Agriculture Extension Associate - Nursery Crops

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Agriculture Extension Associate - Nursery Crops Requisition Number RE17551 Working Title Department Name 81110:Horticulture Work Location Lexington, KY Grade Level 42 Salary Range $16.25-25.99/hour Type of Position Staff Position Time Status Full-Time Required Education


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No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Extreme weather conditions.

Standing for long periods of time.


Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Additional hours may be required at times.

Job Summary

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Horticulture department seeks a Nursery Crops Extension Associate. The Extension Associate position will function in a team of state Extension Specialists and County Extension Agents to demonstrate nursery crop production systems increase understanding and adoption of current sustainable nursery crop production technologies to meet market requirements. The person will: consult with nursery growers, convey relevant research-based information, and assist farmers wishing to diversify into nursery crops; plan and conduct on-nursery workshops or demonstrate production techniques during industry tours, etc.; and conduct trials at commercial nurseries and/or on the Horticulture Research Farm for high priority topics and production issues. In collaboration with other Extension Associates and faculty, produce educational resource materials in support of the defined program focus for the Kentucky Horticulture Council grant.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

A working knowledge of general farm production practices and equipment. Computer skills for data entry and report generation are desirable.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or related field. Driver’s license with five years of driving experience.

Deadline to Apply 03/21/2019 University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you willing to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please describe your experience developing extension education materials, if applicable.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have related work experience in Extension?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Academic Transcript




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Posted: 3/9/2019
Application Due: 3/28/2019
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