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April 14, 2014 Climate Change – Implications for Local and Regional Food Systems

This webinar will give an overview of climate change and its impact on food systems in the Northeast, and help identify research, teaching, and extension opportunities. April 25, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. FMI:

April 3, 2014 Best Management Practices for School IPM

This new online resource provides easy to use information to assist implementation of IPM on school property and facilitate reduced dependence on pesticides.

March 4, 2014 AFRI Water for Agriculture

USDA NIFA. Addresses critical water resources issues such as drought, excess soil moisture, flooding, quality and others in an agricultural context. Total funding: ~$6 million. Deadline: August 13, 2014.

February 18, 2014 Opportunity: Eisenhower Fellowships' Agriculture Program

If you are a leader in agriculture, and could benefit from international exposure and a world class network to enhance your leadership role, you are invited to apply for an Eisenhower Agriculture Fellowship. Recruitment is open until June 13, 2014.

January 13, 2014 Diary of a Pest

“Dear Diary...” We’ve had some fun: We collected pages from the private diaries of pests and turned them into an annual report. We invite you to get to know some of the pests we face and learn about the Northeastern IPM Center’s role in supporting IPM solutions.

January 10, 2014 AFRI Food Security Challenge Area

USDA NIFA. Focusing on food availability and accessibility, this program seeks projects that reduce pre- and post-harvest losses caused by diseases, insects, and weeds in crop and animal production systems. Total funding: ~$6 million. Deadline: June 12, 2014.

Job Opportunities

April 17, 2014 Job Opportunity: Plant Health Care Specialists

Bartlett Tree Experts is currently searching for Plant Health Care Specialists for their Waldwick, NJ location. The ideal candidates will have 1+ years’ experience working in Plant Health Care OR a 2/4 year degree in Forestry or a related field. Certified Pesticide Applicator License is preferred. Candidates can apply by sending a resume to Deadline: May 17, 2014.

April 16, 2014 Job Opportunity: Director of Educational Programs for PASA

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is seeking a Director of Educational Programs to work with its board of directors’ Education Committee in determining the organization’s educational and research agenda, based on the demonstrated needs of farmer members, and implementing programs consistent with that agenda. Deadline: May 5, 2014.

April 7, 2014 Job Opportunity: Agricultural Application Engineering Assistant

University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is seeking an Application Engineer Specialist to be stationed at the Kearney Agriculture Center near Parlier, CA. Deadline: May 9, 2014.

March 31, 2014 Job Opportunity: Director of Hopland Research and Extension Center

The HREC director will ensure that University of California researchers and educators have managed and sustainable resources to conduct quality research and extension programs on high-priority statewide and regional issues. Deadline: May 30, 2014.

March 31, 2014 Job Opportunity: Area Vertebrate Pest Advisor

The UC Cooperative Extension Area Vertebrate Pest Advisor will facilitate interactions and information exchange among campus based academics, Cooperative Extension advisors, and community stakeholders. Deadline: Apr. 30, 2014.

March 4, 2014 Job Opportunity: UC Cooperative Extension Area Vertebrate Pest Advisor

Facilitates interaction and information exchange, with a focus on programming regarding human-wildlife conflicts within residential and industrial areas of Southern California. Deadline: Apr. 30, 2014