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ACEnet VISTA 2022
 
 
 
The Appalachian Food Chain Diversification Program VISTA position will provide capacity building support to a diverse partnership of non-profit economic development organizations, local food champions, farmers and producers working on solutions to healthy food access in rural Appalachia Ohio. This position will work with ACEnet staff to design evaluation, training and infrastructure support to provide specialty food & farming entrepreneurs with the resources, skills and strategies to start and grow their businesses into profitable operations that support sustainable livelihoods, while simultaneously increasing the diversity and safety in the local food economy. The target geographic area for this program includes 7 southeast counties identified as part of the Appalachian region including: Athens, Hocking, Jackson, Meigs, Morgan, Muskingum and Perry. These counties have been classified by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) as either distressed, at risk or in transition. Many of these counties are also designated as USDA StrikeForce zones due to their persistent levels of poverty, low healthy food access and limited entrepreneurial support systems. Target counties are included for two primary reasons: they are economically distressed, and have robust pre-existing relationships with capacity builders who can assist food & farm entrepreneurs access markets, increase wholesale readiness and process value-added farm products.
 
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Member Duties : The Appalachian Food Chain Diversification Program VISTA position will provide capacity building support to a diverse partnership of non-profit economic development organizations, local food champions, farmers and producers working on solutions to healthy food access in rural Appalachia Ohio. This position will work with ACEnet staff to design evaluation, training and infrastructure support to provide specialty food & farming entrepreneurs with the resources, infrastructure, skills and strategies to start and grow their businesses into profitable operations that support sustainable livelihoods, while simultaneously increasing the diversity and safety in the local food economy.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Business/Entrepreneur . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
ACEnet VISTA 2022

Program Start/End Date
07/18/2022  -   07/17/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/04/2022  To  07/01/2022 

Contact Leslie Schaller
94 Columbus Rd
Athens   OH   45701
740-592-3854
vistaleader@ohiocdc.org

Listing ID 110015


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