We are looking to hire a new Extension Field Agronomist to serve south central Iowa (Clarke, Lucas, Monroe, Wapello, Jefferson, Decatur, Wayne, Appanoose, Davis, and Van Buren counties). Field agronomists provide educational leadership and subject-matter expertise in crop production and participate in local, area, and statewide Crops Team and interdisciplinary team efforts.
Qualified candidates should have a basic agronomic background with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. Preferred qualifications of outstanding applicants include a Master’s degree in an Agronomy or related field, additional years of experience in teaching and/or the agri-business industry, and experience communicating with a wide range of audiences including agricultural clientele and the mass media.
The south central Iowa geography has significant forage production, so experience with forages or a willingness to learn more about forage management is important.
We look forward to adding a new member to our team! The full job description and job application can be found here. Applications are due by Nov. 13.