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Category: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Type: Standard

Location: Jefferson City

Starts: Aug. 13, 2021

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time

Description

The Missouri State Fair is one of the oldest in the nation.  The fairgrounds,  which cover 396 acres in Sedalia (Pettis County),  are open year-round,  providing facilities for horse and livestock shows,  art and craft festivals,  camping,  rallies and other events.  During the annual fair held in August,  visitors enjoy educational and recreational activities,  a carnival midway and musical entertainment.

The Missouri State Fair continues to be the state’s largest agricultural and tourism event,  with exhibits showcasing livestock,  row crops,  horticulture and floriculture.  The State Fair plays an important role in shaping Missouri agriculture,  contributing to the state’s economy and educating the public about the importance and necessity of agriculture.  It features agribusiness exhibits and displays of Missouri-produced commodities.

We are currently looking for a Youth in Agriculture Intern to work Summer 2021 for the State Fair.  You will gain real-life experiences working for the annual Missouri State Fair,  and celebrating its 119th year in 2021!

Responsibilities

What you’ll do:

Interview Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Market Animal winners
Public relation activities include press release writing
Schedule interviews with local media and exhibitors
Assist exhibitors with calls to hometown supporters
Keep an accurate accounting of all hometown support pledges and/or payments
Develop Sales of Champion program;  assist in script writing for sale

Qualifications

Qualifications:

Must be a current college student (Freshman through Junior)  with a minimum 3.0 GPA persuing a degree in Agriculture,  Communications,  Public Relations,  Advertising,  Journalism preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

Passion for agriculture and creative communications
Detail-oriented and thrives under pressure

To apply go to:  https://mocareers.mo.gov/hiretrue/mo/agriculture/index.html

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