Precision Ag Support Intern

Lincoln, NE (preferred) or remote (NE, KS, CO)

Job Type

Intern

Position Overview

As a Precision Ag Support Intern for Sentinel Fertigation, you will be on the forefront of bringing next generation fertigation management technology to farmers and their trusted agronomic advisors. N-Time Fertigation Management System (N-Time FMS) is a web-based software platform that provides imagery-driven fertigation recommendations and helps users efficiently manage fertigation applications in their operation. Ultimately, your role is to help our customers and end-users leverage N-Time FMS for maximum benefit to their bottom line and operational efficiency. Active relationship building, education, and in-depth support of our customers and end-users will be critical to achieving this mission. The emphasis in this position is on exceptional, above-and-beyond service to our customers and users. That means you will have significant ownership over your role, long-term growth opportunities with the company, and valuable professional development experiences unparalleled in other internships. Join the team and help usher in the future of fertigation

Responsibilities

  • Support customers in implementation of N-Time FMS: software onboarding, explaining in-season analytics and recommendations, ensuring prescription functionality, etc.

  • Facilitate communication between software engineering and agronomic implementation teams.

  • Develop training and educational materials and curriculum for users.

  • Develop trusted relationships with agronomic advisors and their farmer customers.

  • Perform field visits throughout summer to support Sentinel Implementation specialist; ground-truth N-Time FMS recommendations and performance.

  • Work to understand customer needs, customer preferred software features, and customer pain-points in the N-Time FMS platform

  • Execute initial sales calls with the support of Sentinel Fertigation team members.

  • Present at demonstration days.

Qualifications

- At least sophomore or equivalent standing in agronomy, crop science, soil science, precision agriculture, agricultural technology, mechanized systems management, agricultural engineering, agribusiness or other related discipline program at a university or technical college.

- Relationship oriented with a selfless mindset that puts customers and ultimately farmers first

- Strong verbal and written communication skills

- Keen interest in use of technology to advance crop production techniques.

- Awareness of precision agriculture concepts and imagery use in agriculture (grid sampling, management zones, variable rate input prescriptions, informed crop scouting)

- Exceptional organizational skills, particularly in a digital format

- Self-starter with entrepreneurial spirit who is passionate about our mission.

- Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)

- Diligence in learning and leveraging team and project management software in Microsoft Suite (Teams, OneNote, OneDrive, Planner, etc.)

- Valid driver’s license with clean driving record.

- Experience in GIS, FMIS, Irrigation Management software is a plus.

Sentinel Fertigation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Under-represented groups in agriculture are encouraged to apply for this position.

Compensation, Benefits, & Schedule

  • Salary: $10,000 total delivered in equal increments biweekly

  • Duration: May – August (flexible with school dates)

  • Location: Lincoln, NE (preferred) or remote (NE, KS, CO)

  • Financial and time support of efforts to enhance skillset

  • Pursuit of FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot (UAV) licensure

  • Earning CEUs via clinics, presentations, field days

  • Significant opportunity for long-term, full-time employment.

About the Company

Founded in 2021, Sentinel Fertigation is a Lincoln, NE, ag tech startup revolutionizing fertigation management. Through the N-Time™ Fertigation Management System (N-Time™ FMS) platform, Sentinel turns images of the crop canopy into fertigation recommendations that increase nitrogen fertilizer use efficiency. Increased efficiency means an improved bottom line for farm operations (up to $29.71/ac savings on N) and reduced risk of nitrogen loss to the environment (46 lb-N/ac less applied). The technology behind Sentinel’s N-Time™FMS platform was developed at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and tested through rigorous on-farm research trials with cooperating farmers throughout Nebraska. Sentinel Fertigation is a resident company of The Combine ag tech incubator program and has partnered with Agri-Inject, Inc. – the leader in fertigation pumping equipment – to build out the next generation of precision fertigation technologies.


Website: https://www.sentinelfertigation.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SentinelFert

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sentinel-fertigation-technologies