Extension Associate- Area Specialized Small Farms
The Area Small Farms Extension Associate will work closely with northeastern North Carolina small farmers and Extension Agents. The position will work to assess and respond to the needs of limited-resource small farmers and extension agents of northeastern North Carolina in Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with commodity-oriented teams of research and Extension specialists and will be expected to develop and lead a nationally recognized Extension and applied research program on small farms and production in the northeastern Region of North Carolina. Extension responsibilities will focus on developing educational materials and programs for County Extension Agents, limited resource populations, small farmers, new and beginning small farmers, and other agribusinesses. The applied research program will focus on addressing relevant and practical issues facing North Carolina's small farmers and align with the mission and vision of Cooperative Extension at N.C. A&T. This position provides training and technical assistance directed at enhancing the small farmer family's quality of life and income through the adoption of appropriate technology, alternative enterprises, increased production for local markets, farm management, record keeping and diversified marketing strategies in the assigned area. This position will be housed in Currituck County.
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