Agriculture and Water Outreach Corpsmember, Minnesota and Iowa Conservation Corps

Job Type(s): Programs / Services
Deadline: October 13, 2017 12:00 am
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The AmeriCorps Agriculture and Water Outreach Corpsmember (age 18-25) serves alongside natural resource professionals with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture supporting the work of the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP), learning hands-on skills in assessing and managing soil and water resources. The Agriculture and Water Outreach Corpsmember provides assistance to the MAWQCP certification process which may include farm water quality assessments, field visits and data collection, producer and/or landowner interviews service and groundwater monitoring programs, wetland and watercourse inventories and assessments; prepare documents for cost-share and easement programs; conduct field surveys and site inspections and prepare reports; 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 year-long AmeriCorps service term. The Specialist 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.