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Apply to attend Ag Promise in Washington, DC- March 5-7 – Sponsorship includes registration, hotel, and airfare expenses —

The College of Agriculture is taking applications to sponsor two students to attend Ag Promise on March 5-7  in Washington, DC. Ag Promise is targeted for you and beginning farmers interested in learning how legislation is written and how it is encouraged through federal process. Attendees will receive updates on the pressing issues facing agriculture, meet with  policy makers from Congress and influencers from around the capitol and more. The college will be sponsoring 2 students to attend the conference. Students interested in attending should submit a 250-500 word essay answering the question “What in your opinion are five of the most critical issues facing the next generation of agriculturalists?”  Essays must be submitted by Tuesday, January 31 at 4:45 pm to Megan Ross.

FULL-TIME OPPORTUNITIES

Alabama Cooperative Extension System seeking Extension Agent

Home Grounds, Gardens, & Home Pest Regional Extension Agent located in Southwest Alabama (Butler, Conecuh, Escambia, and Baldwin counties).

Medxcel offering Landscape positions in Birmingham, AL

Landscaping Technician I – As a Landscaping Crew Member-. Responsibilities will include planting, weeding, digging, spreading topsoil and other materials, general lawn maintenance, and seasonal lawn preparation. You can also operate lawnmowers and related equipment and will help Facilities Maintenance staff on projects as assigned.
Apply Now!

Landscaping Tech III- Irrigation/ Spray Tech- The Landscaping Technician III assists in managing the horticultural requirements of the Medxcel facilities.  This position oversees and performs a variety of landscape activities, such as planting, weeding, digging, spreading topsoil and other materials, general lawn maintenance, and seasonal lawn preparation.  This position serves in a lead role, leading 4 – 8 associates, possibly more seasonal associates as needed.  The Landscaping Technician III operates a variety of equipment and has a working knowledge of horticultural practices, woody and perennial plants cultural requirements and pest & turf management as well as administering chemical applications. Apply Now!
Apply and reach out to Recruiter: Shala George 317-975-7567.

IFDC seeking Science Writer

This position provides support to the Research function as a technical writer in the development of contracts, reports, and small grants; conversion of existing reports into manuscripts following guidelines of respective journals; and other duties as needed.

Duties may include:

  • Writing technical documents (reports, manuscripts, proposals) and translating to simple briefs and flyers for non-technical readers.
  • Developing website content based on technical documents.
  • Creating infographics and other interactive media from technical documents.
  • Reviewing and editing technical documents to ensure clarity and proper English usage.
  • Formatting and designing technical documents, ensuring consistency of brand guidelines.
  • Performing a variety of other related minor duties as required (e.g., data entry, preparation of tables and graphs, etc.).

Official job announcement coming soon — find it and other positions within AL by clicking here.

Auburn University seeking Research Technician in the Precision Agriculture Laboratory

Research Technician Position available to work in the Precision Agriculture Laboratory. They am seeking for a person who is interested in supporting field work research and extension activities related to Precision Agriculture and Irrigation Water Management.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Medxcel’s 2023 Summer Landscaping Internships

Horticulture Therapy Program Developer Intern -This intern will create a pilot for therapy gardens. This intern will work cross functionally to determine locations, the design and the maintenance plan. This intern will present their findings and recommendations on how we can incorporate this on a wider scale.

Non-Potable Water Analyst Intern – This intern will evaluate how to reduce iron in our water supply. This intern will conduct water analysis and then determine the system upgrades and maintenance plans needed.  This intern will present the pros and cons on the strategy based of their analysis and how we provide enhanced water treatment solutions.

Landscaping Compost Program Developer Intern- This intern will identify the best approach to creating a national landscape composting program. This intern will identify the best location, labor requirements and the maintenance process.  The intern will present the results to include the best locations to roll this out across the company.

 Landscaping Environmental Sustainability Pathways Interns – This intern will analyze the benefit of autonomous mowers across the industry to help reduce the impact on environment and reduce labor pressure.  This intern will analyze the current carbon footprint, labor required as well as the safety against autonomous mowers.  This intern will present on their findings are recommendations on the impact of carbon emission and labor.

Landscaping Organic Fertilizer Intern- This intern will analyze the benefit of utilizing organic fertilizers and herbicides vs chemical fertilizer and herbicides . This intern will present on their finding on the environmental impact of switching from chemicals to organic fertilizers and herbicides.  

Apply here at  or email Ginger Clark .

