Top Agronomist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Agronomist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Agronomist resumes they appeared on. For example, 10.1% of Agronomist resumes contained Agronomy as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Agronomist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Agronomist resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Agronomy

high Demand
Here's how Agronomy is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Promoted Positive Farming: Used communication skills and knowledge of agronomy to influence customers toward better stewardship.

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2. Pest Management

high Demand
Here's how Pest Management is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Interact and consult with existing customers on nutritional and pest management decisions.
  • Implemented IPM (Integrated Pest Management) practices as directed by owner.

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3. Seed Sales

high Demand
Here's how Seed Sales is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Seed Sales AgronomistSeed Warehouse DirectorSeed Training & EducationSeed Acquisition Contact
  • Promote seed sales with customer meetings or farm visits.
  • Create literature for seed sales.
  • Increased seed sales from 0 to 1,700 bags in two years.
  • Earned Sales recognition trip to Florida for seed sales [ ] * Received Growth bonuses for fertilizer sales.
  • Seed sales and support in an 8 county territory in Western Illinois.

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4. New Accounts

high Demand
Here's how New Accounts is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Garnered new accounts and manage current accounts.

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5. Test Plots

high Demand
Here's how Test Plots is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Set up test plots; teaching the benefits of cover cropping.
  • Total oversight of 20 to 35 experimental soybean test plots throughout the Southeastern United States.
  • Recorded data on test plots and crop samples Operated machinery (Combines, tractors, etc.)

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6. Crop Production

high Demand
Here's how Crop Production is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Provide educational opportunities to family farms in crop production and farming practices.
  • Study crop production and assist grower in methods of planting, growing condition and harvest.
  • Build connections with land owners and growers while discussing land rental agreements and crop production.
  • Provided recommendations of fertilizer, soil amendments, and crop production practices for California growers.
  • Own and operate independent crop consulting company providing soil fertility and crop management services for row crop production clients.
  • Engage with farmers and stakeholders to identify the main constraints to crop production in TBP and GKIP.

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7. AG

high Demand
Here's how AG is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Provided training workshops to farmers all over Belize in crop diversification, international marketing of their products and improved agricultural techniques.
  • Conducted 36 presentations to approximately 1500 growers and local organizations to transfer newly obtained technology as an extension agent
  • Recognized by upper-level management for skill in negotiating aggressive agreements while simultaneously maintaining high levels of customer/grower satisfaction.
  • Lauded by management for organization skills, efficiency, accuracy, dependability, and positive teamwork attitude.
  • Farm inspections PR o Visit farmers to evaluate and verify data related to agricultural insurance application.
  • Company agronomist supporting product sales from North Carolina to Colorado with product and agronomic training.
  • Assisted management team with conditioning schedules, personnel management, labor planning and capital budgeting.
  • Coach growers in developing production management programs to enhance grower profitability and overall production yield.
  • Gathered management information for hybrids to effectively develop fertilizer, herbicide and insecticide recommendations.
  • Gained a greater understanding of warehouse management and inventory distribution following processing and packaging.
  • Conducted numerous demonstration projects in collaboration with Extension Specialist and county agricultural producers.
  • Directed irrigation management and water conservation measures to best utilize water resources available.
  • Developed protocol for best management practices for further development of hybrid rice.
  • Managed research efforts including proprietary trials and activities related to official trials.
  • Promoted from Warehouse Clerk/Forklift Driver to Conditioning Foreman/Area Supervisor to Agronomist.
  • Provided agronomic advice to company field personnel from different business units.
  • Managed warehouse procedures including shipping and receiving, and inventory.
  • Be knowledgeable about current agronomic practices and government agricultural programs.
  • Coordinate and deliver Introduction to Agronomy five-day workshop each winter
  • Provided technical agronomic information to support production agriculture decisions.

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8. Ensure Compliance

high Demand
Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Audit reviews consisting of personal interviews and file reviews to ensure compliance with stewardship standards.
  • Inspected meat products, facilities and livestock to ensure compliance with law and regulations governing meat inspection
  • Full Time, [ ] Conducted routine and complex inspections on fuel pumps and scales to ensure compliance with Nebraska Law.

