Agricultural Student Opportunity

20 February 2023

Agricultural student opportunity

Agricultural student opportunity

Calling all agricultural students!

Are you interested in the Net Zero challenge and the role that biomass crops have in meeting these targets?

If so, then read on.

Envirocrops is the new decision support app being developed by AFBI, Crops for Energy, NFU Energy and Calvium. It will provide essential, up to date and impartial information on crops such as short rotation coppice willow and miscanthus and deal with economics, logistics, best practice methods and enable users to find contractors and routes to market.

The Envirocrops app will be crucial in enabling the upskilling of farmers and landowners, project developers, consultants, policy makers and agricultural students. In order to achieve a product that works for everyone we have recruited an expert panel covering our target audiences to sit on an advisory group. The group will provide high level feedback on the app and help direct the project towards a commercial release.

The one person we are missing from the group is a dynamic agricultural student. Are you that person?

What’s involved:

The chosen agricultural student will be required:

  • To sit in on the Envirocrops Advisory group online meetings once every quarter (4 per year).
  • To test our spreadsheet calculators, the app and our Cropper game and provide their views on content, user experience etc
  • To share information on the app and game with their co-students and lecturers, any young farmers group they are involved in and through social media

There will be opportunities to come along to site visits and demonstrations.

The only eligibility requirements are that you are over 18 and are currently undertaking a degree or other qualification in agricultural studies.

There is a small stipend involved which will be paid quarterly. In addition, any travel costs to site visits will be covered.

We think this will be a great opportunity for the right person who is interested in this emerging opportunity for the farming sector.

If you are interested please contact Kevin Lindegaard with your CV and a letter explaining in no more than 300 words why you want to be involved and the added value you can provide.

For more information contact [email protected]

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