University of Georgia Extension Hiring Agricultural & Natural Resources Agent

The University of Georgia Extension is currently hiring an Agricultural & Natural Resources Agent for Lanier and Clinch counties. Lanier and Clinch Counties are located in a section of rural South Georgia that is very dependent on agriculture for its’ economic stability.

Major Responsibilities

  • Utilize the expertise of advisory groups, community leaders, public officials and representatives of intended audiences to analyze data, identify needs, and assist in developing educational programs
  • Develop a plan of work that is equitable in meeting the varied socio-economic needs of the county and target specific audiences for educational programs addressing critical issues identified in plan of work
  • Collaborate with other agencies and community groups to plan and implement programs
  • Conduct promotional efforts to expand the public’s view of extension programming
  • Utilize current research data and information on emerging issues in program development and teaching
  • Demonstrate personal interest and involvement in community by participating in and supporting civic/community activities/organizations and networking with community leaders
  • The ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Crop & Soil Science, Plant Protection & Pest Management, General Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Science, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education or closely related area 
    • Master’s degree in this area is strongly preferred
  • Successful experience in program development and management
  • A demonstrated communication ability as well as skills in leadership and management
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task, to work as a team member, and with groups and committees
  • The ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs

For more information to apply, please follow this link.


Posted: June 27, 2017


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