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05-23 Area Extension Agent, Agronomy/Weed Science, Sedgwick County

The individual in this position works as a member of a team of County and Colorado State University Extension professionals. This individual is an employee of Colorado State University and works under the supervision of the Golden Plains Area Extension Director. Working with other agriculture and crop production agents, the individual will provide leadership, guidance, direction and assistance in the development and implementation of the overall Agronomy/Weed Science program in Sedgwick County and the Golden Plains Area. The primary office location is in Julesburg, CO. The individual in this position is expected to maintain a balance establishing a presence in the primary office and working in the field to effectively carry out the duties of the position. Completed master’s degree. Degree (or One degree) must have been conferred in plant science, agronomy, crop and soil science, bio-ag science, weed science or a closely related field. For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of all backgrounds and abilities. We invite you to review Colorado State University’s Principles of Community that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service, and engagement. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

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2022 Census of Agriculture

Your Voice, Your Future, Your Opportunity “Census of Agriculture data is accurate, credible and diverse. It’s broad enough that it allows us to make connections, but it’s also specific enough that we’re able to accurately identify the needs of young farmers.” - Michelle Lynn Hughes, Associate Director of Regional Food Programs, Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming “Farmers should fill out their Census of Agriculture because it helps us get better representation of all different farmers and all different people, which ultimately makes us trust the data more.” - Lucy Toyama, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Tufts University “The Census of Agriculture provides us with vital information on beginning farmers including demographics and types of farm enterprises established. We rely on this data to inform us of beginning farmer trends. All farmers, especially beginning farmers, need to respond to the census survey to help guide not only policy but also supportive funding structures.” - Sridharan (Sri) Sethuratnam, Ph.D., Director, California Farm Academy, Center for Land- Based Learning

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2022 Census of Agriculture

Your Voice The census gives you and other producers a voice. Completing your census form is your opportunity to tell how American agriculture provides food, fuel, feed, and fiber to the world. Join this collective voice by responding to the census with information about your farm or ranch. You have the information and power to influence decisions that will shape the future of your operation, community, and industry. Your Future Your response provides input for future agricultural planning and decision making. The information collected helps USDA work with other organizations and rural communities to develop short-term and long-term improvements, strategies, and safeguards to better serve you. Results from the 2022 Census of Agriculture will play a role in determining future decisions about: • Agricultural research • Beginning farmer programs • Conservation programs • New agricultural technologies • Production practices • Rural economic development • Telecommunications connectivity (i.e. broadband expansion) • Transportation and marketing locations and more... Your Opportunity The information you supply in your census response is important -- regardless of the size or type of your operation. Some of the information you provide is not collected by any other means and helps to provide new tools, resources, and reports. The Census of Agriculture is your voice, your future, and your opportunity. USDA will begin data collection for the 2022 Census of Agriculture in November 2022. Please respond in one of the following ways: • Online at www.agcounts.usda.gov. Online reporting is fast, user friendly, and secure. • By mail. Fill out the census questionnaire and return it in the prepaid envelope provided. Your response to the Census of Agriculture is required by law (Title 7 USC 2204(g) Public Law 105-113).

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