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Educator, Area Agriculture Extension (Pike, Walthall, Lincoln and Amite)
Alcorn State University


Date Posted May 17, 2024
Title Educator, Area Agriculture Extension (Pike, Walthall, Lincoln and Amite)
University Alcorn State University
Lorman, MS, United States
Department College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Professional Staff
    Research Scientist/Associate
  • Horticulture
    Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
    Agricultural Extension
 
 
The primary responsibility of the Educator is to identify and form working partnerships with relevant farmers, local organizations, agencies, and institutions to deliver research-based agricultural educational programs, events and activities to program participants and other members of the agricultural community within the assigned area. The individual will work with producers, schools, and agricultural-related associations to explore strategies for improving production and profitability of their farming operations.
 

 

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of latest farming techniques
  • Ability to work in rural settings and interact with farmers daily.
  • Good communication skills, verbal, written, and interpersonal.
  • Strong leadership Skills
  • Ability to work Independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to work long, irregular hours and travel frequently.
  • Ability to hold the interest of an audience.
  • Ability to provide oral and written presentations to groups, individuals and through mass media.
  • Ability to visit clientele at sites throughout the county.
  • Ability to plan and teach educational programs.
 
 

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Work closely with producers, agri-business, community leaders, Extension Leadership Councils and appropriate agents and specialists to identify and prioritize issues, problems, and opportunities.
  • Use farm and business visits to remain knowledgeable of specific local needs and problems related to agricultural production, marketing, and environmental protection.
  • Assist state coordinator in establishing farm trials that address state and local needs at off campus centers and model farms.
  • Maintain a high level of proficiency in the subject matter field by participating in in-service training and professional activities.
  • Develop and implement evaluation plans, report impacts, outcomes, and results of programs to clientele, public, and administration.
  • Collaborate with other staff for planning, implementing, and evaluating programs.
  • Assist with the collection of data, evaluation, and reports.
  • Assist with grant writing, budgeting, and provide input in the development of educational programs.
  • Provide communication and seek additional contacts with stakeholders.
  • Prepare extension outreach materials like fact sheets, brochures for disseminating information to the limited resources farmers.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
 

Qualifications

  • M. S. in Plant Science/ Horticulture/Agronomy, or a closely related field
  • 1 year experience in Sustainable Agriculture practices.
  • 1 Yr. Experience in outreach and extension activities.
  • 1 year experience in applied field research.
 

 
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