Berrien County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent
Berrien County is a rural county heavily dependent on agriculture for its economic vitality and has a total Farm Gate value of over $120 million with vegetables alone accounting for over $9 million. It is strong in the traditional row crops like cotton, peanuts, and small grains, and diversified with a strong vegetable production base, fruit & nut, animal, and horticulture. Berrien County ranks 2nd in GA counties in the production of tobacco & blackberries. The county is fortunate to rank in the top 10 GA Counties in watermelon, zucchini, and farrow to finish hog production, feeder pigs, and finishing hogs with poultry, hatching layers, and beef cattle production being very predominate. The incumbent will be responsible for managing this vast Agricultural and Natural Resources program in Berrien County by providing educational opportunities in production agriculture and natural resources to a wide variety of audiences.
A Master’s degree in Agriculture or related area
A Bachelor’s degree is acceptable for a Public Service Provisional appointment. This provisional faculty classification is offered for no more than three years without review. You may apply for a regular service faculty appointment upon completion of an advanced degree or successful progression through the public service promotion process. See the University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointments and Promotions for Public Service and Outreach Academic Rank for complete details http://outreach.uga.edu/policies/appointment-and-promotion-guidelines/
This position requires frequent night meetings, some weekend work, and attendance at out-of-county meetings. A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable private vehicle for official duty travel are required. Reimbursement for business travel will be provided. Transportation of others including 4-H Youth and Adult Clientele is also a common and necessary function of the job. 4-H competitions, overnight camps, and other events are conducted at district and state levels and necessitate travel and transport of participants.