From: "McFarland, Ashley" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: MSUE - farm incubator job opportunities in the U.P.
Date: March 18, 2014 2:43:09 PM EDT

The MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center has two openings for their Farm Incubator program:


1.       MSU Extension Greening Michigan Institute; Program Instructor - Farm Management - Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center - Chatham, MI    


FTE: 100%


Position Overview

Provides leadership and oversight of the incubator farm program at the Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center (UPREC) located in Chatham, MI as part of the Greening Michigan Institute; oversees and ensures program/project development, promotion and expansion activities; assists with data gathering for impact evaluation efforts; and works in conjunction with supervisor, program participants and community partners to attain both short-term and long-term goals and objectives. Through supervisor, works in concert with the appropriate MSUE Institute and/or work team(s) to ensure alignment of programs with overall goals of work team, Institute and organization. 



      Bachelor's degree in a related field such as agriculture, horticulture or plant/soil science; two years experience in horticulture, farming or farm management specific to cold climate sustainable vegetable production, season extension with high tunnels, and organic farming certification requirements; experience in developing and administering educational programs; ability to travel within local and surrounding communities to meet the responsibilities or this position; proficient computer operation skills (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.); and effective oral and written communication skills. Carrying and movement of equipment, materials, etc. up to 35lbs is a regular part of this position.

Application Process

Interested and qualified candidates should visit the Michigan State University jobs page at  to apply for posting number 9198 under the MSU Extension postings.  Applicants are asked to submit an up-to-date resume/CV and a cover letter. Review of applicants will begin on March 25th.


2.       Farm Incubator Assistant please see attachment for job description and application instructions.


Any questions or inquiries can be directed to me via e-mail or phone, thanks!


Ashley McFarland

Center Coordinator

Michigan State University

Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center

E3774 University Drive

PO Box 168

Chatham, MI 49816


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