ACRE Internship opportunity available

By Ken Ford - OSU Extension Fayette County, ANR Educator

The Ohio State University Agronomic Crops Team is continuing a summer program in 2016 aimed at providing a rich training experience to undergraduate students in a diversity of disciplines related to agronomic crop research.

These Agronomic Crop Research Experience (ACRE) Interns will support OSU on-farm research, by being placed in strategic locations or hubs of research throughout the state. They will work to help facilitate better integration of research, education and outreach overall.

The ACRE internship program is a 12-14 week opportunity beginning with a two-day training on May 11 and 12. Interested students should be 1) currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, 2) just finishing their undergraduate degree this semester, or 3) planning on starting graduate school this fall. Applicants must be able to work independently.

They should be professionally motivated to help farmers make research-based management decisions. Students must have a valid driver’s license, a reliable personal vehicle and must be willing to travel extensively over the duration of the summer. All mileage will be reimbursed at the standard university rate.

There are several locations for which these interns will be placed. The Fayette County Agricultural and Natural Resource Educator will be an intern host with time being split between Fayette, Madison and Champaign counties. This is a 38-hour per week position with some flexibility based on the needs and schedules of the Extension Educators.

A complete application along with other details about the internship is available at The applications are due by Jan. 29. If you have any questions about the requirements for this opportunity or the application process please contact Ken Ford at 740-335-1150 or

By Ken Ford

OSU Extension Fayette County, ANR Educator