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Extension Faculty, Horticulture, Southern District

August 30, 2018

The Extension Educator will provide overall leadership and organization for multi-county horticulture programs (90%) and provide technical support for the 4-H Youth Development program in Canyon and surrounding counties (10%). The Educator will provide assistance in university outreach where appropriate.

Job duties/responsibilities: Plan, develop, implement, evaluate, and report horticulture programs for homeowners, nursery and landscape professionals, gardeners and small acreage landowners. In cooperation with area green industry businesses, governmental agencies and University of Idaho Extension Specialists and Educators, plan, develop and implement educational programs in community and commercial horticulture. With direction from local advisory committees, develop and facilitate collaborative educational programs that meet clientele needs (e.g. low-water landscape, integrated pest management, composting, fruit production, urban forestry, turfgrass and nursery production areas). Provide leadership for the Canyon County and district Master Gardener, Advanced Master Gardener and other area horticulture programs. Evaluate and report program impacts. Evaluate programs and document impact of educational interventions related to knowledge increase, adoption of recommended practices and evidence of widespread successful management of natural resources. Provide assistance in university outreach where appropriate.

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The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 12,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky Conference. Learn more at uidaho.edu