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Extension Agent, Ag (Horticulture)

NCSU Extension

The agent in this position will have educational responsibilities for commercial and consumer ornamentals horticultural production. The successful candidate must be able to conduct educational programs that focus on the profitability and sustainability of North Carolina Green Industry professionals, utilizing best practices based on research to include the adoption of proven technology, business, and financial practices. The agent in this position will provide leadership for the development and implementation of the urban horticulture program in Guilford County, including a large Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program. The agent will proactively conduct needs assessments and program evaluations to provide future direction for the program.

Job Duties

The agent in this position provides leadership for the development, implementation, and evaluation of an effective educational program to meet the needs in the county in the following areas of responsibility: ornamentals and turf production, pesticide education, grounds maintenance, and volunteer management.

The agent in this position will also have educational responsibilities in all phases of the urban horticulture program.

The agent will be expected to develop and market educational programs with measurable impacts and to collaborate with coworkers, other agencies, groups, and organizations in order to more effectively reach intended audiences throughout the county.

The person in this position must possess a high degree of agricultural subject matter competence and excellent people and communication skills, be computer literate, and have the necessary education and experience to lead a strong Extension education program.

Job Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in horticulture or plant sciences or a related area is required.

Travel within the district and occasional travel outside of the district is required.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
A Master’s degree is preferred.

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