A Project Associate for the recently-funded Kellogg project, Regional
Infrastructure for Sustaining Agriculture (RISA), is being sought. This is a
collaborative project of SANRUE (The Penn State/Rodale Institute Research
Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources in Urbanizing
Environments) and the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture.
The Project Associate will be responsible for:
Coordinating Educational Support Activities in support of the following
task areas: Regional Leadership Networks, On-Farm Demonstration, Marketing
Incentives, and Process Documentation.
Supporting the initial assessment phase of the project, the development
of Regional Leadership Networks, and On-Farm Demonstrations.
The individual will be housed at the Berks County Extension Office. This is
planned as a three and three-quarter year project. Qualifications being
sought include the following:
1. Familiarity with the agriculture in Pennsylvania. A dairy
background is preferable.
2. Documentable evidence of self-motivation and the ability to bring closure to
a defined project.
3. Excellent interpersonal skills. This includes being comfortable with people
who have differing philosophy, economic status, and educational
4. Strong writing skills. This person will be writing a regular newsletter and
various other documents relating to the RISA project.
5. A Master's Degree or equivalent with major course work in an
agriculture-related field plus two years of effective experience or
any combination of experience and formalized training which provides
For more information on this position, write Cathy A. Hamlett, Director, Penn
State Cooperative Business Education and Research Program, 205 Armsby, Penn
State University, University Park PA 16802 or phone 814-863-0644. You can
also send a resume directly to Human Resource Services, Box PS, 307
Agricultural Administration, Pennsylvania State University,
University Park PA 16802. Please include at least three references.
The position is available immediately and will remain open until a
qualified candidate is found.
The Pennsylvania State University is
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Women and Minorities Encouraged to Apply