Our Work Film featuring D&F Equipment, the Miller Poultry Center and the industry impact premiering on October 26
The College of Agriculture invites students, faculty, and staff to attend the screening of our second Our Work film of the fall semester. The 30-minute film will feature D&F Equipment, a full-service equipment manufacturer and engineering supplier in Crossville, AL; the Miller Poultry Center – the Fortenberry Processing Center in Auburn, AL, and College of Agriculture students. We’ll tour the facilities talk about how their operations have enhanced the student experience. Following the film, we’ll have a Q&A panel to answer questions about the film. The screening will take place in 307 Corley Hall from 12 pm -12:50 pm. Lunch will be provided to attendees.
Check out the film here.
USDA, FSA Job Opening for their Montgomery office
The following information is provided for publicizing our ALABAMA announcement.
Pay Plan-Series-Grade: GS-0318-6/7/8
Open Period: 10/12/2022-10/25/2022
Duty Locations: Alabama FSA State Office (Montgomery)
University of Kentucky’s Department of Agriculture seeking Farm Management Specialist
The candidate needs to be self-motivated, able to work independently with minimal supervision to contribute to accomplishing the program’s goals, and one who has developed efficient work habits. They desire someone with core competencies in production economics, farm business management, and farm finance that we can build on. The end result would be to produce an Area Farm Management Agent that can be an asset to farm managers in their planning and decision-making and an Extension educator for Kentucky agriculture. Learn more and apply here.
Alabama Cooperative Extension System has an open REA position
Animal Science and Forages Regional Extension Agent closes on November 6, 2022.
STUDENT WORKER OPPORTUNITIES
Student Worker needed for Auburn University Variety Testing
Student worker will report to work at the Seed Technology building at 1031 South Donahue Drive. No parking pass is required to park on-site. Submit a resume to Henry Jordan.
- The ability to work during breaks and the Summer is a plus.
- Must be detail-oriented.
- Must be able to work outdoors in the heat.
- Occasional fieldwork
- Prepare seed envelopes for packaging
- Package seed in the lab
- Operate electronic seed counters
- Prepare harvest tags and bags
- Process harvest samples
- Operate a research cotton gin
- Assist with planting and maintenance of the Agronomic Crops Garden, Cullars Rotation, and Old Rotation
- Any other duties as assigned
Alabama Cooperative Extension System Summer Internship Applications NOW open
Field Summer Intern – Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources
Field Summer Intern -Agriculture
Corteva Field Internships available
- Central and Southern U.S. Traits (GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, MN, NE, TN, TX, WI)
- Intern – California
- Intern – Dakotas or Montana
- Intern – Central U.S. Crop Protection (IA, IN, MO, OH)
- Intern – Southern and Eastern U.S. Crop Protection (FL, GA, MD, MS, TN, TX)
USDA, NASS Student Trainee (Statistician)Internships available
The announcement is for the following offices: Delta RFO (Little Rock, AR), Eastern Mountain RFO (Louisville, KY), Great Lakes RFO (Lansing, MI), Heartland FRO (St. Louis, MO), and Southern Plains (Austin, TX). Application closes on October 18.
Moonlight Basin Turfgrass Internship Opportunity in Big Sky, MT
The Reserve at Moonlight Basin is a sprawling Jack Nicklaus Signature course that he considers to be the most beautiful he has ever designed. Stretching over 800 acres with 80 acres of maintained turf, our championship 18-hole course is situated on the open alpine slopes below the towering Rocky Mountains and provides panoramic views of the last best place.
The internship program takes into account every individual’s goals and focuses on what she/he wants to learn and improve upon. They will cover all aspects of golf course maintenance including operation and maintenance of all equipment, morning course set-up, and aerification and topdressing. They will dive into turf mathematics, sprayer and spreader calibration, granular fertilizer applications, chemical mixing and spraying of greens, tees and fairways. Their unique irrigation set-up has Rain Bird and Toro heads, offering our interns a chance to understand troubleshooting and repairs on both systems. The Reserve relies on a set water supply from snow melt ponds and leads to intense water management practices and nightly irrigation planning. They want to expose interns to the responsibilities of supervisory positions and task them with leading small crews on sod, bunker and other projects to hone in their leadership skills. Interested candidates should contact Perk Purcell, Assistant Superintendent.
GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Two assistantships are available in Soil Fertility at the University of Arkansas
Two Graduate Research Assistantships for master’s level graduate study are currently available in the Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, for students interested in soil fertility and soil-test development for the sustainable production of agronomically important crops (rice, soybean, corn, cotton, etc). This research will encompass both laboratory and field aspects of soil fertility and soil health research. The selected candidates will incorporate agronomy, soil science, and plant nutrient dynamics while interacting with a diverse group of researchers involved in a variety of soil chemistry/fertility, soil health, and plant nutrition-related projects. Required qualifications include a background in soil science with an interest in agronomy, soil fertility, and effective oral and written communication skills. In addition, successful candidates must be self-motivated and exhibit the ability to work independently and as team members. Applications will be reviewed starting November 1st, 2022 but will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. For additional information visit the Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences admission requirements. Contact: Dr. Gerson Drescher .
PART-TIME JOB OPPORTUNITIES
City of Auburn seeking Part-time Urban Forestry and Sustainability Assistant
Learn more about the opportunity here.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Undergraduate Research Open House, October 18 -register to attend
Auburn University is putting on an undergraduate research open house on Tuesday, October 18th. This is your chance to connect with faculty who are doing research and would like to have undergraduates join their labs. To register for the event click here.
Be sure to check out these research opportunities on and off campus at via the Office of Undergraduate Research website.