBASF

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