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Agronomic Crop Research Experience (ACRE) Internship

The Ohio State University Agronomic Crops Team is continuing a summer program to provide a rich training experience to undergraduate students. These paid internship positions are designed to expose students to a diversity of disciplines through on-farm research. Students will gain real-world experience in scouting, sampling and evaluating agronomic crops in Ohio.

ACRE Program Goals:

Provide valuable, hands-on training in a variety of agronomic crop disciplines
Provide a network of research assistants to help collect data and monitor field trials throughout Ohio
Provide support to agronomic crop county educators to expand independent research initiatives

Internships will be located at one of 7 county extension offices in Ohio, and paired with an active agronomic crop county educator as a supervisor. Interns will be expected to work independently and professionally.

ACRE Intern Responsibilities:

Assist with crop scouting, sampling, field data collection, laboratory analysis, data entry, field plot maintenance, and crop reporting
Meet regularly with other interns to discuss completed work and challenges, and to plan for upcoming tasks
Attend trainings by State Specialists, Agronomic Field days, and tours of industry facilities

The program will last approximately 12 weeks (mid May - mid August), with a mandatory training in Wooster in late May. Applicants must have a valid drivers license and a reliable vehicle to travel between farms and research sites.

To apply: For more information: Applications are due January 26th 2018.

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