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Agriculture Extension Associate

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Agriculture Extension Associate
Requisition Number RE24841
Working Title
Department Name 81060:PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCES
Work Location Princeton, KY
Grade Level 42
Salary Range $16.49-26.38/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

BA

Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification

None.

Physical Requirements

Applicant must be able to lift, carry, and handle objects of at least 50 pounds.
Applicant must also be able to work outdoors throughout the year to assist with field work, this includes the heat of the summer and occasionally during the cold months of winter.

Shift

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm (40 hrs/wk)
During the crop growing season different hours, either earlier start times or later end times, may be necessary to complete research activities.
Occasionally weekends and rarely holidays may also be necessary.

Job Summary

The Grain Crops Agronomic Extension Associate will be stationed at the Research and Education Center in Princeton, KY. This position will be responsible for developing and delivering innovative educational programs to producers, county agents, industry professional and any other interested parties on profitable and sustainable wheat, soybean, and corn production in KY. The Grain Crops Agronomic Extension Associate will also assist with applied research projects to allow high-level understanding of agronomic principles of wheat, soybean, and corn production in KY, which includes experimental design, data collection and analyses, & summarizing results of research projects. This position will also be responsible for coordinating and summarizing the results of the annual wheat, soybean, and corn yield contests that are jointly sponsored by University of Kentucky’s Cooperative Extension Service, KY Small Grain Growers Association, KY Soybean Promotion Board, & KY Corn Growers Association.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

MS Windows; Office applications; and SAS or equivalent statistical analysis software.

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

Master’s Degree; and Kentucky Pesticide Applicators License are preferred.

Deadline to Apply 11/08/2020
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.

Posted: 2020-10-13 Expires: 2020-11-12

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UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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