Legend Sales Agronomist (LSA) – De Smet, SD

Job Description

As a fiercely independent, regional seed leader, Legend Seeds is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of our customers by providing them with superior service and products that help the farmers increase their production. Our multi-brand strategy is focused on meeting the demand of our customers and not the demand of stakeholders. We are proud to offer unique solutions including seed, seed treatments, and biologicals, all backed by locally tested and proven results.

The Legend Seeds organization currently employs over 82 talented team members in the Midwest and is looking for a growth-focused, energetic, and results-driven Legend Sales Agronomist (LSA) to help develop and maintain our sales area in the assigned territory. This individual must possess a solid agronomy background and be able to work as a team and independently to help support Legend Seeds and our network of dealers.

The LSA works closely with the Legend Sales Lead and Legend Account Managers to support our dealer network and help us achieve our Vision of “we help our dealers help their growers”. This position helps ensure business development, growth, and sales success through the marketing, selling, and brand awareness of all products sold by Legend Seeds in the assigned trade area. The LSA role plays an integral role in building and engaging in the company’s strategies that will promote the three pillars of Legend GROWTH, PROFITABILITY, and CULTURE.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as an Agronomist in our De Smet and surrounding county territory.

  • Work with Legend staff and dealers on agronomy issues, complaints, and recommendations.

  • Develop an agronomy training platform to bring information to dealers and staff.

  •  Responsible for product evaluation and new product advancements.

  • Support the Legend Account Managers in building and developing our dealers and growers.

  • Develop brand promotion of products through testing, signage, harvest, field days, etc.

  • Assist in developing an annual Crop Plan with Legend Account Managers.

  • Contribute timely agronomic and production information to dealers and customers to enhance Legends value.

  • Ensure that company assets are well cared for and properly maintained.

  • Ensure team performs job related tasks in a safe manner.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Weed Science, Entomology, Soil Science, Plant Pathology or a closely related field and at least 2-3 years of experience in a closely related role.
  • Currently possess state certified applicator license or ability to obtain in 3 months.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Strong knowledge of farming and crop production practices.
  • Knowledge of basic farm equipment operation.
  • Aptitude to learn precision agriculture technology.
  • Demonstrated self-discipline, ability to function effectively without direct supervision, and ability to work effectively with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong interpersonal relationships.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present technical information.
  • Ability to provide technical leadership to customers and Legend staff.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Authorized to work in the United States

Additional Information

What does Legend Seeds offer you?

At Legend Seeds you definitely have a chance to make a difference. You will have the opportunity to be creative, take initiative and grow.  A position at Legend Seeds is more than just a job. It’s the chance to work among friends every day and to see the results of your hard work firsthand.  We work in a lively, intuitive, and family-orientated environment that offers:


Competitive Pay ~ Health Insurance ~ Long-Term Disability ~ Life Insurance ~ Paid Time Off ~ Retirement ~ ESOP


Will you fit in here?

If you personally identify with our five core values, then we believe you will be an excellent fit for the culture at Legend Seeds:


  • All staff, dealers, and growers are treated with respect​
  • Open to understanding another person's point of view​

Team Approach

  • Our individual backgrounds are combined to bring strength, dedication, and knowledge to help our dealers and growers achieve success​
  • We are structured for local support for the dealer's and grower's success​


  • Consistent and fair, always doing what is right in our actions​
  • Remain honest and true to our word​

Sustainable Growth

  • We are dedicated to expanding our market presence while nurturing the sustainable development of our community and resources.
  • We believe in the collective growth of our teams, individuals, fostering a culture of continuous learning and mutual success.


  • Industry leaders with the latest thoughts and technologies​
  • Solutions-based approach to overcome challenges large and small​

Work Environment

  •  This job operates in a remote office environment located within Legend Seeds footprint.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • This is a full-time position, typical hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional earlier start times, evening and/or weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


  • 70% travel is expected for this position. 90% during peak times is required.

EEO Statement

Legend Seeds provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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