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Agriculture Agent (100%) Vernon County with University of Wisconsin Extension in Viroqua, WI

Type of position This is a probationary UW-Extension tenure-track faculty appointment located within the division of Cooperative Extension. This probationary appointment may be renewed annually for six years, depending on performance during the probationary period. Tenure must be achieved by the tenure date at the end of the sixth year of full-time employment to retain the position in accordance with UW-Extension faculty policies and procedures. This faculty position is in the UW-Extension Department of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Employer University of Wisconsin Extension
Location Viroqua, WI
Description of Location Vernon County UW-Extension, 318 Fairlane Dr., Suite 392, Viroqua, WI 54665-0392
Salary $45,000-$55,000
Closing date of competition 02/24/2015
Date position available TBD
Description of duties JOB DESCRIPTION:
As a faculty member of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension, employed with Vernon County, the Agriculture Agent is an educational leader in teaching, accessing and applying research findings from dairy and animal sciences, agronomy/plant sciences, agricultural economics, horticulture and natural resources. The Agriculture Agent takes a scholarly approach in integrating concerns and issues identified at the county, state and national levels relative to agriculture economic development, agriculture profitability and environmental quality, and in building the capacity of adults, youth, families, organizations, and communities.
Qualifications sought
  • Masters or other graduate degree, with at least one degree in a field that relates to the responsibilities of this position such as dairy science, animal science, agricultural economics, agronomy/plant sciences, soil science, agriculture education or agriculture studies
  • Current content knowledge in fields related to the purpose of this position such as dairy modernization, animal health, value-added agriculture development, soil and water conservation and nutrient management, and farm and financial management
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, implementing or teaching educational programs
  • Experience (paid or volunteer) in working at a community level and partnering with others to address educational needs
  • Knowledge and skills to effectively engage with people from different cultural backgrounds including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, physical and cognitive ability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity
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