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Brayan Jhonathan Meza de la Cruz

Available beginning in January 2023

[Personal Information]

Age 26 Sex Male
Date of Birth March 11, 1995    
Birthplace city/town huancayo    
Citizen of Peru Resident Country Peru
Email Address [email protected] Passport Name Brayan Jhonathan Meza de la Cruz
 
I live with my parents Height 1.69 Weight 67
 
I am currently.. Working on a farm – Part-time
Main Occupation or Current Field of Study agricultural production and work with rural communities
# Years of Experience in above work or study 1year
Highest Degree or Certificate Awarded or Expected master’s degree in animal production
Date Degree/Certificate was Awarded or is Expected September 28, 2021
Highest Level of Education College/University
Highest Degree or Certificate College/University Degree
What is the Title of Your Degree? Bachelor’s
 
I drink beer/wine/alcohol Infrequently/only on special occassions I smoke occasionally
   
 

[Home Address]

Street/Apartment # av.jose olaya 1191- san antonio City huancayo State/Province junin
Country Peru/huancayo Postal Code 12001  
 

[Telephone Number]

Country code 51 City code 64 Phone Number 934065899
 

[Emergency Contact]

Name octavia de la cruz de la cruz Relationship mother Phone Number or email +51 950 576 289
 

[Family&Health]

I have(#of brothers, #of sisters, #of children) 1, 1 I am Single
My health is Good. I’ve had minor illnesses or injuries.
Describe any recent or chronic illnesses or injuries. If you require ongoing medicines or treatment, please describe.

slight allergy to cement

 

[English Skills]

My English comprehension and conversational skills are 30% I can understand when you speak to me slowly, but I have difficulty responding
If you checked 30% or less, how will you improve your English between now and U.S. arrival?

At the moment I am still in English classes and constantly practicing it to improve and be able to take better advantage of my experience

I have received formal English instruction/training (check all that apply):
Or (check if applicable)…
 

 

[Driving Skill]

I know how to drive a car No
I have a valid home country driver’s license
How many years have you driven cars?
I drive
I have driven cars with
If required for training, I am comfortable driving a car in Rural areas
 

[I have..]

1. I have been arrested No
-If yes, please describe the circumstances
2. I have been denied a visa No
-If yes, please describe the circumstances
3. I have family obligation to send money home No
-If yes, please describe the circumstances
4. I have religious restrictions or observances No
-Please describe your religious restrictions or observance
5. I have dietary requirements/Food restrictions No
-Please describe the food(s) you do not eat
6. I have friends / family in the U.S. Yes
-Please describe your relationship and where they live

if my father works in idaho

7. My religion is Catholic
-Do you want to be placed with a religiously observant Host? Doesn’t Matter
8. Have you ever lived outside your family home? Yes
-Where 1 yeard
9. Have you ever visited the United States? No
-Please state when, how long and purpose(s).
10. Have you visited any other countries in the last five years? No
-List the countries and purpose of your visit(s)?
 

[Training Objectives & Availability]

Provide a BRIEF description of your training objectives and the type of placement that you seek (80 words maximum!):

What I am looking for from the program is to learn new technologies not only in the field of animal production but also in agricultural production and to be able to contribute to my hosts with my knowledge in animal production

US Program I am applying for:
Sustinable Agriculture and Global Exchange (SAGE): First-time participants
I can start anytime within the next
1-6 months
I’m available to participate in US training for a maximum of:
1 year (maximum)
I have already been accepted to train with the following US Host placement ( provide placement name and contact information)
 

[Self-Evaluation]

I am clear on my training objectives Mostly I want to be a farmer Yes!
I want a career in agriculture, but not necessarily as a farmer Yes! I like to have clear instructions before doing a task Mostly
I like to take initiative and start new projects Mostly I am flexible and able to adapt to sudden changes Yes!
I enjoy routine and consistency in my schedule Mostly I enjoy frequent challenges and new responsibilities Yes!
I ask for help if I don’t understand something Mostly I prefer to follow the lead of others Yes!
I like to offer suggestions and share my opinions Yes! I can do and be satisfied with repetetive tasks Mostly
I welcome critical feedback and use the information to improve myself Yes! I prefer working with others Yes!
I prefer working alone/independently Mostly    
 
[I am comfortable with…]
People of different religious beliefs Yes Receiving instruction from a female supervisor Yes
Having an un-married couple as my supervisors Yes Sharing a family house with children No
Sharing a family house with pets Yes Cooking my own daily meals No
Cooking for others once or twice each week Yes Sharing household chores (including cooking) Yes
Living/Training where my native language is not spoken Yes Living/Training in a remote, rural location where the Host family is my primary social group Yes
Living/Training where there is no public transportation No Training with farm animals Yes
Living/Training in very rustic living conditions (e.g. uninsulated lodging or tent sleeping, compost toilet, outdoor shower, wood-stove, other) No
If you selected “No” for any of the above, please state why you would not be comfortable
 

