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Q: canadian jobs in agriculture (organic or intercropping) ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: canadian jobs in agriculture (organic or intercropping)
Category: Business and Money > Employment
Asked by: sjbrown-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 12 Sep 2006 21:46 PDT
Expires: 29 Nov 2006 13:53 PST
Question ID: 764711
Where should my friend apply for a job?

My friend recently got her Masters Degree in Organic Agriculture and
is now looking for work.  Her thesis project involved intercropping
with wheat and canola.  Additionally, she has interests in organic
agriculture in general, and in "heritage" varieties of plants.  She
has already applied at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and various
positions in the University of Manitoba, so please don't suggest
those.  Also she would never work for the Monsanto corporation, so
don't suggest that one either.

She is a Canadian living in Canada, so I'm only interested in jobs
inside Canada unless it is a company that could be reasonably expected
to go to the trouble and expense of importing her.

As a hint, my intuition says that since Alberta is so awash in oil
money, maybe there would be greater chance of finding something there.
 Maybe something in reclaimation of the tarsands.

Sorry, I don't have her resume, but as I said, she has a Master's
degree in organic agriculture.  It has been her passion for years. 
She is not bilingual, but could learn french over time if the job

What I am looking for in an answer:
Ideally Where and Who.  Where the company / government agency is
located, and who to contact there.  As many high-quality leads as
possible.  It doesn't have to be a link to a
specific listing on, I would assume that those kinds of job
boards have already been searched by her.  Which entities have
openings but aren't posting on those job boards?  Who does the
reclaimation in Alberta, and how do they hire?  Do you have to know

What I'm not looking for:
"Earn $$$ by taking surveys online!", ie, it should be related to her
experience and there should be a reasonable expectation that there is
an opportunity currently available.

I don't know if Google Answers supports this, but there would be a tip
of $100 for an answer that leads to a job offer.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: canadian jobs in agriculture (organic or intercropping)
From: gary_the_cheater-ga on 16 Sep 2006 06:48 PDT
i think you need to look at the various provincial agriculture industries.

and forget alberta.  if she doesn't want to work for monsanta she
won't want to work in a feed lot either.

quebec has a much more diverse agriculture industry.  there is the
usual corn, pigs and dairy.  but there are many people branching out
into everything from organic foods to christmas trees for the US

another dynamic region is southern ontario, in the "golden horseshoe" area.
Subject: Re: canadian jobs in agriculture (organic or intercropping)
From: johnathanoh-ga on 12 Oct 2006 18:18 PDT
I am from the U.S. so please excuse my ignorance of Canadian commerce,
but what about working with some local farmers until she could afford
to start her own operation?  She could do research for the farmers on
crops that they are already accustomed to growing and come up with
organic ways of producing them.  Your justification for payment would
be the time it takes to come up with a successful plan.  Help lots of
farmers and get paid when you come up with a successful plan for each.
 I am sorry finding a job is tough.  I actually am hoping to get a
degree in Organic Ag or Agroecology myself.

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