Atlanta Ag Extension Agent University of Georgia Extension
- Date Posted May 15, 2019
- Location Atlanta, GA
- Category Agriculture / Education
- Job type Full-Time
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has local offices in 158 counties across Georgia. We've built a reputation of providing trusted, science-based research and education through a network of committed specialists, agents and volunteers. We offer summer internships, full and part-time professional and paraprofessional positions working in agriculture & natural resources, family & consumer sciences and 4-H & youth development programs.Job description
This County Extension Agent position is responsible for managing the Agricultural and Natural Resources program in Fulton County by providing educational opportunities in small-farm production, livestock, horticulture, and natural resources to a wide variety of audiences utilizing multiple teaching methods. It serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty member and a member of the Fulton County Extension Staff http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/fulton/). It is under the direction and leadership of the County Extension Coordinator and the Northwest District Extension Director.
Fulton County is the most populated in Georgia and currently ranks 5th in state population density. This has created a very diverse agricultural industry with heavy educational and training needs in green industry and homeowner horticulture. In Fulton County large sections of the population live in a designated food desert. One key effort to address this critical issue is the educational programming to citizens on establishing and maintaining community fruit and vegetable gardens. This enables local residents to have access to fresh fruits and vegetables for their daily diets.
http://extension.uga.edu/about/join/careers.cfmCompensation this position is : salaried Work visa This employer is willing to sponsor a work visa for international applicants Application instructions