Current Position Openings

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Michigan State University Extension
Extension Educator- Floriculture

Location: Oakland County, MI

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Brief Description: Floriculture Educator

In this position, you will identify, design, implement and evaluate research- based educational programs that meet current and projected outreach needs related to floriculture production. Through your leadership, you will provide support to wholesale and retail floriculture growers in southeast Michigan to improve the sustainability and profitability of the floriculture industry. This can include but is not to be limited to improved horticultural production methods or practices, improved understanding of alternative and emerging production systems, integrated pest management, plant diagnostics, and improved business management and marketing. Your work will include, but is not limited to, completing on-site consultations, virtual and in-person meetings, conducting demonstrations and/or participating in on-going field research.

Through collaboration in research, engagement with community members, and dissemination of research through various methods, including in-person and multimedia programming and written communications, you will explore and implement programs that lead to public knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors that improve the viability and sustainability of the floriculture industry. You will also develop, produce, and deliver floriculture outreach materials with messaging and content that is accessible and inclusive and is consistent with the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute and Ornamental Horticulture Work Team messaging.

You will have the ability to network statewide with the existing core of Ornamental Horticulture Educators and Specialists and campus-based faculty to provide education and service to Michigan’s diverse floriculture industry.
Your work will include close collaboration with colleagues at MSU and MSU Extension, the MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics lab as well as the diverse network of partner groups that include multiple commodity and industry organizations.

Although negotiable, there will be space available for this position to work from the Tollgate Farm and Education Center, Novi MI (Oakland County).

Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)
 Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to horticulture or related field must be earned by date of hire.
 Familiarity with commercial floriculture in protected environments.

View full description and apply through the MSU careers page. Search for posting 714202 using the Job Search field.
Application Deadline: July 20, 2021.

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package:
https://www.hr.msu.edu/benefits/index.html

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience


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:
Visit http://careers.msu.edu
Posting Number: 714202

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.

Application Deadline: 07/20/2021


Utah State University
Extension Assistant/Associate Professor- Small Farms, Natural Resources, and 4-H Livestock Programs

Location: Utah County - Orem, Utah

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Brief Description: Requisition ID 2021-3819
# of Openings 1
Job Locations US-UT
Category (Portal Searching) Faculty
Position Type Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification Faculty
Percent of Time or Hours per Week 100%
College Extension Department Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources
Advertised Salary Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

Overview
Utah State University Extension invites applications for a County Extension faculty, 12-month, tenure track position. Extension faculty develop, implement, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs to enhance quality of life for youth and adults. Extension faculty also recruit, train and supervise volunteer leaders and serve as a liaison between local clientele, other resource agencies, and Utah State University administrators, faculty, and programs. This Extension position includes university responsibilities and is based in Utah County.

An office will be provided at the USU Extension office in Orem, Utah.

Utah County is located in northern Utah along the Wasatch Front corridor. It is a county with a booming population, strong technology industries located at Silicon Slopes, and two major universities, Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University. Outdoor recreation opportunities are abundant with ski resorts, Utah Lake, National Forests, and blue-ribbon trout fishing on the Provo River.

The position requires knowledge of small farm management, livestock production, water conservation, water quality (natural resources), and 4-H livestock programs and livestock shows. We welcome candidates with diverse interests and experience related to these areas.

Rank:
Rank will be commensurate with experience, qualifications and current rank. Appointment opportunities include Extension Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track). A master's degree is required.

