Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Completed master's degree required. Degree and experience must have provided significant work in agricultural economics, economics, agribusiness, agricultural marketing or closely related field. Academic background should also include training in communications and the behavioral sciences. • Coursework and work experience that demonstrates knowledge in areas such as: business development and management principles, production economics, direct marketing of products, value-added concepts, sustainability concepts, natural resource management or commodity marketing channels.
Purpose of the Position: To provide leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Agriculture and Business Management educational programs for producers in support of the broad range of agriculture and natural resources. To work as a member of the Agriculture and Business Management team, and cooperate with other Extension agents and specialists, university faculty and researchers, and industry and community partners to meet the priority needs of producers. For the purpose of this position, producers include a broad range of individuals engaged in agriculture and natural resources; from the new and enthusiastic owner of a 25 acre parcel to fifth generation farmers and ranchers.
Responsibilities and Relationships: The individual in this position will work as a member of a team of state and regional agriculture and business management economists. They are a regional representative of Colorado State University and will work under the supervision of the Peaks and Plains Regional Director. There is also potential for a joint appointment in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (DARE), in the College of Agricultural Sciences, upon review and approval from the department’s faculty.
Application Deadline: Noon Mountain Time May 9, 2014 for full consideration.
All application materials, including transcripts of college course work showing degree(s) conferred, must be RECEIVED no later than Noon Mountain Time May 9, 2014 for full consideration. Full vacancy announcement and details on how to apply located at http://www.ext.colostate.edu/coop/jobsmenu.html.
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