Key Competencies * Integrity * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Achievement/Effort * Initiative * Analytical Thinking * Cooperation * Independence * Persistence * Adaptability/Flexibility
Representative Tasks * Communicate research or project results to other professionals or the public or teach related courses, seminars, or workshops. * Conduct experiments to develop new or improved varieties of field crops, focusing on characteristics such as yield, quality, disease resistance, nutritional value, or adaptation to specific soils or climates. * Provide information or recommendations to farmers or other landowners regarding ways in which they can best use land, promote plant growth, or avoid or correct problems such as erosion.
IndustryProfessional Scientific & Technical Services, Educational Services, Government, Wholesale Trade,
Job Family Life, Physical, and Social Science
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