Have a passion for sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation?
Consider serving in AmeriCorps Project Conserve with NC Polk County's Office of Agricultural Economic Development!
Farm and Consumer Outreach Specialist Job Summary:
Work with Farmers and Agricultural producers to enhance and promote sustainable farming practices, develop consumer awareness strategies and engage the community to support a strong agricultural land use model for future generations. Member will oversee a monthly Friends of Agriculture Breakfast, assist with annual Farm Tour and other community education events as scheduled throughout the year. Member will also plan and coordinate educational workshops/trainings for producers as interest is gauged or new methods of sustainable practices are introduced. Conducting Farmer and Consumer surveys will also encompass a portion of the member’s responsibility.
About AmeriCorps Project Conserve:
AmeriCorps Project Conserve is a National Service program in which members come from across the nation to dedicate themselves to serving western North Carolina for an 11 month service term. Members are selected based on skill, education, experience, passion and commitment to service. Project Conserve was founded in September of 2004 as an initiative of Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) to respond to the growing conservation needs in western North Carolina. The program focuses on collaboration with nonprofit organizations, community groups and local governments to provide service throughout the region.
AmeriCorps Project Conserve is administered by Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service in the office of Governor Roy Cooper, and the critical support of host sites and community partners.
Visit www.americorpsprojectconserve.org for application form / instructions. Application deadline is June 28, 2017.