Summer Agriculture Research Technicians
Full Time from May-August, 2021
Location: Fairview, AB
Number of Positions: 4-6
Hourly Wage: $22.00
The Peace Country Beef & Forage Association is a non-profit, producer run group that strives to provide leading edge, credible and locally viable information to Peace Country producers, through our applied research and extension programs. We inspire and empower innovation in agriculture, and move forward the agriculture industry in the Peace, by enhancing its environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
We need 4-6 ambitious and hard-working Summer Agriculture Research Technicians with genuine interest in the agriculture industry, and even better –ag research!
As a Summer Ag Research Tech, you will have the opportunity to be mentored by our Research Program Manager (PhD in Farming Systems Research) and gain hands-on experience in all aspects of the applied research process – from planning, set up and implementation of research projects, to collecting, compiling, and analyzing data and preparing research articles.
You will get to spend lots of time outside, and learn some spectacular hands-on skills like how to collect a soil sample, formulate fertilizer, layout plots, operate a plot-sized seed drill, take field notes, prepare samples for the lab, and so much more.
You will also get to attend some schools and field days put on by PCBFA for local farmers and agronomists, and listen to some great speakers!
Must have valid driver’s license. On-farm experience an asset, as is experience pulling trailers and operating ATVs and other small machinery. Start and end dates are flexible. Assistance with affordable housing options is available.
If you’re interested, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: February 28th, 2021*
*spots may be filled prior to deadline if suitable candidates are found