Farm Management Specialist I

Lexington, KY
Jul 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

This Area Specialist will be based at the Pennyroyal Farm Analysis Association of the Kentucky Farm Business Management Program (KFBM) in Hopkinsville, KY. The Specialist will serve approximately 50 farmer-cooperators for 90% of his/her professional time. Principal responsibility will be to provide farm financial record analysis and objective farm management counseling to farmer-cooperators. This includes developing financial analysis and income tax data. Under leadership of the KFBM State Coordinator and in collaboration with faculty, the Specialist will assist in state-wide analysis of farm production and financial data collected from farmer-cooperators for applied research, enterprise analysis, and other studies.

The Specialist will allocate 10% of professional time to collaborate with other faculty, county agricultural agents, and farm-related agencies to develop farm management educational programs for individuals outside of the Association. This could include financial management, tax strategies, farm planning, enterprise analysis, record-keeping, estate planning, and other topics. Programs may include meetings, articles, spreadsheet aids, and other methods. The Specialist will be expected to develop a brief written plan of general extension work. This will include input from County Agents, the Department's State Specialists, and cooperators.

Area Specialists in Farm Management are evaluated on 1) input from Association Board members and farmer-cooperators; 2) submission of usable farm analysis data; 3) the Association's membership and financial viability; 4) effectiveness of the farm management extension programming with county agents and other Specialists; 5) coordination of professional work with the KFBM State Coordinator and other Farm Management Specialists; and 6) collaboration with faculty and staff in the Agricultural Economics Department.

For further information about this position you may contact Jerry Pierce at 859-537-6655.

Job Title
Farm Management Specialist I

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Farm Management Specialist I

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Hopkinsville Area

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Physical Requirements

Sitting for extended amounts of time; and travel within region.


Monday - Friday; 40 hours/week.


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Driver's License and the ability to drive are preferred.

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