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Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
Purdue Extension - Marion County is one of 92 Purdue Extension offices around the state that delivers research-based community support as an outreach arm of Purdue University. The Urban Agriculture Program of Purdue Extension aims to support beginning urban farmers and the community of people leading urban agriculture projects. This work occurs through programs like the Purdue Urban Farm Incubator Network, the Purdue Extension Urban Agriculture Certificate, through increasing awareness of urban agriculture and helping coordinate the Indiana Small Farm Conference. To learn more about the Purdue Extension - Marion County Urban Agriculture Program, visit www.purdue.edu/dffs/urbanag .
The Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator will work with Purdue Extension - Marion County's Urban Agriculture Educator. The Coordinator will draw on their own experience with small scale, diversified farming to support Indianapolis urban food growers. This person should be comfortable talking through the technical details of growing food crops on two acres or less. The Coordinator will use their experiential knowledge in small scale farming as an instructor in a classroom setting as well as in one-on-one consultations with urban farmers and gardeners.
The Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator will support the set up and delivery of the Urban Agriculture Certificate Course. The Urban Agriculture Certificate Course consists of 25 modules offered to the community urban agriculture project leaders in the evenings. The goal for student learning and experience in the course is that each participant will: (1) receive in-depth instruction for urban organic crop production-from farm design through harvest techniques, (2) clarify their project vision and strengthen their community impact, (3) learn to think like an enterprise to achieve economic sustainability and (4) grow their network of connections to other urban farms and gardens. See the course flyer with dates and location here: http://bit.ly/2idXmFS
The Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator will also use their time to consult with urban farmers individually and assist with farm and garden design and function throughout the growing season. This person may also assist the Urban Agriculture Educator with occasional other programs such as urban agriculture tours and other marketing and programming efforts.
**This represents a part-time job (50% FTE) working 20 hours per week. Many programs occur in evening or weekend hours, so it will be necessary to work outside of normal office hours.