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Horticulture Intern (Half Moon Bay, CA)

  • Position: Horticulture Intern
  • Department: Horticulture
  • Reports To: Grower Manager
  • Location: Half Moon Bay, CA
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Date: 2018

 

Job Summary:

The Horticulture Intern is responsible for coordinating and executing assigned projects for core crops at Rocket Farms, Inc. The intern will work closely with a Grower Manager to work on projects related to: the rose program, experiments, coordination and follow up of research and development of new crop trials, and documentation of research and development trials.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, oversee, and document various R&D trials: cultural trials, new crop trials, and other horticultural trials. This includes making sure tasks at each stage of a trial are done on time, assessing and documenting growing protocols of the trial, and timing assessment of the trials;
  • Responsible for conducting post-harvest trials on experiments and weekly post harvest trials of core crops;
  • Assist the growing process in the rose range. This includes checking daily climate measurements, submitting weekly reports related to the roses, EC/ pH reporting, following up with cutting quality, or other rose related growing trials;
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

 

Requirements:

  • Recently graduated from college or student in Senior year in an Agricultural/Horticultural program or related field.
  • Previous experience working in a nursery or production environment
  • Demonstrated interest in Operational practices, Horticulture and or Agriculture
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Bilingual preferred (English and Spanish) but not necessary.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e. Outlook, Excel, Word, PPT, etc.)
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Willingness to learn, ability to work independently and work cross-functionally with other team members
  • Self-starter and motivated is a must

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