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Vegetable Extension Educator


Location: Monroe County, MI
Application Deadline: 2022-06-03

Vegetable Extension Educator


Position Information

Position Title 
Extension Educator

Commensurate with education and experience

Comprehensive benefits package:

Monroe County, 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.

External Applicants:
Posting Number: 773483

Application Deadline: 6/3/2022

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Vegetable Extension Educator

As part of MSU Extension (MSUE), the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute and the Ohio State University Extension (OSUE) systems, this position will conduct programming to address challenges to the vegetable industry in southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio. This region has growers serving traditional commercial markets, and marketing into regional food chains, and direct sales to consumers. This position will have regional responsibilities in both states and will collaborate across work teams, Institutes, and community groups, working with faculty, specialists and educators in both Michigan and Ohio for the overall advancement of the needs of clientele.

In this position, you will identify, design, implement, and evaluate educational programs that meet industry needs. You will network with county-based Extension professionals in Ohio and provide training to support their work with specialty crop growers. This scope of your program may include programs focused on improved production methods or practices, improved understanding of emerging vegetable production systems, integrated pest management, improved financial management, as well as alternative and emerging markets. Your work will include, completing on-farm consultations, virtual and in-person meetings, and conducting demonstrations. Through engagement with vegetable industry clients, and dissemination of research through various methods, including in-person and multimedia programming and written communications, you will implement programs that lead to changes in knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors that improve the viability of the vegetable industry. You will also develop, produce, and deliver vegetable outreach materials with messaging and content that is accessible, inclusive, co-branded and consistent with both MSU and OSU messaging.

Your work will include close collaboration with colleagues at MSU and OSU, as well as the diverse network of partner groups, including the Michigan Vegetable Council and the Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association (OPGMA).

Although negotiable, there will be space available for this position to work from the Monroe County Office.

? Master’s degree in a field of study related to horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, crop science, or related field.

View full description and apply through the MSU careers page. Search for posting 773483 using the Job Search field.

Application Deadline: June 3, 2022

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension employment opportunities are open to eligible/qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.