Wholesale Grower Internship- perennials & annuals

Hiring Organization: Skagit Horticulture
Employment type: Internship
Job Location: Mount Vernon, Washington
Application Deadline: November 30, 2021

Skagit Horticulture is a top 100 wholesale grower of perennials and annuals based in Mount Vernon, Washington.  We grow our products at three sites comprising 325 acres, striving to be efficient producers of high-quality products for our customers around the country.

The Skagit Horticulture Internship is a paid internship that runs from mid-January to mid-July each year.  We provide an opportunity to current students and recent graduates to gain hands-on experience in greenhouse production at a large-scale operation.  This is a fully immersive experience that allows participants to apply their education, manage a crop from start to finish, and gain valuable skills in ornamental crop production.  We are happy to host academic advisors for an on-site visit!

Objectives:

  • Take ownership of a growing area to participate in a crop’s production from start to finish
  • Become proficient in use of irrigation, chemical application, and other relevant equipment
  • Understand the inputs and process to achieve a saleable product
  • Shadow other departments to see the bigger picture of our company

Expectations/Assignments:

  • Manage moisture levels based on crop and demonstrate good judgement in watering
  • Identify pest and nutritional issues and offer solutions to resolve the issue(s)
  • Perform chemical applications to assigned crops including fungicides, insecticides, and PGRs
  • Assist with scouting and application of beneficial biologicals
  • Collect and process soil samples to monitor nutrition levels
  • Participate in crop and safety meetings

Requirements:

  • Current university student or graduated within the last year
  • Able to work in changing environmental conditions including but not limited to: heated greenhouses, open fields, sun/rain/wind
  • Able to stand for long periods of time, able to lift 30-40lbs
  • Must secure own housing for duration of internship

Application:

Please send your application to: hrdept@skagithort.com

Be sure to include:

  • Cover letter expressing your interest in interning at Skagit Horticulture
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation

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