Extension Agent - ANR

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 30, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) in Rowan County is responsible for planning, executing and evaluating effective and comprehensive educational programs and training designed to solve social, economic, and environmental problems in horticulture confronting small-scale, limited-resource, part-time farmers and home horticulturists. Programs address high priority needs and issues for these farming populations that align with the mission and vision of Cooperative Extension at NC A&T; Rowan County programs include commercial vegetable & fruit production, high tunnel crop production, beekeeping and pollination, and harvesting and handling fresh produce. The Extension Agent is responsible for non-formal education and farm demonstrations in appropriate technology, alternative enterprises, farm planning and best management practices, farm sustainability, high tunnel fruit and vegetable production, horticulture, marketing, and leveraging community collaboration. The Extension Agent collaborates with county and community based organizations to deliver programs and recruit program participants; determines program needs and priorities by conducting needs assessments; and evaluates data collected from multiple sources including advisory committee members, county residents and program participants.