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North Central United States

Rugby, ND

Position Title: Farm/Ranch Business Management Instructor

JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsibilities include assisting students, who are actively engaged in farming/ranching, in developing sound farm financial and production records, creating cash flow projections and completing a farm/ranch business analysis. Responsibilities also include teaching and enrolling students. Instruction of students is primarily done on a one‐to‐one basis. Student advisement, commitment to a collegial working environment, curriculum development, outcomes assessment, institutional committee work, and community service and outreach are inherent to the position.

Location: The office for this position is located in Rugby, ND

QUALIFICATIONS Required: Bachelor’s degree in the field of agriculture or related field or a Bachelor’s degree and other appropriate work experience. Must be willing to be trained in using FINPACK software. Will be required to obtain North Dakota State Board for Career and Technical Education certification (up to six years to obtain). For more information on CTE certification go to‐cert/docs/PS_CertStandards.pdf.


  • Experience teaching farm management
  • Experience in agriculture finance such as agricultural loan officer
  • Three or more years of agriculture/agribusiness experience
  • Proficiency with FINPACK, Excel and one or more farm accounting software programs
  • Appropriate master’s degree
  • Documented successful teaching experience

Compensation: 10 to 11 month (negotiable), full‐time, benefited position. Salary based on experience and education. Retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance.

STARTING DATE: Negotiable, but ideally by March 1, 2018.

CLOSING DATE: January 15, 2018. However, applications will be reviewed until a qualified candidate is found.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Employment will require passing a criminal history background investigation. Submit a letter of application, resume, college transcripts and names and telephone numbers of three professional work references to:

Search Committee: FBM Instructor
Dakota College at Bottineau
105 Simrall Blvd
Bottineau, ND 58318

or Email:

Dakota College at Bottineau is an equal opportunity institution

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Date Posted: 12/1/17


Northeastern United States

Durham, NH

Operating Title: State Specialist, Agricultural Business Management

Long Classification Title: Assistant State Specialist AOE

Posting Number/Job Order: #PS0309FY17

Location: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Department: UNH Cooperative Extension Food and Agriculture [UXFDAG]

Summary of Position: UNH Cooperative Extension strengthens people and communities in New Hampshire by providing trusted knowledge, practical education and cooperative solutions.

The Agricultural Business Management State Specialist will provide statewide leadership and educational programming expertise in agricultural economics, record keeping and finance, risk management and related business management topics. This position will be housed at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.

The successful applicant will design, implement and evaluate educational programs that address the needs of clientele groups, and will ensure dissemination of research-based information. The successful candidate will also provide learning experiences and information for farmers and agri-business professionals that will contribute to enhancing profitability and farm viability. This position will serve as a subject matter resource for Extension personnel.

The successful candidate may be asked to serve as Chair for the agricultural business management team. Additionally, the successful candidate will collaborate with industry and Extension colleagues across the New England states. Grant writing and management is an expectation for this position.

The successful candidate will ensure Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action (AA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) policies and procedures are adhered to by the program team and will do everything possible to ensure program accessibility to all people.

Acceptable minimum level of education: Master's

Acceptable minimum years of experience: 3-5 years

Other minimum qualifications

  • Ph.D. or terminal degree strongly preferred, yet a strong candidate with a M.S. level degree in an appropriate discipline with experience may be considered. Preferred disciplines for degrees include agricultural economics, applied economics, small business management/economics, agricultural finance, or closely related field.
  • Ability to initiate collaborative projects with the agricultural industry, and developing entrepreneurial sources of revenue.
  • Work experience in farming, agri-business, agricultural lending, or farm management Extension, teaching or consulting.
  • Ability to regularly travel throughout the state, as well as occasionally travel in the region.
  • Proven ability in establishing and working with a diverse network of constituents and community members across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences to assist with program development and outreach.
  • Skill in program delivery.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success in working as part of productive, high-energy, output oriented team.
  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communications.
  • Evidence of potential to work effectively with farmers, educators, lenders, farm organizations, and agribusinesses.
  • Fundamental knowledge of economic budgeting, farm accounting, farm financial statements, agricultural tax regulations, and labor laws.
  • Knowledge of general farming practices related to livestock and crop production.
  • 3-years’ experience in Extension program delivery or demonstrated ability and skill in educational program planning, implementation and evaluation (relevant experience acquired within the last 5-years preferred).
  • Experience with marketing/promotion of educational programs.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience and proven ability working productively with a team.
  • Proficiency in use of technology for day-to-day work and educational program delivery, record keeping, reporting, team-based communications and overall time management.

Salary Information: Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Percent Time Information (FTE): 1.00

Grade: 12

EEO Statement: The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information: A comprehensive land-, sea-, and space-grant university, UNH is the state’s flagship public university and is ideally located in the rural town of Durham, with ready access to the Maine and New Hampshire seacoasts, Boston, and the White Mountains. The University actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and shared spirit of inquiry. UNH has just under 13,000 undergraduate students and 2,200 graduate students.

