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Extension Assistant Livestock Programming

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Kentucky State University
Location
Frankfort, KY, US

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TITLE: Extension Assistant for Livestock Programming

DEPARTMENT: Cooperative Extension Program

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time 

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Non- Exempt 


SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Extension Assistant for Livestock Programming works in  collaboration with Extension Specialist to plan, implement and evaluate effective and comprehensive educational programs designed to solve health, management, economic, and environmental problems in agriculture and natural resources challenging small and limited resource farmers. The Extension Assistant for Livestock Programming is responsible for educational programs in appropriate technology, alternative enterprises, farm planning and management, marketing, farm sustainability, and leveraging community collaboration. Provide outreach related to the use of USDA programs, obtaining farmlands, FSA Farm Ownership and Operating Loans and NRCS-EQUIP opportunities. The Extension assistant will report to the State Specialist of Animal Health and Extension Administrator. 


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (ex: duties that are essential to performing the job with or without accommodation)

•    Work with Small Farms or Agriculture Agents to develop educational programs and workshops

•    Design, implement, and evaluate educational programs in the areas of agribusiness, alternative enterprises, farm management, local food production, and marketing.

•    Organize field days, field trials, and demonstrations related to alternative enterprise production.

•    Serve as an assistant to state specialist in conducting farm visits, communicating with stake holders, dispersing news about events and upcoming workshops. 

•    Create fact sheets and publishable education materials.

•    Assist farmers with farm planning to improve income from agricultural production.

•    Assist farmers in finding and applying for grants and loans for agricultural purposes

•    Provide workshops and one-on-one trainings to assist farmers in financial programs and funding opportunities


OTHER DUTIES: The position will conduct other duties as required.


QUALIFICATIONS: 

•    Bachelor’s degree in animal science, agricultural education, or a related field. 

•    One to three years of experience in related field preferred. Must have own transportation.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: 

•    Experience with animals and agriculture.

•    Knowledge of agriculture and local food production. 

•    Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders. 

•    Skill in the use of personal computers and related software packages. 

•    Knowledge of data presentation and organization methods and techniques.

•    Ability to maintain concise and accurate records. 

•    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing


Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

•    Work could involve some exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

•    Requires some standing or walking.

•    Ability to lift 40 lbs.

•    Extensive travel required.



    

KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.


Organization

Our Mission

Kentucky State University is the state's unique, small, liberal studies institution with the lowest student-faculty ratio in the state system. The University shall serve as a residential institution with a range of traditional collegiate programs appropriate to its unique role.

Geographic Region
Kentucky State University's geographic region shall be state-wide for its liberal studies mission, its land grant functions, and its service to state government. In addition, Kentucky State University's primary service area for commuting students shall be for Franklin and contiguous counties.

Institutional Admission Standards
Kentucky State University shall admit students to the institution under selective admission standards to which exceed the minimum guidelines established by the Council on Higher Education, with only limited exceptions. Institutional policy for admitting under-prepared students, including the removal of academic deficiencies within a specified time frame. Through this approach, the University seeks to provide broad access and high-quality programs.

Degree Levels
Selected associate and baccalaureate degree programs shall be oriented toward liberal studies and selected career opportunities related to state government services. Kentucky State University shall offer selected master's degree programs based on demonstrated need, with priority given to a public administration curriculum to meet the needs of state government.

Strategic Directions/Program Priorities
The University shall focus on liberal studies programming. Drawing upon its African-American heritage, the University will promote the values and methods of interdisciplinary and multicultural education in its liberal studies offerings. All students shall participate in common curricula that explore the liberal studies. Drawing upon the multicultural strengths of the University, emphasis shall be placed on preparing minority students for careers in education and in other selected professions including business, computer science, nursing, human services, and public services. These strategic priorities translate into a core of liberal arts baccalaureate degree programs, in addition to degree programs at the associate [A], baccalaureate [B], and master's [M] levels that may include the following: education [B]; business [B]; computer science [A,B]; nursing [A]; home economics [B]; human services [B]; and public administration [B,M].

Enhancement of Instruction
The University shall emphasize teaching. Meeting student needs shall be paramount. The University shall focus on the needs of its students, which include, but are not limited to, full-time and part-time residential students, commuting students from its primary service area, and state governmental employees.

Service and Research Functions
Kentucky State University, as the 1890 land grant institution in the system, shall carry out its responsibilities under federal law and participate fully in appropriate U.S. Department of Agriculture programs, in accord with the mission of the University.

Kentucky State University shall be the major repository for the collection of books, records, and artifacts relative to the history and status of African-American citizens of the Commonwealth and elsewhere. The University shall make such materials available for casual and scholarly study.

Kentucky State University shall focus on meeting the applied research and service needs of state government.

Collaborative Ventures
The priority master's degree program offered by Kentucky State University shall be carefully articulated with related doctoral programs offered by the doctoral-granting institutions in the system. The University shall develop and employ telecommunication resources to communicate with other institutions in the fulfillment of its mission. Curriculum development shall emphasize the transfer of credits form other institutions toward degree completion.

Kentucky State University shall promote cost effectiveness in academic programming and institutional management. Strategic planning resulting in the elimination of duplicative or non-productive programs is essential while the development of carefully selected new programs compatible with the mission is appropriate. Measures of quality and performance shall be the foundation of the University's accountability system which promotes the continuous improvement of programs and services.

Efficiency and Effectiveness
Kentucky State University shall promote cost effectiveness in academic programming and institutional management. Strategic planning resulting in the elimination of duplicative or non-productive programs is essential while the development of carefully selected new programs compatible with the mission is appropriate. Measures of quality and performance shall be the foundation of the University's accountability system which promotes the continuous improvement of programs and services.

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Location
400 E Main St
Frankfort
Kentucky
40601
United States
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