AgCorps Montana Ag Literacy Specialist

National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)

About the organization

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is headquartered in Butte, Montana, with staff located across the U.S. NCAT’s deep portfolio of sustainable agriculture and energy projects spans every region of the country. The geographic diversity of our work, and trusted expertise of our staff in each of these regions, allow NCAT to provide relevant information, individualized technical assistance, and in-depth resources to support sustainable agriculture and accessible energy solutions nationwide.

AmeriCorps Program Benefits:
• Members receive a living allowance of $21,000 to cover basic expenses while serving
• Upon successful completion of service, members receive a $7,895 education award
• While serving, members may qualify for student loan forbearance
• Healthcare/ childcare services are available while serving
• A $200/month housing stipend if eligible


The Montana Harvest of the Month (HOM) program showcases Montana-grown and raised food in Montana schools, institutions, organizations, and businesses. Each month, participating sites focus on promoting one locally grown item by displaying HOM posters and materials, serving it in snacks or meals, offering it for purchase, or doing educational lessons and activities. The two primary goals of this program are to promote local, healthy foods to Montanans and to support Montana farmers, ranchers, and food businesses. Participating sites receive a free packet of materials including posters, handouts, recipes, and other promotional materials, as well as guides, additional resources, and training. There are approximately 80 schools, 50 early care and education sites, 20 businesses and organizations, and 10 producers currently participating in HOM throughout the state of Montana.

Essential responsibilities:
• Partner with current HOM sites to assist with their HOM activities
• Make new connections with organizations, schools, early care and education providers, and institutions to implement HOM
• Assist with scheduling producer visits and field trips
• Plan and conduct taste tests, educational activities, and cooking and gardening lessons
• Help sites find funding for HOM activities
• Attend state-wide events to increase awareness of HOM
• Assist with program maintenance, planning, and material design
• Help lead mini-grant programs and other HOM-related projects


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:
• Valid driver’s license
• Basic writing, computer, and communication skills
• Comfortable leading educational activities, cooking and gardening lessons, and making connections with community members.
• Interest in agriculture, food systems, and agricultural education

AmeriCorps Service minimum Requirements:
• Must be 18+ at the beginning of service (17+ requires parental consent)
• High school graduate, GED recipient, working towards obtaining a high school diploma or GED during your term or service
• Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien
• Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Two references will be required during the interview process

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