Foremost Dairy Farm - Central Missouri Research, Extension, and
Education Center (CM-REEC)
This position will work closely with the Central MO Research,
Extension, and Education Center (REEC) Assistant Director of
Livestock and the Foremost Dairy Farm Manager to conduct livestock
performance research, livestock feed, milk production research, and
demonstration projects. This position will also work closely with
MU Research Staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students to
accomplish their research and education goals in an efficient
manner while providing care for livestock. This position may
require work to be performed outside of normal work hours which may
include evenings and weekends.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Possesses conceptual knowledge of theories, practices and
procedures within the Research function
- Applies general research knowledge developed through education
- Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
- Regularly lift up to 75 lbs
- Work with Central MO REEC Asst. Director of Livestock
Operations and the Foremost Dairy Farm manager to conduct livestock
and milk production research and demonstration projects.
- Assist MU faculty and staff with dairy cattle management,
feeding schedules, establishment of forages, and pasture grazing
- Work with Dairy Farm manager to facilitate service repair as
needed, and general readiness of farm equipment and livestock
- Feed and milk animals according to schedule and manage manure
- Work with Farm Manager and Veterinary Medicine to treat sick
- Work with Asst. Director and Farm Manager to create and assign
tasks for student workers and provide oversight for their
- Work with MU research staff and graduate students to accomplish
their research goals in an efficient manner.
- Assist the Asst. Director, Farm Manager, and other staff in
outreach programs including conferences, workshops, field days, and
- Assist with other functions in the Central MO REEC as
Salary Range: $50,367-$79,354
GGS Grade: 9E
University Title: Senior Research Specialist
Internal applicants can determine their University title by
accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.
8 am – 5 pm Mon – Fri with some flexible days to cover weekend
shifts as needed monthly.
A Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of experience from which
comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
- Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, Plant Sciences, or
comparable field of study providing an understanding of forage,
silage, feed production and quality measures for livestock feed is
- Experience in an agricultural research related field, operating
and repairing agricultural machinery, and working with livestock,
including feeding and treating sick animals.
- Experience establishing and harvesting feed with an emphasis on
quality measures for milk production
- Currently have or willing to obtian a Commercial Driver's
Application, Cover Letter, Resume
Contact information for references will be required for hire.
Columbia Missouri Information
Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining
small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with
big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally
renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers,
Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and
hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University
offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental
and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee
discounts. For additional information on University benefits,
please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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