Beginning Farmer Coordinator Job at Penn State

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Penn State Extension  – Extension Assistant – Model Plot Project Coordinator job opening  with beginning farmer training program  for 2015

Join Penn State Extension to support a new project as part of our Start Farming beginning and next generation farmer training programs. This project will work with new farmers to establish “Models of the Future” on-farm demonstration sites at five farms across the state. These plots will implement a set of best management practices and latest innovations giving new farmers an opportunity to observe scientifically based practices in the context of the working farms of their peers. Study circles hosted at farm demonstration sites will provide an opportunity for new farmers to learn from researchers and each-other as well as provide a support network.

Major responsibilities will include planning, implementing, conducting and evaluating a broad range of educational program for adults who are starting a farm.  The extension assistant will coordinate an on farm demonstration project for new farmers in years 3-7 under direction of the project leader.  He or she willassist in the coordination, promotion and evaluation of study circle meetings designed to help new farmers learn from one another and assist in grant management.

To apply visit  search for position # 56684

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