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The Yellow Medicine Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is providing a summer job to Joey Ferber in the fourth round of apprentices funded by the Legislative Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). Joey is employed by Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa, but reports daily to the Yellow Medicine SWCD for a wide variety of work designed to expose him to the realities of a career in soil and water conservation.
Joey is from Byron, Minnesota and during high school worked as a greenskeeper at a nearby golf course where he developed a love for working outdoors. He graduated this spring with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Minnesota State University, Mankato. When not working he enjoys camping, canoeing and hiking. This is Joey’s second summer working with Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa. Last year he was part of fuels reduction crew located in Ely, Minnesota. He enjoyed the hard work and friends that were made and looks forward to the same this summer with the Yellow Medicine SWCD. Joey’s dream is to be employed full-time with an environmental agency and he plans to visit various national and state parks throughout the country.
This is a great opportunity for corps members to get hands-on experience with the field operations and strategic planning efforts available through the diverse expertise of SWCDs. Applying what is learned in the classroom to the real world is a powerful way to prepare the future conservation workforce.
The Yellow Medicine SWCD wishes to thank Conservation Corps for this opportunity to provide a summer job to Joey Ferber.