The estimated start date is August 2, 2021

Responsibilities
Provide leadership to Extension activities such as small farm management, pasture management, livestock production, backyard chickens, water quality and conservation, 4-H livestock programs and shows.
Develop, implement and evaluate agricultural programs for adults.
Develop, implement and evaluate 4-H programs for youth such as Jr. Livestock and Programs.
Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach clientele and new audiences.
Work with on-campus specialists in developing applied research projects and program development and delivery to clientele.
Pursue internal and external funding to support Extension programming.
Document impacts and produce scholarly publications based on Extension programming.
Manage budgets, personnel, and volunteers.
Serve diverse audiences and support the civil rights mandate of Utah State University Extension.
Serve and collaborate with other Extension and University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
An earned master's degree in the areas of animal science, agronomy, Extension Education, or other closely related agricultural field.
Ability to plan, organize and direct educational programs.
Experience in teaching adult and youth audiences.
Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
Ability to act as a liaison between federal, state, university, and county clientele.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.
Must have access to reliable transportation.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with program development and/or delivery related to small farm/small acreage production and management.
Experience with program development and/or delivery related to water conservation and water quality.
Experience with program development and/or delivery related to 4-H Youth livestock programs.
Skills and experience with implementing applied research activities.
Skills and experience in writing scholarly publications.
Skills and experience with grant writing.
Skills and experience with recruiting, supervising, and working with volunteers.
Skills and experience with low income and under-served audiences.
Skills and experience with social media.
Skills and experience in developing on-line courses.
Skills and experience with related organizations/agencies and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders.
Prior experience with the Land Grant University System.
Ability to converse and write in the Spanish language.

Required Documents
Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume/CV to be uploaded under Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter to be uploaded under "Other Documents 1-10"

3) Transcript(s) to be uploaded under "Other Documents 1-10"

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

ADA
Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.

College/Department Highlights
Utah State University (http://www.usu.edu) is Utah's Land-Grant Institution with an approximate enrollment of 28,000 students. Through the Extension system, the University extends research-based information across the state. Extension faculty support elected officials and citizens in all 29 Utah counties. Utah State University is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples.

County specific information is available at: https://www.utahcounty.gov

University Highlights
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

Application Deadline: 07/18/2021


North Dakota State University
Cropping Systems Extension Specialist

Location: Langdon, North Dakota

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Brief Description: Position Information
Position Description and Details

The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension is looking for a highly motivated educator and to serve as an Extension specialist in agronomy for northeast North Dakota. NDSU Extension is an organization that values people who excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, and are excellent communicators. The extension specialist is a member of a statewide Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources team responsible for providing leadership to create and deliver innovative learning experiences that empower North Dakotans to improve their lives and communities.

The Extension specialist in agronomy is responsible for providing innovative Extension programing that will serve a diverse clientele of producers, as well as industry and advisory groups. Programing will focus primarily on production agriculture issues and providing education to Extension agents, producers, and agricultural processors. The extension specialist will work closely with Extension agents and build collaborative relationships with stakeholders to achieve goals. This position will be based at the NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center (LREC) located near Langdon, ND. The LREC Director will provide supervision for this position. North Dakota State University offers compensation and benefits including retirement plan and full coverage family health insurance.

Responsibilities:

• Develop an innovative Extension program that includes the identification, assessment, and delivery of educational programs that will facilitate the development of crop production education opportunities for Extension agents, producers, landowners, economic development leaders, industry and entities of government.

• Provide assistance in the development and/or enhancement of existing agonomy related youth programs.

• Provide expertise and continuing education training to Extension agents and clients to strengthen the knowledge base of Extension personnel statewide.

• Provide expertise and assistance in crop production and agronomic issues to extension agents and other clients.

• Stay current of production issues on crops grown in northeast ND by pursuing professional development opportunities through meetings, seminars, sympsiums, etc.

• Collaborate to build strong working relationships with appropriate Extension specialists, research faculty, Extension agents, LREC employees and associated agricultural clientele to deliver statewide crop production related programs.

• Develop individual and team based Extension programs and publications that disseminate information to producers, industry personnel, and Extension agents.

• Communicate with other Extension personnel, appropriate Research Extension Center personnel, and producers about issues that need new or additional research. When appropriate, provide leadership for the development and demonstration of novel management strategies that ensure program relevancy and the ability to guide producer efforts to adapt to changing production systems.

• Develop relationships and cooperate with research and Extension faculty within the NDSU Department of Plant Sciences and other agricultural departments.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 4:30pm. 30 minutes off for lunch. Based on a 40 hour work week.

Advertised Salary

$70,000 to $75,000 per year.

