*Dairy Farm Assistant*

Various dairy tasks available depending on skills. Must be very reliable
with attention to detail. If you live in Sandusky County, Ohio near our
farm, we would have available daily part-time work for the right person. To
discuss details call Jackie at 419-603-8066.

*Americorps VISTA Community/School Garden Summer Program Coordinator -
Leelanau County*

The MSU Extension - Leelanau County office is accepting applicants for an
AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer position for ten weeks this summer, for the dates
June 14 - August 20th.


   - College degree
   - Excellent communication and organizational skills
   - Enjoy working with children
   - Experience with culinary arts and/or gardening
   - Be passionate about promoting the consumption of home grown and locally
   grown produce

Other desirable skills:

   - Teaching experience
   - Computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher

*Description:* This job requires the ability to work independently as well
as collaboratively.  Activities may include (but are not limited to: 1)
providing support to school and community garden programming; 2) assisting
with social marketing and programming promoting consumption of local produce
in Leelanau County; and 3)  support Bridge Card implementation at Leelanau
County Farmers Markets.

*Pay:* Compensation for this position is $208 per week, plus a $1000
educational award that can be used toward future classes or student loans
(or $250 cash).  Position is based on 35 hrs per week (flexible schedule).
 The position will be based in Suttons Bay, Michigan.
* *
*How to apply:* Applicants should apply by sending a cover letter and
resume as soon as possible - by May 25th (to MSU Extension –Leelanau County,
8527 E. Government Center Dr., Suite 107, Suttons Bay, MI  49682.  Or via
email:  *[log in to unmask]*.

*Agroecology Post Doc Position at Penn State*

Postdoctoral Scientist in Agroecology
The Pennsylvania State University
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and Department of Entomology

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Agroecology: Join an interdisciplinary
team conducting research on organic production systems.

*Description:* The successful candidate will direct an ongoing study to
quantify the dynamics of weed populations, arthropod community, soil quality
indicators, and agronomic properties in organic feed and forage production
systems. The candidate will also collaborate with investigators on the
project to publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and
participate in outreach and grant-writing activities. Start date July 1,
2010, or negotiable.
* *

   - Ph.D. in weed ecology, arthropod ecology, or agroecology is required.
   - Experience working with systems studies and application of multivariate
   statistical tools to complex data sets is desired but not required. The
   postdoctoral scientist will work directly in collaboration with Mary
   Barbercheck (arthropod ecology), David Mortensen (weed ecology) and a farmer
   advisory panel in guiding the research and outreach education associated
   with the project.

*How to Apply:* Please send a cover letter explaining your interest and
experience in agroecology, a current CV, and contact information of 3
references by June 14, 2010 to Mary Barbercheck ([log in to unmask] [1]) and Dave
Mortensen ([log in to unmask] [2]).

For further information: Please see the project website, **, or
contact contact *[log in to unmask]* or *[log in to unmask]*.

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