Cornell Cooperative Extension
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE)
provides the educational outreach functions for Cornell University’s role as
New York State’s Land Grant University.
Programmatically, Cornell Cooperative Extension connects the College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Human Ecology (CHE)
with 55 off-campus Associations, Integrated Pest Management, New York State Sea
Grant, Area Specialists, and CCE New York City.
The Central New York Dairy and Field
Crops Team was formed to work with the dairy and field crop industry. The
mission of this extension team is to provide high quality educational programs
that address the needs of dairy and field crop producers within the following
New York counties: Chenango, Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Otsego, Saratoga and
The Livestock Specialist will provide
commercial producers and the associated industry with the knowledge and
educational resources in livestock production with business management and
economics. The goal is to enhance profitability and sustain the growth of the
livestock industries in central New York.
The job duties include:
leadership for planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs that
address producer identified needs and opportunities with emphasis on livestock
production along with business analysis for commercial livestock growers and
other industry clientele.
- Plan and
implement educational programs utilizing a variety of methods including direct
teaching through group experiences, mass media, newsletters, electronic
technology, use of the internet and distance learning.
- Analyze and
evaluate major program efforts with the input of all program partners and make
recommendations for enhancing these efforts.
- Prepare quarterly
reports, impact statements, and yearly success stories on program progress and
- Initiate and
conduct appropriate applied research and field demonstrations with both
regional and statewide implications in production and economics of commercial
livestock production as an educational outreach strategy.
- Individually and
collaboratively explore and pursue new and additional funding sources to
enhance and extend program opportunities.
- Participate in
regional, statewide and national work groups related to the work of Cornell
University, Cooperative Extension and the Commercial Dairy, Field Crops and
- Foster strong
collaboration among faculty, peers, and industry.
- Participate in
professional development opportunities, conferences and workshops appropriate
to program and personal skill enhancement.
This position is full-time (40 hours/week) and will be located in the
Central New York region. This is a three-year appointment with possible
extension depending on funding and performance.
- Masters Degree in
Agriculture from an accredited institution with a major in Animal Science or
closely associated fields.
- Coursework in Animal
and Economic Sciences, Marketing, Labor Management, Adult Education, and Communications.
- 2+ years of relevant
work experience in Agribusiness, Livestock and/or Field Crops Production,
Cooperative Extension, or closely related fields.
knowledge of principles, theory, and research in commercial livestock
production and business management.
- Familiarity with
production evaluation software.
- Experience in
conducting, interpreting, evaluating and communicating the results of applied
competence utilizing current technology as a management and program delivery
tool (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Internet and Social Media).
- Proven organizational
and time-management skills.
- Successful experience
obtaining new funding including grants and industry support.
- Ability to define,
conduct and interpret applied research and demonstration projects.
- Strong interpersonal
skills with proven ability to work with diverse audiences in group and
one-on-one settings; working effectively with advisory boards and committees,
community and funding partners.
- Strong leadership and
- Effective written and
verbal communication skills.
- Creativity, energy,
motivation and positive enthusiasm.
- Ability to work
evenings and weekends as essential job functions require.
- Must be able to meet
the travel requirements of the position, including having reliable
transportation or having and maintaining a valid New York State driver’s
- 5+ years of relevant
- Knowledge and
experience in current and emerging issues and production practices of dairy,
field crops and livestock farm businesses.
- Familiarity with
FINPACK©, Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota.
- Appreciation of
agriculture as a business and as a lifestyle.
- Knowledge of the
philosophy, objectives and operation of an informal education system such as
Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Please apply via Academic Jobs
Qualified applications should submit a cover letter, résumé, names of at
least three individuals who can be contacted to provide letters of
Applications will be reviewed as received, continuing until a suitable
applicant is identified. For more information, please contact Peter Landre at email@example.com.
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