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Our people have made our nursery an industry success story.

Be a part of Proven Winners® the #1 plant brand and Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc., a world-wide leader in horticulture and new plants.

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Horticulture Intern Program

Each year, Spring Meadow offers student internships in three production departments: propagation, growing, and stock. Interns will rotate between these three areas in order to gain a well-rounded perspective of the full production cycle. Our internship program is designed to give students the opportunity to combine what they've learned in their coursework with practical experience in one of North America's largest woody plant propagation nurseries. Our goal is that a Spring Meadow internship would lead to future employment for the student.

Our paid internships typically run from May-August/September. Onsite housing is available for a fee,  or we can assist in finding suitable living arrangements if needed.

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and CV to intern coordinator and stock manager Matt Carlton. If you have any questions, please contact Matt at 616-846-4729, ext. 1401.

Get a closer look at the experience in our intern video.

We encourage non-US residents to apply for an internship at Spring Meadow. Foreign Interns are required to obtain a student or work visa before we agree to an internship. Interested candidates should contact either of the organizations below to obtain a visa, in addition to submitting their CV to Spring Meadow.

The Communicating for Agriculture Exchange Program
112 East Lincoln Avenue
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Phone (218) 739-3241
Fax (218) 739-3832

Ohio International Agricultural and Horticultural Intern Program
113 Agricultural Administration Building
The Ohio State University
2120 Fyffe Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1067
Phone: (614) 292-7720
Fax: (614) 292-2757
email OSU

Finished Grower Support Manager posted March 20, 2018

Ensure licensee and customer success with producing finished Proven Winners® ColorChoice® shrubs. Position consists of 40-50% travel with remainder at Spring Meadow Nursery.

Primary Responsibilities:

Make licensee and customer visits within North America to assess and evaluate crops to determine actions to produce a better shrub. Goals should be:
Quicker finish times
Reduce overwintering losses
Communicate best practices to reduce disease and pest
Assist with proper chemical rotations and application
Establish proper trimming/pinching protocols
Increase rooting success for licensees
Provide recommendation for proper EC/Ph levels
Improve ability to ship plants bud & bloom
Increase the use of PGR’s to improve finished product
Each visit will result in a written report to licensee and customer along with copies to Account Manager and General Manager

Establish written best practices for each Proven Winners® ColorChoice® variety and determine best mode of action to communicate.

Responsible as first point of contact for all growing questions from licensee and customer. Provide over the phone problem solving and email communication

Active participant in licensee team, involved with weekly meetings, Gold Key meeting, Gold Key Grower meeting, tradeshows, etc.

Engage with industry publications to publish articles within the trade on growing better Proven Winners® ColorChoice® flowering shrubs

Provide oversight on 3rd party supply chain

Oversee and direct marketing plants and summer/winter tradeshow forcing

Responsible for training to internal sales and licensing team
Establish best practices for ensuring 1st time customer success

Point person for all national and state regulations

Provide insight into new programs/concept to further grow the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® program

Additional Responsibilities:

Performs other related duties as required.
Follow Spring Meadow Nursery Safety Policy.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

Education/Experience – 2 or 4 years Horticulture or related degree and 3-5 years of work experience with growing finished material. This is a hands-on position that requires activities throughout the nursery greenhouses. Must be able to assist the crews in their daily work assignments as needed. Computer skills are required for growing-related tasks in the SBI nursery database as well as proficiency in Excel and Word. Bilingual English-Spanish skills are highly desirable.

Performance Requirements:

Must maintain a level of performance equivalent to company standards, that being a “Meets Expectations” in all areas of your performance evaluations (Self and Management reviews).

* The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. *

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