The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences 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. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented groups to apply.
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The Florida Cooperative Extension Service is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments that provides 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, natural resources, youth development, families, and communities.
University of Florida/IFAS Extension and Santa Rosa County are seeking an Extension Agent to lead Sustainable Ag and Community Food Systems education through the design, implementation, and evaluation of extension programming that meets the needs of the county’s diverse population. As the Agent, you will spend your time on agronomic crop and livestock production programming. This role provides the opportunity to make a positive impact in the Santa Rosa County community as you help shape future generations.
What you will do:
Build an advisory committee composed of citizens and professionals that will assist you with program priorities and design to reach your audiences.
Work as part of a team of county extension faculty from neighboring counties that collaborates to measure the impacts of Best Management Practices (BMPs) educational programs.
Teach sustainability and conservation of resources for crop and animal production.
Provide educational programming related to sustainable agriculture and food systems to the Santa Rosa County community by teaching about BMPs, production, harvesting, marketing, and sustainability issues.
Take the role of "educational first responder" for county and university functions during natural disasters.
Obtain financial resources to support your programs.
Manage all program components (e.g., policies, records, risk, communication, and accountability).
Cooperate in interdisciplinary projects.
Provide service to schools.
Develop creative works (presentations, posters, website development, etc.).
Write non-technical people-friendly publications
Participate in professional societies related to your academic discipline.
Allocate at least 25% of your effort towards developing and teaching using virtual program delivery and social media.
Collaborate with the County Extension Director and District Extension Director on other responsibilities that benefit the total county extension program.
Employment is contingent on the results of a national background check and drug screening.
Santa Rosa County is a diverse Florida panhandle county of forestland, farmland, pastureland, and white sandy beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Santa Rosa County is home to 699 farms encompassing more than 85,080 acres. This land produces commodities such as cotton, peanuts, corn, pecans, hay, cattle, and small livestock. This position is located in the city of Jay with the main Santa Rosa County Extension Office located in Milton.
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!