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Rochester, MN

Position Title: Farm Business Management Instructor

Appointment Information: MSCF Bargaining Unit, Unlimited Full Time (UFT)

Position Location: Rochester, MN service area

Position Purpose: Farm Business Management Instructors are responsible for providing instruction in record‐keeping, farm business analysis interpretation, tax management, farm finance, decision making, commodity marketing, and general farm management. Instruction is delivered during individual instructional sessions at the farm business, in the instructor’s office, classroom settings and seminars, and by the use of technology to facilitate distance learning.

Start Date: March 16, 2020

Pay Range: Dependent on qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, agriculture education, business, finance, economics or accounting.
  • Four full‐time (or equivalent) years of verified related paid work experience in agricultural operations, agricultural finance, or agribusiness.
  • One year of this work experience shall be within the five years immediately preceding the date of application for the credential field. The recency requirement shall be waived if the individual has two years of successful full‐time (or equivalent) postsecondary teaching experience in the credential field within the last five years.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in crop and livestock farm management.
  • Background in farm business management or a related business providing client financial consultation.
  • Background or experience working with diverse populations.
  • Experience in developing and delivering educational programs on‐line and in‐person.
  • Familiarity with personal computer software usage in a farm business setting.
  • Demonstrated time management skills.

Why work for Riverland Community College? Employees of the Minnesota State system receive a competitive pay package that includes excellent health and financial benefits, ongoing professional development, opportunities for long‐term career growth and advancement, time‐off benefits, tuition waivers, wellness programs and pride in knowing that your work inspires personal success through education.

Riverland Community College welcomes applications from individuals who are passionate about helping students succeed. We are committed to supporting diversity in all of its forms. Applicants representing diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Applicants must apply online at http://riverland.peopleadmin.com/postings/1487. A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee. Please upload the following information with your application:

  • Letter of Interest/cover letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • College transcripts (copies are acceptable for initial application screening)

Application Deadline: January 20, 2020 or until filled

Links: To learn more about Riverland Community College, please visit https://www.riverland.edu.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

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Date Posted: 1/6/20


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Colby, KS

TITLE: Extension Agricultural Economist, Kansas Farm Management Association, Northwest
This is a joint appointment between KFMA NW and K-State Research and Extension

LOCATION: Colby, Kansas

RESPONSIBILITIES: The foundation of the KFMA program is providing education and consultation to member farms in the area of farm business management. KFMA Economists strive to provide cooperating farms with resources to make informed financial, production, and tax management decisions. In order to achieve this goal, an Extension Agricultural Economist is expected to:

  1. Develop and maintain a relationship with membership of approximately 80 cooperating commercial farms
  2. Assist cooperating farms with development of a comprehensive and accurate accounting of the farm. Complete records are the essential foundation of all KFMA services provided
  3. Provide KFMA members with:
    1. Regular, scheduled on-farm visits each year (at times requiring extensive travel within the association)
    2. An annual accrual whole-farm business analysis utilizing KFMA software to collect and process information
    3. An annual economic analysis of farm enterprises
    4. Benchmarks of farm performance in comparison to similar farms and/or industry standards
    5. Guidance based on interpretation of whole-farm, enterprise, and benchmark analysis
    6. Guidance and recommendations in estate planning, farm succession planning, and business entity structure
  4. Learn and understand federal and state income tax regulations as they apply to farm businesses. This includes significant time spent working with members on:
    1. Tax implications of farm business management decisions
    2. Year-end tax planning and management
    3. Preliminary income tax related work for KFMA NW members
    4. Final income tax filing as an employee of Northwest Kansas Agricultural Tax Services, Inc. (with consulting leave time taken from Extension Agricultural Economist position)
  5. Collect, process, and verify financial and production information from cooperating farms to be utilized by K-State Research and Extension for research, teaching, and other Extension programs
  6. Market and promote KFMA by supporting county, area, and state Extension personnel with technical expertise in the area of farm business and farm income tax management
  7. Participate in continuing education to expand farm income tax and farm management technical skills

QUALIFICATIONS Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Accounting, Finance or related field and at least two years of acceptable performance in a position in one of the following areas: agricultural economics, agricultural finance, agribusiness, accounting or closely related field

