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Western NY Field Crops and Livestock IPM Extension Educator

Western NY Field Crops and Livestock IPM Extension Educator

The New York State IPM Program is searching for a Western NY Field Crops and Livestock IPM Extension Educator (Extension Assoc.). An M.S. or Ph.D. (preferred) is required in entomology, plant pathology, weed science, agronomy, veterinary entomology, animal science, general agriculture or a closely related field; and the candidate must have experience in extension. The position is 80% extension and 20% research, and will be housed in Western NY. Please note that this position requires a wide range of knowledge and skills across field crops and livestock IPM. However, we realize that potential candidates may not have experience in all aspects of the position, but they must be willing to learn and grow into those areas.

Applications are due February 1, 2018. Submit application at AcademicJobsOnline: NYS IPM.

 

Summary Statement of Job’s overall purpose

The position of Western NY Field Crops and Livestock IPM Extension Educator in the New York State IPM Program is needed to facilitate IPM demonstration, implementation, and research activities in field and forage crops production and Livestock (primarily Dairy and Beef Cattle) within Cornell Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This position addresses the needs associated with:

  • low-impact pest management
  • on-farm demonstration of IPM
  • development of educational IPM programs and materials
  • impact documentation
  • evaluation of pest management practices
  • promotion of IPM adoption by farmers, and
  • applied IPM research.

This position requires multidisciplinary knowledge and activity including, but not limited to, the disciplines of entomology, plant pathology, weed science, and agronomy. Please note that this position requires a wide range of knowledge and skills across field crops and livestock IPM. We realize that potential candidates may not have experience in all the aspects of the position, but they must be willing to learn and grow into those areas.

The NYS IPM Program

The New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM) is a nationally recognized leader in the development and promotion of IPM practices. The mission of NYSIPM is to develop sustainable ways to manage disease, insect, weed, and wildlife pests and to help people use methods that minimize environmental, health, and economic risks. NYS IPM has both Agricultural and Community programs, with issues and settings that overlap. NYSIPM’s Agricultural IPM programming includes fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, and livestock and field crops. Community IPM is the management of insects, weeds, plant diseases and wildlife in all settings that are non-production such as lawns, gardens, landscapes, golf courses, parks, and buildings; and also includes invasive species and public health pests. The personnel of NYS IPM operate in a collegial and cooperative environment where teamwork is emphasized and appreciated.