Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Agent, Ag, Commercial Horticulture
University or Organization :
NC State University NC Cooperative Extension
State or Territory :
N. Carolina
Application Deadline :
Oct 31, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Agent, Ag, Horticulture
Keywords separated by commas :
Horticulture, Commercial Horticulture, Nursery, Greenhouse, fruit production, vegetable production, organics
Location :
Rockingham, NC
Area, Department or Unit :
North Carolina Cooperative Extension
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Min. Bachelor $40,000, Min Master's $45,000, Min Doctorate $50,000- commensurate with experience
Start Date:
Dec 02, 2019
The agent in this position will provide leadership for horticulture programs in Richmond County and proactively conduct need assessments and program evaluations to provide future direction for the program.North Carolina Cooperative Extension gives our residents easy access to the resources and expertise of NC State University and NC A&T State University. Through educational programs, publications, and events, Cooperative Extension agents deliver unbiased, research-based information to North Carolina citizens.Richmond County is located in the center of the state on the South Carolina border. This region of the state is known as the Sandhills, characterized by deep sandy soils and variable topography. It has good forestry potential due to federal initiatives to encourage the re-establishment of the longleaf pine ecosystem. Once famous for the peach industry, there are still some peach orchards remaining in the county and region. There are several produce farms that take advantage of well-drained soils, and an extensive poultry industry: Richmond County is 7th in the state for broiler production. Richmond County is blessed with great natural beauty and natural resources of forests, rivers and streams. A rural county, Richmond is well situated for easy access to the Triangle, Triad, and Charlotte, and adjacent to Moore County which is well known for shopping, movies, live music, and innovative restaurants.For more information visit:
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Minimum education level :
A Masters degree is preferred.
Years of experience :
Desired skills and abilities include the ability to manage volunteers, willingness to work as part of a team, strong written and verbal communication skills, and good computer skills.
Travel Requirements:
Travel within the district is required.Occasional travel outside the district required.
Other Requirements:
Valid Drivers License and reliable, personal transportation required. Valid North Carolina drivers license is required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday; nights and weekends as required


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Contact :
Paige Burns
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Application Instructions :
Visit the NC State University Website ( to complete application. Completed application, cover letter, resume, and list of references are required. Transcripts are required for finalist. Link: