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Job Description & Primary Responsibilities:
Seed Sales Representative are responsible for providing support and knowledge of their agronomic products to customers. Their main goal is to sell those products either to retail or wholesale outlets. They also oversee new staff and train them in while being responsible for their own territorial sales. Additionally, they are responsible for marketing specific products and agronomic services to clients such as fertilizer, chemicals and/or seed. Seed Sales Representatives also organize or act as the liaison between the company and farmers to organize trial programs and assist with analyzing and reporting results.
Responsibilities: Seed Sales Representative are responsible for providing seed and fertilizer advice in relation to research and production of crops directly to the farmer, making agronomic related decisions regarding production activities, and developing and implementing long term agronomic plans and practices to support organization/farm plans and budgets to maintain maximum production. These representatives should develop and implement regional agronomic marketing plans to support organization plans and budget. The will develop and maintain close customer relations with key clients by providing professional agronomic service and advice and arrange and coordinate various technical and marketing activities, these may include field days, farmer meetings, demonstration trials and trial sites. Seed Sales Representatives should maintain industry awareness regarding technical developments via networking, personal development and training.
Recommended High School Courses:
High School Diploma
Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Business, Agronomy, Plant Science or related degree is recommended
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations:
Soil Science Society of America
National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants
American Society of Agronomy
Crop Science Society of America
Weed Science Society of America
American Farm Bureau Federation
National Farmers Organization
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