Summer Field Technicians

NWROC is looking for persons 16 years and older to work alongside top class scientists and with their agricultural projects. Utilize the latest field & lab equipment.  Work with pride during the months of June, July, and August with little to no weekends, 8:00am-4:30pm. Pay starting at $15. No experience required. This type of work looks great on a resume for college or applying for another job! Download the application form (PDF).

Please send applications to the area you are interested in. We are currently hiring in the following areas: 

Small Grains Agronomy- Jochum Wiersma ([email protected])

Are you looking for something different to do this summer that is outside and does not involve flipping hamburgers?  We have two openings for high school or college students that are interested in working outdoors, like biology, and wonder what applied agricultural research entails. You'll be involved in the maintenance and harvesting of research trials in wheat, barley, oats, and rye at the Northwest Research & Outreach Center and locations across northwest Minnesota.  You will assist with notetaking, sample processing, setup & maintaining irrigation systems and data collection. Pay starts at $15.00 per hour. 

Lawn Maintenance- Ryan Altepeter ([email protected])

Mowing grass with riding mowers & push mowers.
Running weedwhacker/trimmer.
Painting exterior on buildings & posts.
Trimming trees.

Soils & Water- Lindsay Pease ([email protected] )

Learn about agricultural nutrient management by being a part of local research! Help collect soil, water, and plant biomass samples with our team. This paid position can count towards internship credits and is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience for anyone interested in agronomy, natural resources, environmental science, or related fields. The summer is mostly spent in the field but also involves sample analysis for anyone interested in learning laboratory techniques as well.  Please reach out with questions to Heidi Reitmeier at [email protected]

Crop Scout- Angie Peltier ([email protected] )

Are you an agriculture or biology student interested in:
1) earning some $$ over the summer,
2) learning more about wheat and soybean insect pests and diseases,
3) working to help Minnesota crop producers?

These positions are funded by MN soybean growers, crop summer research scouts collect soybean insect and disease information or data from research locations in farm fields through paid travel to sample sites. Get paid to learn valuable insect and plant disease identification and research skills to help W MN farmers.

If you have any questions please reach out to Megan Benoit at [email protected] or 218-281-8610.