Agriculture Water Use Efficiency/Irrigation Extension Educator
Michigan State University Extension
Location: Scottville or Coldwater, Michigan
Type: Full Time
Salary: $56,100; negotiable
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
4 Year Degree
2 openings available.
Internal Number: 930532
These positions will provide leadership and programming expertise in agriculture water use efficiency and irrigation, water use, and conservation practices related to sustainable irrigation. With an emphasis on best management practices to improve water use conservation and efficiency, these positions help farmers improve water and energy use efficiency in their production systems through education programs, resource development, and individual consultation to reduce water use while maintaining profitable and viable production systems.
West Michigan Agriculture Water Use Efficiency/Irrigation Educator
The focus of this position will be to emphasize best management practices to improve water use conservation and efficiency in irrigation systems for specialty crop production. Provide support for efficient use of irrigation and other water use systems in sustainable production of agricultural products.
Although negotiable, there will be space available for this position to work from the Mason County MSU Extension office located in Scottville, Michigan.
Southern Michigan Agriculture Water Use Efficiency/Irrigation Educator
The focus of this position will be to emphasize best management practices to improve water use conservation and efficiency in irrigation systems for annual field crop production and provide education regarding large volume water withdrawal for persons operating animal agricultural facilities. Provide support for efficient use of water in annual crop and livestock production systems for the sustainable production of agricultural products.
Although negotiable, there will be space available for this position to work from the Branch County MSU Extension office located in Coldwater, Michigan.
These positions may be eligible to utilize a flexible work environment.
Bachelor’s degree in a field of study related to animal science, biosystems or agriculture engineering, hydrology, or related field.
Application Deadline: Open until filled with applicant review to beginweek of February 19, 2024.
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