Summer Agricultural Field Technician

Lakeland Agricultural Research Associations (LARA) is a producer run organization conducting leading edge applied agricultural research and extension in Northeastern Alberta. Our Vision is to make Alberta’s agricultural producers profitable and sustainable through applied research, demonstration and extension in areas of forages, livestock, annual crops, specialty crops, environmental conservation and regenerative agriculture.

We are looking for 2-4 ambitious and hard-working Summer Agricultural Research Technicians to be a part of our team. As Summer Agricultural Research Technicians, you will work closely with our program coordinators and will gain hands on experience in all aspects of the applied research process. This includes field design and planning, implementation of projects, collecting and analysing data and preparing extension activities.

We encourage students of agriculture and other natural science degree and diploma programs to apply. Students in fields other than natural sciences with a strong interest in agriculture will be considered. Ideal candidates will have an interest in agriculture, a strong work ethic, excellent communication and computer skills. We are looking for someone with a genuine interest in the agricultural industry!

If you enjoy time outdoors, you will appreciate the field work associated with agricultural research. Duties will include seeding preparation, seeding, mowing, spraying, harvesting, plot maintenance, roguing, soil sampling and data collection. There will also be occasional handling of livestock. Candidates should have the ability to work in a team environment and under minimal supervision. 

Agricultural and machinery experience will be considered an asset, but it is not imperative as training will be provided. Please indicate on your application if you have experience with trucks, trailers, loading equipment, tractors etc. Applicants must hold a valid driver license and have a safe driving record. Local applicants are encouraged to apply. Wage is negotiable depending on experience. Start and end dates are flexible.

Closing date for this position is on February 15th, 2024. The positions may be filled prior to the deadline if suitable candidates are found. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


For more information or to send a resume, contact:

Alyssa Krawchuk, Executive Director

Lakeland Agricultural Research Association 

Box 7068 Bonnyville Alberta, T9N 2H4

Phone:(780) 826-1130.  Email: [email protected]

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