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Field Representative Intern/Seasonal Field Scout

Category:  Seneca Foods
Date:  Feb 28, 2023

Dayton, WA, US, 99328

Custom Field 1:  2082

Seneca Foods is one of North America's leading providers of packaged fruits and vegetables with facilities located throughout the United States.  Our high quality products are primarily sourced from over 2,000 American farms. Seneca holds the largest share of the retail private label, food service, and export canned vegetable markets, distributing to over 90 countries. Products are also sold under the brands of Libby’s®, Aunt Nellie’s®, READ®, Seneca Farms®, Green Valley®, CherryMan®, Paradise®, Pennant®, and Seneca labels, including Seneca snack chips. Seneca also provides vegetable products to other companies under various co-pack arrangements.



Seasonal Field Scout / Field Representative Internship


Seneca Foods is recruiting a seasonal Field Representative/Crop Scout for the upcoming Northwest seed harvest this summer. 


This internship is based out of our Dayton, WA seed facility and will gain hands-on industry experience working with our location management team during the shell pea, garden/lima bean, and hybrid sweet corn seed harvest season. 




  • Monitor planting operations in accordance with management directed best practices.
  • Maintains all applicable records related to contracting and consulting.
  • Monitors growers' fields for crop health, weed growth, pest infestation, and seed moisture levels to assist with key crop management decisions such as irrigation timing, detasselling (sweet corn), swathing, and harvest timing.
  • Assist with communication and logistics of seed delivery to the seed plant.
  • Data collection, entry, and evaluation for estimating crops.
  • Develops a relationship with owners of leased land, equipment dealers, material suppliers, growers, and community to ensure the best interests are realized.
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Major in Agriculture or hands-on Farming/Agricultural experience.  Production of shell pea, garden bean, lima bean, hybrid sweet corn, or other seed crops experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Must have good attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Willingness and ability to work and function in a team environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally.
  • Ability to work with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to prioritize time and travel to grower fields efficiently and safely.  Work is outdoors and at times is subject to work around farm machinery, high temperatures, dust, and noise.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft office software).
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • The season runs approximately from March through September.
  • Locations for the internship: Columbia Basin, Walla Walla, Tri Cities, WA / Greater Treasure Valley area, ID.


This is a paid internship – The expected compensation range for this position is $18.00-$20.00 per hour, depending on skills and experience.


The position is seasonal during the planting and harvest season; March 1 through September 30 is preferred, however there is some flexibility within this timeframe available.



Seneca Foods Corporation is committed to providing equal opportunity for all, through a positive and continuing affirmative action program. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military and/or veteran status or any other Federal or State legally protected classes. Seneca Foods Corporation will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and feel you need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact us at or call 585-495-4100.

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