Minimum Qualifications

• M.S. degree in agriculturally related field.

• Knowledge of crops grown in northeast North Dakota.

• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

• Demonstrated effectiveness in working with varied audiences, including individuals and groups, as a team member.

• Proficiency in a variety of computer programs for use in developing and delivering educational programs.

• Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

• Ph.D. in agriculturally related field.

• Experience in field crop research.

• Experience working with the Cooperative Extension Service.

• Demonstrated skills in web-based education, social media platforms and other modes of communication.

Applicant Materials Required

Cover Letter

College Transcripts

Resume

Two letters of Recommendation

Screening will begin 6/23/21

Benefits:

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

Land Acknowledgement
We collectively acknowledge that we gather at NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region.

About Us
North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. Our main campus is located in Fargo, ND with Extension Service and Research Experiment Station locations across the entire state. NDSU has been listed in the Top 100 public research universities in the United States for research and development in agricultural sciences, psychology and social sciences, based on reported research expenditures.

NDSU is an exciting place to work offering a stimulating and diverse environment richly populated with people pursuing life-long learning and personal growth. Employees often attend on-campus cultural events, lectures, athletic events and enjoy walks through our beautiful campus.

NDSU employs over 6000 full-time and part-time employees across the state, making it the second largest employer in the community. NDSU is the best college in ND, according to Money Magazine (September 2018). NDSU was named a 2019 Best Value College by Forbes. Fargo made Livability.com’s top 10 list of cities to find a job and ranked at #11 for best places to live overall.

NDSU offers a wide array of professional opportunities including faculty, executive, managerial, professional, technical, paraprofessional, office support, servers and crafts/trades. Like a small city, NDSU operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Full time employees are offered a superb benefit package to include 100% company paid health insurance premiums and tuition assistance for employees and immediate family members. All of us at NDSU play an important role in serving our students and public constituencies. We encourage motivated and talented team members that thrive in a higher-ed environment to join our university!

Mission

With energy and momentum, North Dakota State University addresses the needs and aspirations of people in a changing world by building on our land-grant foundation.

Additional Information
No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran’s Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.

Application Deadline: 07/11/2021


University of Idaho
Extension Faculty - 4-H Youth Development & Livestock

Location: Off Campus Location - Malad, Idaho

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Brief Description: University of Idaho

Extension Faculty - 4-H Youth Development & Livestock

Location: Off Campus Location - Malad, Idaho

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

University of Idaho Extension is seeking applicants for a 12-month, tenure track position as Assistant or Associate Professor, Extension Educator, Livestock and 4-H Youth Development, Oneida County. This position is located in the Oneida County Extension office in Malad City, Idaho and includes the responsibilities to share expertise and actively participate on a collegial livestock team within the Central and Eastern District.

The Extension Educator will have overall leadership and organization for multi-county livestock (50%); and 4-H Youth Development program (30%). In addition, the educator will provide service and leadership (15%), including serving as the chair of Oneida County Extension Office and will conduct scholarship/creative activities (5%).

Minimum Qualifications:
*Master’s degree in Animal Science, Adult and Extension Education, Agricultural Science, Range Science, Agricultural Business, or a closely related discipline.

*Skill in organizing material, information and people in a systematic way to optimize efficiency and minimize duplication of effort.

*Ability to work with people of various social, cultural, economic and education backgrounds.

*Computer literacy and effective written and oral communication skills.

*Competence in using technology for program delivery, record keeping and reporting, and team-based communications.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Extension experience in livestock management.

*Ability to adapt research materials for effective oral and written presentations.

*Experience in disseminating results through scholarly outlets

*Ability to work well in a team and provide effective instruction, support, marketing and promotion for Extension programs.

*Experience in hiring and supervising office staff.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

*Willing and able to travel and adjust to a flexible schedule (i.e. participate in evening and weekend programs).

*The successful candidate must obtain an Idaho pesticide consultants license during their first year of hire.

*Willing and able to travel and adjust to a flexible schedule (i.e. participate in evening and weekend programs).

