Volunteers are integrated into the RIPE team as core members and are treated as professional policy analysts. Volunteers will select their priority interests from a list of projects, including those listed below. The final workplans will be designed in consultation with each volunteer’s interests, balanced with program priority needs. Volunteers will have a combination of research project responsibility and some administrative or communications support.
- Minimum payment policies deep dives, including crop insurance and commodity payments
- RFS and LCFS deep dives
- Fundraising – review foundation deadlines & find contact info
- Fundraising – Major donor compilation of names to BPC, EDF, etc.
- Farm Stewardship Plans
- Rural electricity examination, including extra climate cost estimates and rural econ solutions
- Board of Directors development
- Farm Bill support building history digest
- Create case studies on ecosystem service values for sustainable agriculture practices, relying on literature review and calculating average values.
- Precedent for policy exempting future expenses
- Respond to analytical needs of agricultural advisory committee, which may include literature review of estimated costs of various sustainable farming practice
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Please submit your resume and cover letter to Info@RipeRoadmap.org by December 1, 2020. Please use the subject line “Research Volunteer Application for Spring 2021.” Due to the high volume of applicants we do not respond to all candidates. Top applicants will be invited for interviews by the 15th of the month that applications are due.