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AgCorps Farmer's Market and Mediation Specialist
 
 
 
Farmers markets play a valuable role in promoting healthy communities in Montana. While shoppers enjoy the freshness and taste of locally grown foods, and vendors capture more of the value of their products from direct sales to their customers, money is circulated through the local economy. The purpose of service for this project relates to the overall community need of Agricultural Literacy throughout the counties in the state of Montana. Additionally, Farmers Markets are essential to provide communities with local produce at an affordable price, while supporting local vendors. Mediation is a form of dispute resolution where parties meet with a neutral mediator to help guide them toward agreement. The mediator does not make decisions, they serve only to ensure all avenues to resolution are explored. The role of the mediator is to facilitate conversation, establish ground rules and make sure that everyone has an opportunity to voice their position. An AgCorps member will have the ability to create educational material to provide to communities and individuals who would benefit from the Dept. Of Ag’s mediation services.
 
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Member Duties : This is a full time 1700 hour position. As the Farmer's Market and Mediation Specialist you will: • Serve with LFPA (Local Food Purchase Assistance) and other federal program reporting to create a “best practices” guide for local farmers in Montana • Help create distribution network mapping to better visualize where and how food is being transported from producer to consumer • Travel to Farmers markets to promote and educate the public on the Department of Agriculture’s key offerings • Perform outreach and education for the Department's mediation program • Create educational materials to distribute to appropriate stakeholders about the mediation program • Work with news stations to create radio and print ads • Travel to conferences to advertise and promote the mediation program
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
Terms :
Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Environment ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership ,  Environment ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
AgCorps Farmer's Market and Mediation Specialist

Program Start/End Date
05/20/2024  -   11/15/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  85

Program Locations MONTANA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  02/16/2024  To  04/30/2024 

Contact Amanda Coyle
302 N Roberts St
Helena   MT   59601
4064596871
amanda.coyle@mt.gov

Listing ID 120902


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