*The successful candidate must obtain an Idaho pesticide consultants license during their first year of hire.

Posting Number: F000922P

Posting Date: 05/26/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

This position is open until a suitable applicant pool has been identified.

Applications received by June 25, 2021, will receive first consideration.

In addition to the online application, applicants much submit a resume/CV, letter of qualification and transcripts (unofficial are acceptable). Provide names and contact information for three references and have each reference send a letter of recommendation that address the candidate’s qualifications for this position (generic letters of recommendation will not be considered) to:

Lyle Hansen – University of Idaho Extension Central District Director

lhansen@uidaho.edu.

Questions can be directed to Lyle Hansen 208-736-3600.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit: https://apptrkr.com/2289224

EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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Application Deadline: 07/02/2021


University of Florida - IFAS Extension
Extension Agent I or II – Agriculture and Natural Resources

Location: Citrus County - Lecanto, FL

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Brief Description: Job Number: 0002‐2038

Classification Title: Extension Agent I or II – Agriculture and Natural Resources

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352‐392‐ 2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800‐955‐8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF.

The Univ. of Florida (UF) is a Land Grant institution with core values of unique purpose, excellence, integrity, collaboration and partnership, lifelong learning, diversity, responsiveness, innovation, communication, and global reach. IFAS employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff statewide. IFAS Extension employs 375 Extension Agents and has an office in each of Florida’s 67 counties.

Our mission in the Florida Cooperative Extension Service is to partner with communities to provide quality, relevant education and research‐based expertise to foster healthy people, a healthy environment, and a healthy economy. We are the resource that helps educate Floridians to address issues related to agriculture, horticulture, natural resources, youth development, families and communities.

We are looking for candidates with both academic and people skills who work well in teams, honor their commitments, and innovate in a rapidly changing world. As an Extension Agent you will work jointly for UF/IFAS Extension and Citrus County. As the Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent, you will lead by designing, implementing, and evaluating extension education programs covering Citrus county’s diverse agriculture (about 70% of your time) and natural resource management (about 20% of your time) industries. You will dedicate the remaining 10% of your time to youth education, including preparing youth to show animals at agricultural fairs in support of the existing 4‐H Youth Development program. You will demonstrate excellent customer service and you will respond to client needs in a timely and professional manner. Your office will be located at the Citrus County Extension Office in Lecanto.

What you will do:
• Establish and maintain an effective advisory committee with appropriate community representation to assist with program development and implementation.
• Provide on‐site technical assistance and extension education programs covering small farms/alternative enterprises, small‐to‐medium scale animal production, hay production and pasture management, commercial horticulture, invasive species management, and pond management.
• Provide multi‐county pesticide training to comply with Florida law including licenses

such as Worker Protection Standards (WPS), Lawn and Ornamental, Forestry, and Aquatics.
• Educate youth at local schools and summer day camps.
• Develop and sustain effective working relationships with producer/commodity groups, community agencies, county government, residents and media.
• Use computer technology and social media for communication, teaching, and program evaluation.
• Develop creative works (e.g., presentations, posters, website development, social media accounts) and write non‐technical people‐friendly publications
• Participate in professional societies related to your area of expertise.
• Function as a team member with county, district, and state extension professionals.
• Follow all UF/IFAS Extension policies regarding affirmative action, program development, and reporting.
• Assume other responsibilities that benefit the total county extension program as assigned by the District Extension Director and County Extension Director.

What you will bring (required):
• A bachelor’s degree in agriculture, animal science, agronomy, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. If hired solely with a bachelor’s degree, you will be expected to advance your degree by making 50% progress towards obtaining your master’s degree within the first 6 years of employment.
• Strong written and verbal interpersonal and communication skills.
• Experience with digital communication.
• A commitment to customer service.
• A commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) guidelines of UF/IFAS Extension.
• Ability to possess (or be able to obtain) a Florida driver’s license.
• Flexibility with working hours; willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends and overnight travel.

