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March 22, 2019 

Soil Health Partnership Announces Several Open Positions 


(ST. LOUIS) – As the Soil Health Partnership heads into its fifth year of long term data collection  on working farms, the organization is hiring for several roles to support its expanding footprint.  Open roles include Development Director, a Michigan Research Manager, Soil Health Kansas-Nebraska Field Manager, and Soil Health Minnesota Field Manager.  

The Soil Health Partnership Development Director plays a critical role in leading the  relationships and partnership development for the SHP. The Development Director will provide  internal support to the Soil Health Partnership Executive Director and work closely with the  team of National Directors. This position will partner with the Soil Health Partnership National  staff to build a comprehensive partnership and relationship plan to ensure long-term support of  our unique on-farm science program. The Development Director will manage and maintain our  partnership database with our myriad of partners across sectors - farmers, government  agencies, state commodity groups, private companies, NGOs and others. The position will also  provide oversight of and contribution to communication efforts. 

The Michigan Soil Health Research Manager will provide technical assistance and research  collaboration for the Soil Health Partnership and Corn Marketing Program of Michigan. This  position manages and maintains knowledge to connect and leverage relationships/networks,  research and communication tools, and information to increase effectiveness and efficiency  across relevant agricultural and non-agricultural networks. This unique role weds local  application in the Michigan geography with the national focus and structure of Soil Health Partnership.

Based in either Kansas or Nebraska, the Soil Health Field Manager will provide technical  assistance and educational resources to the SHP Farm Network farmers and surrounding  community members. This position manages and maintains knowledge to connect and  leverage relationships/networks, research and communications tools, and information to  increase effectiveness and efficiency across relevant agricultural and non-agricultural networks  in the assigned territory.

Based in Minnesota, the Soil Health Field Manager will provide technical assistance and educational resources to the Soil Health Partnership Farm Network farmers and surrounding  community members. This position manages and maintains knowledge to connect and leverage relationships/networks, research and communications tools, and information to increase effectiveness and efficiency across relevant agricultural and non-agricultural networks in the assigned territory. 

The full position descriptions can be found at https://www.soilhealthpartnership.org/careers/


To apply, send a resume and cover letter to soilhealth@ncga.com


An initiative of the National Corn Growers Association, SHP’s goal is to quantify the benefits of  soil health-promoting practices from an economic as well as environmental 
standpoint, showing farmers how healthy soil benefits their bottom line.  

About the Soil Health Partnership
The Soil Health Partnership is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health, benefiting both farmer profitability and the environment. With more than 140 working farms enrolled in 14 states, the SHP tests, measures and advances progressive farm management practices that will enhance sustainability and farm economics for generations to come. SHP brings together broad and diverse partners to work towards common goals. Administered by the National Corn Growers Association, the SHP’s vision is driven by initial and continuing funding and guidance from NCGA, Bayer, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, The General Mills Foundation, Midwest Row Crop Collaborative, National Wheat Foundation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Nature Conservancy, the Pisces Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation. For more, visit SoilHealthPartnership.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Stacie McCracken
mccracken@ncga.com
(937) 638-5117