County Extension Director, Agriculture and Natural Resources Assistant/Associate Agent

University of Arizona

Yavapai County Cooperative Extension Director, Assistant/Associate Agent, Agriculture & Natural Resources. Provide leadership in research-based education to increasethe knowledge, skills, and effectiveness of agricultural producers, ranchers, local nursery owners, landscape professionals, and citizens interested in agriculture, natural resources, and horticulture/plant sciences to solve their own problems and improvethe quality of their lives. Design, conduct,and evaluate Extension Programs that address priorities in Agriculture & Natural Resources and Horticulture/Plant Science in Yavapai County. Position Includes administrative responsibility as County ExtensionDirector and will represent Arizona Cooperative Extension at County and state levels. This includes attending college and county level department head meetings, negotiating county budgets, interfacing with Extension Advisory Boardand other community groups, assuming responsibilities of vacant county positions and resolving issues of concern with volunteers and community partners. Position responsibilities will focus on rangeland management, vegetation monitoring, public policy/land use, water resources and horticulture/plant sciences educational programming in plant and insect identification, recommendations for arid lands, establishment of a core of volunteers through the development of a Master Gardener program. Collaborative projects with county, regional, and state faculty are expected.

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