What you will bring (preferred):
• A master’s or higher degree.
• Experience with pasture management, hay production, livestock management, and production agriculture.
• Demonstrated skills in partnership development and project management.
• Expertise in getting groups to work together to achieve a goal, managing competing priorities, and adaptability to handle unexpected situations.
• Experience working in multi‐cultural settings.
• Experience in marketing, teaching, and evaluating educational programs.
• Experience working with and managing volunteers.
• Experience using a variety of educational methods including technology‐enhanced and technology‐based instruction and communication to reach diverse audiences.
• Experience obtaining extramural funding.

• Excellent organizational skills and good record‐keeping techniques.

Further information:
We will accept applicants without a bachelor’s degree if the degree will be earned by August, 2021.

Established residency in Citrus County is preferred as we expect the agent to become a part of community life.

The successful candidate must pass appropriate UF and Citrus County drug and background checks.

Citrus County is located on the north‐central Florida Gulf Coast with a population of approximately 145,000. The main extension office is located in Lecanto. The value of Citrus County’s agricultural products is about $14 million annually. Citrus County has numerous cow‐ calf operations, non‐commercial equine clientele, and small‐farm ranchettes. Citrus County also has one large dairy and numerous small‐farm operations with berries, honey, and swine making up a large percentage of the other agricultural operations.

Extension is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public. As such, all partners are involved in the supervision of the office and contribute to the salary and support resources. The primary goal of Extension is to disseminate the latest knowledge and applicable technologies in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences in order to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The UF/IFAS mission is accomplished through Extension faculty members, scientists, educators, administrative staff, and volunteers working cohesively throughout Florida’s 67 counties.

Candidates will be reviewed as applications are received, but please be aware that interviews might not be scheduled until 4 to 6 weeks after the position closing date. Are you a good match? Apply today!

Application Deadline: 06/09/2021


University of Florida - IFAS Extension
Extension Agent I, II, III, or IV – Sustainable Agriculture

Location: Sarasota County, FL

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Brief Description: Job Number: 0001‐2879

Classification Title: Extension Agent I, II, III, or IV – Sustainable Agriculture

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352‐392‐ 2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800‐955‐8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF.

The Univ. of Florida (UF) is a Land Grant institution with core values of unique purpose, excellence, integrity, collaboration and partnership, lifelong learning, diversity, responsiveness, innovation, communication, and global reach. IFAS employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff statewide. IFAS Extension employs 375 Extension Agents and has an office in each of Florida’s 67 counties.

Our mission in the Florida Cooperative Extension Service is to partner with communities to provide quality, relevant education, and research‐based expertise to improve health, environment, and the economy. We are the resource that helps educate Floridians to address issues related to agriculture, horticulture, natural resources, youth development, families, and communities.

University of Florida/IFAS Extension and Sarasota County seek to fill a Sustainable Agriculture Extension Agent position with an individual possessing both academic and people skills who works well in teams, honors commitments, and innovates in a rapidly changing world. Your educational responsibilities will emphasize strong leadership in both small and large‐scale agricultural production with a focus on sustainable food systems and agricultural practices, Best Management Practices (irrigation/fertilization/integrated pest management/water quality, pasture management), labor (laws/relations/shortage/productivity), business management, and other related topics. You will also contribute 5% of your time to our 4‐H Youth Development program in your area of expertise. Your office will be located at the Sarasota County Extension Office in Sarasota.

What you will do:
• Plan, develop, teach, evaluate, and report on sustainable agriculture educational programs.
• Coordinate and establish appropriate partnerships, perform site visits, and teach clientele (e.g., landowners, farmers and ranchers, schools, entrepreneurs, community organizations, citizens, industry groups and local and state government agencies) how to create urban‐rural community economic opportunities that support and strengthen Sarasota County’s agricultural industries and local food systems.

