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Cornell University Emerging Crops Specialist (Cornell Cooperative Extension); Central New York in Ithaca, New York

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Emerging Crops Specialist
Extension Support Specialist II
Band F - Exempt
Cornell Cooperative Extension
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Central New York

Who We Are

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of
purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second-largest college.
We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through
world-renowned research, education, and outreach. The questions we probe
and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and
human systems; food, energy, and environmental resources; and social,
physical, and economic well-being.

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) provides the educational outreach
functions for Cornell University's role as New York State's Land Grant
University. Harvest New York is an innovative Cornell Cooperative
Extension team that focuses on workforce development and business
expansion projects that increase profitability and investment in key
sectors of New York's agriculture industry. The project areas covered by
Harvest New York are Dairy Food Processing and Marketing, Local Food
Distribution and Marketing, Urban Agriculture, Farm-Based Beverages,
Emerging Crops, and Agricultural Economic Development. More information
on the team can be found - .

What You Will Do

The Emerging Crops program explores the potential for new crops,
including industrial hemp, hops and grains for craft beverages/bakeries
for commercial growers, oilseeds, or other emerging crops. You will
provide leadership for planning and developing educational programs that
emphasize the production and management of emerging crops. Additionally,
you will deliver one-on-one consultations with key producers and
industry partners. Specific duties include:

Helping growers understand and navigate the legal/regulatory process
related to growing emerging crops (i.e., industrial hemp).

Utilizing industry-based research to develop educational materials and
programs.

Evaluating educational programs that address producer identified needs
and opportunities; making recommendations to enhance program efforts.

Preparing quarterly reports and yearly impact statements on program
progress and accomplishments.

Collaborating with educators and faculty to facilitate summer crop
tours, field demonstrations, and research plots with growers and local
industry representatives.

Collecting data and participating in the experimental monitoring by
collaborating with commercial growers and farms in the state.

Assisting in preparing grants in support of Program Generated Funds
requirements for the program.

What We Need

We are looking for a talented individual that excels at building and
maintaining effective relationships with multiple stakeholders. We need
someone who has an appreciation for agriculture and wants to increase
the profitability of emerging opportunities within New York State. In
this role, you will work across a wide geography within Central New York
and contribute to multiple teams while developing your unique program.
Additionally, we need someone who has:

Bachelor's degree in Crop Science, Agronomy, Horticulture, or related
field with a demonstrated focus in agronomy and nutrient management and
3+ years of experience working in field crops, horticulture, or other
agricultural related industries, or the equivalent combination of
education and experience.

Experience with pest management and disease issues of crops.

Demonstrated strong commitment to extension in support of the crops
industry and a willingness to collaborate with other staff in a
multi-disciplinary, integrated approach commitment to extension
education supporting the crop industry.

Ability to collaborate with other University staff, extension and
industry personnel, and commercial farms.

Proven organizational and time-management skills.

Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work with diverse
audiences in group and one-on-one settings.

Participate in industry-based research in cooperation with commercial
growers.

Strong commitment to quality service, collaborative decision-making,
teamwork, and communication is essential.

Experience that demonstrates sound judgment, creativity, management, and
problem-solving skills.

Ability to work well within a team of professionals.

Ability to plan and anticipate potential issues, with a strong ability
for multi-tasking.

Fundamental competence utilizing current technology as a management and
program delivery tool (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Internet, Social
Media, and Web development).

Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position, and have
reliable transportation as well as have and maintain a valid and
unrestricted New York State driver's license.

Ability to work evenings and weekends as essential job functions
require.

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Must exercise sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the
University.

If you possess these experiences and skills, this may be the role for
you! There are a few other qualifications that we would view as
incredibly helpful in this role, including:

Master's Degree in Crop Science, Agronomy or related field.

Prior experience with crop production and management

Certified Crop Advisor.

New York Certified Pesticide Applicator License.

This position is full-time (40 hours/week) and will be located in or
near Central New York. This is a one-year appointment with possible
extension depending on funding and performance. Moderate travel
(approximately 40%) will be required throughout New York State.

Rewards and Benefits

We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national
recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, well-being,
sustainability, and diversity initiatives.

Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options,
employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous
retirement contributions.

Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays:
e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25 through January 1.

Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Part-time
Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education,
and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.

We invite you to follow this link to get more information: .

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No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship
is not available for this position.

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impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas
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preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or
near Indian reservations.

University Job Title:Extension Supp Spec II
Level:F
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Company:Contract College
Contact Name:Janet Camilli
Number of Openings:1

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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We
are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected
Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful
preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or
near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League
university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of
scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger
purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's
mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

2021-05-06-07:00

EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell
University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing
AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell
University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to
work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an
uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to
further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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