The Regional Crops Educator is an exciting new position in the UW-Madison Division of Extension, designed to meet the research-based educational and outreach needs of field and forage crop producers in counties and across the state.
The Regional Crops Educator will be a leader in applying research findings and providing education and outreach efforts to crop producers. This is done through assessment of needs and designing, delivering, and evaluating research-based educational programming and services to meet these needs.
This position is a part of the Agriculture Institute’s Crops and Soils Program and will cover:
1. Field and forage crop production including variety selection, weed management, disease management, nutrient management, and other general crop management topics
2. The Educator will be expected to work with the Crops & Soils Program to select one aspect of crop production to develop and maintain expertise that is complementary to other staff and shared across the state.
Service area includes Dane and Dodge counties initially with the potential for additional counties in the future.
The ideal candidate is adept at building and maintaining trust-based relationships, engaging stakeholders and applying an equity lens towards transforming lives and communities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.