• Develop and maintain an effective program advisory committee with appropriate community representation.
• Use resourcefulness, creativity, enthusiasm, and innovation to strengthen current educational programs.
• Review and implement new policies, maintain records, assess risks, communicate, and market effectively across social media platforms.
• Manage financial resources.
• Create educational materials and opportunities for Sarasota County.
• Participate in appropriate professional development activities to stay abreast of industry and community needs.
• Be familiar with county, state, and federal regulations and statutes governing agriculture and food systems including, but not limited to, food safety, food processing, food storage, and product development.
• Collaborate with other Extension Agents in the Southwest Extension District on multi‐ county projects.
• Assume other responsibilities that benefit the total county extension program as assigned by the District Extension Director and County Extension Director.

What you will bring (required):
• A bachelor’s degree in agriculture, sustainable food systems, horticulture, agronomy, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. If hired solely with a bachelor’s degree, you will be expected to advance your degree by making 50% progress towards obtaining your master’s degree within the first 6 years of employment.
• Demonstrated organizational skills.
• Strong written and verbal interpersonal and communication skills.
• Experience with digital communication.
• A commitment to customer service.
• A commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) guidelines of UF/IFAS Extension.
• Ability to possess (or be able to obtain) a Florida driver’s license.
• Flexibility with working hours; willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends and overnight travel.

What you will bring (preferred):
• A master’s or higher degree.
• Previous industry, teaching, or extension experience.
• Experience with agricultural economics and farm or ranch management.
• Experience in teaching, writing, and developing educational programs.
• Demonstrated skills in partnership development and project management.
• Bilingual ability (English/Spanish).

Further information:

This Extension Agent will have emergency management responsibilities including ESF‐17 roles and post‐disaster agricultural support functions. https://www.floridadisaster.org/sert/esf/

We will accept applicants without a bachelor’s degree if the degree will be earned by August, 2021.

The successful candidate must pass appropriate UF and Sarasota County drug and background checks.

UF/IFAS Extension and Sustainability is one of 16 departments in Sarasota County government. The office operates under a partnership between the Univ. of Florida and Sarasota County government. As part of the national extension system founded in 1914, faculty and staff develop and deliver community initiatives, classes, and volunteer opportunities related to food systems, environmental sustainability, job readiness, and community development. Sarasota County is proud of its reputation as a leader in environmental and sustainable practices as demonstrated by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold‐level office that features use of natural light and beautiful views of Twin Lakes Park, near I‐75 and Clark Road.

Sarasota County is located on the Florida peninsula, midway between Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor. Thirty‐seven miles of white, sandy beaches line the Gulf of Mexico west of the county, while the wetlands, prairies, and hammocks of Myakka River State Park roll across much of the eastern lands. Situated in the sub‐tropical region that arcs across the state, the area features an appealing climate the year around. Prominent cities include Sarasota, Venice, and North Port.
Nearly 400,000 residents make Sarasota County their home the full year around with another 75,000 or so wintering there. Ninety percent of respondents describe their neighborhood as excellent or good.

Agriculture is an important industry in Sarasota County. The most recent Census of Agriculture reports 283 farms on 80,000 acres. The market value of ag products sold is more than $25 million annually. Top commodities include sod, cattle, nursery operations, citrus, and aquaculture.

Extension is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public. As such, all partners are involved in the supervision of the office and contribute to the salary and support resources. The primary goal of Extension is to disseminate the latest knowledge and applicable technologies in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences in order to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The UF/IFAS mission is accomplished through Extension faculty members, scientists, educators, administrative staff, and volunteers working cohesively throughout Florida’s 67 counties.

Candidates will be reviewed as applications are received, but please be aware that interviews might not be scheduled until 4 to 6 weeks after the position closing date. Are you a good match? Apply today!

