An Agriculture Technician II performs a variety of tasks to support the Meadowbrook Farm agricultural science program and the multiple enterprises managed by EKU Farms. The position is responsible for more technical or complex tasks such as, but not limited to: agriculture laboratory procedures using a variety of laboratory equipment for field study, stock experiments, preparation of samples for laboratory analysis, maintenance of production experiments records, maintenance and operation of farm equipment, documents crop and weather conditions and recommends timing for planting, cultivation, and harvesting, and is responsible for more complex animal husbandry duties, such as overseeing animal birthing/delivery and handling semen collection/breeding. The Agriculture Technician II may also train other staff members on farm related tasks and is expected to work in various climates both inside and/or outside.
One years of work experience. Experience in animal and/or crop production preferred.
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Eastern has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make Eastern easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system. Richmond, ...the county seat of Madison County, is one of the Commonwealth's fastest-growing cities, with about 33,000 residents. The community provides an excellent environment for the university student and boasts a regional shopping mall, theaters, live entertainment, fine dining, cultural events and activities, as well as many areas of historic and scenic interest. Fort Boonesborough State Park, birthplace of Kentucky, is located 12 miles to the north. Many other historical sites are within easy driving distance. Scenic and recreational areas surround this section of the state .