Animal Science and Forages Regional Extension Agent-West Central
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Job Description Summary
Extending knowledge, improving lives! Make an impact in your
community and in the lives of Alabamians.
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is seeking qualified
applications for a Regional Extension Agent ( REA ) in the West
Central region of Alabama. Applicants must be self-directed and
able to thrive in a flexible work environment.
This position is a 100% non-tenure track faculty Extension
assignment covering multiple counties.
Program Priority Area:
Animal Science and Forages
West Central Alabama Region (Pickens,
Tuscaloosa, Sumter, Greene, Hale, Perry, Choctaw, Marengo, Dallas,
The Regional Extension Agent ( REA ) will
participate as a cohesive member of the Animal Science and Forages
Extension. The Regional Extension Agent will be responsible for
organizing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs for
livestock, equine, and forage production. Programming should focus
on research-based management practices and their environmental and
animal well-being impacts. The REA will use multiple educational
delivery methods to disseminate information to clientele including,
but not limited to: printed communication, workshops/group
meetings, applied research and demonstration projects on farms or
using Auburn University research farms, farm consultation visits,
social media and web resources. The REA will participate in writing
grants and in activities that support applied
research/demonstrations beneficial to clientele. The REA will
assist the team leader and administrators in project outcome and
The REA is expected to be an integral part of the Animal Science
and Forages team and assist in developing and implementing new
programs as needed to meet producer needs and challenges. The REA
will join a highly motivated team of agents and specialists with
several existing programs including, but not limited to Alabama
Forage Focus, Beef and Pork Quality Assurance, Alabama Beef Cattle
Improvement Association, and Value-Added marketing programming. The
REA may also provide expertise to support 4-H livestock and equine
The candidate will work with local clientele, advisory groups,
commodity organizations, and other interested parties to determine
program needs in the region. As a team member, the REA will partner
with Animal Science and Forages ( ASF ) team members and the
region’s County Extension Coordinator’s (CEC’s) to plan, implement,
and evaluate animal science and forages educational programs
conducted in the region. Participating in regional and state
discipline-related associations, and other stakeholder groups, is
important for the REA to develop a reputation as an educational
leader with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
Regional Extension Agent’s (REA’s), Urban
Regional Extension Agent’s (UREA’s), County Extension Coordinators
(CEC’s), and Specialists form the core of Extension teams. This REA
will participate as a cohesive team member working with local
clientele, advisory groups, volunteers, and other interested
parties to determine regional needs for program outreach. As a team
member, the REA will partner with other REA’s and CEC’s to provide
educational leadership in planning, implementing, evaluating, and
reporting programs conducted in the region.
A Bachelor’s degree in animal science, agronomy or related field
and applicable previous work experience in field of study.
The successful candidate must demonstrate capability in planning
and executing educational programs in animal science and forages
and should have practical knowledge of environmental best
management practices related to livestock and forage production.
Applicants must have a working knowledge in operating a personal
computer and experience with software programs including Microsoft
Word, Explorer, Excel, and Outlook. Candidate must demonstrate
effective communication skills, possess the ability to work
cooperatively with individuals and groups, and be willing to
utilize various forms of outreach for program delivery.
This position requires regular travel to carry out Extension
responsibilities, and the successful incumbent must have access to
Special Instructions to Applicants
- A Master’s degree in animal science, agronomy or related field
is strongly preferred or 3 to 5 years of applicable work experience
in lieu of a Master’s degree. If the successful incumbent does not
have a Master’s degree, the candidate will be required to obtain a
master’s degree within five years of successfully completing a
- Knowledge of and experience with cattle and forage production
systems in the Southeastern United States.
- Experience working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to
accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college,
career, and/or community activities.
- Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in
college, career, and/or community activities.
- Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for
educational program delivery.
- Successful experience teaching livestock and forage production
in a formal and/or non-formal setting.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications,
presentations, web, and/or social media).
****Minimum Starting Salary****
$43,860 for a Bachelor’s Degree
$47,860 for a Master’s Degree
Salary increases for years of relevant, professional work
For more information on this position, please contact Dr. Kim
Mullenix ( firstname.lastname@example.org
334-707-4471), Animal Science and Forages Extension Team
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