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Farm Business Extension Educator

Michigan State University Extension

Location: Bellaire, MI Or Frankenmuth, MI
Application Deadline: 2022-10-19

Farm Business Extension Educator

(2 positions available)

Position Overview

MSU Extension (MSUE) is looking to fill two farm business management positions. One position will be located near Traverse City. The other position will be located in the “thumb” area of Michigan. As part of the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute (AABI), this position provides leadership regarding Farm Business Management with emphasis on whole farm financial analysis.

In this position, you will identify, design, implement and evaluate programs that meet outreach needs, with an emphasis on farm business analysis, business transition, income tax education, and general farm business topics. You will work with farm businesses on farm and enterprise analysis and determine farm profitability. You will contribute to the MSU TelFarm program to enhance the program’s viability and help farms complete benchmarking analysis. You will also work with farms to understand the return on investment of new technologies and support programming regarding farm transition and succession.

Through collaboration in research, engagement with the community, and dissemination of research through various methods, including in-person and multimedia programming and written communications, you will implement programs that lead to public knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors that improve farm business concepts. You will also develop, produce, and deliver outreach with messaging and content that is accessible, inclusive and is consistent with AABI messaging.

Antrim County Farm Business Management Educator

Although negotiable, there will be space available for this position to work from the Antrim County MSUE office, near Traverse City. This area is home to much of Michigan’s cherry industry and is also known for apple and wine grape production, along with traditional row crop and livestock farms, with many progressive farmers in the region. This area has great outdoors and cultural activities.

“Thumb” Farm Business Management Educator

Although negotiable, there will be space available for this position to work from the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center, Frankenmuth, Michigan, or other county MSUE offices in the “Thumb” region. This area is a leading row crop and dairy production region within Michigan that has great outdoors and cultural activities.

Minimum Qualifications

(see full description for complete list of requirements)

Bachelor’s degree in farm business management or related field, with an expectation to complete a Master’s degree within a specified time frame; or Master’s degree in farm business management or related field.

Application Process

View full description and apply through the MSU careers page. Search for posting 811690 using the Job Search field. Candidates can indicate their preference for location within their cover letter.

Application Deadline: October 19, 2022

Position Information

Position Title - Extension Educator
Salary - Commensurate with education and experience
Benefits - Comprehensive benefits package:
Location - Bellaire, MI Or Frankenmuth, MI
To Apply:
Current MSU Employees:
Access the EBS portal. Under the My Career and Training section, select the Careers @ MSU tile to view Internal Job Postings.
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