Farm & Agribusiness Management Regional Extension Agent in Alabama

Alabama Cooperative Extension System
  • Alabama
  • Non-tenure USD / Year
  • Applications have closed

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title

Farm & Agribusiness Management Regional Extension Agent

Posting Number

P1329F

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

Extending knowledge, improving lives! Make an impact in your community and in the lives of Alabamians.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is seeking qualified applications for a Regional Extension Agent (REA) to serve on the
Farm and Agribusiness Management Program Priority Team. Applicants must be self-directed and able to thrive in a flexible work environment.

Reasons you’ll love working as a Regional Extension Agent at
ACES
– Auburn:

Job Satisfaction! Be a part of life-changing work in your communities!
Competitive retirement plan and benefits.
Generous leave (including two weeks off during the holidays!)
Fun, flexible & diverse work environment. Every day is different!
Auburn University tuition assistance for yourself and dependents.
Supportive leadership & peers. The ACES team supports you and your work!

This position is a 100% non-tenure track faculty Extension assignment covering Lauderdale, Limestone, Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, Morgan, Marion, Winston, Lamar, Fayette and Walker Counties.
The Agent will be housed in one of the counties served.

Responsibilities:
The REA is expected to develop an emphasis and expertise in farm management and economic decision making. In relation to the broader context of farm and agribusiness management, competencies are expected to be developed around agricultural risk management strategies that focus on production, financial, legal, marketing, and human risk. Application of economic principles should be relevant to agricultural production in the region served.

The REA will be the first point of contact for farm and agribusiness educational programming in Northwest Alabama. The REA will collaborate with state specialists and utilize all available/emerging technologies to provide clients with solutions-based educational programming through meetings, workshops, publications, web sites, and other outreach techniques. Program audiences include farmers, farm families, landowners, agricultural businesses, cooperatives, farm organizations, commodity groups, and mass media.

In addition, the REA will be part of a statewide Extension Priority Program Team and be expected to participate as a team member to plan, promote, and execute statewide team programs as well as participate in statewide team training opportunities. This includes participation in writing grants and in activities that support applied research/demonstrations beneficial to clientele. Participating in regional and state associations, and other groups, is important for the REA to develop a reputation as an educational leader with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. The REA will also assist the team leader and administrators in program evaluation and impact reporting.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Management, Agribusiness and Food Industry Management or related field. Incumbents will be required to obtain a Master’s degree in a relevant field within five years of successfully completing a probationary period. Auburn University offers a tuition education benefit.

Applicants must demonstrate educational leadership in the application of knowledge, be grounded in research-based science, and have the ability to help agricultural producers prosper. They must have strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work with and to deliver educational programming and counseling to audiences from a variety of educational, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. They must have demonstrated experience within designated area of emphasis. This position requires regular travel to carry out Extension responsibilities. Successful applicants must possess strong leadership and organizational skills, and the ability to respectfully self-motivate their daily priorities.

Desired Qualifications

A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Detail Information

Open Date

09/06/2023

Close Date

10/08/2023

EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Open Until Filled

No

References required for this position?

Yes

If yes, minimum number requested

3