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9. Data Collection

high Demand
Here's how Data Collection is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Perform soil sampling, tissue sampling and data collection.
  • Prepared and processed samples, data collection, and entry of test results into excel.
  • Assisted in development of digital data collection system (PDA).
  • Managed and coordinated field data collection with farmers and growers.
  • Maintain logs and data collection.
  • Managed field activities from experiment planning through data collection.

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10. Seed Production

high Demand
Here's how Seed Production is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Serve as primary field contact for seed production, including grower management, support acreage planning, contracting and quality control.
  • Contracted fields for seed production for up to three growing areas.
  • Studied hybrid rice breeding and hybrid rice seed production, seed testing
  • Managed all aspects of sugar beet seed production
  • Conducted research on seed production practices.
  • Recruited and evaluated seed growers and managed contractual matters Executed seed production plans and provide daily leadership to seed field production team
  • Organize and technically support sesame seed producer groups with best practices and techniques in seed production and post harvest handling.

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11. Customer Service

high Demand
Here's how Customer Service is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Provided exceptional customer service to clients.
  • Key Accomplishments Consistent Sales and Customer Service performance, 125% or higher of goals.

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12. Variable Rate

high Demand
Here's how Variable Rate is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Managed variable rate technology in equipment.
  • Helped start a Grid Sampling and Variable Rate program to create a Global Information System for precision farming.

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13. Data Analysis

average Demand
Here's how Data Analysis is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Provide in-depth graduate training to CEA graduate students in the area of Crop Management, Agronomic Demonstration Implementation and data analysis.
  • Managed field preparation, planting, harvesting, data collection & data analysis of field crops mainly of soybean & corn.
  • Field Visits Assisted with agronomic support Completed data analysis project
  • Identified and sourced necessary equipment and supplies for the field research and data analysis.
  • Skilled in excel and data analysis techniques.

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14. Irrigation Systems

average Demand
Here's how Irrigation Systems is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Established/managed own company for the design/construction/maintenance of landscape areas & irrigation systems.
  • Designed and developed irrigation systems.
  • Led a 4 to 8 man teams (depending on location) in construction of greenhouse and irrigation systems.
  • Installed, shifted and repaired irrigation systems.
  • Maintain, repair, and overhaulfarm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, and irrigation systems.

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15. Fertilizer Recommendations

average Demand
Here's how Fertilizer Recommendations is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • included the sales of Pioneer Seeds along with chemical and fertilizer recommendations and building relationships with trust.

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16. Customer Base

average Demand
Here's how Customer Base is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Worked closely with agricultural retailers in Illinois to design, implement, and service precision farming needs of customer base.
  • Expanded the customer base by cold calling and networking with growers in the territory.
  • Established big roll sod laying operation to increase customer base.
  • Increased customer base and company sales by over one-third.
  • Accelerated revenue gains via development of new customer base.
  • Created new ideas to rejuvenate customer base to more lucrative levels.

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17. GPS

average Demand
Here's how GPS is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Introduced VRT technology and global positioning through GPS factors
  • Established digitial map library of farm land use through collection of GPS points and mapping of lands.
  • Compiled field reports and took GPS data points for vines and vineyards.
  • Used GPS and other devices to locate and map fields.
  • Utilized GPS technology to mark locations of trial products and insect traps.
  • Map features in the field using GPS and/or aerial photographs.

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18. Oversaw

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Here's how Oversaw is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Planned, implemented and directed work on multiple projects and oversaw billing, clerical and professional employees.
  • Conducted and managed stand counts, oversaw silk and pollen note processes, yield estimations and moisturesampling.

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19. Farm Equipment

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Here's how Farm Equipment is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Maintained and repaired farm equipment * Built personal relationship with customers
  • Delivered and installed propane tanks; maintained farm equipment and animals; cut, bailed and hauled hay.
  • Operated and repaired Farm equipment; tractors, combines and cotton pickers.
  • Repair and maintain farm equipment, including troubleshooting complex problems.
  • Operated farm vehicle's and specialized farm equipment.
  • Use and maintenance of farm equipment and machinery.

