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Educator, Area Agriculture -Central MS Counties

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Educator, Area Agriculture -Central MS Counties

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Posted Salary Range
Commensurate With Experience

Employment Status
Full Time

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Job Summary

The primary responsibility of the Educator, Area Agriculture will be to support the services aimed at advancing Climate Smart-Agriculture practices and promoting sustainable agricultural enterprises.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

The goal is to enhance awareness and encourage the adoption of sustainable agriculture practices among limited-resource farmers across a multi-county region in southwest and central Mississippi.

Essential Job Functions
  • Assist the agronomist specialist in organizing training activities -workshops, field days, etc.
  • Assist agronomist in establishing farm trials that address state and local needs across a multi-county region.
  • Assist with the collection of data, evaluation and reports.
  • Assist with grant writing, budgeting, and provide input in the development of educational programs.
  • Provide communication and seek additional contacts with stakeholders.
  • Prepare extension outreach materials like fact sheets, trifolds, brochures for disseminating information to the limited resources farmers.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Must be willing to do farm visits and travel to state events as needed.
Other Duties
  • Support extension program and assist with new extension curriculum development.
  • Make presentations orally or on posters of applied research results at conferences or meetings.
  • Work with clientele across a wide range of socio-economic classes.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with extension educators that lead to substantial applied research that directly benefits producers across the region.
  • Other related duties, as assigned.
  • B. S. in Plant Science/ Horticulture/Agronomy, or a closely related field.
  • At least 1 Yr. Experience in outreach and extension activities.
  • Hands-on experience in applied field research.
  • Hands-on experience in Sustainable Agriculture practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to hold the interest of an audience.
Licensing and Certifications


Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds
Not Required

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds
Not Required

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds
Not Required


Extended Work Hours

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Position End Date (if temporary)

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Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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Excellent Benefits Package

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
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Alcorn State University

A great educational choice, Alcorn State University in Mississippi is a place of purpose, history, and discovery, and the nation's oldest, land-grant HBCU

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