Regional Carbon Agronomist

Number of employees

70

Northern NSW, Australia

Posted on: 2024-03-15

Category: carbon

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Loam works with 4.5 billion years of evolution to solve the climate crisis. Microbes have changed the composition of our atmosphere through earth’s history. At Loam, we are ensuring these organisms can do it again. Through a better understanding of how microbes influence the carbon cycle, we can create new planetary-scale opportunities for carbon sequestration and improve agricultural productivity.

About Loam

At Loam, we have the earth in our hands. As a team of scientists, agronomists, farmers and entrepreneurs, we are on a mission to improve the world’s farmland and address climate change. We are developing microbial technology to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and build carbon in agricultural soils. We help farming businesses prosper by boosting yield and soil health and enabling access to carbon markets.

Our work is fast-paced and multidimensional. We foster a supportive and diverse workplace, where every team member is encouraged to learn and grow beyond their area of expertise.

While everyone at Loam is working in different roles, we all have one job; to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store it in stable forms in the soil.

About the Role

As a Regional Agronomist, you will represent Loam by servicing SecondCrop Carbon Projects within a designated region. SecondCrop Carbon projects target grain farming enterprises throughout Australia and are a partnership to build soil carbon using groundbreaking science and unique Loam products, which increases opportunities for Australian grain growers.

The primary objective is to provide agronomic service to growers within Loam Carbon Projects, to assist them with improvements in soil carbon levels, and therefore improve plant production efficiencies.

This newly created role would see you as part of the commercial operations team, where you would be concentrating your activities and responsibilities towards expanding Loam’s agronomic presence and reputation across the designated region.

Reporting to Loam’s National Technical Agronomy Manager, your core focus would be the service of existing and future SecondCrop growers, with specialist carbon agronomy suggestions and practices. This may include explanation and documentation about their GreenHouse Gas emissions. It may also include the writing of land management strategies, which form part of the carbon project registration process.

Open Role Dependent: This is a remote position covering the region of

- Northern NSW

- Southern NSW & Central VIC

Responsibilities

  • Provide on-farm agronomic and technical support, in alignment with Loam’s agronomic operations and service standards. This would include highlighting our products', agronomic benefits for soil health and function, to produce positive farmer outcomes.
  • Work with the National Technical Agronomy Manager, to support grower partners with new and existing specialist carbon agronomy support, and build strong working relationships with them, as required.
  • Provide regional agronomic intel and findings, to the National Technical Agronomy Manager, to aid in the development of Loam’s products, services and programs.
  • Maintain a strong understanding of agronomic knowledge and particularly soil function and microbiology, to communicate the benefits of soil carbon and Loam’s programs.
  • Collaborate with the engagement team on field activities, including demonstrations, trials, field days, and farmer meetings, in alignment with Loam's operational strategy, as required.
  • Provide a high-level of record keeping, periodic reports and data accuracy via a CRM.

Requirements

  • A comprehensive knowledge and strong track record of common practices in broadacre agronomy, and in-depth understanding of alternate agricultural systems, backed by practical experience
  • Proven experience in farmer extension, with the ability to translate scientific best practices to growers
  • Experience in commercial agribusiness an advantage
  • A deep-rooted passion for sustainable agricultural practices, coupled with a thorough understanding of carbon sequestration techniques and their impact on the environment, is an advantage.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively across various levels, including public speaking.
  • A proven ability to take initiative, coupled with robust problem-solving skills. Must be self-driven, capable of operating autonomously as well as collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Residency in a regional area, with a readiness for regular travel, (up to 60%) to engage with grain farming communities within the designated operational region.
  • A bachelor’s degree in agricultural science or a related business field would be highly beneficial.
  • Proficient in using CRM systems, demonstrating a strong grasp of technology and record keeping, to ensure customer services standards, is advantageous.

Benefits

  • Fast-growing Australian company with many opportunities for capacity building and career development.
  • Work alongside leading scientists and innovators in an international organisation.
  • Enjoy an inclusive and supportive culture.
  • Competitive salary and career growth opportunities based on experience.
  • Brand new company vehicle and on all road costs provided.

Why you should join us:

We're tackling some of the most challenging issues of our time, and we're doing it with a team that's passionate about making a difference. If you're looking for a role where you can use your skills to contribute to a mission that matters, we'd love to hear from you.

Loam Bio is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic.

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