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Job Title: Farm Business Extension Specialist

Description: Coordinate applied research with university faculty, farmers and allied industry. Disseminate information to farmers and provide programs about farm business management: record-keeping, business planning, financial analysis, benchmarking, marketing, transfer of ownership, and other business-related topics. Coordinate educational activities with farm and commodity organizations. Consult and trouble-shooting on-farm production issues. Present at meetings.

Degree Required: MS

  • Master of Science Degree is awarded upon completion of one to two years of advanced graduate study beyond the bachelor's degree, with the length depending on the field of study. It recognizes heightened expertise in an academic discipline. You will complete some additional courses, but also have opportunities to practice in your field or do research.

Skills Required: Computer skills, Farm animal care, Leadership abilities, Oral communication skills, Scientific thinker, Teaching skills, Written communication skills

Market Sector: Farm/Ranch, Industry, University/Education

Relative Salary:  $$$

  • We did not collect actual income range information in our survey. Instead we chose to express income range with a number of dollar signs, expressing relative salaries. A single $ is relatively low salary compared to the average, $$ - $$$ is average, and $$$$$ is much higher than average income.

    Since each person surveyed may have a different viewpoint as to what constitutes an average salary, and since salary is often commensurate with years of experience, the number of dollar signs should not be regarded as an absolute, but only as an indicator.