• Agriculture Water Use Efficiency/Irrigation Extension Educator

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    Position Overview
    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.
     

     
    Minimum Qualifications
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    • Bachelor’s degree in a field of study related to animal science, biosystems or agriculture engineering, hydrology, or related field. 

    Application Process
    View full description and apply through the MSU careers page. Search for posting 930532 using the Job Search field. Candidates can indicate their preference for location within their cover letter.
     
    Application Deadline: Open until filled with applicant review to begin week of February 19, 2024.
     
    MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension employment opportunities are open to eligible/qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations.
     
    The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
     

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