2021 Summer Internship - Horticulture/ Agriculture Major
Date Posted: March 25, 2021
Deadline: March 31, 2021
Organization: Costa Farms
Website: View Website
Job Type: Full Time
Desired Qualifications and Skills:
Plant knowledge. 1-year of growing experience. Must be able to work outside and willing to work weekends. Must be a team player and collaborator with the ability to work independently. Fast Learner.
Being a Costa Farms intern means you get an immersive experience with the rest of your department. We don’t hold back, so you’ll be working right alongside the team -- experts in their fields -- in their day-to-day tasks.
As a part of your Costa Farms internship, you’ll be assigned a special project to complete within your 10 weeks with us. These projects aren’t busywork -- they’re endeavors that bring value to Costa Farms, helping move the company forward and grow. Each project offers defined goals and KPIs. And, at the end of the internship, you get to present your accomplishments to members of our executive committee, including Costa Farms CEO Joche Smith.
To help build your professional development, both at Costa Farms and for your career, you’ll receive training above and beyond what your department offers. For example, we give each intern sessions for presentation skills and the Six Sigma Principles of Influence.
While we’re serious about making sure your summer with Costa Farms is an enriching one, we also want it to be an enjoyable one. There are plenty of opportunities for fun during your experience here, including an off-site team-building event.
You’ll find our culture at Costa Farms also offers plenty of perks, including a family-style atmosphere and our popular “Funefits.” Internship housing may be provided, depending on circumstances.
Job Description and Project:
Inspect and document the condition of all incoming young plants. Help scout for insects and diseases in their section. Monitor moisture management of the plants in their section. Keep track of finished weeks of crops in their section. Responsible that all plants grown for the box stores ads are ready on time. Monitor all tasks for the crops in their section. Review daily all-new production in their section. Work with the grower plant maintenance crew daily in their section. Experience with chemicals not required but beneficial. Training will be provided on the job. Attention to detail and good record keeping is a plus. Being bilingual is beneficial. Expected to be on a rotation for weekends or holidays with other growers
73 Greenhouse Rd
Trenton, SC 29847
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