Pulaski County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent – Georgia

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.

Other Responsibilities:
• 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.

See the posting for more information and to apply.

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