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Careers & Volunteers - Wisconsin

We’re looking for highly motivated and skilled individuals interested in meeting the challenges of the dynamic and innovative field of agriculture.

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I am a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in Conservation and Environmental Science and a minor in Biology. I was raised in Lake Mills, Wisconsin and have always enjoyed spending time outdoors. That passion created a desire to help protect our natural resources, and I decided to join NRCS after finishing school.

Abby Johnson, Pathways - Recent Graduate
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Careers with NRCS

Your Field. Your World. Your Future.

Student & Graduate Programs

FPAC offers different pathway opportunities for students and recent graduates to work in the agricultural, science, technology, math, environmental, management, business and many other fields.

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NRCS Pathways Internship Program

Learn about the different student opportunities the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service offers in Wisconsin. This video highlights Brittany Ehlen, a NRCS Pathways Civil Engineering Intern and Earth Team Volunteer. Hear about her experiences and advice for potential interns and volunteers.

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This video highlights Brady Goettl, a NRCS Pathways Soil Conservationist Intern. Hear about his experiences and advice for potential interns.

On the Land

  • Conservation Practice Layout
  • Planting Trees
  • Native Grass Seeding
  • Resource Inventories
  • Soil Mapping
  • Surveying            
  • Water Sampling        
  • Wildlife Habitat

In the Community

  • Conservation Education
  • Conservation Planning
  • Conservation Youth Groups
  • Photography
  • Public Speaking
  • Outdoor Classroom and Nature Areas
  • Special Tours & Fairs

In the Office

  • Computer Data Entry    
  • Drafting
  • Editing    
  • Filing    
  • Map Interpretations    
  • Reception    
  • Telephoning
  • Typing    
  • Writing

Wisconsin Earth Team Coordinators

Name Position Phone Number Email
Jeffrey Taylor
Statewide Earth Team Volunteer Coordinator
Ben Zwiefelhofer
Area 1 Volunteer Coordinator
Deb Potts
Area 2 Volunteer Coordinator
Lindsi Hagen
Area 3 Volunteer Coordinator
Kim Cupery
Area 4 Volunteer Coordinator