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Indigo Field Operations Specialist in Des Moines, Iowa

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Des Moines, Iowa

What if nature could be harnessed to help farmers sustainably feed the planet? Since 2014, Indigo has questioned agriculture's full value chain to improve grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health. The company’s scientific discoveries and digital innovations have amplified new value from soil to sale, benefiting more than 10,000 growers to date. Indigo is also the company behind The Terraton Initiative, a global effort to drawdown one trillion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide by unlocking the potential of agricultural soils. In 2019, Indigo was ranked #1 on CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Indigo has additional offices in Memphis, TN; Research Triangle Park, NC; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Basel, Switzerland; and São Paulo, Brazil.

The role of the Agronomy Field Ops Specialist is to collect data as part of the Indigo Carbon program and Grain Quality program. Key responsibilities include assisting growers in the Indigo Carbon program, through agronomic data collection and soil samples. Additionally, they will help growers increase profitability through grain quality samples, to enable growers to sell their grain for a premium.


  • Complete onboarding & ready for deployment with all required competency skills

  • Become regional authority on requirements on Indigo’s data collection, soil sampling and grain quality protocols.

  • Data collection: fully trained on all the requirements for data collection on the field

  • Fully versed with all data collection platforms, submission processes & routing software

  • Grain quality: grain quality testing with growers

  • Complete Carbon enrollment process training with a dep understanding of questions related to data collection.

  • Soil Sampling: lead or assist with soil sampling efforts on the field

  • Ability to complete and pass safety courses related to the safe operation of soil sampling equipment

  • Completion and accuracy of carbon enrollment interviews according to scheduling.

  • Data accuracy in data submissions

  • Grower visits completed according to scheduling

  • Soil samples delivered to SOP specification

  • Grain samples completed according to scheduling and SOP


  • Great communication skills and establishing relationships with growers.

  • Comfort with uncertainty with travel scheduling

  • Excellent communicator and professionalism with regards to grower requirements and scheduling

  • Comfortable with safely transporting, unloading, loading ATV for soil sampling needs

  • Be comfortable and prepared for all-weather conditions, long/overnight hours of road travel and navigation.

  • Familiarity with operating and troubleshooting mechanics of augurs and heavy machinery (>30lbs)

  • Boundaries: attention to detail. Familiarity with protocols and following detailed directions.

  • Stringent about following safety protocols.

  • Use best judgment on schedules and workload.

  • Work with scheduling and geofencing software

  • Work as part of a team and stick with timelines

  • Self-driven and motivated with high ownership in the project to drive success

  • Flexible and willing to adapt to changes in protocol.

  • Ability to adapt and learn new technologies and techniques with growth of a project


  • Two-year degree, minimum

  • Agriculture experience preferred

  • Ability to travel seasonally, 80% during peak soil and grain sampling collection

  • Must be available during peak work cycle periods

  • Must provide own transportation (pickup truck)