Farm Business Analysis Technician Ext. Educators Coordinator 4 in Columbus, OH 43210  (Olentangy River Road area)

The Ohio State University

This is a grant funded position, which is renewable by the sponsor agency and by OSU.

Location: OSU has flexible work arrangement options, as well as, county office work space available.

The Extension Educators Coordinator 4/Farm Business Analysis Technician will promote, support, and implement the work of the Ohio Farm Business Analysis Program; work closely with the Program Manager, County Extension Agriculture Educators, and with Ohio farmers to collect financial and production data; use data to complete annual financial analyses, meeting prescribed standards of accuracy. During the data collection process the technician will help educate farmers about balance sheet, cash flow, income statement, and crop/livestock enterprise composition, data assembly, and allocation. Technicians will plan and schedule farm business analysis and program work; review and prepare analyses for inclusion in the Ohio database and summary; participate in annual data review meetings; gather, organize, and maintain information and communications with farmer clients; assist in evaluating the program with identified target audiences; participate in initial and ongoing training to develop farm business analysis skills using FINPACK software, learn Ohio procedures, and learn data handling methods to ensure consistency across Ohio. Additionally, the technicians will promote the Farm Business Analysis Program to farmer and industry audiences and recruit farm participants in both one-on-one and group settings.

Work will occur primarily from January through May. Hours will vary depending on availability of farm data.

Career Roadmap

Function: Education

Sub-Function: Extension Educators

Band: Individual Contributor – Technical

Level: T4

Intermittent 0.2 First Shift