Extension Area Specialist, Montgomery County, Farm Management

Position X1557: Extension Area Specialist
Program Area: Farm Management
Clientele Served: Benton, Cheatham, Dickson, Henry, Humphreys, Houston,
Montgomery, Robertson, Stewart, Sumner
Headquarters: Clarksville, TN
Screening of applicants' credentials will begin 11/22/2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
Date Issued:
Effective Date:
Commensurate with training and experience. This position is funded 100% by UT Extension.
Group hospitalization and life insurance; State Retirement;
Workers' Compensation; study, sick and annual leave;
numerous University of Tennessee and state benefits programs,
including liberal time off for holidays, and longevity pay after three years of service; reimbursement for official travel.
Work with regional, county, and state Extension staff in planning, developing, coordinating, implementing, reporting, and evaluating area and county programs in farm and financial management, small rural agriculture related business analysis and management, economics of alternative agriculture, marketing, and stress management.
Deliver programs through workshops, meetings, seminars, farm and office visits, one-to-one farm family, and small rural business counseling.
Teach farm and rural small agricultural-related business planning, decision-making, marketing, and feasibility analysis.
Utilize economic outlook meetings, mass media, and other appropriate teaching methods in the delivery of educational programs.
Maintain a close working relationship with the Regional Agriculture & Community Economic Development Program Leader, state staff in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department, other state specialists, and agents in order to support the total Extension educational program.
Administratively responsible to the UT Extension Regional Director. The Department Head in Agricultural and Resource Economics and MANAGE Coordinator will provide program support and will have direct input to the Regional Director on job performance.
Secure extramural funds through grants, fee-based programs, and gifts.
Accurately report ANR program accomplishments and impacts into the UT Extension reporting system in a timely fashion.
Provide leadership for a program of activities that meets the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or veteran status.
Assume other duties as assigned.
UT Extension provides a gateway to the University of Tennessee as the outreach unit of the Institute of Agriculture. With an office in every Tennessee county, UT Extension delivers educational programs and research-based information to citizens throughout the state. In cooperation with Tennessee State University, UT Extension works with farmers, families, youth and communities, to improve lives by addressing problems and issues at the local, state and national levels.
Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or a related field.
Master's degree in Agricultural Economics (Farm Management) or a closely related field.
Preference will be given to applicants with experience in agricultural economics, farm management, or related field.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
A complete application package will include a 1) letter of interest, 2) a resume or curriculum vitae, 3) and official or unofficial transcripts showing degree(s) conferred
Please apply online by clicking this link: Apply for Extension Educator Positions
UT Extension Phone: (865) 974-7245
212 D Morgan Hall Fax: (865) 974-0882
Knoxville TN 37996-4525 TTY/TTD: (865) 974-7245
E-mail: UTExtensionPersonnel@utk.edu
Web Site: http://utextension.tennessee.edu

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