College students interested in animal agriculture sought for 4-H mentor program
Minnesota Foundation for Responsible Animal Care (MnFRAC) is inviting college students with an interest in serving as spokespersons for animal agriculture to apply for the position of Minnesota State Fair 4-H Animal Science Peer Mentor. Six positions are available.
Persons in these positions will serve as mentors to selected 4-H State Fair livestock exhibitors in all species (beef, dairy, sheep, swine, goats, poultry and rabbits) to encourage, model and role-play positive interactions with State Fair visitors to livestock displays.
MnFRAC is seeking college students age 18 or over, with an interest and/or experience in 4-H and livestock exhibits. Other qualifications are communication, teaching and coaching skills, ability to work with a variety of adults and youth, expertise in production, processing and promotion of one or more animal species and experience as a livestock exhibitor and industry spokesperson. A copy of the job description may be found on the MnFRAC website, www.mnfrac.org.
The program will include a one-day orientation/training led by MnFRAC, 4-H and Midwest Dairy staff, written materials for review and coaching and daily support by MnFRAC staff during the State Fair.
Applicants must be available the five days of the 4-H Livestock Weekend, August 21-25. A $450 stipend per person, fair entry tickets and 4-H meal tickets will be provided.
To apply, applicants must submit a resume, transcript and statement describing why they are interested in this position and the industry knowledge, communication and leadership skills they bring to the position. Application deadline is July 1. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Send completed materials to Juanita Reed-Boniface, Project Manager, JRB Associates, Inc., 2462 Lake George Dr. N.W., Cedar, MN 55011. For more information contact AgriFolks@gmail.com.
Minnesota Foundation for Responsible Animal Care (MnFRAC) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. It is a coalition of food and fiber producers, processors, educators and private citizens in support of the livestock industry. Its mission is to build consumer confidence in animal origin product quality and product safety.