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SWINE EXTENSION SPECIALIST

The Ohio State University

Location: Columbus, OH
Application Deadline: 2023-02-13

Swine Extension Specialist

The Ohio State University 

Columbus, OH

 

Department:

FAES | Animal Sciences

 

Job Description:

Provides swine expertise and information to the pork production industry in Ohio; serves as an educator, provider of research-based information, needs assessor, and problem solving resource for pork industry clientele; coordinate the online Ohio Pork Industry Center; participates as part of a group of educators for swine educational program development and implementation throughout the state; maintains a level of expertise that compliments Ohio's pork industry mission and goals; implements communication efforts with Extension personnel and pork industry via electronic swine reports/updates, magazine articles, etc.; organizes efforts to develop action plans that serve the pork industry and communities for improving swine production and profitability, contribute to sustainable and environmentally sound operations, and advancing animal well-being and health; organizes and coordinates swine educational activities for youth throughout the state; participates in applied research and on-farm demonstrations pertinent to swine profitability in cooperation with OSU researchers and specialists.

 

Required Qualifications:

Livestock farm management experience and a minimum of two years of outreach education or comparable commercial experience required; demonstrated effective leadership ability; experience working with industry leaders; demonstrated ability to work with independent and integrated operations; effective communication skills

 

The offer for this position will be based on internal equity, unit's available budget, and the candidate's qualifications.

 

Responsibilities:

75% Provide swine expertise and information to the pork production industry in Ohio; serve as an educator, provider of research-based information, needs assessor, and problem solving resource for pork industry clientele; Participate as part of a group of educators for swine educational program development ad implementation throughout the state for adults and youth; organize efforts to develop action plans that serve the pork industry and communities for improving swine production and profitability, contribute to sustainable and environmentally sound operations, and advancing animal well-being and health.

 

15% Implement communication efforts with Extension personnel and pork industry via electronic swine reports/updates, magazine articles, etc.; coordinate the online Ohio Pork Industry Center.

 

10% Participate in applied research and on-farm demonstrations pertinent to swine profitability in cooperation with OSU researchers and specialists.

 

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.