Application Deadline: 06/16/2021


Rutgers
County Agent III (Assistant Professor equivalent) Cape May - Agric & Natural Resources

Location: Cape May County, NJ

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Brief Description: Recruitment/Posting Title
County Agent III (Assistant Professor equivalent) Cape May

Department
Agric & Natural Resources

Salary Commensurate With Experience

Posting Summary Cape May County is the southernmost county in New Jersey. Much of the county is located on the Cape May Peninsula, bounded by the Delaware Bay to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east. Adjacent to the Atlantic coastline are five barrier islands that have been built up as seaside resorts. A consistently popular summer destination with 30 miles of beaches, Cape May County attracts vacationers from New Jersey and surrounding states, with the summer population exceeding 750,000. This is nearly 8 times that of the general residential population of 93,553 (2017 Census), making it the state’s second-least populous county. Tourism generates annual revenues of about $6.6 billion as of 2018, making it the county’s single largest industry. More detail on the agricultural industry can be found at www.nj.gov/agriculture/sadc/home/genpub/capemayplan.pdf. As of the 2017 Ag Census, there were 164 farms on 8,135 acres, averaging about 50 acres per farm. The full ag census summary for Cape May County can be found at www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/AgCensus/2017/Online_Resources/County_Profiles/New_Jersey/cp34009.pdf.

Posting Number 21FA0449

Posting Open Date 04/14/2021

Posting Close Date

Minimum Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from an accredited institution in agriculture, plant science, agriculture economics, agriculture business management, business administration, or combination of these or related fields of study, with three years minimum professional experience required for appointment to the rank of County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor).
• Research experience in experimental design, data collection, evaluation and analysis is preferred.
• Effective public speaking and presentation skills for program delivery and communications to clientele are required.
• Supervisory or managerial experience is preferred.
• Evidence of successfully training, mentoring, and evaluating staff, ensuring the requirements and objectives of program outreach and impact.
• Have the ability to work cooperatively and communicate with staff and clientele.
• Computer proficiency is required.
• Willingness and dedication to commit to the long hours associated with the position are expected.
• A valid NJ driver’s license or ability to acquire said license is a necessity for the performance of this position
Certifications/Licenses

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from an accredited institution in agriculture, plant science, agriculture economics, agriculture business management, business administration, or combination of these or related fields of study, with three years minimum professional experience required for appointment to the rank of County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor).
• Research experience in experimental design, data collection, evaluation and analysis is preferred.
• Effective public speaking and presentation skills for program delivery and communications to clientele are required.
• Supervisory or managerial experience is preferred.
• Evidence of successfully training, mentoring, and evaluating staff, ensuring the requirements and objectives of program outreach and impact.
• Have the ability to work cooperatively and communicate with staff and clientele.
• Computer proficiency is required.
• Willingness and dedication to commit to the long hours associated with the position are expected.
• A valid NJ driver’s license or ability to acquire said license is a necessity for the performance of this position

Overview
Cape May County is the southernmost county in New Jersey. Much of the county is located on the Cape May Peninsula, bounded by the Delaware Bay to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east. Adjacent to the Atlantic coastline are five barrier islands that have been built up as seaside resorts. A consistently popular summer destination with 30 miles of beaches, Cape May County attracts vacationers from New Jersey and surrounding states, with the summer population exceeding 750,000. This is nearly 8 times that of the general residential population of 93,553 (2017 Census), making it the state’s second-least populous county. Tourism generates annual revenues of about $6.6 billion as of 2018, making it the county’s single largest industry. More detail on the agricultural industry can be found at www.nj.gov/agriculture/sadc/home/genpub/capemayplan.pdf. As of the 2017 Ag Census, there were 164 farms on 8,135 acres, averaging about 50 acres per farm. The full ag census summary for Cape May County can be found at www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/AgCensus/2017/Online_Resources/County_Profiles/New_Jersey/cp34009.pdf.

Quick Link to Posting https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/130582

Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Off Campus
Location Details
Cooperative Extension of Cape May County
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
355 Court House/So. Dennis Road (Route 657)
Cape May Court House, NJ

Application Deadline: 06/28/2021


University of Florida - IFAS Extension
Agriculture/Livestock Agent I, II, III, or IV and County Extension Director

Location: Desoto County

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Brief Description: Job Number: 0001‐4002

Classification Title: Agriculture/Livestock Agent I, II, III, or IV and County Extension Director

Job Description:

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352‐392‐ 2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800‐955‐8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF.

