This is a part time/temporary position, contingent upon funding.
This position is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Award Numbers 2017-70017-26859 & Award 2016-70017-25573 for the years of 2017-2020. The Tennessee Beginning Farmer Development Program works with the University of Tennessee (UT) / Tennessee State University (TSU) Extension. The target audience is the military personnel (active duty and veterans) who want to transition into farming after the military including farmers with disabilities. The long-term goal is to deliver education and assistance to Tennessee's beginning farmers to increase the likelihood of their success. The Extension Program Assistant II will work 20 hours a week and is responsible to the county Extension Director and works under the direction of the lead ANR County Extension Agent. Duties include:
Conduct and teach programs individually and in group settings.
Collect and store complete and accurate records needed to plan, implement, and evaluate beginning farmer programs.
Recruit and enroll beginning farmers in the Tennessee Beginning Farmer Development Program (TBFDP).
Work closely with County Extension leader, Regional Director, and TSU and University of Tennessee (UT) Administrators in planning, implementing, and evaluating total education programs based on identified needs in the area of ANR.
Assists in providing leadership for a program of activities which meet the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, religion or veteran status.
Internal Number: 150346
About University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.