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20. Management Practices

average Demand
Here's how Management Practices is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Work with growers on agronomic issues and utilize a drone to help growers understand the benefits of best management practices.
  • Advise clients on best management practices for various grain, forage, and vegetable crops.

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21. Cultural Practices

average Demand
Here's how Cultural Practices is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Implemented all cultural practices to maintain consistent playing surfaces including mowing, fertilization, over seeding and irrigation.
  • Transformed cultural practices that elevated efficiency and accuracy.
  • Consulted with vineyard managers, winemakers and contracted growers on cultural practices.

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22. IPM

average Demand
Here's how IPM is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Assisted in equipment setup and operated machinery as needed during planting and harvesting season.
  • Perform seed breeding procedures following federal regulations for shipment procedures.
  • Created IPM program, including pesticide/herbicide rotations for experiments.
  • Operated various power machinery, mowing equipment and heavy equipment to maintain the country club golf course and surrounding campus.
  • Inspected harvesting, seed handling and cleaning equipment for freedom from other varietal and crop contaminants.
  • Load and unload trucks and trains clean out grain bins weld in the who to fix equipment
  • Adjust equipment following standard procedures, such as sprayers, measuring devices, and scales.
  • Operated farm equipment during the harvest, mowing seasons, and forklifts during cleaning seasons.
  • Coordinated grain shipments with large companies, including Purina, via railways and trucking.
  • Ensured dryers, DIAS, and drying equipment was in optimum operating condition.
  • Operated and maintained all types of farm machinery and specialized plot equipment.
  • Tested best use of equipment for planting and harvesting of hybrids.
  • Assisted sales staff with equipment coordination and material application as needed.
  • Provided farming equipment, seeds, fertilizer and pesticide
  • Maintained clean working environments and farm equipment.
  • Complete scheduled maintenance on vehicles and equipment.
  • Help operate the seed treatment equipment.
  • Trained multiple Syngenta employees and contractors on how to properly utilize new seed processing equipment on site.
  • Maintain vehicles and equipment Complete all DOT Compliance checks on vehicles and equipment.

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23. Crop Rotation

average Demand
Here's how Crop Rotation is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Crop rotational effects of legumes in a small-grain cropping system.
  • Assist farm manager in field selection & crop rotation.At planting supervisepotato planters for accuracy.

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24. Usda

average Demand
Here's how Usda is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Installed 7 major landscaping projects in State Highways USDA WORKING GROUP LEADERSHIP AND PARTICIPATION
  • Developed a USDA/Aphis environmental assessment for the deregulation of a genetically modified lepidoperan resistant cotton variety by the USDA.
  • Developed perpetual inventory system for USDA/AHPIS.
  • Represented USDA at seminars including USAID-BEST PROJECT seminars in West Africa.
  • Send pest intercepted to the USDA plant Inspection Station.
  • Trained extensively in institutional, CDC, and USDA mandated safety and security protocols.

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25. Technical Support

average Demand
Here's how Technical Support is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Research Station work, test plot experiments, and technical support for company personnel and customers.

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26. CCA

low Demand
Here's how CCA is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Gathered data during the growing season of experimental plots throughout the region Analyze data to promote new products CCA Certification
  • Passed the Iowa CCA exam.
  • Received CCA certification and trained representatives/dealers in agronomics.
  • Maintained communication with farm managers, grower-relations reps, CCAs and PCAs.

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27. Application Equipment

low Demand
Here's how Application Equipment is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Set up fertilizer and spray application equipment.

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28. New Technologies

low Demand
Here's how New Technologies is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Determine the probability of success on new technologies by using different maintenance chemicals on genetically altered cotton and soybean varieties.
  • Work with regional agronomists to help educate area farmers on new technologies.

