The Precision Feeding Educator is primarily responsible for program delivery and providing input for established agricultural educational programs, specifically conducting Precision Feed planning on dairy and beef farms participating in the New York City Watershed Agricultural Program (NYCWAP) under the direction of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County (CCEDC) NYCWAP Nutrient Management Team Leader. The educator will be a member of the NYCWAP Nutrient Management Team, which works with farmer participants to reduce the environmental impact of the farms manure, fertilizer and animal feeding practices, and will focus on implementing Precision Feeding practices. Educator interacts with the public, including farmers and feed industry representatives, through delivery of educational programs and through individual client assistance. Individual assists supervisor and Ag Team members to implement agricultural education, water quality protection, and Precision Feeding practices within the community. Educator will foster relationships with local farmers, feed industry, and NYCWAP planners to develop and implement feed management plans. This position is programmatically supervised by the WAP Nutrient Management Team Leader and administratively supervised by the Executive Director.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with course work strength in dairy and field crop management.
Minimum of 1 year related work or volunteer experience required in teaching or Extension type work.
Ability to work effectively with farm and agribusiness personnel.
Experience obtaining feed samples from farm storage structures.
American Society of Agronomy Certified Crop Advisor certification (or must be willing to obtain within 3 years).
American Society of Animal Science Professional Animal Scientist certification (or must be willing to obtain within 3 years).
USDA-NRCS NY Feed Management Planner certification (or must be willing to obtain within 3 years).
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Delivery - 90%
Following established program procedures, educate farmers in the development of USDA-NRCS NY approved feed management plans, meeting assigned annual program delivery goals.
Under the direction of the NYCWAP Nutrient Management Team Leader, conduct farm specific feed management planning according to established program guidelines and deliverables for the NYCWAP.
Conduct feed management benchmarking using the NYS Precision Feed Management benchmarking process as part of program delivery.
Develop working relationships with members of the feed industry to support delivery of feed management programming.
In collaboration with the CCEDC Agricultural program and other NYCWAP staff, implement educational programs in the areas of dairy production and field crop management and environmental planning in accordance with identified educational needs and the CCEDC Plan of Work.
Collaborate with CCEDC staff and Cornell faculty and program units on delivery of educational programs.
Serve as a subject matter resource to farmers, feed industry professionals, CCE staff and community members in feeding and crop production practices.
Maintain an active role in the NYCWAP, especially within the NYCWAP Nutrient Management Team.
Applied Research - 5%
Collect applied research data according to procedures established by the Nutrient Management Team Leader.
Assist in conducting applied research in conjunction with Cornell University Faculty and the Nutrient Management Team Leader.
Professional Improvement - 5%
In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes in programming and association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension including but not limited to attendance at staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, general marketing of Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety - Applied to all duties and functions
Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
Be familiar with and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
EEO/EPO and Policy - Applied to all duties and functions
Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Delaware County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
Be sure to enter your full name and contact information (address, email, and phone) in your online application.
Include a cover letter, resume and three references (at least one who is a current or former supervisor or teacher).
Please note, once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are internal applicants; please refer to Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) for additional guidance.
This is a full-time, exempt position with salary dependent upon experience. Position is located at our office in Hamden, NY.
Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
Long-term Disability Insurance
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
Voluntary Auto and Homeowner's Insurance
Voluntary Pet Insurance
Voluntary New York's College Savings Program
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
For additional questions please contact, Paul Cerosaletti, Association Team Leader, email@example.com
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: WDR-00018858
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