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Animal Science and Forages Regional Extension Agent-West Central AL
Auburn University

Date Posted Mar. 14, 2024
Title Animal Science and Forages Regional Extension Agent-West Central AL
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department AL Cooperative Extension Systems
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
    Professional Staff
  • Animal Science
    Agricultural Extension
Join Our Team - Impacting Lives Across Alabama!
Discover a rewarding career with the Alabama Cooperative Extension Systems, the driving force behind Auburn University and Alabama A&M University's land grant mission. Our outreach initiatives extend to every corner of Alabama, bringing science-based education to empower individuals for a better quality of life and enhanced economic well-being.

From the heart of two prestigious land grant universities, we cultivate programs that make a difference. Whether online or in person, our impactful initiatives reach communities through 67 County Extension Offices and various teaching sites across Alabama.

Join us in making a positive impact in West Central Alabama as a Regional Extension Agent (REA) specializing in Animal Science and Forages. If you're passionate about agriculture and eager to contribute to your community's well-being, this role is for you!

Why Join ACES - Auburn?
  • Job Satisfaction: Be part of life-changing work in your community.
  • Competitive Benefits: Enjoy a competitive retirement plan and benefits.
  • Generous Leave: Including two weeks off during the holidays!
  • Fun & Flexible Environment: Experience a diverse work environment where every day is different.
  • Professional Growth: Opportunities for continual learning and engagement.
  • Tuition Assistance: Auburn University provides tuition assistance for yourself and dependents.
  • Supportive Team: Benefit from supportive leadership and peers. The ACES team supports you and your work!
About Auburn University: Ranked as a premier public institution by U.S. News and World Report, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future through forward-thinking education, research, scholarship, and service. Known for academic excellence, community outreach, and a positive work environment, Auburn University is a thriving community.

Why Choose Auburn: Forbes Magazine recognizes Auburn University as one of Alabama's best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Enjoy competitive benefits, top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts, and more!

Learn more about Auburn's impact, employee benefits, and thriving community at

Job Description: As an REA, you'll be based in one of the following counties: Marengo or Choctaw, working in a 100% non-tenure track faculty Extension assignment covering multiple counties.

Program Priority Area: Animal Science and Forages

Geographic Area: West Central Alabama Region (Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Sumter, Greene, Hale, Choctaw, Marengo, Dallas, Wilcox counties).

  • Organize, deliver, and evaluate educational programs for livestock, equine, and forage production.
  • Focus on research-based management practices and their environmental and animal well-being impacts.
  • Utilize various methods, including printed communication, workshops, applied research, farm consultation visits, social media, and web resources.
  • Participate in writing grants and support applied research/demonstrations beneficial to clientele.
  • Assist in project outcome and impact evaluations.

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