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Job Title: Swine Extension Specialist

Description: Serve as a resource and facilitator for swine producers, allied industries and consumers. This stimulates a broad range of programming - swine production (ventilation, nutrition, PQA Plus certification, manure applicator certification, etc.); management ( contracts, marketing, employee management, manure management plans, etc.) and can include questions from general public ( pork safety, nutrition of pork products, neighbor relations).

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, Customer service skills, Farm animal care, Leadership abilities, Learns on the job, Managing financial resources, Managing people, Negotiator, Oral communication skills, Record maintenance, Scientific thinker, Thinks outside the box, Time management skills, Teaching skills, Works under pressure, Written communication skills

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

Relative Salary:  $$$

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    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.