The University of Florida (UF) is a Land Grant institution with core values of unique purpose, excellence, integrity, collaboration and partnership, lifelong learning, diversity, responsiveness, innovation, communication, and global reach. IFAS employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff statewide. IFAS Extension employs 375 Extension Agents and has an office in each of Florida’s 67 counties.

Our mission in the Florida Cooperative Extension Service is to partner with communities to provide quality, relevant education and research‐based expertise to foster healthy people, a healthy environment, and a healthy economy. We are the resource that helps educate Floridians to address issues related to agriculture, horticulture, natural resources, youth development, families and communities.

University of Florida/IFAS Extension and DeSoto County seek to fill a permanent‐status accruing, full‐time Extension Agent position with a self‐starting, energetic, team‐oriented individual who will also serve as County Extension Director (CED; 25‐35%). The educational responsibilities of the CED/Agent encompass strong leadership with respect to Agriculture, specifically livestock (60‐70%). There is an expectation of active participation in the 4‐H Youth Development program (5%).

As an extension educator, you will lead through the design, implementation, and evaluation of educational programming that meet the needs of the county’s diverse population in the selected programmatic area. Duties will include farm visits and diagnostics along with assisting producers in securing appropriate expertise from University of Florida Extension specialists.
You may also assist in applied research projects that further improve ranching operations and profitability.

As the CED, you will lead, manage, supervise, coordinate and report on the total county extension program while maintaining, fostering and building effective working relationships with an advisory committee, stakeholders, county government, community leaders, private

sector clientele, media, government agencies, county residents, and UF/IFAS faculty, staff and extension administration.

You will demonstrate resourcefulness, creativity, enthusiasm, and innovation to strengthen current educational programs while reviewing and implementing new policies, maintaining records, assessing risks, communicating and marketing effectively across social media platforms, managing financial resources, and creating educational materials and opportunities for DeSoto County.

The CED/Agent role provides the opportunity to make a positive impact in the DeSoto County community working with extension faculty, staff and stakeholders. You will also collaborate with the District Extension Director and other Southwest CEDs on multi‐county projects and serve as a role model to the community.

Minimum requirements:

Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. One degree must be in animal science. At least 5 years of professional extension experience or equivalent. A commitment to customer service. Ability to possess (or be able to obtain) a Florida driver’s license. Flexibility with working hours. Willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends and overnight travel.

Preferred qualifications:

Previous CED experience or equivalent is preferred. Experience in creating lesson plans, developing instructional materials, and applying teaching methods appropriate for the audience is highly desirable. Expertise in getting groups to work together for a higher goal, managing competing priorities, and adaptability to handle unexpected situations is a plus for this role. You must be an effective written, verbal and listening communicator, feel comfortable presenting in front of small and large crowds, be able to establish solid partnerships, and find innovative ways to attract new audiences. We actively seek applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

Further information:

Employment is contingent on the results of a national background screening.

We will accept applicants without a master’s degree if the degree will be earned by August, 2021.

Desoto County is a small, rural, community. This interior Florida county consists of approximately 639 square miles, providing many activities for nature enthusiasts, such as boating, canoeing, swimming, and golf. Agriculture and related industries are the primary employer for this close‐knit community of approximately 36,000 residents. The city of Arcadia is

the county seat. The county has easy access to the coastal communities of Bradenton/Sarasota and Punta Gorda/Fort Myers.

Extension is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public. As such, all partners are involved in the supervision of the office and contribute to the salary and support resources. The primary goal of Extension is to disseminate the latest knowledge and applicable technologies in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences in order to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The UF/IFAS mission is accomplished through extension faculty members, scientists, educators, administrative staff, and volunteers working cohesively throughout Florida’s 67 counties.

Candidates will be reviewed as applications are received, but please be aware that interviews might not be scheduled until 4‐6 weeks after the position closing date.

Application Deadline: 06/21/2021


Position announcements on the NACAA website are available by contacting Scott Hawbaker, NACAA Executive Director at (217)794-3700, or email exec-dir@nacaa.com . Costs associated with postings are 30 days - $100, 60 days - $150 or 90 days $200. Payment can be made via credit card or Purchase Orders.