Heather Krahn works as a Regional Sales Agronomist for Richardson Pioneer Ltd. in Corrine, serving a wide area of the province. Four years after graduating from the University of Saskatchewan’s world-leading College of Agriculture and Bioresources, Heather is now at the fore-front of one of the fastest growing sectors of Saskatchewan’s booming economy.
As an important member of her team at Richardson Pioneer, Heather supports both her coworkers and producers on and off the field. Heather’s work involves meeting with producers to discuss crop and fertility planning, as well as meeting with industry leaders on the latest trends, issues and solutions in agricultural products and research. Whether she is collecting soil data, targeting weed and fungus problems or advising on swath timing, desiccation and pre-harvest timing, Heather’s work is incredibly rewarding and valuable. Saskatchewan leads Canada in crop production and environmentally sustainable land management. Through her work and continued learning, she helps the Richardson Pioneer team meet the increasingly growing demands of food production in a way that respects producers’ needs, the commodity markets and the environment.
Saskatchewan’s agricultural prosperity is built on a foundation of hard work, but also on innovation and excellent land stewardship. Heather embodies this approach through her work with the province’s producers and her team. She comes by her work ethic honestly as she developed a fascination with plants as a volunteer at the Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre at Swift Current, not far from her family’s farm. As an Agronomist with a minor in Agribusiness, Heather not only helps producers in the region serviced out of Corrine, but also contributes to her family farm’s success with the knowledge she gained in the classroom and in her work.
After graduation, Heather’s options were numerous because her degree in Agronomy opened doors to countless other employment opportunities in consulting, sales, research and environmental management. For Heather, her career fits her life perfectly, as she has attained success without compromising on the lifestyle she loves.
Other careers in Agronomy: Soil Conservationist, Crop Inspector, Rangeland Manager, Fertilizer Specialist, Soil Chemist and many more.
Where to take courses: University of Saskatchewan and Regional Colleges.
Average Yearly Salary Range: $69,617*
Job Prospects: Average
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*All salaries based on the 2013 Saskatchewan Wage Survey Report