What Makes Hydroponics Industry Professionals Successful?
M&F Talent sees the entire modern gardening movement as a single talent pool. This notion includes hydroponics industry professionals, cannabis businesspeople, hemp experts, and horticulture authorities. In other words, we understand that the skillsets needed to successfully grow food crops at a vertical farm are like those needed to be successful at indoor cannabis gardens. Moreover, the design and sales of horticultural equipment is the same for clients in both urban agriculture and cannabis cultivation. In all these scenarios, leading professionals have a knowledge base in both biological sciences and CEA technology.
As the hydroponics industry’s premier recruiting company, M&F Talent has an intimate understanding of hiring trends in the industry. For these reasons, we have long standing relationships with some of the leading hydroponics equipment companies in the market. If you are interested in finding a hydroponics career, check out the following skillsets that hiring parties are interested in:
A primary motivator for hydroponics industry professionals is the fact that modern cultivation technology is environmentally beneficial. In fact, the notion of vertical farming was originally conceived in efforts to devise more efficient forms of agriculture. This notion concerns both water consumption and land usage. Even more, urban farms allow people to enjoy crops grown locally within cityscapes, in areas otherwise known as “urban food deserts.”
In order to thrive in the hydroponics industry, you must be able to adapt to several different environments and clientele. Mainly because, hydroponics industry professionals often work within both the cannabis industry and traditional horticulture space. Especially for salespeople, this often means understanding consumer needs from drastically different demographics.
The hydroponics industry is the cutting edge of where technology meets horticulture. As such, whether your background is in R&D or sales, a strong technical acumen will make you more attractive to hydroponics employers. Also, if you understand environmental controls, fertigation systems, and CO2 dispersal systems, you will have a leg up on the competition. The same can be said about explaining such technical equations as Vapor Pressure Deficit (VPR), Lighting Values (PAR), Air Quality (C02), and Water Quality (PPM & PH).
Open to Travel
Unlike plant-touching companies in the cannabis industry, business operations in the hydroponics space are not limited by State or National borders. Even more, many leading hydroponics companies operate on an international scale, with headquarters in Sweden, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, and The Netherlands. As such, leading hydroponics industry professionals must often be willing to travel to a variety of locales to find success.
Interest in the Plant Sciences
Hydroponics industry professionals should be interested in plant sciences such as botany, horticulture, and agronomy. With this knowledge, they can better explain how horticulture equipment both promotes and sustains plant growth. Therefore, if you want to fit in with industry pros, be sure that you can “join the conversation” on topics like “ploy-cropping” or “living soil.”
If you would like to learn more about hydroponics careers with M&F Talent, please check out our jobs page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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