Delaware State Park Lums Pond Internship

DELAWARE STATE PARK INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Environmental Educator

Description
Want to ignite a lifelong appreciation of the outdoors in young children? Looking for a way to share your love for the natural world? In this position you will have the opportunity to! As a part of Lums Pond State Park Nature Camp/ Environmental Education Team you will be working with pre-school and school-aged children in summer camps, outdoor environmental education programs and specialty / recreational programs.    In this position interns will be an integral part of our camp team and be expected to take on leadership roles.  They will receive summer camp and first aid training and will assist with the supervision and training of our counselor-in-training team.   Summer camp can be a physically demanding activity, requiring long hours outside in the heat of the summer.   Some weekend and evening work will also be required.

Location: Lums Pond State Park
TERM OF SERVICE: Summer – 12 weeks (June 1-August 21)
40 hours / week

Contact: Austin L Conley
Interpretive Programs Manager
Lums Pond State Park
302-562-9561
Austin.conley@state.de.us

Ornamentals Entomology Summer Position Available

Position:  Ornamentals Entomology
Student would work at nearby nurseries and gain experience with integrated pest management techniques.  Examples of projects may include: working with biological control agents of nursery pests, working with redheaded flea beetles, greenhouse projects, scouting plants for various insects and arthropods, data entry and preparing information for pest walks or other short courses.  The student would be expected to work about 32 hours per week and would receive $12/hour.  The position will also include travel to Georgetown for various projects with the county horticulture extension agent.  Prefer to have the position start no later than 21 June 2015.  A car is required for this position.

Contact information:
Brian A. Kunkel
248 Townsend Hall
531 S. College Ave
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-3641
Cell Phone: (302) 893-6077
E-mail:  bakunkel@udel.edu

National Black Farmers Association Scholarship

The FCA Foundation today announced a $100,000 grant to support scholarships for current and future African American farmers. The National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Program will provide scholarships up to $5,000 to fund agriculture-related study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.

“We should accept nothing less than a world in which everyone has access to a safe, healthy, and sufficient food supply,” said Jody Trapasso,  Senior Vice President – External Affairs, FCA North America and President of the FCA Foundation. “Our hope is that these scholarships provide farmers with the inspiration and knowledge to help this vision become a reality.”

“The National Black Farmers Association Scholarship program is a huge step in the right direction for the survival of America’s Black Farmers,” said John Boyd, Jr., President of the National Black Farmers Association. “Educating black farmers provides an opportunity to increase and advance agricultural technology which will be passed on as a vital part of our rich farming legacy to future generations. Scholarships to black farm families for agricultural programs of study will increase the number of young black farmers.”

Scholarship Applicants
One hundred applications will be accepted. The application site will close when 100 applications have been received or on June 15, 2015, whichever occurs first.
Application Site: https://www.scholarsapply.org/blackfarmersassociation/login.php

About the National Black Farmers Association
The National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) is a non-profit organization representing African American farmers and their families in the United States. As an association, it serves tens of thousands of members nationwide. NBFA’s education and advocacy efforts have been focused on civil rights, land retention, access to public and private loans, education and agricultural training, and rural economic development for black and other small farmers.

About the FCA Foundation
Since 1953, the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of FCA US LLC, has invested more $500 million in charitable organizations and initiatives that help empower people, and build strong, viable communities. The FCA Foundation invests in programs that generate meaningful and measurable societal impacts in the following areas:

  • Education – programs that inspire young minds, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM);
  • Military – programs that support financial and basic needs of military service members, veterans and their families;
  • Multicultural/Diversity – programs that promote inclusion and opportunity for diverse populations; and
  • Youth Development – programs that help young people develop the skills and leadership qualities to succeed in school, at work, and in life.

Archer Farms Employment Opportunity

Archer Farms has an employment opportunity at their livestock farming operation in Darlington, Maryland.  Recent graduates or near graduating students interested in full time employment are encouraged to apply.  Archer Farms is a grass based livestock operation (beef, sheep, swine) that direct markets their livestock.  Job duties would include regular livestock management tasks plus sales and marketing duties.  Extensive livestock experience is not required; will train.  For more information contact Steve Archer (410) 457-5578 or stevearcher81@gmail.com

 

 

Career Opportunity

We are seeking a positive, proactive, self-motivated, hardworking, confident individual that has a passion for farming and wants to build a career in farming.
Duties include but are not limited to:  Operating large farm equipment, driving semi-trucks, maintaining equipment, running and maintaining irrigation equipment, welding/mechanical work.

Must have a valid driver’s license, prior farm knowledge, and CDL a plus.
Contact us via email bonkbuilt@aol.com
Brandon and Ashley Bonk