The Rural Investment to Protect our Environment (RIPE) is hiring an agricultural outreach professional to engage farmers, ranchers, livestock producers and agricultural associations to support a federal policy that invests in farmers and the environment. RIPE is a producer-led nonprofit advancing a voluntary stewardship program that provides a reasonable return to farmers as part of a national climate policy. This position will focus on outreach to farmers in Southeastern states, including farmers of color, to ensure historically disenfranchised farmers are included in all stages of the program design and implementation.
RIPE seeks a self-motivated and experienced agricultural outreach specialist to coordinate and manage outreach, base-building, training, education and leadership development among farmers and ranchers in the Southeastern United States. The coordinator will engage growers to build awareness of and support for a groundbreaking and timely approach to federal climate legislation that delivers a win for farmers, ranchers and the environment. If you are excited to engage and mobilize growers in the Southern U.S. to secure a much-deserved profit opportunity from American climate policy, this is the opportunity for you.
Hiring priority is for those based in Georgia, but we are willing to consider exceptional candidates based in other areas of the Southeast.
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