FarmStart is currently accepting applications for a full-time Agronomist and Extension Coordinator.
In 2007, FarmStart initiated research into the markets and production capacity for world food crops that can be grown in Ontario. The aim is to identify, share and develop knowledge and opportunities for world crops in our climate and markets in connection with private, not-for-profit and public sector partners, the food and agriculture industry, OMAFRA, research institutions and farmers.
The Agronomist and Extension Coordinator will be responsible for the development of our World Crops Research and Extension Project. The position will involve broad based and detailed research, the development of communication materials (such as publications, web and print articles, presentations etc.) and the development and coordination of select new crop trials.
The position will largely be based at our Training and Research Farm in Brampton and our farm facility in Guelph, with travel to other farms and a facility in Ajax to carry out research activities, including crop trials.
Closing date: February 15, 2008
Intended start date: March, 2008
Please see the job description for full details and contact information.