This position will be located in Yanceyville, N.C. Caswell County.
The Small Farms Agent in Caswell County is responsible for planning, executing and evaluating effective and comprehensive educational programs and training designed to solve social, economic, and environmental problems in agriculture and natural resources confronting small-scale, limited-resource and socially-disadvantaged farmers.
Programming in specific other areas include small livestock (goats and sheep) and consumer horticulture. Other ag related areas of programming will be assigned to the agent by the County Extension Director after training and experience has been obtained in that area of study. Aligned with the mission and vision of Cooperative Extension at NC A&T, programs address high priority needs and issues for farming populations impacted by changing social, economic and demographic factors and align The Small Farms Agent is responsible for conducting educational programs and farm demonstrations in alternative agricultural enterprises, safe pesticide management, and Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) for the target audience. Specific projects will include facilitating and coordinating direct marketing through tailgate markets, collaboration with a local agri-business support center, agri-tourism enterprise development, and assisting with the production of specialty crops on small farms. The Agent organizes, communicates, and delivers course materials in formal and informal instructional settings; collaborates with county and community based organizations to deliver programs and recruit program participants; determines program needs and priorities by conducting needs assessments; and evaluates data collected from multiple sources including advisory committee members, county residents and program participants.