The Nature Conservancy Seeks Conservation Associate

Posted on May 24, 2022
The Nature Conservancy Seeks Conservation Associate
Position Title                                                                                                                                     The-Nature-Conservancy-logo-1
Conservation Associate
 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Conservation Associate will bolster TNC’s efforts to support farmers leading change and ultimately accelerate the acceptance and adoption of conservation-minded tillage practices within the Saginaw Bay Watershed. 
 TNC has worked with agricultural partners in Michigan’s Saginaw Bay Watershed for over ten years, enhancing on-farm conservation outcomes and improving water quality. We do this by co-developing with partners and landowners on new conservation practices, conservation delivery programs and conservation learning opportunities. The new Conservation Associate position will continue to advance TNC’s agricultural conservation practices work—specifically the adoption of reduced tillage strategies—within Michigan’s Saginaw Bay Watershed.
 
This position will:
1.Provide agronomic and conservation technical assistance to farmers and farmer advisors;
2.Collaborate with agricultural supply chain partners to accomplish mutual sustainability goals;
3.Identify barriers to conservation adoption and research ways for farmers to overcome those barriers
4.Serve as project lead for a new strip till in sugar beets initiative.
 
 
The Conservation Associate will bolster TNC’s efforts to support farmers leading change and ultimately accelerate the acceptance and adoption of conservation-minded tillage practices within the Saginaw Bay Watershed. TNC will rely on this individual to provide a robust level technical consulting service to Saginaw Valley farmers, specifically sugar beet growers. Funding for the position is provided in part by USDA-NRCS, Michigan Sugar Company (MSC) and TNC. It is offered as a full-time, 5-year term position. The compensation range begins at $52,000 annually and is commensurate with experience.
 
 
 
HOW TO APPLY:
See full job description and apply with cover letter and resume at www.nature.org/careers.

Search for Job ID51554.

Deadline to apply is 11:59PM EST, June 7th, 2022.