FC Cincinnati Internship Opportunities

FC Cincinnati has two available positions, currently. One will be stationed at TQL Stadium and one at Mercy Health Training Center. Both of these facilities are less than 5 years old and are in great condition! While each position is stationed at separate facilities, students will have opportunities to work at both facilities. It is crucial to allow students the opportunity to see both types of facilities.  For our internship program, they will teach students the ins and outs of maintaining a Major League Soccer facility. This includes, but not limited to, mowing, fertilizing, Integrated Pest Management, practice set-up, irrigation timing/run-time, irrigation repairs (hopefully not many), match setup, pitch markings and shifts, cultivation practices, etc.

Job highlights:

  • Pay: $16.92/hour + OT
  • Housing: No
  • Uniforms: Tops provided
  • Meals: Breakfast + lunch provided daily at MHTC. Occasional meals for TQL Stadium employee.

Please have students apply through these listings: TQL Stadium & Mercy Health Training Center .

USGA Green Section Internship Program

The USGA is offering an excellent opportunity for students to participate in a paid internship program traveling with USGA agronomists. This internship opportunity is open to turfgrass management students to experience first-hand the USGA agronomic and resource management programs.
The selected students will travel with USGA agronomists on Course Consulting Service visits for one week between the months of May and August. This experience will broaden students’ perspectives of the turfgrass industry and influence the directions they take with their educational endeavors and career paths. Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2023.

Auburn Youth Programs seeking summer counselors

Auburn Youth Programs is in the process of recruiting students to work for us over the summer. This is an awesome opportunity not only to make money over the summer, but also sharpen and develop leadership skills. AYP hosts summer camps for middle and high school students on Auburn’s campus from late may to the middle of June. Counselor positions pay $410 a week +3 free meals a day and snacks . Staff positions pay $9.50 an hour. Meals and snacks are included during working hours. 20-40 hours a week depending on their availability.

Architect of the Capitol Summer Internships in Washington, DC

These summer internships are full-time, pay $17/hour and last 12 weeks. There are multiple positions available at several jurisdictions within the AOC. Three of the positions are only open to college students, and one (the Laborer/Gardener Aide) is open to college and high school students. The Horticulture Aides work with either the US Botanic Garden or Library of Congress, the Forester Aide works with the US Capitol Arboretum, and the Plant Health Care Aide works with the US Botanic Garden and the US Capitol Arboretum. The Laborer/Gardener Aides work at each jurisdiction (Capitol Grounds, Supreme Court, Botanic Garden and Library of Congress). Apply by January 31, 2023.

Little USA Solar seeking Digital Marketing Internship

Little USA Solar based out of Union Springs, AL is currently offering a Digital Marketing Internship. Little USA (LUSA) Solar Campus is a multi-purpose facility and organization designed as a working renewable energy training and study center serving the greater Union Springs and Eastern Alabama
Region. Local K-12 and regional post-secondary institutions will be able to use LUSA as an extension campus for school programs, research, career development, and career re-entry through hands-on experience for students at all levels. This is a  remote position — for a full job description email Megan Ross.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

2023 Undergraduate Research Fellowship Application period is now open and will close on Feb 15, 2023.

The 2023 Undergraduate Research Fellowship Application period is now open and will close on Feb 15, 2023.

The information, submission form, instructions, and templates can be found on the website at the link below:

Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program – Office of Undergraduate Research (auburn.edu)

Spring 2023 College of Agriculture Career & Professional Development Events

Our Work Film featuring Alabama Cooperative Extension (Harvest for Health Program and Operation Grow Programs)
February 17, 2023, 12 pm – 1pm in 246 Funchess Hall
RSVP coming soon.

College of Agriculture Career Fair (ALL MAJORS)
February 21, 2023, 1 pm-4pm at the AU Alumni Center
Check out the companies attending here.

Headshots and Handshakes Event (Student Networking Opportunity with industry. Students will also be able to have a professional headshot taken)
February 21, 2023, 4:30 pm -6pm at the Auburn Hotel and Conference Center, Terrace Room
RSVP coming soon

Women in Agriculture Luncheon featuring Abra Lee
February 28, 2023, 11:30 am -1 pm at the Auburn Hotel and Conference Center, Grand Ballroom
Lecture title: The Invincible Garden Ladies: How Black Southern women have made significant contributions to horticulture.
Click here to RSVP  (Tickets are $15)
** Student Scholarships are available for the luncheon — click here to apply and register to attend. If you are not seeking scholarship, click the RSVP link above to purchase your ticket.

Our Work Film featuring Environmental Science Graduates
March 20, 2023, 12 pm -1 pm, 246 Funchess Hall
RSVP coming soon

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Megan Ross

Megan Ross is a 2001 Auburn Graduate who currently serves as Coordinator of Student Development & Programs in the College of Agriculture at Auburn University. Her passion for fostering students’ personal and intellectual growth has allowed her to create unique educational and professional programming designed to elevate their academic experience.

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