Monthly Archives: February 2019

Now Hiring

The Extension Master Gardener program seeks a student worker to help with communications and office tasks including:

  • Blogging
  • Social media
  • Document editing
  • Mailing
  • Printing and other tasks as assigned

A full position description is located below.

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Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to John Freeborn at by March 15, 2019. Position open until filled.

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Alaska and Arctic Soils Field Tour

We can take 12-15 students/professionals and 2-4 instructors. All must sign up for a 1-credit course at Univ. Alaska- Fairbanks. This is largely a camping soils and ecology trip with picnic meals that starts in Anchorage and follows the highway past Denali to Fairbanks, and then follows the Dalton Hwy past the Arctic Circle to Deadhorse.
Highlights: observe 20 soils, Matanuska glacier, hike in Denali NP, visit three research sites, permafrost tunnel,
Alyeska pipeline, patterned ground, sorted rock circles, tundra rehabilitation. The sun will not set on us.

Dates: July 10‐24
Cost: $1,735 to $2,365 + airfare
For more information: Dr. John Galbraith,Virginia Tech,, 540‐231‐9784
Fills up fast, so get on the wait list right‐now. Sign‐up Form located here

Alaska and Arctic Soils Field Tour Flyer 2.5

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Association of Philippe du Trieux Descendants Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship opportunity announced by the Association of Philippe du Trieux Descendants, open to descendants residing in the US. The scholarships are for students or incoming students who plan to study the areas of agriculture and bio sciences relating to plants and animals. The scholarship is administered thru Scholarship America and is for $2,000 per year, renewable for three additional years as long as eligibility is maintained according to flyer and Scholarship America.

For more info and eligibility, click below.

Trieux special scholarship edition

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Nutrient Management Intern

The Virginia Tech Department of Crop and Environmental Sciences is looking for a nutrient management intern. This individual will work with staff from the Division of Soil and Water Conservation of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) in its Staunton Regional office. The purpose of the project is to help farmers better gauge application of fertilizer and to help them to better target commercial and manure nutrient applications to meet crop needs. The resulting improved management of fertilizer application will increase farm profitability while also improving water quality. Job duties will include soil sampling and testing,  GPS location of samples and other field and office work.

For more info, click below:

2019 Job Announcement Intern hire

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