The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Horticulture department seeks a Nursery Crops Extension Associate. The Extension Associate position will function in a team of state Extension Specialists and County Extension Agents to demonstrate nursery crop production systems increase understanding and adoption of current sustainable nursery crop production technologies to meet market requirements. The person will: consult with nursery growers, convey relevant research-based information, and assist farmers wishing to diversify into nursery crops; plan and conduct on-nursery workshops or demonstrate production techniques during industry tours, etc.; and conduct trials at commercial nurseries and/or on the Horticulture Research Farm for high priority topics and production issues. In collaboration with other Extension Associates and faculty, produce educational resource materials in support of the defined program focus for the Kentucky Horticulture Council grant.
A working knowledge of general farm production practices and equipment. Computer skills for data entry and report generation are desirable.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Bachelor's degree in agriculture or related field. Driver's license with five years of driving experience.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
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Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.