10-12-2012 11:06 AM
I am currently a senior in Agronomy at K-State and will be graduating in december. I have been looking for a part-time or contract postion for a while now to supplement my farm income. I have gained interest from a local seed dealer that currently has such a position. The problem is trying to decide how to structure the agreement, especially pay. How should i negotiate this. Im not really sure what would be fair. Also any idea what the pay is for individual agronomist to scout fields say once a week during the growing season. We really don't have many in the area that are doing consulting on an individual basis. I need to be in the 12 to 15,000 a year range for it to really be worth my time, otherwise i could make a few thousand by trying to increase custom work.
Any ideas or suggestions would be helpful. Thanks