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River Valley District 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent Other On-site requirement
The River Valley District is comprised of Clay, Cloud, Republic, and Washington counties in north-central Kansas. It is a rural region with about 27,000. This position will collaborate with the district’s second 4-H youth development agent to develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive 4-H program for school-aged youth in cooperation with local community members and extension colleagues. The primary focus of this position is youth development, along with adult volunteer development; youth education program development; membership growth and participation; and community partnership expansion.
Cherokee County 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent Other On-site requirement
Cherokee County is a rural county in the southeast corner of Kansas, bordering Missouri and Oklahoma. There are three larger communities—Joplin, MO; Miami, OK; and Pittsburg, KS—within miles of the county’s borders. This position will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive 4-H youth development program for school-aged youth in cooperation with local community members and extension colleagues. The primary focus of this position is youth development, along with adult volunteer development; youth education program development; membership growth and participation; and community partnership expansion. The extension office has a strong relationship with local school districts and an ongoing school enrichment program. 4-H youth development programs are highly valued by the people of Cherokee County.
Sunflower District Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent Other On-site requirement
Sunflower District consists of Cheyenne, Sherman, and Wallace counties in northwest Kansas. Three agents, three office professionals, and a multi-county agronomist serve the district’s combined population of just over 10,000 people. This position will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of research-based educational programming related to agriculture and natural resources. Programming topics may include but are not limited to: livestock production; agricultural economics, management, and public policy; horticultural production and management; and natural resources conservation and environmental stewardship. Approximately 30% of the land in the district is grassland, primarily for cattle production. There are nearly 90,000 head of cow/calf and feedlot beef, which is the major livestock industry in the three-county area.
Atchison County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent Other On-site requirement
Extension agents are professional educators who serve as a link between Kansas State University and communities across Kansas. Atchison County is located in northeast Kansas with a population of 16,348. Two agents serve this county, along with one support staff member, who shares 4-H youth development programming responsibilities. This position will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of research-based educational programming related to agriculture and natural resources. Programming may include but is not limited to: agronomy; livestock production; agricultural economics, management, and public policy; horticultural production and management; and natural resources conservation and environmental stewardship. The county’s primary agricultural sectors are corn, soybeans, forages and cattle. It is home to 595 farms and has 235,896 acres in agricultural production.
Harper County 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent Other On-site requirement
Harper County is located in south-central Kansas. It consists of five communities with a population of approximately 5,300 people and is home to two school districts. The current Harper County Extension staff includes an agriculture and natural resources agent and a part-time office professional. This position’s primary responsibility will be leading the county’s 4-H youth development program and, secondarily, providing community vitality programming. Harper County’s 4-H program has an average of 130 members each year with five active clubs.
Lyon County 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent Other On-site requirement
Lyon County is situated on the eastern side of the Flint Hills, adjacent to the Kansas Turnpike and Interstate 35. There are currently eight community 4-H clubs in Lyon County with approximately 300 members as well as an established Cloverbud program. This position will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive 4-H youth development program for school-aged youth in cooperation with local community members and extension colleagues. Programming will include but is not limited to: community club support, out-of-school programs, school enrichment, volunteer management, and outreach to create program opportunities with new and existing community partners.
Reno County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent Other On-site requirement
Reno County, with a population of 61,516, covers 1,254 square miles in south-central Kansas. Hutchinson is the county seat and home to Hutchinson Community College. It is one of the largest agriculture-producing counties in the state and ranks #1 in the number of farms (1,552) and #3 in the number of acres in production (788,966). There is a growing interest in small acreage homesteading. Reno County 4-H also has a very active livestock program. This position will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of research-based educational programming related to agriculture and natural resources. Programming may include but is not limited to: agronomy; livestock production; agricultural economics, management, and public policy; small-scale farming and homesteading; and natural resources conservation and environmental stewardship.
4-H Youth Development Summer Internships Manhattan, Kansas On-site requirement
4-H Youth Development within K-State Research and Extension (KSRE) is seeking multiple Educators/Summer Interns to provide high quality local and regional 4-H programming to Kansas youth. Educators/Interns will be responsible for planning, organizing, facilitating and teaching lessons to youth with research-based curriculum provided by K-State Research & Extension. This full-time, eleven-week internship will run approximately May 28, 2024 – August 9, 2024. Educators/Interns will know their selected host sites by the end of March.