Working Title: Extension Educator, Agricultural Business Management
Appointment: 75% Time, Assistant Extension Educator (9625ST), Professional & Administrative
Location: Southwest Research and Outreach Center, Lamberton, MN
Program Area: Extension Center for Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Application Review: June 16, 2019 initial deadline; Open until filled
ABOUT SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (SWMFBMA)
The Southwest Minnesota Farm Business Management Association is a membership-led organization of farms throughout southwestern Minnesota. The focus is entirely on improving members' farm financial management skills, knowledge, and success.
LOCATION OF POSITION
This position will be housed at the University of Minnesota's Southwest Research and Outreach Center, located at Lamberton, Minnesota. The Extension Educator will primarily work in SW Minnesota, however the position may serve statewide programming.
ABOUT THIS POSITION
The Extension Educator collaborates with SWMFBMA to bring in-depth expertise to cutting-edge issues, and apply his or her expertise to the programs and priorities of the Center for Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences within University of Minnesota Extension and the Southwest Minnesota Farm Business Management Association. The Educator is an integral part of the ABM team working with a specific Extension audience on educational topics such as risk management, financial management, strategic management, market planning, human resource management, business transfer and estate planning, resource acquisition, and policy impacts on Minnesota's agricultural sector.
The Extension Educator employs appropriate educational program delivery systems including face-to-face presentations, technology-based methods, seminars, workshops, non-credit courses, and/or train-the-trainer approaches to educate farmers and other agricultural professionals. The Extension Educator is responsible for program development and delivery in cooperation with Southwest Farm Business Management contractors, other ABM team members, campus-based faculty and partners in the agricultural industry.
Attention to diversity, use of scholarly scientific research, effective partnership development, use of technology and continuing professional development are important to successful job performance. The Extension Educator may occasionally work in collaboration with University faculty and graduate students on applied research. This position is accountable to the Program Leader(s) in Agricultural Business Management for program direction, performance evaluation and personnel actions.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
University of Minnesota Extension is a major outreach arm of the University of Minnesota, a land grant institution with a mission to serve the public through applied research and education. The mission of University of Minnesota Extension is: "Making a difference by connecting community needs and University resources to address critical issues in Minnesota." Find further information at https://extension.umn.edu/
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