Friday Bulletin December 15, 2017

Published: January 6th, 2018

Category: Department Updates, Friday Bulletin, News

Job Announcements

2017 USDA FMPP Grantee Executive Summary

Recipient: Florida Certified Organic Growers & Consumers, Inc. Florida Food Safety & Entrepreneurship Incubator for Florida Farmers Markets Award Amount: $468,425.00 2017 USDA FMPP Grantee Executive Summary:

The Florida Certified Organic Growers & Consumers, Inc. will provide training, technical assistance, and community development to help farmers and ranchers access information and resources needed to meet regulatory standards, adopt best practices, and expand market opportunities in Florida farmers’ markets. By increasing access to technical assistance, training opportunities, and information resources, this project will advance food safety and competitive business practices for farmers and ranchers in farmers’ markets, help integrate marginalized food producers, enhance the quality and safety of food sold at farmers’ markets, and expand marketing opportunities for farmers and ranchers in Florida’s local food economy. Project staff will specifically create a training facility and free online food safety and entrepreneurship information network; evaluate a pilot training program with a diverse set of stakeholders; and conduct five farmers’ market outreach and education symposiums for farmers, ranchers, and market managers throughout Florida.

NOTE:  the FTE/hours included in the description are ballpark reference’s – the contractor is expected to invoice after reaching milestones by the deadline. The editor workload is weighted in the first year and quite light in the remainder.  we are looking at two to four webpages per month; cake for someone with the right skills. I would like to hit the ground running in January, so any interested applicants need to send materials asap.

Submitted by UF Alumni Sarah Cervone : These positions relate to the web-based component of my FMPP project with the USDA. 


Washington University in St Louis

This is a job for a full time lecturer for up to 3 semesters, starting in January, 2018. Area and interests are open but the candidate must be prepared to teach introduction to Arch to ca 200 students. In Spring 2018 they will offer one other course at undergraduate/ graduate level. Phd is required. Job opening number 38734

Interested candidates can contact Dr TR Kidder by phone: 314-954-1551.

Field School

Himalayan Health Exchange

15th Annual Himalayan Anthropology Field Expedition

June 25-July 15, 2018

Himalayan Health Exchange (HHE) is organizing an anthropological field expedition to India in the summer of 2018.  Through an independent study/fieldwork in a remote Himalayan Tibetan Borderland, HHE will offer students a practical approach to the study of India and the Himalayan culture in a socio-cultural, medical and religious context.  During their journey, team members will attend a 7-day medical clinic camp and have the opportunity to investigate local history, religious beliefs and practices, modern human adaptations, regional effects of globalization and monastic life. In addition, through trekking and camping in remote areas, they will participate in the interconnectedness of the magnificent natural environment with a daily local existence. This first-hand experience will be accompanied by daily academic lectures and research assistance.

Lecture topics will include:  Cultural, Medical and Visual Anthropology, Religion & Philosophy, Cross-cultural healing, Ayurveda, Public Health, Buddhism, Hinduism, Indian and Tibetan history, High Altitude Adaptation, Yoga and Meditation

This is a high-altitude expedition in rugged Trans Himalayan regions. Field camp elevations range between 8,000-13,000 feet, with higher pass crossings. As a participant, you must be in excellent physical shape and health and be willing to work in improvised field sites.


1) Himachal Pradesh: Spiti Valley & Dharamsala: June 25 – July 15, 2018

Once a part of the Guge Empire of Tibet, Spiti lies in the Indian Himalayan region at the edge of Western Tibetan Plateau. This anthropology expedition will take us on a fascinating journey through this beautiful and ancient Buddhist land, where travel was restricted until 1992, and where only a few adventurers have set foot. In addition to remote village exploration, the field trip will include, among many other destinations, a visit to Kibber, the highest permanent human settlement in the world; Tabo an ancient 10th century monastery and Dharamsala, home to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Tibetans in Exile.

Expedition fee: All-inclusive trip fee is US $3,180 plus international and internal airfare
Application deadline: First come first serve for the first 30 spots: **Please be advised that space is limited

Program Coordinators:

Professor Hilarie Kelly, Ph.D. Medical Anthropology

Ravi Singh, Founder of Himalayan Health Exchange

 For details, please contact:   Himalayan Health Exchange:,     404-929-9399.


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