University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension
The Grassland and Perennial Agriculture Outreach Specialist is an integral part of the UW-Madison Division of Extension and works alongside the people of Wisconsin to improve lives and communities. Extension serves the people and communities of Wisconsin by addressing local, statewide and national issues, improving lives through research-based education, fostering partnerships and action, and facilitating positive impacts.
Our educators deliver education where people live and work on farms, in schools and communities. Extension educators also work with civic groups and local governments, write newspaper columns, conduct radio and TV programs, facilitate meetings and build coalitions to solve community problems. This is done through assessment of local, regional and statewide needs in the area of the position’s programmatic emphasis and designing, delivering, and evaluating research-based educational programming and services to meet these needs.
The primary focus of the position initially will be supporting the development of community engagement and impact ‘Learning Hubs’ as part of the USDA-funded Grassland 2.0 project (https://grasslandag.org/). The ideal candidate has experience with managed grazing and/or perennial cropping systems, is adept at building and maintaining trust-based relationships, has community or organizational development experience, and has experience 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.
This position will have a primary program affiliation in the North Central Region Water Network Branded Program in the Land and Water Program within the Natural Resources Institute. The Institute supports programs that help individuals, communities and the state coexist with Wisconsin’s rich water, mineral, land and forestry resources. This position has two years of secured funding, with continuation dependent on future funding.
To apply for this job please visit jobs.hr.wisc.edu.