OR

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Accounting or related field

AND

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all college coursework
  • Minimum of 6 hours of coursework in accounting
  • Ability to effectively communicate with individuals and groups
  • Evidence of solid planning, prioritization and organizational skills
  • Good understanding of production agriculture
  • Ability to effectively utilize computer technology, software and applications
  • Demonstrated expertise in understanding and communicating sound farm accounting principles and economic relationships in agriculture
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Self-discipline to work independently, and flexibility to work as part of a team
  • Ability to handle a workload that varies depending on the time of year (heavy workload required November-April)

QUALIFICATIONS Preferred:

  • Tax-related accounting coursework
  • Farm income-tax preparation experience

KFMA VISION: The Kansas Farm Management Association (KFMA), through its affiliation with K-State Research and Extension, will be the valued and trusted provider of integrated data management systems to apply critical thinking and strategic business planning for farm and ranch decision makers; and will be the premier source of farm-level economic data in the world.

KFMA MISSION AND PURPOSE:

  • To work as an efficient team of economists, serving on the management team for KFMA member farms, as a farm business management resource
  • To provide high quality and timely farm recordkeeping, financial analysis and tax management
  • To achieve the goal of improved farm and family decision making, resulting in increased farm profitability and sustainability

ABOUT KFMA NW: KFMA NW provides a farm business analysis educational program to member farm families in a 17 county area. Principal crops are wheat, corn and grain sorghum. Livestock enterprises in NW Kansas are primarily focused on beef production. Average farm size is 4,000 crop acres.

APPLICATION DATE: Screening of applications will begin on March 2, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. The starting date is on or after April 20, 2020 and is negotiable with the KFMA, NW Board of Directors and KFMA Executive Director. May 2020 graduates are encouraged to apply.

SALARY: Commensurate with training and experience as negotiated by the Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University; the Board of Directors of Kansas Farm Management Association, Northwest; and the applicant.

BENEFITS: This is an unclassified position in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University. The K-State benefit package includes a retirement plan, group health and life insurance, worker’s compensation, vacation, sick leave and other benefits. For additional information on benefits, see www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/overview/.

Travel, which will be required for this position, is primarily within the KFMA NW association area but may occasionally involve overnight travel to other areas of Kansas. Reimbursement is provided for travel and subsistence related to program activities. The use of an association vehicle or mileage reimbursement will be provided.

HOW TO APPLY: Qualified persons are invited to apply at https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/508292 by completing the following:

  1. Upload a letter of application
  2. Upload a resume including contact information for 3 professional references. Each reference will be asked to upload a letter of support for the applicant
  3. Upload official transcripts of all post-secondary course work

If selected for the position, the applicant will grant permission to Kansas State University’s Human Capital Services to conduct a background check. Employment will be contingent upon the results of those findings.

For more information, contact: Mark Dikeman, Associate Director, Kansas Farm Management Association Program. Office: (785) 539-0373; E-mail: dikemanm@ksu.edu. The KFMA program website is www.AgManager.info/KFMA.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Kansas State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Kansas State University encourages diversity among its employees. KSRE EEO Coordinator: Jennifer Wilson, 121 Umberger Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506. KSRE EEO Counselor: Gregg Hadley, 123 Umberger Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506.

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Date Posted: 11/5/19, Updated: 12/10/19

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Dodge City, KS

Position Title: Extension Agricultural Economist, Kansas Farm Management Association, Southwest. This is a joint appointment between KFMA SW and K-State Research and Extension.

LOCATION: Dodge City, Kansas

Responsibilites: The foundation of the KFMA program is providing education and consultation to member farms in the area of farm business management. KFMA Economists strive to provide cooperating farms with resources to make informed financial, production, and tax management decisions. In order to achieve this goal, an Extension Agricultural Economist is expected to:

