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County Extension Agent - Ag/4-H


The County Extension Agent ? Agriculture conducts educational programs for county clientele in agriculture & 4-H youth with major efforts in cotton, corn, soybeans, wheat, rice, livestock, forages&grain sorghum. The agent works closely with a broad audience base to solicit support & participation within the county.

Job Duties

Organizes programs around the needs of clientele for both learning and leadership development. Programs are conducted in Agriculture and 4-H. Provides educational information to leaders in organized groups that facilitate and assist in carrying out the county Extension program. Participates in in-service training opportunities to increase knowledge and develop skills in carrying out the Extension program.
Maintains an up-to-date and working knowledge of state Extension agriculture programs. Works with county advisory committee members in identifying and developing programs that meet the needs of county clientele. Assists with interpretative activities of the County Extension Council.


Knowledge of agricultural subject matter appropriate to the county. Ability to plan&conduct programs & work with all clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Ability to speak &write clearly& communicate ideas effectively. Ability to work long&irregular hours & travel frequently.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor?s degree in agriculture or related area of study is required. Must have transportation for use on the job with liability insurance in effect. Must agree to a background check authorizing release of relevant Arkansas Child Abuse & Neglect Central Registry records.

Preferred Qualifications

Does this position require frequent driving (once a week or more)?

Background Check/Drug Screen
Criminal Background Check Only

Work Hours
Generally 8:00 am - 4:30 pm with some nights and weekends

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Additional Information

Special instructions to applicants

The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service does not support permanent residency for employees.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. Screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position.

Employment is contingent upon availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

A resume, cover letter, transcript, and three letters of recommendation are required for consideration for this position. A valid email address for a minimum of three (3) references must be provided at the time of application. An email collecting the reference will be sent directly to the reference provider upon completion of your application. Additional reference letters or documentation can also be sent directly to Human Resources at

For questions, contact Human Resources at 501-671-2219 or email

FOR CONSIDERATION, all applicants must certify and submit an application on our organization?s job portal at



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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  • Resume or CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  • Other Document 4
  • Other Document 1
  • Other Document 2
  • Other Document 3


County Extension Agent - Ag/4-H