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Assistant Professor Manhattan, Kansas
The Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources at Kansas State University is seeking an Assistant Professor of Landscape Management (80% teaching / 20% research) to teach courses in Horticultural Landscape Management and conduct extramurally funded research in Landscape Horticulture.
Shawnee County Horticulture Extension Agent Other
The Shawnee County Extension office is located in Topeka, Kansas.  We serve the communities of Auburn, Berryton, Dover, Rossville, Silver Lake, Topeka and all rural areas in the county.  Our office’s current staff consists of six agents, three office professionals, and two program assistants.  The county has a population of approximately 176,000 with multiple school districts.  Extension agents are community based faculty of Kansas State University who make a difference by connecting community needs with university resources. Agents are administratively responsible to the local extension director and the local extension board. This position will primary leadership for the development and implementation of research-based educational programming related to horticulture. Programming will include but is not limited to: horticulture crop production, marketing and economics, conservation of natural resources, horticulture waste management, and landscape maintenance and improvement.
Leavenworth County Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Agent Other
Leavenworth County is located northwest of the Kansas City Metro area. The current staff consists of three agents and two office professionals. Leavenworth County has a population of approximately 80,000 with urban and rural communities as well as six school districts. Agricultural programming in Leavenworth County will focus heavily on small-acreage farms and horticulture, as well as youth livestock production.  Extension agents are community based faculty of Kansas State University who make a difference by connecting community needs with university resources. Agents are administratively responsible to the local extension director and the local extension board. This position will provide primary leadership for the development and implementation of research-based educational programming related to agriculture and natural resources. Programming will include but is not limited to: agronomic and livestock production, agricultural economics, management and public policy, horticultural production and management, natural resources conservation, and environmental stewardship.
Training Support Specialist Manhattan, Kansas
The Departments of Entomology, Horticulture & Natural Resources, and Plant Pathology invite applicants for a full-time benefits-eligible position in support of Extension programming related to pest management in horticulture settings. Specifically, this position will be responsible for coordinating grant-driven deliverables for the multi-disciplinary Integrated Pest Management team. Skills related to communication and instructional design will assist the development and delivery of Extension program objectives related to commercial- and consumer horticulture IPM, pesticide applicator training, and youth programming to increase IPM awareness. The successful candidate could be based in Manhattan or could work remotely from another location in Kansas.
Research Assistant Parsons, Kansas
In this role you'll help drive innovation in agronomy/crop systems. Daily tasks will vary but will include the hands on operation and management in the crop and forage operations at the Southeast Research and Extension center and outlying farms and fields including Mound Valley and Columbus locations. The headquarters facility at Parsons will be home base for the position with crop and forage production research, including variety trials, as a main emphasis. The center conducts research on corn, soybeans, milo, sunflowers, wheat and a variety of forage and cover crops. The station is also home to a beef cattle operation which includes a research feed yard and a herd of beef cows. Your role will encompass all aspects of crop and forage production including tillage, fertilizer/herbicide/pesticide application, harvesting, equipment maintenance and repair, data collection, soil sampling, crop scouting among other duties including some lab work. You'll play a critical role in crop and forage production and be engaged with agronomy research at the facility and across the center. You'll provide team support to cattle and crop production across locations in the center.