FW: WFAN> post-doc opportunity in organic agriculture
From: Heather Friedrich <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 08:51:18 -0600
Subject: WFAN> post-doc opportunity in organic agriculture
IFAFS ORGANIC AGRICULTURE CONSORTIUM
Iowa State University
This is a new position at Iowa State University, funded through the
USDA-Institute for Future Agriculture and Food Systems, to assist
with the Organic Agriculture Program research, extension and
educational activities. Organic agriculture has grown to a $6 billion
industry and is increasing at a rate of 20% a year. In Iowa alone,
organic production covers 150,000 acres with strong support from the
State Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. The Leopold
Center for Agroecological Research sites, which compare the
agroecology (agronomy, entomology, plant pathology, nematology, soil
quality, and weed biology) and economics of certified organic systems
with conventional systems.
This is a full-time position starting in January 2001, (or later
depending upon incumbent's schedule) working with an
interdisciplinary team of researchers at ISU and USDA-ARS National
Soil Tilth Lab in Ames, Iowa; organic farmers; and the Organic
Farming Research Foundation. The incumbent will assist with research
data collection and publishing activities, concentrating on organic
agronomic and horticultural crops; and developing appropriate
extension and educational materials, including workbooks/training
manuals, slide shows and publications.
Desired Experience: A Ph.D. in agronomy, horticulture, plant science,
soil science, and/or environmental science with an emphasis on
sustainable/organic agriculture. Preference will be given to
candidates with participatory field research experience and an
interest/experience in organic agriculture. Strong communication
skill will be required.
Salary: $40,000 or commensurate with experience; health benefits package.
Deadline: January 15, 2001 or until suitable candidate is found.
Submit application materials to Dr. Kathleen Delate, Iowa State
University, Dept. of Agronomy & Horticulture, 106 Horticulture Hall,
Ames, Iowa 50011. Inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Cynthia
Cambardella, USDA-ARS National Soil Tilth Lab (email@example.com ).