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Farm Mgmt Position



The Department of Agriculture at Berea College is currently advertising for an 
educational farm manager.  The position requires a great deal of patience with 
students and knowledge of general applied farm management.

I would appreciate it if you would circulate the attached position description 
to those people that you think are qualified. Thank you for your assistance, 
recommendations or suggestions.

Sincerely,
Carolyn L. Orr
Professor and Chair         Department of Agriculture
CPO 2356                    Berea, KY 40404
(606)986-9341 ext 5590      email carolyn_orr@berea.edu


                    BEREA COLLEGE
        DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

POSITION:       EDUCATIONAL FARM MANAGER    
DATE AVAILABLE:     JULY 1, 1997 or until filled

DUTIES: Berea College seeks an educational farm manager.  Bachelors with 
experience or M.S. in agriculture, agronomy, animal science or related field.  
Primary responsibility involves education and supervision of student labor in 
the daily management of a college farm.  Farm serves as laboratory for 
Agriculture and Natural Resources Department as well as employment and practical 
experience opportunity for students.  Practical experience with beef, sheep, 
swine, row and forage crops as well as equipment maintenance required.  
Experience and strong desire to work with students expected.  Interest in 
sustainable agriculture a plus.

LOCATION:  Berea College, Berea, KY 40404.  The town of Berea, forty miles south 
of Lexington, Ky. and two hours from both Cincinnati and Knoxville, is located 
on the edge of rolling bluegrass country and the western foothills of the 
Appalachian Mountains.  About 1,500 college students, almost all residential and 
full time are enrolled in B.S. and B.A. programs in 22 academic departments.  
Berea College is a four-year institution devoted to undergraduate education 
rooted in the liberal arts.  The College's mission includes special commitments 
to economically disadvantaged students of high ability, the Appalachian region, 
interracial and intercultural education and the development of perspectives and 
values deeply informed by the Christian faith.  Admitting students of limited 
financial resources the College charges no tuition.   The labor program, in 
which all students participate, has long been a distinctive feature of a Berea 
education.  Though many students are the first in their families to attend 
college,  Berea ranks among the leading colleges in the South in percentage of 
graduates who earn Ph.D. degrees.  

APPLICATION PROCESS: To be considered, please submit a letter of interest and 
resume including references .  Documentation of employability will be required 
before hiring process can be finalized.
    
Send application information to:    Dr. Carolyn L. Orr
                                    Professor and Chair
                                    Department of Agriculture
                                    CPO 2356
                                    Berea, KY 40404
                                    (606)986-9341 
                                    email carolyn_orr@berea.edu
    

In keeping with the College's inclusive Christian tradition and its emphasis on 
the dignity and worth of all people, Berea embraces and values diversity through 
encouragement of applications from women and members of minority groups.