Staff

 

Job Announcements

Field Staff

Roger Betz, South-Central

Adam Kantrovich, Southwest

Dennis Stein, Thumb & U.P

Curtis Talley, North

Campus Staff

Roy Black

Jim Hilker

Dave Schwiekhardt

Chris Wolf

TelFarm Staff

Larry Borton

Eric Wittenburg

John Jones

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ROGER BETZ
Southcentral Region

Office:
County Building
315 W. Green Street
Marshall, MI 49068-1585
Phone: (269) 781-0784
FAX: (269) 781-0768
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Point of Contact for the Counties of: Branch, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Shiawassee, Washtenaw

Statewide Specialty: Annies Project State Coordinator, Farm Succession, Estate Planning, Farm Bill

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Adam J. Kantrovich, Ph.D.
Southwest Region

Office:
12220 Fillmore St.
Suite 122
West Olive, MI 49417
616-994-4580 Office
616-834-8377 Cell
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Point of Contact for the Counties of: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Cass, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Ottawa, St. Joseph, Van Buren

Statewide Specialty: Affordable Care Act, Ag Tax Management, Farm Succession, Estate Planning

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Curtis Talley
North &
Northwest Region

Office:
210 Johnson Street
Hart, MI 49420
Phone: (231) 873-6841
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Point of Contact for the Counties of: Alpena, Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Lake, Leelanau, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Montmorency, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Otsego, Presque Isle, Wexford

Statewide Specialty: Contracts & Leases

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Dennis Stein
Thumb Area

Office:
362 Green Street
Caro, MI 48723-1998
Phone: (989) 372-3870
FAX: (989) 673-5953
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Point of Contact for the U.P. and the Counties of: Alcona, Arenac, Bay, Clare, Crawford, Genessee, Gladwin, Huron, Iosco, Isabella, Lapeer, Macomb, Midland, Oakland, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Roscommon, Saginaw, Sanilac, St. Clair, Tuscola, Wayne

Statewide Specialty: Risk Management including Insurance

CAMPUS FACULTY

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Roy Black, Ph.D.
Extension Specialist & Professor

Office:
305 Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI
Phone: 517 353-9649
FAX: 517 432-1800
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Specializes in: Production System Economics, Risk Management, Insurance

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Jim Hilker, Ph.D.
Extension Specialist & Professor

Office:
3 Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI
Phone: 517 355-7455
FAX: 517 432-1800
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Specializes in: Commodity Marketing & Risk Management

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David Schweikhardt, Ph.D.
Extension Specialist & Professor

Office:
204 Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI
Phone: 517 355-2320
FAX: 517 432-1800
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Specializes in: Agricultural Programs and Legal Economics

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Chris Wolf, Ph.D
Extension Specialist & Professor

Office:
317A Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI
Phone: 517 353-3974
FAX: 517 432-1800
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Specializes in: Dairy & Animal Welfare

TELFARM STAFF

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Larry Borton
Director of Telfarm and
MSU Income Tax School

Office:
414 Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI
Phone: 517 355-4700
FAX: 517 432-1800
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Eric Wittenburg
Telfarm and
Land price & Lease Rate Report

Office:
414 Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI
Phone: 517 355-4700
FAX: 517 432-1800
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Office:
414 Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI
Phone: 517 355-4700
FAX: 517 432-1800
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John Jones
Telfarm Outreach Specialist

 

Job Announcements 

MSU Extension

Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute; Extension Educator – Farm Management

Position Overview

As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute (AABI), this position provides local as well as statewide leadership and educational programming expertise in farm business management of dairy/livestock and crop production. Located in Menominee County (Stephenson, Mi), this position collaborates across work groups, Institutes and community groups and works with faculty, specialists and field-based educators to achieve efficient and economical agriculture production and overall advancement for the Michigan agriculture industries; designs, implements and evaluates educational programming based on basic and applied research and the needs of clientele groups; ensures dissemination of research-based information through various methods, including multi-media, personal education and written articles; provides growers and agri-business professionals with the knowledge to profitably produce agricultural products, contributing to the short and long-term viability of farms, and the economic well-being of Michigan citizens; and serves as an informational resource for Extension Personnel and clientele.

Application Process

Interested and qualified candidates should visit the Michigan State University jobs page atwww.jobs.msu.edu  to apply for posting number 8676 under the MSU Extension postings.Candidates are asked to submit an up-to-date resume/CV and a cover letter that includes thenames and email addresses of four professional references. The application deadline is December 1, 2013 

Qualifications

·         Master’s degree from an accredited institution in field of study related to farm business management must be earned by date of hire;

·         3-years’  experience in Extension program delivery or demonstrated ability and skill in educational program planning, implementation and evaluation (relevant experience acquired within the last 5-years preferred);

  • Demonstrated expertise in understanding and communicating sound farm accounting principles and economic relationships in agriculture;
  • Ability to apply budgeting techniques to analyze farm management decisions;
  • Knowledge of farm financial statements;

·         Knowledge of general farming practices related to crop and livestock production;

  • Ability to create and carry-out a project plan from research of initial concept to project completion and follow-up;
  • Experience with marketing/promotion of educational programs;
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience and proven ability working productively with a team;
  • Proficiency in use of technology (e.g. web research, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook for mail/calendaring, distance technology, etc.) for day-to-day work and  educational program delivery, record keeping, reporting, reporting, team-based communications and overall management;
  • Demonstrated success in program development and delivery to diverse audiences/communities including but not limited to race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences;
  • Proven ability  in establishing and working with a diverse network of constituents and community members across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences to assist with program development and outreach;
  • Understanding of and ability to implement Civil Rights principles and compliance standards.