University of Georgia Hiring Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Agent

The University of Georgia Extension is currently hiring an Agricultural & Natural Resources Agent for Worth county. Worth county is located in the southwest district of Georgia and is one of the largest counties in the state. Worth county is also known as the “Peanut Capital of the World.” Large acreages of not only peanuts cover the county, but cotton, corn, grain crops, and produce such as watermelons are a portion of the Farm Gate income. Moreover, pecan production, increasing cattle production, poultry, and timberland contribute to the value of the county.

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 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
  • A demonstrated communication ability as well as skills in leadership and management
  • A demonstrated ability to work as a team member, and to engage 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: July 5, 2017


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