Area Extension Educator - Risk Management



University of Idaho

Area Extension Educator - Risk Management


Location: Twin Falls

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience

FTE: 1

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The University of Idaho, Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology department, is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor, Area Extension Educator in Risk Management. The Area Extension Educator will coordinate and manage extension education related to farmer, processor or industry risk management tools and needs, and marketing of agricultural and food products.
In addition, the Area Extension Educator will serve the important need of developing new (or updated) Cost and Returns (CAR) estimates for alternative crop and livestock agricultural enterprises or management systems, in coordination with the other AERS Area Extension Educator. These reports are both broad and extensive, and in high demand from producers, commissions, appraisers, financial institutions, and others. The Area Extension Educator will be responsible for collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data for publication to revise existing and create new AERS resources.
They will prepare and conduct workshops and oral presentations to stakeholders, be responsible for continuing education as to implications of farm bill programs on optimal producer management decisions, and coordinate county educators to achieve state-wide education and training as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • An earned M.S. degree from an accredited institution in Agricultural Economics, Economics or related degree is required by date of hire.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the economics and financial management for agricultural enterprises
  • Demonstrated knowledge of risk management, and/or cost and returns analysis, and/or agricultural markets, and/or price analysis


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to organize effective Extension programs.
  • Potential for or record of publications in extension outlets.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Pacific Northwest agricultural markets, price analysis, futures and options markets.
  • Experience working with agricultural producers and agribusiness industries, through Extension or the private sector.
  • Experience in analysis of cost and returns analysis for agricultural crops and livestock production.
  • Ability to design and conduct effective data collection methodologies.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with people of various social, cultural, economic and education backgrounds.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team player.
  • Willing and able to travel and adjust to a flexible schedule (i.e. participate in evening and weekend programs).


Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:



Required Licensures, Certifications or other


Posting Number: F001018P

Posting Date: 05/03/2022

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Applications received by June 15, 2022 will receive first consideration.

Along with your on-line application, write a letter of qualification addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications listed.

In addition, your application materials must include a CV, names & contact information for at least three (3) professional references, and unofficial transcripts.

For questions, please contact:Christopher S. McIntoshAgricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
208-885-0703
[email protected]


Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu

EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.







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