Agriculture Stewardship Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, based in Riverhead, NY
The Educator will be responsible for the planning, development, delivery, evaluation, coordination, and management of the Agricultural Stewardship Program in Suffolk County. This person will be responsible for administrative and programmatic supervision of staff and will effectively manage resources available to the program. Target communities are the commercial agriculture and ornamental horticulture enterprises. Program’s focus is on the development, implementation and education of environmentally sound agriculture practices to minimize the impact of agricultural inputs on surface water and groundwater. The Educator will identify Agricultural Stewardship Program needs and set goals and priorities with program advisory committees, program participants, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) staff, Cornell faculty, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District personnel, and other partner organizations and associations. In cooperation with CCE Resource Educators, this individual will coordinate applied research and on-farm demonstration projects as well as provide assistance to on-going projects.This individual will also develop and assist with educational and outreach materials and programs specifically oriented to Long Island agriculture. The Educator will maintain direct linkage with Cornell and county extension staff to develop and enhance relationships with appropriate agencies, organizations, and other groups on a local, regional and statewide basis in the area of agricultural environmental stewardship.
Extension Vegetable Specialist with University of Connecticut, based in Vernon, CT
University of Connecticut, Department of Extension is seeking an Extension Vegetable Specialist to work from its Tolland County Extension Center in Vernon, CT. This statewide position will develop and conduct an Extension education and research program that meets critical needs and builds the knowledge base in vegetable crop production and practices. Work with Extension’s agriculture team in establishing an innovative multi-disciplinary program using the latest research-based and experiential learning-based information related to all facets of developing, implementing, and evaluating vegetable programs for agricultural producers. Serve as a source of support for Good Agricultural Practices in food safety and security of vegetable crop production. Conduct yearly All-America vegetable trials. Faculty member will appraise clientele problems and needs for Extension programs. Clientele include farmers, growers, horticulturists, professional service providers, public and private land use decision-makers, Extension advisors, private organizations, and public agencies. Extend the reach of UConn Extension by integrating distance technology into program delivery through computer applications, web pages, electronic communications, multimedia technologies, and other emerging technologies. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally-funded education and research program and to develop a diverse portfolio of educational materials for Extension clients and scholarly materials for professional peers. To fulfill the Extension mission, the successful candidate will perform other appropriate duties as needed or assigned. For more information on UConn Extension go to http://www.extension.uconn.edu/