Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
Extension Educator - Farm Management
University or Organization :
Michigan State University Extension
State or Territory :
Michigan
Application Deadline :
Sep 11, 2017
 
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Educator - Farm Management
Keywords separated by commas :
Educator, Farm, Business Management, Agriculture, Economics, Finance
Location :
Kalamazoo County
Area, Department or Unit :
Extension
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Commensurate with education and experience
Start Date:
None Stated
Description:
As part of Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute (AABI), the successful Extension Educator will provide local as well as statewide leadership and educational programming expertise in Farm Management with emphasis on whole-farm business analysis. The successful applicant will work with farmers and agribusiness across southwest Michigan and work statewide as appropriate. Southwest Michigan reflects much of the diversity of agriculture in Michigan with many large and progressive farmers farming the region. This position will collaborate across work teams, Institutes and commodity groups, and work with faculty, specialists and educators for overall advancement of Michigan agricultural industries. This position will be the regional point-of-contact for Southwest Michigan leadership and educational programming expertise in farm management with an emphasis on farm business analysis, business transition, income tax education, and general farm business management topics such as economics of technologies and return on investment. The successful applicant will design, implement and evaluate educational programming, that is research based, will address the needs of clientele groups; ensure dissemination of research-based information through various methods, including multi-media, in-person education, social media, use of distance education technologies, written articles, bulletins, etc. The successful candidate will provide learning experiences and information for farmers and agri-business professionals that will contribute to enhancing profitable agricultural products, contribute to the short and long-term viability of farms, and the economic well-being of Michigan residents, and serve as an informational resource for Extension personnel.
Position Category:
Extension
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
To view the full position description and required qualifications, please visit the applicable Michigan State University careers page (internal candidate or external candidate) as noted under the To Apply section. Search for posting number 453076 using the Job Search field. In addition to a current resume and cover letter, applicants should provide four (4) professional references with email addresses.This is a full-time, end-dated appointment renewable annually based upon successful performance and continued funding.
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ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education level :
Bachelors degree in field of study related to farm business management with an expectation to complete a Master's degree within a specified time frame, in a related field, after employment; or, Masters degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to farm business management.
Years of experience :
Travel Requirements:
Other Requirements:
Desired QualificationsPersons possessing both a Bachelor of Science degree in a Farm Management related field, and a Master of Science degree in an agriculture related field are encouraged to apply; or, persons with formal training in finance or economic analysis and small business related experience, with the understanding to either have or acquire a M.S. degree in an agribusiness related field are encouraged to apply.

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
Keri Rowley
Phone Number with Area Code :
517-432-7643
Application Instructions :
To view the full position description and required qualifications, please visit the applicable Michigan State University careers page (internal candidate or external candidate) as noted under the To Apply section. Search for posting number 453076 using the Job Search field. In addition to a current resume and cover letter, applicants should provide four (4) professional references with email addresses.This is a full-time, end-dated appointment renewable annually based upon successful performance and continued funding.