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29. GIS

low Demand
Here's how GIS is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Involved in logistics daily tasks and interpreting data necessary for the decision making process in order to communicate instructions effectively.
  • Acted as legislative analyst by tracking, reviewing, analyzing and developing recommendations regarding regulatory and business changes.
  • Helped to undertake demonstrations and presentations for commercial clients and ensured that work adhered to government legislation.
  • Completed risk assessments and data reviews for pesticide registration/re-registration activities.
  • Assisted in fertilization and harvest logistics.
  • Conducted and set up trials for demonstration and registration purposes of agricultural chemical products (Herbicides, Insecticides and Fungicides).
  • Control Quality and Logistics in transportation from Peru and Mexico to the USA.
  • Employed GPS/GIS prescription fertilizer application systems and methods.
  • Handle all logistics pertaining to Stine plot seed.
  • Created informative maps of satellite data using Esri Arc GIS software.
  • Worked with SST, Farmworks and ArcGIS programs.

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30. Technical Assistance

low Demand
Here's how Technical Assistance is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Provided technical assistance for pesticides used by farmers in for Bayer's customers.
  • Provided agricultural and technical assistance to 1200 coop members Researched new vegetable crops for exportation
  • Performed substantive review of agricultural research proposals from 1890 Land Grant Institutions and provided technical assistance to researchers.
  • Provided professional technical assistance with new advanced computer systems on model machinery.

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31. Chemical Recommendations

low Demand
Here's how Chemical Recommendations is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Work with area producers to make fertilizer and chemical recommendations based upon their agronomic needs.
  • Advise Customers on Fertilizer and Chemical recommendations Sell Seed, Fertilizer, and Chemical

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32. EPA

low Demand
Here's how EPA is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Provided assistance to in-house mechanic with repair and maintenance of agronomy equipment.
  • Provided direct support to Agronomy Department Manager.
  • Recorded discrepancies and communicated with management.
  • Conducted equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Prepared quarterly reports and played a key role in M&E at community, partner, and VSO levels.
  • Make sure all fences were repaired and that every day we had the same amount of cattle.
  • Prepared a 60-acre farm land for growing grass and 20 acres for a variety of palm trees.
  • Experienced in all agronomic practices, land preparation, farm equipment use, seed management and shipment.
  • Coordinated product development research with agronomists, universities, growers, & sales and marketing departments.
  • Supervised the collection of samples for seedling germination and read on-site and at the QC department.
  • Seed Production Plant location Mapping - Converting field measurements into acres in preparation of planting season.
  • Conducted supplier contract cost comparisons and margin value analysis of contract clauses for purchasing department.
  • Maintain and repair multiple pieces of farm equipment to include hydraulic and electronic systems.
  • Plan, prepare and organize field trials to increase the yield and crop protection.
  • Supervised implementation of new ISO 9000: 2000 for field and plant departments.
  • Analyzed and recorded data to be distributed to other departments in the company.
  • Oversee other daily operations such as machine repair, fueling and operating machines.
  • Assume full profit and loss responsibilities; prepare budget and monitor all expenditures.
  • Prepared and presented seasonal and year end reports to plant management team.
  • Prepare reports as assigned by the plant manager or assistant plant manager.

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33. Research Projects

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Here's how Research Projects is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Supervised four support scientists and acquired grant funds to support research projects.
  • Evaluated new production practices through 15 on-farm research projects.
  • Collaborated research projects with University of Idaho and University of Washington researchers.
  • Completed and assemble research data in soil microbiological studies for multiple USDA-ARS research projects concurrently in progress.
  • Assist a Postdoctoral Research Associate with setup, maintenance, and teardown of plant pathology research projects.

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34. Cold Calls

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Here's how Cold Calls is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Assisted local reps on sales calls and conducted cold calls from the office.
  • employed Duties: Make Cold calls, house visits and social event to create opportunity for future customer.

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35. Chemical Products

low Demand
Here's how Chemical Products is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Represented seed and chemical products to area growers Invoiced product sales Assisted in inventory management
  • Designed, Evaluated and recommended application of chemical products.

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36. Customer Relations

low Demand
Here's how Customer Relations is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Maintained customer relations while building new relationships with potential customers.

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37. Research Plots

low Demand
Here's how Research Plots is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Field research plots, contract consultants, university state trials and grower strip trials are conducted to acquire data.

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38. Sales Goals

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Here's how Sales Goals is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Exceeded sales goals each year.
  • Exceeded sales goals every year.

