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Job Title: Dairy Extension Specialist at a State Level

Description: Provide statewide leadership in educational program development and evaluation in dairy cattle production. Work collaboratively with dairy farmers, producers, researchers, and other stakeholders in the dairy industry to promote best practice. Facilitate the application of research-based knowledge and information dissemination.

Degree Required: BS

  • Bachelor of Science Degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for completed courses that generally last three to five years. Variations of a BS include a BT, referring to a Bachelor's of Technology, or a BA, a Bachelor of Arts degree. These different terms are often used for different areas of study or may be specific to colleges.

Skills Required: Bilingual, Computer skills, Farm animal care, Good hand-eye coordination, Leadership abilities, Learns on the job, Negotiator, Oral communication skills, Quick thinker, Scientific thinker, Time management skills, Teaching skills, Works under pressure

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

Relative Salary:  $$$

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