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Date Posted: 3/9/17


South Central United States

Chanute, KS

TITLE: Extension Agricultural Economist, Kansas Farm Mgt. Assoc., Southeast. This is a joint appointment between KFMA SE and K-State Research and Extension

Kansas Farm Management Association, Southeast (KFMA SE), with offices in El Dorado, Chanute, and Ottawa, Kansas, provides a farm business analysis educational program to member farm families in a 20 county area. Principal crops are soybeans, corn, wheat and hay/forage. This is also a livestock intensive area of Kansas. Average farm size is 2,200 acres.

LOCATION: Chanute, Kansas

APPLICATION DATE: Screening of applications will begin on January 5, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. The starting date is on or after February 12, 2018 and is negotiable with the KFMA, SE Board of Directors and KFMA Executive Director.

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.


  • 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

RESPONSIBILTIES: The foundation of the KFMA program is providing education and consultation to member farms in the area of farm business management with a goal of providing farms with adequate 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. Provide cooperating farms with:
    • Assistance with recordkeeping in order to develop a complete and accurate accounting of the farm, which is the foundation of all services provided
    • Regular, scheduled on-farm visits each year
    • An annual accrual whole-farm business analysis utilizing KFMA software to collect and process information
    • An annual economic analysis of farm enterprises
    • Benchmarks of farm performance in comparison to similar farms and/or industry standards
    • Guidance based on interpretation of whole-farm, enterprise, and benchmark analysis
    • Year-end tax planning and management
    • Tax preparation through Southeast Kansas Agricultural Tax Service (leave days are taken from Extension position to complete this activity)
    • Guidance and recommendations in estate planning, farm succession planning, and business entity structure
  3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. Participate in continuing education to expand farm income tax and farm management technical skills


  • College degree in Agricultural Economics, Accounting, Finance or related field and at least three 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 course work
  • Minimum of 6 hours of courses 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
  • 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)

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, Southeast; 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

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

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at by completing the following:

  1. Upload a letter of application
  2. Upload a resume including contact information for 3 professional references
  3. Upload official transcripts of all post-secondary course work
  4. Arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by the application deadline to Judy Maberry

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: The KFMA program website is

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: Stacey M. Warner, 121 Umberger Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506.

KSRE EEO Counselor: Gregg Hadley, 123 Umberger Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506.

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Date Posted: 11/21/17


Muskogee, OK

Position Title & Type: Area Agriculture Economics Specialist; Staff, Full-Time

OSU Campus: Cooperative Extension

Department: District Director's Office NE

LOCATION ADDRESS: 3007 Azalea Park DR, Muskogee, Oklahoma 74401, USA

Hiring Supervisor: Randal Pirtle

Hiring Range (Contingent upon available funding): 53,000.00-80,000.00, Salary

Work Schedule: Work schedule to be determined by supervisor

Job Summary:

  • This position is located in Muskogee, Oklahoma and serves the NE Extension District. Provides educational leadership to county, district, and statewide OCES programs in the area of agricultural economics.
  • The area specialist plays a critical role in interdisciplinary teams to develop the objective and comprehensive information needed by agricultural producers, natural resource owners, and agribusiness owners to make decisions to help improve agricultural income, sustainability, and the rural economy.
  • This position participates as a cohesive team member with other area specialists, state specialists, county educators, and district staff.
  • Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, etc., related to equal opportunity, civil rights, and affirmative action.
  • Continuation of employment is based upon need, performance and funding.
  • This is an exempt position (which indicates that the position is exempt from overtime pay/comp or personal time accrual). Regular office hours are 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00 p.m. According to OSU policy, a 40-hour workweek is considered minimal for exempt staff and you are expected to work hours in excess of 40 hours per week when the work load requires additional hours (to include some early mornings, evenings and/or weekends).
  • Requires travel within assigned district. Occasional overnight travel is required. Travel budget provided.
  • Must establish and maintain a domicile in the assigned Extension district.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit a letter of application indicating interests and background along with a complete resume, official transcripts and indicate year terminal degree granted, as well as three complete references which include name, address, and e-mail address. Transcripts can be attached or mailed to:

235 Ag Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078
Attn: Amy Phipps

Position Qualifications:


  • Master's in Agricultural Economics or closely related.
  • Starting salary is based upon education and prior relevant work experience.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen and communicate effectively, and to foster a professional image of OCES by displaying a positive view of the organization both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt well to changing priorities, situations, and day-to-day demands.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to effectively manage time and resources.
  • Organizational skills including written, oral, and electronic are necessary.
  • A commitment to the continuation of personal professional development.
  • Evidence of ability to build and maintain relationships and work effectively with clientele, advisory groups, volunteer leaders, and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated competency and effective use of computing and computer-based communications technology.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in designing, promoting, presenting, and evaluating educational programs and the desire to program to reach diverse audiences.


  • Previous experience in Cooperative Extension or closely related work.

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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Date Posted: 9/21/17


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