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Clayton County Ag Extension Agent University of Georgia Extension
- Date Posted July 09, 2019
- Location Jonesboro, 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.
UGA Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 to bring research-based agricultural information to the people of Georgia. County agents and specialists throughout the state share information on issues like water quality, profitability in agribusiness, family wellness, and life skills. County agents provide soil and water test kits and instruction, advice on safe pesticide use, publications, computer programs and lessons in consumer skills to improve Georgians’ quality of life. They are the local experts in food safety, proper eating habits, child safety, and parenting. UGA Extension coordinates 4-H, Georgia’s largest youth program. Each year, almost 200,000 young Georgians participate in community projects, summer camps and conferences on today’s issues while having fun and learning to work together. The leadership skills and values they learn in 4-H last a lifetime. UGA Extension reaches more than 2.6 million Georgians through education programs each year. Millions more rely on UGA Extension’s publications, educational news articles and public television programming for advice and information.
This County Extension Agent position is responsible for managing the Agricultural and Natural Resources program in the 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 Clayton County Extension Staff http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/clayton/). It is under the direction and leadership of the County Extension Coordinator and the Northwest District Extension Director.
Clayton County is a broadly populated county, and has created a very diverse agricultural industry with heavy educational and training needs in green industry and homeowner horticulture. 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.
This position requires frequent night meetings, some weekend work, and attendance at out-of-county meetings. A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable private vehicle for official duty travel are required. Reimbursement for business travel will be provided. Transportation of others including 4-H Youth and Adult Clientele is also a common and necessary function of the job. 4-H competitions, overnight camps, and other events are conducted at district and state levels and necessitate travel and transport of participants.Additional Requirements
A Master’s degree in Agriculture or related area is highly preferred.Compensation this position is : salaried, less than 50k Application instructions