Become An Ambassador

Are you passionate about agriculture? We’d love to have you working with us! We’re looking for six reliable self-starters to work virtually and in the community as our Michigan GROWN, Michigan GREAT Ambassadors, promoting Michigan’s hardworking farmers and diverse agriculture sector.

Michigan GROWN, Michigan GREAT Ambassador Program

APPLICATION PERIOD ENDS ON MARCH 15 , 2021 

We’re looking for six reliable self-starters to work virtually and in the community as our Michigan GROWN, Michigan GREAT Ambassadors, promoting Michigan’s hardworking farmers and diverse agriculture sector. If you’re motivated, outgoing and looking for a flexible opportunity, then look no further. As an ambassador, you’ll serve as one of the public faces for the Michigan GROWN, Michigan GREAT campaign and be responsible for engaging with the consumers throughout the year, spreading awareness about and getting people excited to purchase Michigan-grown food and products. You’ll work when its convenient for you, visiting farms, businesses and local events like markets, farm stands and orchards.

Time Commitment:

Flexible schedule with 5-15 hours per month, including four training sessions and partner assignments & events.

Typical Schedule:

Mainly weekends, some weekdays as needed & flexible within your schedule.

Contracted Period:

Spring – Winter 2021

Stipend:

$1,000 for successful program completion plus a polo, protective equipment and other swag

Ambassador Expectations:

  • Actively participate in virtual training sessions on topics related to responsibilities, digital marketing & consumer engagement. 
  • Successfully complete all training-related assignments and tasks. 
  • Utilize social media tools like Facebook, Instagram and others to actively engage with the public 
  • Commit to attending at least two MAC and/or partner consumer events throughout 2021. 
  • Report to the MAC Board on results of program. 
  • Successfully complete program assessment(s).

Qualifications:

To participate in this training program, you must:

  • Have a high school diploma

  • Be at least 18 years or older

  • Have a reliable vehicle to get yourself & promotional materials to & from events

  • Reside in Michigan & have a valid driver’s license

  • Carry up to 50 pounds & stand on your feet for long periods

This opportunity might be right for you if …

You’re as comfortable sitting behind a computer creating a social media graphic as you are climbing up into the cab of a tractor to ride along with a farmer. You love talking to people from all different walks of life. You will be interacting with a wide spectrum of people from farmers to moms and others, so having a cheerful disposition and being respectful is paramount. You write well, communicate clearly and articulate yourself like a champ. You explain ideas in a fun and engaging way, and are creative on social media.

You’ll make sure #MIgrownMIgreat is trending.

You are cool and collected under pressure. At times, interacting with the public can be challenging. You might get a question thrown at you that you don’t quite know how to answer, but being quick on your feet, remaining respectful of all opinions and finding common values with others are characteristics you possess.

Passion is key and you have it for all things Michigan. You see the value and importance of buying local. You also recognize that Michigan farmers are some of the hardest working and most critical labor forces on the planet and are excited to share the diverse stories and farming techniques with others.

If you have questions, send them to noelle@michigangrown.org 

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