ANNOUNCEMENTS

USDA Announces Fellowships to Develop the Next Generation of Agriculture

United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Office of Communications
press@oc.usda.gov

USDA Announces Fellowships to Develop the Next Generation of Agriculture

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE) today announced fellowship opportunities to connect USDA resources with faculty and staff at Hispanic Serving Institutions, 1994 Tribal Colleges and Universities, and 1890 Land-Grant Universities.

“We are excited to build upon the more than 20 years of success of the E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program to offer additional opportunities to empower faculty and staff from our partner institutions to holistically develop the next generation of agriculture,” said OPPE Director Mike Beatty.

The purpose of these fellowships is to connect participants to USDA and other federal resources while focusing on student development. Fellows will receive access to long-term collaboration opportunities, and then share what they learned with students and colleagues at their home institutions.

The E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program is designed for faculty or staff at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) or Hispanic-Serving School District. HSIs are accredited colleges and universities with at least 25 percent Hispanic student enrollment. Currently, there are more than 500 HSIs in 21 states and Puerto Rico, serving more than 2 million students. See the 2020 the E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program application (PDF, 1.2 MB) for details.

The Terra Preta do Indio Tribal Fellowship is designed for faculty and staff from 1994 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) and Secondary Education Superintendents, Principals, Agricultural and/or District Level Teachers working for Bureau of Indian Education designated high schools. See the Terra Preta do Indio Tribal Fellowship application (PDF, 257 KB) for details.

The Booker T. Washington Fellowship is aimed at faculty and staff at an accredited 1890 Land-Grant University and Secondary Education Superintendents, Principals, Agricultural and/or District Level Teachers working for an 1890 Land-Grant University feeder high school. See the 2020 Booker T. Washington Fellowship application (PDF, 349 KB) for details.

Each program offers opportunities for Education Fellows and Science Fellows. Education Fellows participate in a week-long program in Washington, D.C. scheduled to start June 15 and end on June 19, 2020. Science Fellows participate in a two-week program, consisting of one week in Washington, D.C. and a second week at a USDA research location, ending on June 26, 2020.

The application deadline for all fellowship opportunities is 11:59 p.m. on February 12, 2020.

About the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement

USDA’s Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement develops and maintains partnerships focused on solutions to challenges facing rural and underserved communities in the United States, and connects those communities to the education, tools, and resources available to them through U.S. Department of Agriculture programs and initiatives.

TxHSIC-JOB BOARD

  • Here is a new public-facing FPAC link with career information for students.  It includes more information on the various occupations and some general qualifications criteria https://www.fpacbc.usda.gov/careers/
  • Students/Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the announcement period, as our HR folks will impose applicant cut offs based on the volume of applications.
  • Pathways Program: https://www.usda.gov/our-agency/careers/usda-pathways-programs
  • Below is a schedule with the anticipated dates and type of job announcements by FPAC Agency.  As always, all job announcements will be posted on www.usajob.gov, and in most cases, will be open for approximately a 5-day period. 
                        Announcement DateNRCS-Type of Pathways Announcement
Oct. 13thPathways-Career Interns All 0499 positions-Agriculture/Natural Resources/Biological Sciences(Range Science, Ag Science/Biology, Soil Science, Agronomy Wildlife Biology, Forestry, Environment Science & Other Related Ag & Natural Resource Majors)
Oct. 14thPathways-Career Interns All 0899 positions (Engineering-Civil, Agriculture and/Environmental)
Oct. 15thPathways-Career Interns All other disciplines 1399/1099/0199/0399 Physical Sciences- (Hydrology, Cartography, Geology)Information & Arts- (Public Affairs)Social Sciences- (Archeology, Economists)Administrative- (Management Analyst, Clerical)
Oct. 19thRecent Graduate positions (Variety of Above)*Another round of Recent Graduate job announcements in March 2021
DateFSA/RMA/Business Center- Type of Pathways Announcement
Oct. 13thPathways-Career Interns All Pathways Career Internships PositionsFSA-Business & Industry-Ag Loan Specialists and Administrative-Clerical (Ex. Business, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Contracting)RMA-Compliance Investigator & Risk Mgt Specialists (Ex-Business, Finance, Accounting, Statistics)
Oct. 19thRecent Graduate Positions—Same Type of Positions as Oct. 13th
Notes: All job announcements will be on USAJOBS.gov.  All applicants must apply on USAJOB.gov. All job announcements will be open for 5 business days or until closed by applicant cut offs.

2016 Consortium

Hi all, we would like to thank you for attended the 2016 TxHSIC Conference. As promised, here are the slides:

Presentations:


2016 Members:

  • Alamo College
  • Alamo College College of the Mainland
  • Brookhaven College
  • Laredo Community College
  • McLennan Community College
  • Our Lady of the Lake
  • Rio Grande Valley
  • St. Edward’s University
  • Sul Ross State University
  • Texas State University
  • Texas A&M University  – Kingsville
  • Texas A&M   –  San Antonio Coastal Bend College
  • The University of Texas
  • University of Incarnate Word
  • Wharton County Junior College