Location : Fully Remote
American Farmland Trust is the only national organization that takes a holistic approach to agriculture, focusing on the land itself, the agricultural practices used on that land, and the farmers and ranchers who do the work.
Since our founding in 1980, AFT has helped permanently protect over 6.5 million acres of agricultural lands, advanced environmentally-sound farming practices on millions of additional acres, and helped thousands of farm families make a go of it (primarily through programs that increase farm viability and / or enhance farmland access).
Long a pioneering leader, AFT is now riding a new wave of growth, driven by agriculture’s most pressing needs and opportunities.
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We celebrate the unique traditions, heritages, and experiences our employees bring to the workplace. We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive culture that promotes and values diversity, and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work every day.
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Direct corporate engagement with farms in supply-chains offers a unique opportunity to involve more farmers in implementing and delivering conservation on-the-ground.
AFT will work with companies to build holistic soil health management systems across their currently enrolled farms as well as on new farms in the proposed project area.
AFT will utilize a targeted one-on-one approach to provide technical assistance to farmers to benchmark current management, develop continuous improvement plans and implement soil health management practices.
We are seeking to fill two Dairy Supply Chain Conservation Technician positions; one of which is based in Western, OH and the other, in Western KS.
Both positions are grant-funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), and are for a term of two (2) years with the possibility of renewal based on performance and the availability of funds.
These Conservation Technician positions offer an exciting opportunity to help the farms located in the feed shed of the MVP Dairy, LLC (a McCarty VanTillberg Partnership) reach their conservation goals.
Please specify which location you are applying for (i.e Dairy Supply Chain Conservation Technician-OH or Dairy Supply Chain Conservation Technician-KS).
The selected professionals will report directly to the Ohio Agriculture Stewardship Manager, working closely with the Director of Ag Conservation Innovation to engage farmers in adopting sound farming practices capable of protecting environmental quality and responding to the growing impacts of climate change.
What You’ll Be Working On
Specific activities will include direct outreach to the farmers and landowners of rented farmland.
Required Qualifications & Experience
The Conservation Technician must be entrepreneurial and a capable problem solver. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, creative, and possesses :
An advanced degree in one or more of the disciplines noted may substitute for two years of work experience.
Access to personal vehicle is required for travel to areas within the project demographic area. Annual mileage is estimated at 6,000 miles.
Additional inter-state travel may be required. Business related mileage and other related travel expenses are reimbursable.
Why you should apply
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