  1. Develop and maintain a relationship with membership of approximately 80 cooperating commercial farms
  2. Assist cooperating farms with development of a comprehensive and accurate accounting of the farm. Complete records are the essential foundation of all KFMA services provided
  3. Provide KFMA members with:
    1. Regular, scheduled on-farm visits each year (at times requiring extensive travel within the association)
    2. An annual accrual whole-farm business analysis utilizing KFMA software to collect and process information
    3. An annual economic analysis of farm enterprises
    4. Benchmarks of farm performance in comparison to similar farms and/or industry standards
    5. Guidance based on interpretation of whole-farm, enterprise, and benchmark analysis
    6. Guidance and recommendations in estate planning, farm succession planning, and business entity structure
  4. Learn and understand federal and state income tax regulations as they apply to farm businesses. This includes significant time spent working with members on:
    1. Tax implications of farm business management decisions
    2. Year-end tax planning and management
    3. Preliminary income tax related work for KFMA SW members
    4. Final income tax filing as an employee of Southwest Kansas Agricultural Tax Services, Inc. (with consulting leave time taken from Extension Agricultural Economist position)
  5. Collect, process, and verify financial and production information from cooperating farms to be utilized by K-State Research and Extension for research, teaching, and other Extension programs
  6. Market and promote KFMA by supporting county, area, and state Extension personnel with technical expertise in the area of farm business and farm income tax management
  7. Participate in continuing education to expand farm income tax and farm management technical skills

QUALIFICATIONS Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Accounting, Finance or related field and at least two years of acceptable performance in a position in one of the following areas: agricultural economics, agricultural finance, agribusiness, accounting or closely related field

OR

  • • Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Accounting or related field

AND

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all college coursework
  • Minimum of 6 hours of coursework in accounting
  • Ability to effectively communicate with individuals and groups
  • Evidence of solid planning, prioritization and organizational skills
  • Good understanding of production agriculture
  • Ability to effectively utilize computer technology, software and applications
  • Demonstrated expertise in understanding and communicating sound farm accounting principles and economic relationships in agriculture
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Self-discipline to work independently, and flexibility to work as part of a team
  • Ability to handle a workload that varies depending on the time of year (heavy workload required November-April)

QUALIFICATIONS Preferred:

  • Tax-related accounting coursework
  • Farm income-tax preparation experience

KFMA VISION: The Kansas Farm Management Association (KFMA), through its affiliation with K-State Research and Extension, will be the valued and trusted provider of integrated data management systems to apply critical thinking and strategic business planning for farm and ranch decision makers; and will be the premier source of farm-level economic data in the world.

KFMA MISSION AND PURPOSE:

  • To work as an efficient team of economists, serving on the management team for KFMA member farms, as a farm business management resource
  • To provide high quality and timely farm recordkeeping, financial analysis and tax management
  • To achieve the goal of improved farm and family decision making, resulting in increased farm profitability and sustainability

About KFMA SW: KFMA SW provides a farm business analysis educational program to member farm families in a 23 county area. Principal crops are wheat, grain sorghum, irrigated corn and alfalfa. This is also a livestock intensive area of Kansas. Average farm size is 2,300 crop acres.

APPLICATION DATE: Screening of applications will begin on February 17, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. The starting date is on or after April 5, 2020 and is negotiable with the KFMA SW Board of Directors and KFMA Executive Director. May 2020 graduates are encouraged to apply.

SALARY: Commensurate with training and experience as negotiated by the Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University; the Board of Directors of Kansas Farm Management Association, Southwest; and the applicant.

BENEFITS: This is an unclassified position in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University. The K-State benefit package includes a retirement plan, group health and life insurance, worker’s compensation, vacation, sick leave and other benefits. For additional information on benefits, see http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/overview/.

Travel, which will be required for this position, is primarily within the KFMA SW association area but may occasionally involve overnight travel to other areas of Kansas. Reimbursement is provided for travel and subsistence related to program activities. The use of an association vehicle or mileage reimbursement will be provided.

HOW TO APPLY: Qualified persons are invited to apply at https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/508488 by completing the following:

  1. Upload a letter of application
  2. Upload a resume including contact information for 3 professional references. Each reference will be asked to upload a letter of support for the applicant.
  3. Upload official transcripts of all post-secondary course work

If selected for the position, the applicant will grant permission to Kansas State University’s Human Capital Services to conduct a background check. Employment will be contingent upon the results of those findings.

For more information, contact: Mark Dikeman, Associate Director, Kansas Farm Management Association Program. Office: (785) 539-0373; E-mail: dikemanm@ksu.edu. The KFMA program website is www.AgManager.info/KFMA.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Kansas State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Kansas State University encourages diversity among its employees. KSRE EEO Coordinator: Jennifer Wilson, 121 Umberger Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506. KSRE EEO Counselor: Gregg Hadley, 123 Umberger Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506.

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Date Posted: 12/10/19

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