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Educator, Area Agriculture -Central MS Counties
Alcorn State University

Date Posted Mar. 8, 2024
Title Educator, Area Agriculture -Central MS Counties
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
  • Agricultural - General

Job Summary

The primary responsibility of the Educator, Area Agriculture will be to support the services aimed at advancing Climate Smart-Agriculture practices and promoting sustainable agricultural enterprises.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

The goal is to enhance awareness and encourage the adoption of sustainable agriculture practices among limited-resource farmers across a multi-county region in southwest and central Mississippi.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist the agronomist specialist in organizing training activities -workshops, field days, etc.
  • Assist agronomist in establishing farm trials that address state and local needs across a multi-county region.
  • 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, trifolds, brochures for disseminating information to the limited resources farmers.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Must be willing to do farm visits and travel to state events as needed.


Other Duties
  • Support extension program and assist with new extension curriculum development.
  • Make presentations orally or on posters of applied research results at conferences or meetings.
  • Work with clientele across a wide range of socio-economic classes.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with extension educators that lead to substantial applied research that directly benefits producers across the region.
  • Other related duties, as assigned.


  • B. S. in Plant Science/ Horticulture/Agronomy, or a closely related field.
  • At least 1 Yr. Experience in outreach and extension activities.
  • Hands-on experience in applied field research.
  • Hands-on experience in Sustainable Agriculture practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to hold the interest of an audience.

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