Western NYS Field Crops and Livestock IPM Area Educator Position

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Western NYS Field Crops and Livestock IPM Area Educator

New York State IPM Program, Cornell University, Position to be located in Western NY State

The New York State IPM Program is searching for a Western NY Field Crops and Livestock

IPM Area Educator. An M.S. or Ph.D.  is required in entomology, veterinary entomology, plant pathology, weed science, agronomy, animal science, general agriculture or a closely related field; and the candidate must have experience in extension. The position is 80% extension and 20% research, and will be housed Western NY or on the main campus in Ithaca, NY. Please note that this position requires a wide range of knowledge and skills across field crops and livestock IPM. However, we realize that potential candidates may not have experience in all aspects of the position, but they must be willing to learn and grow into those areas.

For further details and to apply, go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10518 . Applications are due Feb 1, 2018—but applications are encouraged sooner.

Summary Statement of Job’s overall purpose

The position of Western NY Livestock and Field Crops IPM Area Educator in the New York State IPM Program is needed to facilitate IPM educational programs, demonstration, implementation, and research activities in Livestock (primarily Dairy and Beef Cattle), and field and forage crops production within Cornell Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This position addresses the needs associated with:

-multi-county IPM program planning

-impact documentation

-evaluation of pest management practices

-applied IPM research

-on-farm demonstration of IPM

-development of educational IPM programs and materials, and

-promotion of IPM adoption by farmers.

 

This position requires multidisciplinary knowledge and activity including, but not limited to, the disciplines of entomology, veterinary entomology, plant pathology, weed science, and agronomy. Please note that this position requires a wide range of knowledge and skills across field crops and livestock IPM. Potential candidates may not have experience in all aspects of the position, but they must be willing to learn and grow into those areas.

 

The NYS IPM Program

The New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM) is a nationally recognized leader in the development and promotion of IPM practices. The mission of NYSIPM is to develop sustainable ways to manage disease, insect, weed, and wildlife pests; and to help people use methods that minimize environmental, health, and economic risks. NYS IPM has both Agricultural and Community programs, with issues and settings that overlap. NYSIPM’s Agricultural IPM programming includes fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, and livestock and field crops. The personnel of NYSIPM operate in a collegial and cooperative environment where teamwork is emphasized and appreciated.

 

For further information:

 

NYSIPM Program:

Ken Wise, Livestock & Field Crops IPM Interim Coordinator, klw24@cornell.edu, 845-677-8223 ext. 149

Jennifer Grant, Director,  jag7@cornell.edu, 315-787-2353