Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Specialist- Apple Production
University or Organization :
Michigan State University Extension
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Application Deadline :
Apr 30, 2020
Descriptive Job Title :
Keywords separated by commas :
extension, specialist, apple production, agriculture, agribusiness
Location :
Kent County, MI
Area, Department or Unit :
Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Commensurate with education and experience
Start Date:
None Stated
As part of MSU Extension, the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute and MSU AgBioResearch, this position provides local and statewide leadership, educational programming expertise and completes applied research in apple production. The position will be based in Kent County with an expectation to complete programming and research locally and at the Clarksville Research Center located in Clarksville, Michigan.Michigan is the 3rd leading apple producing state in the U.S. and this position is located in a major apple production region in Michigan. The position will conduct Extension programming and research germane to the apple industry and work with apple growers as needed. The successful applicant will collaborate across work teams and Institutes including working with faculty, specialists and educators to achieve efficient, profitable and sustainable apple production and overall advancement for the Michigan apple industry.In this position, you will also design, implement and evaluate educational programming based on basic and applied research addressing the needs of Michigan growers. You will secure intra- and extramural grant funding to support your research and Extension programs; ensure dissemination of research-based information through various methods, including multi-media, social media, personal education and written articles; provide growers, processors and agri-business professionals with the knowledge to profitably produce their crop while minimizing environmental impact; and, serve as an informational resource for MSU Personnel and clientele.
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Minimum education level :
Masters degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to horticulture, entomology, plant pathology or crop science.Background in apple production, and experience in horticulture practices related to apple research and education.
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Contact :
Karlena Rajel
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