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Category: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Type: Standard

Location: Sedalia

Starts: Aug. 8, 2022

$ 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 2022 for the State Fair.   You will gain real-life experiences working for the annual Missouri State Fair,  and celebrating its 120th year in 2022!

This position will only work August 8-21,  2022 for $1,000.00

Responsibilities

strong>What you’ll do:

  • span style=“color:  #333333;  font-family:  Tahoma,  Geneva,  Arial,  sans-serif;  background-color:  #ffffff;”>Interview Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Market Animal winners and their parents.
  • 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
  • Assist with youth dance and coordinating the Sale of Champions

Qualifications

strong>Qualifications:

span style=“color:  #333333;  font-family:  Tahoma,  Geneva,  Arial,  sans-serif;  background-color:  #ffffff;”>Must be a current college student (Freshman through Junior)  with a minimum 3.0 GPA pursuing a degree in Agriculture,  Communications,  Public Relations,  Advertising,  Journalism preferred.

strong>Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Interest in Missouri agriculture and creative communications
  2. Detail-oriented and thrives under pressure
  3. Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel programs
  4. 4-H/FFA livestock showing experience

Any questions,  please direct to:  hr@mda.mo.gov

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

 

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