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Soil And Water Conservation District Wants To Employ Students

Last updated on Sunday, June 2, 2013

(BLOOMFIELD) - The Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors believes that employing local students in a summer intern position pays many benefits to the community and the operation of its office.

Nick Schneider of the Greene County Daily World reports that the Greene County Council was asked to assist in helping pay for a yearly summer intern.

Rita Sharr, a member of the Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors, asked the county council Tuesday to consider adding pay for a summer intern to the 2014 budget. The request amounts to $3,960.

Sharr said presently the position is funded partially from revenue generated by renting a seed machine and through the sale of plat books.

Some years, those fundraisers produce enough to pay for an intern, but that's not always the case.

Sharr said a former Soil and Water Conservation Service summer intern - Matthew Hanauer, of rural Bloomfield - recently was hired full-time as the office's Watershed Project Coordinator. The 2013 Purdue University graduate replaced Adam Gross, who accepted a job outside the county.

Sharr said Eastern Greene High graduate Shelby Britton will serve as the office's intern this summer.

Council president Ed Cullison told Sharr that the request will be considered at the budget hearings in September.

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