[Agricultural Experience]

 
How many years of agricultural experience do you have?
1
My hands-on experience in agriculture includes
more than 6 hours of manual labor per day.
I have the following agricultural experience
Academic courses in agriculture, Supervising farm workers, Administrative/office work involving agriculture
List any agriculture courses that you’ve taken

-TRAINING IN PRODUCTIVE MANAGEMENT OF TROPICAL FISH WITH A FOCUS ON RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION IN THE JUNÍN REGION

-EXTENSION AND TRAINING SERVICE TO INCREASE THE PRODUCTIVE YIELD OF SHRIMP (Cryphiops caementarius and Macrobrachium rosenbergii) IN THE VALLEYS OF THE COAST OF ANCASH AND IN THE FIELD OF THE NEW AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION HUAYHUANTE, HUÁNUCO REGION ”

-EXTENSION AND TRAINING SERVICE TO INCREASE THE PRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE OF TILAPIA (oreochromis niloticus) IN THE VALLEYS OF THE COAST OF ANCASH AND IN THE FIELD OF THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION, NUEVO HUAYHUANTE, REGION HUÁNUCO ”

-IV SCHOOL OF YOUNG RURALISTS EDITION BICENTENARIO DEL PERÚ YPARDPERÚ TRAINS

-Participate in the XVl CHACCU DE VICUÑAS held on July 17 and 18, 2017 in the campesino community of Marcapomacochas

-ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION IN PIGS

Any workshops in sustainable, organic or ecological farming? Please describe

participate in the training on sustainable table agriculture being a very good experience and having new knowledge that if you can have an environmentally friendly farm

[Work Experience]

Job #1

-Technical assistant in the production of trout: training was carried out to rural communities. LA RIOJA – SATIPO PERU

Dates worked : from – to 12/09/2021 – 31/11/2021
Primary work duties

-Verification of health in granaj animals.

-cleaning the farm.

-training in animal production.

-Vigilance of productive parameters of the animals.

-Filling of production control lists

-insemination in pigs

Job #2

-Technical assistant in pig production: increasing the herd of pigs to improve income.-FUNDO OTTIVO-SATIPO-PERU

Dates worked: from – to 05/10/2019 – 10/04/2020
Primary work duties
 
[Family Farm]
If you grew up on a family farm, what type of farm?
If your family has a farm, please describe its products, sales, etc.:
If you help with your family farm, please describe your responsibilities
On my family farm, I work (Select)
If you are currently employed, do you plan to return to this same job after MESA? Yes
Please state why or why not

I like to share my knowledge with people dedicated to production, give training and improve their productions and therefore their economies.

 
[Skills]
Please describe any volunteer activities or community groups you are affiliated with, if any
Please list the type(s) of farm machinery, tractors and/or vehicles that you’re experienced using

-tractor

If you have any mechanical repair skills, please describe
Please describe specific agricultural and/or work skills that a prospective Host may like to know

I learn manual tasks quickly and I do not get discouraged if the first one does not come out well

Any additional skills or specialties you’d like a prospective Host to know about you?
 

[Training Objectives & Preferred Host Placements]

   
First Choice Livestock: other
Provide additional examples for your selected choice
Do you have hands-on experience in your 1st choice? Yes
Describe any experience you have in your 1st placement choice

I would like to work with pigs. I have much more experience with this type of animal in its reproduction and care for more than a year. First, I did university internships at Isamisa Lima, then I worked in the same company. then advise and train small producers

Second Choice Poultry/egg production
Provide additional examples for your selected choice
Do you have hands-on experience in your 2nd choice? Yes
Describe any experience you have in your 2nd placement choice

I made a raising of laying hens together with other friends from the university also in the university we learned the basics about this production

Third Choice Vineyard/Winery
Provide additional examples for your selected choice
Do you have hands-on experience in your 3rd choice? No
Describe any experience you have in your 3rd placement choice
Choose up to 5 other areas of interest that will help MESA match you with your US Host Aquaculture, Aquaponics, Beekeeping, Breeding/insemination

Required

Applicant Photo
Reference Letter1  
Reference Letter2

Optional files to strengthen your application:

Your Personal statement  
C.V. or Resumé, if you have one https://apply.mesaprogram.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/formidable/124/mesa.pdf

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