-Masterâs degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Business, Finance, Management, Marketing, Agricultural Education or a related field. -Additional years of experience.Â Â -Experience in the agri-business industry.Â Â -Experience or training in commodity marketing.Â Â -Experience in farm and agricultural business management areas.Â Â -Experience communicating with a wide range of audiences, including agricultural clientele and the mass media. -Ability to develop a plan of work based on client needs identification. -Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with individuals and groups. -Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Iowa agriculture and proven record showing the ability to establish partnerships with external leaders. -Valid driver's license
The Department of Extension to Agriculture and Natural Resources with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Industry Extension Specialist I or II- Farm Management.Â Â Â Â
The Extension Program Specialist position will be filled at the Industry Extension Specialist I or II level. The level II position has minimum required qualifications of Bachelorâs degree and 3 years of related experience and is a PS808 pay level. The position will serve and be based out of Ida, Sac, Calhoun, Monona, Crawford, Carroll, Green, Harrison, Shelby, Audubon, and Guthrie counties.
Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension program specialists provide educational leadership in the application of knowledge, grounded in research-based science, to help Iowans and agricultural industry prosper.Â Â Â
This position will focus on all aspects of farm and agricultural business management and entrepreneurial activities. Program leadership areas include crop marketing; government agricultural programs; and human resources issues on the farm.Â Team programming will also include agricultural financial management; farm lease contracts and land management; economics of crop and livestock production; risk management tools; and other farm management related program areas. In addition, this position will be part of the core farm management team and assist with statewide programming and area interdisciplinary team efforts. Program audiences include farmers, farm families, land owners, agricultural businesses, cooperatives, farm organizations, commodity groups, citizen organizations, community colleges, and mass media.Â Â Â
This position will participate in grant and contract opportunities and be active in revenue generation. Responsibilities of this position will also include entrepreneurial, collaborative, service and administrative functions with ISU. Subject matter leadership is provided through the ISU Department of Economics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.Â Â Â
The Industry Education Specialist 1/2 â Farm Management will be expected to create and deliver comprehensive and complex communications and outreach materials; identify and implement innovative ways to meet clientsâ needs; take an active role in the development of interdisciplinary curriculum; and provide leadership/supervision and subject-matter expertise.Â Â Â
The successful candidate will possess the ability to develop a plan of work based on client needs identification; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with individuals and groups; and ability to establish partnerships with leaders in Iowa agriculture. In order to be successful in the position, the candidate will possess strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
June 30, 2022
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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