As part of Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute, this position will provide local, as well as statewide leadership and educational programming expertise, in program areas related to the Pork Industry. The chosen applicant will work with all types of pork production systems across Michigan and show a desire to understand different types of production systems, including extensive and intensive operations, as applicable. The successful applicant will collaborate across work teams, Institutes, and work with faculty, specialists and educators for overall advancement of Michigan agricultural industries. This position will be the local point-of-contact and provide leadership on relevant topics as indicated by the swine industry. The successful applicant will design, implement and evaluate research based educational programming, will address the needs of clientele groups, and ensure dissemination of research-based information through various methods. This position will provide learning experiences and information for farmers, agri-business professionals, and consumers that will contribute to enhancing profitable agricultural products, while contributing to the short and long-term viability of farms, the economic well-being of Michigan residents, and serve as a resource for Extension personnel. This position will be located in Branch County, Michigan, near the nearly completed Clemens Food processing plant and an area of expansion within the state.
Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements) * Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to swine production and management to be earned by date of hire; * Three-years’ experience in Extension program delivery or demonstrated ability and skill in educational program planning, implementation and evaluation (relevant experience acquired within the last 5-years preferred).
To view the full position description and required qualifications, please visit the Michigan State University jobs page at https://jobs.msu.edu and search for posting number 3959 under the MSU Extension postings.
Applicants should include the names and contact information (including email addresses) of four professional references with the cover letter.
Application deadline is April 20, 2017.
This position is a full-time, end-dated appointment renewable annually based upon successful performance and continued funding.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience
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