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39. Powerpoint

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Here's how Powerpoint is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Worked with specialized geographic software and MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Helped monitor and maintain 4000 head filler hog operation.Technical Proficiencies: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Catia CAD, QuickBooks

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40. Sales Support

low Demand
Here's how Sales Support is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Worked in seed sales, production and sales support.

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41. Appropriate Recommendations

low Demand
Here's how Appropriate Recommendations is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Analyzed and interpreted sample data to make appropriate recommendations.
  • Educate customers on Best Management Practices and provide appropriate recommendations

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42. Chemical Sales

low Demand
Here's how Chemical Sales is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Crop Consulting and Diagnosis Fertilizer, Seed, and Chemical sales (SEASONAL)

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43. Customer Accounts

low Demand
Here's how Customer Accounts is used in Agronomist jobs:
  • Meet and exceed all established sales goals in addition to securing new key customer accounts.
  • Account management of over 200 strategic key customer accounts.

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20 Most Common Skill for an Agronomist

Agronomy13.8%
Pest Management11.6%
Seed Sales7.2%
New Accounts6.2%
Test Plots5.7%
Crop Production5.5%
AG5%
Ensure Compliance4.6%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Agronomist

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Agronomy
Agronomy
10.1%
10.1%
2
2
Pest Management
Pest Management
8.5%
8.5%
3
3
Seed Sales
Seed Sales
5.3%
5.3%
4
4
New Accounts
New Accounts
4.6%
4.6%
5
5
Test Plots
Test Plots
4.2%
4.2%
6
6
Crop Production
Crop Production
4.1%
4.1%
7
7
AG
AG
3.7%
3.7%
8
8
Ensure Compliance
Ensure Compliance
3.4%
3.4%
9
9
Data Collection
Data Collection
3.2%
3.2%
10
10
Seed Production
Seed Production
2.8%
2.8%
11
11
Customer Service
Customer Service
2.8%
2.8%
12
12
Variable Rate
Variable Rate
2.6%
2.6%
13
13
Data Analysis
Data Analysis
2.6%
2.6%
14
14
Irrigation Systems
Irrigation Systems
2.6%
2.6%
15
15
Fertilizer Recommendations
Fertilizer Recommendations
2.4%
2.4%
16
16
Customer Base
Customer Base
2.4%
2.4%
17
17
GPS
GPS
2.4%
2.4%
18
18
Oversaw
Oversaw
2.3%
2.3%
19
19
Farm Equipment
Farm Equipment
1.9%
1.9%
20
20
Management Practices
Management Practices
1.8%
1.8%
21
21
Cultural Practices
Cultural Practices
1.8%
1.8%
22
22
IPM
IPM
1.6%
1.6%
23
23
Crop Rotation
Crop Rotation
1.6%
1.6%
24
24
Usda
Usda
1.5%
1.5%
25
25
Technical Support
Technical Support
1.4%
1.4%
26
26
CCA
CCA
1.2%
1.2%
27
27
Application Equipment
Application Equipment
1.2%
1.2%
28
28
New Technologies
New Technologies
1.2%
1.2%
29
29
GIS
GIS
1.2%
1.2%
30
30
Technical Assistance
Technical Assistance
1.2%
1.2%
31
31
Chemical Recommendations
Chemical Recommendations
1.2%
1.2%
32
32
EPA
EPA
1.1%
1.1%
33
33
Research Projects
Research Projects
1.1%
1.1%
34
34
Cold Calls
Cold Calls
1.1%
1.1%
35
35
Chemical Products
Chemical Products
0.9%
0.9%
36
36
Customer Relations
Customer Relations
0.9%
0.9%
37
37
Research Plots
Research Plots
0.9%
0.9%
38
38
Sales Goals
Sales Goals
0.9%
0.9%
39
39
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
0.8%
0.8%
40
40
Sales Support
Sales Support
0.8%
0.8%
41
41
Appropriate Recommendations
Appropriate Recommendations
0.8%
0.8%
42
42
Chemical Sales
Chemical Sales
0.8%
0.8%
43
43
Customer Accounts
Customer Accounts
0.8%
0.8%

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