Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent
University or Organization :
K-State Research and Extension
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
Sep 02, 2020
Descriptive Job Title :
West Plains District Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent
Keywords separated by commas :
Agriculture, Extension Agent / Educator, Animal Sciences / Livestock, Crop Production
Location :
Offices located in Garden City and Scott City, KS. The primary office location for this position is negotiable.
Area, Department or Unit :
West Plains Extension District
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Start Date:
None Stated
Extension agents are professional educators who serve as a link between Kansas State University and communities across Kansas. Agents are administratively responsible to the Director of K-State Research and Extension (represented by a designated administrator) and the local extension board. 1. Provide primary leadership for the development and implementation of research-based educational programmingrelated to agriculture and natural resources. Programming will include but is not limited to: agronomic and livestockproduction, agricultural economics, management and public policy, horticultural production and management, naturalresources conservation, and environmental stewardship. 2. Share responsibility for the 4-H youth development programming related to Agriculture and Natural Resources. 3. Share responsibility for community vitality programming that helps our communities become better places to live,work, and play. Programming will strengthen social, civic, economic, and technological capacity of communitiesthrough leadership development and civic engagement. 4. Programming will include these steps: a) Identify local needs and emerging issues related to K-State Research and Extensions five Grand Challenges(water, community vitality, health, developing tomorrows leaders and global food systems) by engaging withprogram development committees and other community organizations and professionals. b) Design appropriate educational strategies to engage clientele. These strategies might include deliveringeducational programming in a community-based setting, coordinating events and activities that provideexperiential learning opportunities, using innovative technologies, providing individual educational consultationsand facilitating groups seeking similar educational outcomes. Some overnight travel and evening and weekendwork will be required. c) Develop and implement strategies to expand the reach of educational programming to under-served audiencesand to make certain K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider of educationalprogramming. d) Collect and communicate evidence of educational program impact. e) Develop specialized knowledge and skills by engaging as a member of a Program Focus Team. 5. Secure external funding such as grants, gifts and cost recovery to supplement local tax revenue to support andexpand educational programming. 6. Serve as a member of the West Plains District team cooperating in the planning and delivery of district-wideprogramming and related events.
Position Category:
Extension Agent
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
Do applicants need to have a driver’s license or be able to provide alternate transportation
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Minimum education level :
Bachelor's Degree
Years of experience :
Travel Requirements:
Some overnight travel and evening and weekend work will be required.
Other Requirements:
QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: 1. Bachelor's degree. 2. Academic coursework and/or professional development and professional employment related to the position responsibilities. 3. Evidence of strong academic and/or professional performance as documented by college transcripts, acceptance into a graduate program or documented success in increasingly responsible professional positions. 4. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups and through mass media. 5. Leadership skills as evidenced by working with individuals, groups and co-workers. 6. Access to a personal vehicle and the ability to obtain/maintain a valid drivers license. PREFERRED: 1. Master's degree. 2. Experience working with adults and youth from various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. 3. Commitment to personal professional development. 4. Ability to utilize electronic communication and computer applications to fulfill programming responsibilities. 5. Self-motivation and ability to work with minimum supervision, balancing multiple projects. 6. Ability to design, promote, implement and evaluate educational programs. 7. Skills in group facilitation. 8. Knowledge of adult and youth teaching/learning processes. 9. Experience in seeking and administering external grant funding. OTHER: 1. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.


Application URL:
This is the link to the official application website.


Contact :
Mary Hellmer
Phone Number with Area Code :
(785) 532-5790
Application Instructions :
APPLICATION PROCEDURE Submit application using the Kansas State University job application site: For more information about the position, contact Jennifer Wilson, Leader, Ext Operations, 785-532-5790, To hear personal accounts from Extension Agents, preview videos at For more information about K-State Research and Extension, visit: EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals withdisabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.