Scotian Gold Co-operative Limited is a $35 million food industry leader with an 
established international reputation for high‐quality produce. Our operations 
include Eastern Canada's largest apple packing and storage operation, an 
agricultural division, and a retail division.  Scotian Gold is committed to 
excellence, respect for people, families and communities. We are always looking 
for energetic and talented people ready to take on new challenges! Visit our 
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Tree Fruit Horticulturalist

Reporting to the Director of Grower Services, the successful candidate will 
provide support to tree fruit growers in Canada’s Atlantic Provinces.

The Tree Fruit Horticulturist will be a member of a small Grower Services team 
that supports over fifty tree fruit growers who produce fruit for Scotian Gold 
Cooperative, as well as a number of unaffiliated growers and customers.  The 
successful candidate will undergo a training period covering all functions of 
the business including farm visits, grower information and technology transfer, 
crop estimates, crop intake, fruit storage and packing, quality control, Food 
Safety,  etc.

The Tree Fruit Horticulturalist will be a self-starter and a team player in a 
fast moving, quickly changing workplace. The tree fruit industry is in a phase 
of rapid expansion as a result of the popular Honeycrisp apple. Large new 
plantings and the introduction of new technology to the industry will make for 
a very exciting future in this industry, and more specifically with Scotian 
Gold Cooperative.

In this role, you will:

*        Become the “go to” source for growers seeking any information on the 
tree fruit industry

*        Prepare and present weekly information sessions  to growers during the 
growing season

*        Conduct Farm calls regarding soil prep, planting, pruning, thinning, 
pest control etc.

*        Assist Farm Store in selection and promotion of trellis supplies and 
other orchard necessities

*        Be knowledgeable about  all registered pest control products for tree 
fruit, including their proper use and storage

*        Make variety and rootstock recommendations based on individual farms, 
keeping in mind the long term objectives of the company

*        Work with existing Managed Variety Programs and constantly seek new 
varieties and opportunities

*        Represent Scotian Gold at IFTA, NSFGA and other industry organizations

*        Serve on internal and industry committees as required

*        Make growers aware of travel and educational opportunities

*        Provide personal connection to growers from other areas to facilitate 
exchange of ideas and opportunities
Desired Skills & Experience
*        Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture.
*        Proficient in MS Office and ability to learn other computer software 
application programs necessary for Scotian Gold’s Operations.
*        Outstanding communication, organizational and analytical skills.
*        Excellent relationship building skills.
*        Strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
To Apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter stating salary requirements and 
availability to alice.macdon...@scotiangold.com.  Scotian Gold offers a 
competitive compensation and benefits package. If you are a motivated and 
energetic individual wishing to work in a challenging work environment, we'd 
love to hear from you.


Larry Lutz
Tree Fruit Specialist
Scotian Gold Cooperative Limited
7027 Highway #1, Coldbrook, Nova Scotia, B4R 1B6
(P) 902-679-6790
(C) 902-680-5027
(F) 902-679-6791
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