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Agriculture Extension Associate

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Agriculture Extension Associate
Requisition Number RE33881
Working Title
Department Name 81110:Horticulture
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 42
Salary Range $17.07-27.31/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


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Required Related Experience

No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Lifting up to 50 lbs, sitting and/or standing for long periods
Job Summary
The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment department of Horticulture seeks an Extension Associate. The Extension Associate is a full-time, grant-funded position will function in a team of state Extension Specialists and County Extension Agents to demonstrate fruit and vegetable (produce) crop production systems and increase understanding and adoption of current sustainable produce crop production technologies to meet market requirements. The person will: consult with produce growers, convey relevant research-based information, assist and train new growers with their farm planning and basic produce production methods, and consult with experienced growers to assist them with improving and sustaining their produce production systems, plan and conduct produce-related workshops and demonstrations, and conduct trials at commercial farms and orchards and/or on the Horticulture Research Farm for high priority topics and production issues. In collaboration with other Extension Associates and faculty, produce unique educational resources (training videos, factsheets, etc.) in support of the defined program focus of the Kentucky Horticulture Council grant. The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is an inclusive and welcoming workplace that offers a variety of employee enhancement initiatives, such as a formal mentoring program and a staff professional development fund. To find out more about CAFE and how the college supports the mission of this being the University of, for, and with Kentucky visit http://www.ca.uky.edu/.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of related experience preferred
Deadline to Apply 05/29/2022
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: 2022-05-09 Expires: 2022-06-08

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Agriculture Extension Associate

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