This position will be responsible for managing the Agricultural and Natural Resources programming in Pulaski County by providing educational opportunities in production agriculture and natural resources to a wide variety of audiences utilizing a variety of teaching methods. Pulaski County is a rural county near I-75, heavily dependent on agriculture for its economic vitality. The county has a total annual Farm Gate value of over $104 million. It ranks 1st in Wheat and Wheat Straw production for the state. 60% of the total row crop production in the county has transitioned to Cotton. It is also known for its strong conservation tillage practices.
This position serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty Member and a member of the Pulaski County Extension Staff (http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/pulaski/) and is under the direction and leadership of the Pulaski County Extension Coordinator and the Southwest District Extension Director.
• Utilizes 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
• Develops a plan of work that is equitable in meeting the varied socio-economic needs of the county
• Targets specific audiences for educational programs addressing critical issues identified in plan of work
• Implements the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences’ Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan
• Develops and conducts relevant interdisciplinary programs with other staff members based on critical issues
• Collaborates with other agencies and community groups to plan and implement programs
• Conducts promotional efforts to expand the public’s view of extension programming
• Utilizes current research data and information on emerging issues in program development and teaching
• Demonstrates personal interest and involvement in community by participating in and supporting civic/community activities/organizations and networking with community leaders
This position requires frequent night meetings, some weekend work, and attendance at out-of-county meetings. A valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle for official duty travel are required.
Hiring rank will be commensurate with candidate’s experience, achievements and stature in the discipline.