Agriculture and Water Outreach Corpsmember
AmeriCorps Agriculture and Water Outreach Corpsmembers (ages 18-25) serve alongside natural resource professionals with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, learning hands-on skills in assessing and managing soil and water resources. The Agriculture and Water Outreach Corpsmember provides assistance to the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) certification process which may include farm water quality assessments, field visits and data collection, producer and/or landowner interviews, surface and groundwater monitoring programs, wetland and watercourse inventories and assessments. Corpsmembers may also prepare documents for cost-share and easement programs, and coordinate and conduct educational programs and activities. The Agriculture and Water Outreach Corpsmember will communicate with local landowners to develop management plans, gather input on best practices and provide education materials on soil and water resources.
This is a full-time commitment for a 7-month AmeriCorps service term. The Corpsmember will receive a monthly stipend and an education award upon successful completion of the term that may be used for education expenses or to repay qualified student loans.
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Location: Housing is not provided by the Corps. Specialist must secure their own housing near service location.
For more information, please view the Agriculture and Water Outreach Corpsmember position description.
This program is available to all, without regard to disability, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation. The Conservation Corps engages AmeriCorps members, ages 18-25, as defined under the American Conservation and Youth Service Corps Act, a subtitle of the National and Community Service Act of 1990. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.
Deadline: March 26, 2017
Questions? Contact Kellie Lager, Recruitment Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-209-9900 x31