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Dakota Lakes Research Farm

South Dakota, United States
MESA Notes – Public
Website :
http://www.dakotalakes.com
Blog, Online Newsletter, etc. :
Public Contact Information:
[email protected]
 

Private Host Information

Name:
Dwayne Beck Beck
E-mail:
[email protected]
Phone:
605-224-6114
Address:
21310 308th Avenue, Pierre, South Dakota, United States 57501
Mailing Address(if diff. as abov)
PO Box 2
 

About the Placement:

Detailed Placement Description

The Dakota Lakes Research Farm is a facility owned by a not-for-profit corporation created and operated by South Dakota farmers. It works closely with South Dakota State University to develop farming systems that are diverse and environmentally responsible. This provides a unique opportunity to work at every level of the system from basic research to commercial operations. Dakota Lakes is internationally recognized as a leader in the development of no-till farming systems for arid and semi-arid regions as well as for irrigated applications.

Primary Production :

Grain, Cattle


About the Internship:

Availability:

Full for the Season

Training Hours:

30 to 40 hours/week

Training Expectations :

The schedule would vary with the activities. It would roughly entail a 5 day week. Overall supervision will be provided by Dr. Beck. The steward would spend time with commercial farmers, implement dealers, and at the Dakota Lakes Research Farm.

On-Site Training, Steward’s primary activities :

The Steward will participate in most activities common for the area and time of year. This includes machine maintenance, harvesting activity, soil sampling, and data analysis.

Climate and Location Description

Central SD is very rural. October and early November weather is pleasant. Late November and December can be cold. Appropriate clothing will be provided.

Compensation :

$600/month, This could be a combination of lodging at an extended stay hotel and hosting by individual families, A standard per deim food allowance will be provided

Accommodations and amenities provided :

In addition to those listed previously access to computers and high-speed internet will be available most places.

Preferred start date :

October 1

Preferred length of internship :

eight to 10 weeks

User ID:

dakotalakes

Mesa Notes – Internal:

2 month host for Francis.

Status:

Inactive

Admin Only – No Notification:

Your Job Title:

Do you have separate mailing address? :

Yes

City:

Pierre

State :

South Dakota

Zip Code:

Host Fees. $175 Steward assignment confirmation, plus $225/month/Steward.:

We can pay the basic fee to support MESA’s program and services.

Other Placement Activities:

Farm machinery, Holistic Management practices

How many Stewards would you like to host:

one

Placement description:

The Dakota Lakes Research Farm is a facility owned by a not-for-profit corporation created and operated by South Dakota farmers. It works closely with South Dakota State University to develop farming systems that are diverse and environmentally responsible. This provides a unique opportunity to work at every level of the system from basic research to commercial operations. Dakota Lakes is internationally recognized as a leader in the development of no-till farming systems for arid and semi-arid regions as well as for irrigated applications.

Average training hours/week:

30 to 40 hours/week

Climate and Location description:

Central SD is very rural. October and early November weather is pleasant. Late November and December can be cold. Appropriate clothing will be provided.

Are you willing to host a Steward whose English proficiency is below 30%?:

Yes

Please list your two nearest airports, and approx. driving distance to/from the training site.:

There are two non-stop flights from Denver (DEN) to Pierre (PIR) each day. Connections to other airports can also be made through Sioux Falls (FSD) l

We have previously hosted a MESA Steward(s):

No

We have hosted or currently host J-1 interns/trainees in another program:

Reference 1:

Dan Forgey 605-769-0277

Reference 2:

Dr. Jeff Mitchell, UC-Davis 559-303-9689

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