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County Extension Agent - Agriculture

Forrest City AR

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.

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If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process and require reasonable accommodations, please contact the Division's Office of Inclusion, Access, and Compliance at bbatiste@uaex.edu.

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The County Extension Agent – Agriculture conducts educational programs for county clientele in Agriculture, Community Development, & 4-H & youth development. The agent works closely with a broad audience base to solicit support & participation within the county.



Organizes programs around the needs of clientele for both learning and leadership development. Programs are conducted in Agriculture, Community Development and 4-H. Provides educational information to leaders in organized groups that facilitate and assist in carrying out the county Extension program. Participates in in-service training opportunities to increase knowledge and develop skills in carrying out the Extension program.

Conducts a continuous evaluation for the overall county Extension program with the district director and specialists to evaluate progress of the Extension program in cooperation with the other faculty as it relates to the plan of work. Interprets impact of educational program to the respective program area committee and the overall county Extension council.

Responsible for keeping current in compliance of civil rights and maintaining knowledge of civil rights rules and regulations. Plans and implements educational activities and programs to target minorities in order to achieve parity of participation by race and gender. Assures that Public Notification policies are being followed in conducting educational programs. Assures that affiliated organizations are open to the public before conducting programs and documents this in county files. Responsible for civil rights orientation of all new employees in the county. Responsible for conducting monthly civil rights training. Responsible for compliance with Civil Rights regulations in programs and employment. Develops and maintains necessary records for civil rights documentation in assigned areas. Works to maintain a minimum of 80% parity of participation by race and gender in program areas.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, agornomy, or related area of study is required. Must have transportation for use on the job with liability insurance in effect. Must agree to a background check authorizing release of relevant Arkansas Child Abuse & Neglect Central Registry records.


Preferred Qualiications:

A degree related to agronomy is highly preferred. Candidate is preferred to have past work experience in row crop including corn, rice, beans, cotton, peanuts, etc...


Salary Range:

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.


Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check, Sex Offender Registry


The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.



Posted November 10, 2020

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