“MY CLASSROOM IS OUTDOORS. IT IS SOIL, PLANTS, AND ANIMALS. IT IS SHOVELS, CUTLASSES, SEEDS, AND CUTTINGS.”

-MELISSA TABKE, AGRICORPS FELLOW

Corps Fellow Requirements:

Fellows must meet the following requirements:

  1. College Degree in Agriculture
  2. Past 4-H or FFA Experience
  3. Production Agriculture Experience (Farm, Ranch, Supervised Agricultural Experience, Garden, Etc.)

The 2017 AgriCorps Fellow Selection Process Timeline:

September-November University Visits
December 1, 2017 Applications Due
January-March University Visits

Fundraising

If you are selected as a fellow of the AgriCorps, we ask that you raise $2,500 to support AgriCorps. We not only use our funds to support the travel, logistics, stipend, insurance and training of our AgriCorps Fellows, but we also use AgriCorps funds to support efforts and initiatives building stronger 4-H/FFA type programs and agricultural education systems in developing countries. We’ve given micro loans to schools for agriculture projects, funded training for 4-H Ghana staff and advisors, and paid for AgriCorps Fellows to receive additional training. By raising $2,500, AgriCorps Fellows help the organization by:

  • Promoting AgriCorps to a larger audience, expanding our network.
  • Increasing our ability to support 4-H and other youth programs in developing countries.
  • Connecting AgriCorps Fellows to people who will be a great supporting voice during the year of service.

You will be provided with fundraising resources and a toolkit upon being accepted as an AgriCorps Fellow. If you have questions, please contact Kelsey Knight at kelsey.knight@agricorps.org.

Health & Safety

The health, safety, and security of our corps fellows are our top priorities. 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 fellows are equipped with international medical insurance, medical evacuation insurance and will be registered with the United States Department of State STEP program.

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 fellows are located should ever pose a substantial health or political threat to one’s safety and security, AgriCorps will relocate the corps fellow(s) immediately.

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