Job of the Week: Extension Specialist

This week, MSU Human Resources features a job posting from MSU Extension’s Agriculture and Agribusiness for an Extension Specialist (posting 793218). MSU Extension of Agriculture and Agribusiness aims to increase farmers’ success while conserving the environment, assuring food safety, finding new markets and progressing agriculture through applied research. For more information about MSU Extension, click here.

The Extension Specialist is responsible for assisting with statewide trends and needs assessment for agriculture and agribusiness related programming and applied research. They will support the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute (AABI) work team functions, including leadership development, and multi-level and multi-disciplinary program planning, implementation and evaluation. They will also work with the AABI Director, work team members and evaluation specialists to assist in writing AABI action plans and year-end reports. For a list of all responsibilities, click here

The ideal candidate should have a master’s degree in an agricultural field or a closely related field. It is preferred that applicants have a doctorate degree in an agricultural field or a closely related field, but not required. They should also have five years of experience in Extension or similar organizations with an emphasis on agriculture or agribusiness related programming. For a list of all qualifications, click here.

To learn more about MSU Extension, visit To apply for this position, prepare a resume, cover letter and four professional references and submit your application here by August 8.

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