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Agriculture Extension Associate Senior

Agriculture Extension Associate Senior

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Agriculture Extension Associate Senior
Extension Associate for Youth Livestock
Animal and Food Sciences Staff $42,931-68,702/year

Location: Lexington, KY

This position is responsible for the Kentucky 4-H Livestock Judging Program; Kentucky 4-H Livestock Skillathon; Youth Livestock Project Programs; Kentucky 4-H Livestock and Horse Volunteer Certification Program; and Collegiate Livestock Judging Program. This includes, but is not limited to the oversight of the KY Youth Market Animal Validation Program and the KY Youth Breeding Animal Nomination-Identification Program. Duties include, but are not limited to:

* Provide oversight of all activities associated with the KY 4-H Livestock Judging Program.
* Plan and conduct judging contests and Skillathon contest.
* Train the KY 4-H All-Star Livestock Judging team.
* Develop and update curriculum and educational resources and implement training and workshops for agents, volunteers, and youth.
* Secure funding and manage budgets for the programs.
* Maintain program websites.
* Supervise graduate student judging coach and coordinate and/or teach the Live Animal Evaluation course.
* Other duties as assigned.

Cooperation and coordination with the State 4-H Office is required. This position is located in Lexington, KY, with significant travel in-state and out-of-state for workshops and contests. Requires a valid drivers license and completion of the 12-passenger van training.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.


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S123 Ag. Science North Lexington, KY 40546-0091