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AgCorps Butte Ag Literacy Specialist

Montana Department of Agriculture


Opportunity summary

Term length

1/13/2025 - 11/21/2025

Application window

5/1/2024 - 12/15/2024


Butte, Montana

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Engage young Americans in connecting youth and the community to food and where their food comes from. This includes conducting taste tests, educational activities, cooking, and gardening lessons.

Opportunity description

Partner with current HOM (Harvest of the Month) sites to assist with their HOM activities; make new connections with organizations, schools, early care providers, plan and conduct taste tests, educational activities, and cooking and gardening lessons. Assist with producer visits and field trips to SIFT. Assist sites with funding for HOM activities. Increase outreach and education with local organizations, schools, and nonprofits. Attend community events to increase awareness of HOM.


  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits
  • Child care

Requirements and qualifications


High school diploma. Valid driver’s license. ability to lift 50 lbs.. Willing to learn how to use semi-large machinery. and willing to work in an outdoor environment in all weather conditions.

Preferred qualifications

Comfortable leading educational activities. leading cooking and gardening lessons. and making connections with community members of all ages. Must be interested in agriculture, food systems, agricultural education, and have a knowledge of local food system issues.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Urban agriculture
  • Recycling and composting programs
  • Climate smart agriculture and sustainable farming
  • Community gardens
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Individual placement
  • Urban
  • Traveling
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor