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OMAFRA hiring field research assistant summer student

January 20, 2020  By Top Crop Manager

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is looking for a summer student between 16 to 24 years of age (up to 29 with disability) to work as a field research assistant with field and horticultural crops in Ridgetown, Ont. The position will provide an excellent opportunity for those interested in a career in field crop production, research or the agricultural service sector.

Set to begin in spring 2020 and last for up to 16 weeks, the job requires travel to rural locations, field work, data collection, entry and management, developing written reports and newsletters and assisting with OMAFRA applied research and demonstration projects.

Applicants must have at least a G2 driver’s license and be enrolled in secondary or post-secondary school, or have completed academic requirements for graduation within six months of the first day of employment.

The successful applicant will gain extensive knowledge in agronomy, entomology and plant pathology, with experience in plant or pest identification and monitoring and diagnostic techniques. This position will provide the opportunity to learn about a wide range of vegetable crops and major field crops grown in the province.

The application period closes on Jan. 31. For more information, visit


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