West-Central Forage Association


Seasonal Field Technicians - 2023 

The opportunity

Our team at West-Central Forage Association (WCFA) is looking for two ambitious and motivated Summer Field Technicians to assist with our applied research, demonstration programs, and extension delivery geared towards agriculture and environmental stewardship programming across the west-central region of Alberta (approximately 10,000 acres). WCFA strives to provide learning opportunities and skill development for our Summer Field Technicians.


We’re looking for self-starters who can manage their time effectively as this role requires drive and a sense of accountability. Although you will be joining a small team we provide support for producers across six local municipalities and collaborate with other organizations and applied research associations across the province. If you are an ambitious and forward-thinking individual, wanting to make an impact in the agricultural world at ground level, consider applying.

Key Functions:

This is position entails manual labour, maintenance and data collection requiring the individual to also:

  • Assisting with the design, establishment, maintenance & harvesting of forage demonstration plots and field trials (seeding, soil sampling, mowing, taking sample cuttings, etc.);
  • Assist staff with the collection of data and data entry from research projects;
  • Assist staff with the planning and delivery of agriculture extension events, workshops, tours, seminars, and technology transfer;


  • A strong interest/background in agriculture-formal education in agriculture would be a definite asset;
  • Hold a valid driver’s license;
  • Strong communication, as well as quality and detail, orientated;
  • Team player who can work independently with little or no supervision;
  • Enjoy working outdoors, enthusiastic and a strong work ethic;
  • Work flexible and extended hours as required
  • Must be able to lift 20+ lbs, be on their feet, and work in the elements
  • The successful applicant must be currently registered as a full-time student and returning to full time studies.
  • Please indicate if you have experience with any of the following: loading/hauling trailers, operating tractors, combines, ATVs, or any other machinery.


Hours & Compensation

  • Summer Position - Full time
  • Hourly: $18/hour, 40-hour work week
  • May 8th, 2023 until August 25th, 2023


Additional Information

  • Location: Sangudo, Alberta
  • Please provide 2 or more professional references
  • Drivers abstract will be required prior to hiring


How to Apply

Please send your resume to email: agronomy@westcentralforage.com, along with a cover letter explaining why you believe you are a good fit for this position.


All applications must be submitted by April 10th, 2023. We appreciate your interest, but please note that we will only be contacting successful applicants.

Summer Field Technicians
Application Deadline: Mar 10, 2022

Our team is looking for two ambitious and motivated Summer Field Technicians for the 2023 field season. The full job posting is available on the Careers page.

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