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Naturalist Careers Defined

Naturalists (Care-Takers) are individuals who love nature and seek harmony in their environment. They have a love for science as it relates to humans, animals, plants, and all living things. Naturalists, the most balanced of the mega-career clusters, use reason to solve problems but also understand beauty and creation in all forms. They look for common ground and they create peaceful situations. This group includes environmentalists, farmers, and those who work in energy and conservation. It also includes people who work in labs, hospitals, and participate in biological research. They might work as phlebotomists, nurses, therapists, and medical technicians. Naturalists work in healthcare and human services and help people emotionally. Naturalists find jobs in, agriculture, energy, healthcare, social services, yoga instructors, personal trainers, wind, solar, and pharmaceuticals.

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  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Healthcare
  • Human Services & Social Sciences

Am I A Naturalist? 

Watch this 2 min video: Five or more yes responses means you are a Naturalist.

Learn About the Future of Retail from Expert: Alex Baloga

Advice For Maven, Naturalist, and Specialist Career Seekers:
1. The food industry, like the retail industry, will continue to evolve.
2. There are great paying jobs in the food industry.
3. Some of the largest employers in PA are in the food industry.
4. Don’t be afraid to take chances and try new things.

Learn How to Find Your Career Pathway from Expert Engineer: Ron George

Advice for Naturalist and Protector Career Seekers
• Energy field changes every day, always something new
• Mentors can really help
• Make sure your managers understand what you want out of your career, then they can help you with the necessary skills
• If you have the ambition, be flexible in your position, for example, if you have to work late some days, it may be important that you do this if you want to be able to advance your career.
• Learn how to read people
• If interested in energy field, you would need technical skills such as electrical, mechanical, technical but Vistra has positions that encompass various fields such as law, human resources, financial, environmental, etc.


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Social Work in a Time of Pandemic

Article Link: https://www.socialworker.com/feature-articles/practice/social-work-in-time-of-pandemic/

Missouri Future Farmers of America

Article Link: https://missouriffa.org/blog/Source

Human Services Guide

Article Link: https://www.humanservicesedu.org/occupation-career-outlook/

Moving Forward

Yes, there have been harder years than 2020 in the ag community. Source

2020 Farm Profitability: A False Positive

Most agricultural economists and policy wonks saw this coming. USDA’s September 2020 farm income projections suggested net farm income (a broad measure of farm profitability across the entire farm sector) would reach $103 billion this year, up 23% from the prior year and the highest level since 2013’s record high. Source

As Deadline Approaches, DMC Enrollments Low, Despite Expected Benefits

The deadline for enrollment in DMC for 2021 is December 11, and so far, enrollments are very low. This is somewhat perplexing to observers given the potential of payments exceeding premiums seems relatively likely. Source

A Sustainable Harvest

As farmers and ranchers, we know we are part of a bigger story. We are caretakers of the land for a time, following in the footsteps of generations before us. Source

Rural or Urban, Farm or City – We All Need Each Other

Nearly 40 years ago as I started my career in agriculture communications, the week leading up to Thanksgiving celebrated those who live on the land and care for critters (livestock), while recognizing the important partnership farmers have with consumers. Source

North Carolina Farmers Work to Raise an Ag Literate Next Generation

For North Carolina farmers Erica and Justin Edwards, educating people about agriculture and all it provides – from food and fiber to career opportunities – starts with preschoolers and continues well into the young adult years. Source

Farm Bureau Patriot Project Offers Hand Up to Aspiring Farmer-Veterans

About 44% of those who serve in America’s armed forces come from rural communities, an impressive number when you consider that only about 20% of our country’s population lives in rural America. Source

Certainty and Stability for AEWR

Significant increases and variability in wage rates for the Department of Labor’s H-2A temporary agricultural guest worker program have long been a problem for farmers. For example, during 2019, wage rates under the H-2A program increased by more than 20% in Colorado, Nevada and Utah. In California, wage rates have increased by more than 30%

2020 FFA State Day of Service: Chapter Mini Grants

2020 Grant Application PDF2020 EXAMPLE Grant Application PDF Due to the unprecedented times in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, Missouri FFA in partnership with Missouri Farmers Care Drive to Feed Kids is offering chapters an opportunity to take part in a $300 matching mini-grant.   The goal of the Chapter Mini-Grants is to provide FFA chapters a Living to Serve opportunity to address

Shaken Faith

Faith. To me, faith is believing in things that are not always visible. Today when we look around it’s easy to believe what we see. What we see is hate, arguing and a lack of humanity. When we see these things, we can’t deny the fact that they are there, but we have to ask