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We want you to be a Future Member of the AgriCorps!
Members will commit to served a ten-month assignment, starting in August 2015, as a teacher in a developing-world county to teach agricultural education in a primary or secondary school. AgriCorps members will received a stipend equal to the pay of a local teacher which amounts to about $150 per month. The host community will provide safe and secure housing. All other travel, insurance and miscellaneous expenses will be paid. Local NGOs will serve members for emergency and healthcare needs.
Members will teach agricultural education utilizing the three components of the learn-by-doing model: classroom instruction, entrepreneurship experience and leadership development. Students will learn basic farming and animal husbandry practices in addition to life skills such as nutrition, healthy lifestyles, responsibility, home economics, financial management, public speaking, citizenship, parliamentary procedure and teamwork. Agricultural education is a model, not a curriculum. Local curriculum can be adopted into the agricultural methodology.
Members must meet the following requirements:
1. College Degree in Agriculture
2. Past 4-H/FFA leadership experience
3.Production Agriculture Experience (Farm, Ranch, Supervised Agriculture Experience, Garden, etc.)
The 2015 AgriCorps Member(s) Selection Process Timeline is as follows:
|Jan/Feb 2015||Campus Visits|
|March 1, 2015||Application Due|
|March 3, 2015||Notify Candidates of Interview|
|March 4-6, 2015||Interviews Held|
|March 9, 2015||Notify Selected Candidates|
|March 23, 2015||Candidates Acceptance Deadline|
|July 2015||Candidate Training|
|Aug 1, 2015||Country Placement|
We are passionate about raising awareness of our program and developing a support network for corps members back at home. To do this, we will ask corps members to promote the program and connect to personal supporters by fundraising. If you are selected as a 2015 member of the AgriCorps, you will be asked to raise the funds for your stipend (roughly $2,000). This money will be dispersed back to you throughout the year and will cover your in-country living expenses. (If for any reason you terminate your service in the middle of the year, your funds will also be forfeited.) You will be provided with fundraising resources to simplify this process for you. Crowd funding platforms are a great way to get started! An application for scholarships will be offered in May for corps members with extenuating circumstances. If you have questions, please contact Audrey Denney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The health, safety, and security of our corps members is our top priority. We work closely with Peace Corps, international NGOs and local medical staff to ensure that all of our hosting locations are as safe as possible. All corps members are equipped with international medical insurance, medical evacuation insurance and will be registered with the United States Department of State.
We will continue to only work with countries where the health and safety of our members is not at great risk. If a country or region within a country where corps members are located should ever pose a substantial health or political threat to one’s safety and security, AgriCorps will relocate the corps member(s) immediately.