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SWINE EXTENSION SPECIALIST

The Ohio State University

Location: Columbus, OH
Application Deadline: 2022-06-06

Swine Extension Specialist

The Ohio State University 

Columbus, OH

Provides swine expertise and information to the pork production industry in Ohio; serves as the state Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) coordinator; 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; annually teach the swine production course to undergraduate students on the Columbus campus and assist with other courses, as needed.

The position location is listed as Columbus or negotiable given that teaching responsibilities would be on the Columbus campus, but the Extension work would be statewide. The location can be negotiable as long as the individual can commute to Columbus campus for teaching during the Autumn semester. A Master's Level Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience with a major in animal sciences or a related field is required.

Minimum Education Required

Master's Level Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience with a major in animal sciences or a related field

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

Additional Information:

50% Provide swine expertise and information to the pork production industry in Ohio; serve as the state PQA coordinator; 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 and 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.

25% Teach the swine production course to undergraduate students on the Columbus campus and assist with other courses as needed

Salary hiring range for this position is $51,000 - $59,000

Application Deadline, June 6, 2022

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.