Agronomy Specialist

TERM AGRONOMIC OPPORTUNITY – (15 months) Western Manitoba – Remote

Canola Council of Canada

Based in western Manitoba, this exciting role will serve and support the value chain in improving the supply of canola sustainably and profitably. The Agronomy Specialist role is a chief driver in the Canola Council of Canada’s goal to reach 26 million tonnes of canola sustainably by 2025, executing on the Canola Council of Canada’s strategic plan.

Our Organization

A leading and influential voice in Canadian agriculture, the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) is an organization with over 50 years of driving growth in one of Canada’s most successful agricultural sectors. Canola is the highest value crop grown in Canada, worth over $10 billion to Canadian producers, contributing $29.9 billion to the Canadian economy each year and leading the world’s export supply. The CCC represents the full value chain of the canola industry including growers, life science companies, processors, and exporters. Invented in Canada, canola and its industry thrives on innovation, critical to its ongoing international competitiveness. Our shared goal is to ensure the industry’s continued growth, demand, and success.

Our Culture

CCC has a supportive work culture and offers a variety of benefits to its team members, including a compensation package with a comprehensive suite of benefits and significant development opportunities. CCC is fortunate to have a committed, experienced, talented and ambitious group of leaders. Together, the team works hard to advance the growth and profitability of the canola industry based on innovation, sustainability, resilience and the creation of superior value for a healthier world.

The Role

This important technical position is unique, fast-paced, and rewarding. The Agronomy Specialist is primarily responsible for managing efforts directly related to canola production and research priority areas, supporting the Canola Council’s overall activities and territory support. Reporting to the Agronomy Director, this position will work collaboratively with the CCC team to support the value chain in improving the supply of canola sustainably and profitably.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Participate as a member of the Crop Production Team in developing information, best management practices and services to support canola growers and industry throughout the canola growing region.
  • Maintain a network of canola growers, local agronomists, and researchers in an assigned territory.
  • Provide advice and diagnostics services to growers and agronomists in the region to enhance territory and professional canola agronomic expertise.
  • Work with CCC programs, CCC members, retail agronomists and provincial grower commissions to educate growers, agronomists, and researchers on canola best management practices.
  • Provide agronomic and research support to canola research, and to encourage research proposal development in territory.


  • Post-secondary education with an undergraduate or graduate degree in agriculture, economics or relevant science field; a Masters in Pathology considered an asset.
  • Proven ability to build strong supporting relationships with industry, growers, and the research community.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of crop production and sustainability issues; canola production expertise considered an asset.
  • Must be highly organized, able to prioritize and manage multiple projects and programs.
  • Excellent communication (presentation, writing, editing).
  • Team player; strong collaborative and negotiating skills.
  • This position requires registration with the Agrologists Institute in Manitoba.

Salary commensurate with experience, qualifications and ability.

Applications must be received by 4:00 pm CST, April 19, 2024.
Apply, with cover letter and resume, to HR resolve via email:

Canola Council of Canada values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.
We thank all candidates for their interest in this position;
however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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