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Department of Agricultural Economics

Department of Agricultural Economics
342 Waters Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-4011

785.532.6702

Employment Opportunities

The K-State Department of Agricultural Economics hires and retains expert faculty and professional staff who are committed to advancing the departmental mission of improving economic choices and management decisions through teaching, research, and extension.  When positions become available, we strive to select the best and brightest to contribute toward serving our various constituents, including individuals, families, farms, businesses, communities, organizations, and policy makers.

Position Announcements:

TITLE: Extension Agricultural Economist, Kansas Farm Management Association, Southwest 

LOCATION: Dodge City or Garden City, Kansas 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, three reference letters, and all official transcripts to assure a review.  The starting date is on or after June 6, 2016 and is negotiable with the KFMA, SW Board of Directors and KFMA Administrator. 

DESCRIPTION: Plan and develop an Extension educational farm business management program for commercial farms cooperating with the Farm Management Association in Southwest Kansas.  Provide technical expertise to the area Extension educational program in farm management.  Specific responsibilities to the Farm Management Association Extension education program include: 

1) Develop and maintain membership of approximately 80 cooperating commercial farms representative of southwest Kansas agriculture.
2) Provide an educational program to commercial farms resulting in the development of financial and production information for comparable economic analysis.
3) Provide agricultural accounting, estate planning, business entity structure, and tax management guidance to commercial farm families.
4) Utilize KFMA program procedures to collect, process, and verify information from commercial farms suitable for comparable analysis and utilization by K-State Research and Extension for research, teaching, and Extension programs.
5) Develop and provide educational programs with commercial farms to further understanding and application of economic principles utilizing comparative management information.
6) Support county, area, and state research and Extension by providing technical expertise in the economic analysis of comparable commercial farm financial and production information.
7) Opportunity to work with Southwest Kansas Agricultural Tax Service on final tax return preparation.
(Leave days taken from Extension position to complete this activity)

Southwest Kansas is characterized by intense agricultural production and the importance of managing the finite water supply available from the Ogallala Aquifer which is the economic engine of Kansas agriculture. Nine of the 10 top agricultural producing counties in the state are located in southwest Kansas. Irrigated and dryland crops are key to the beef industry and the expanding swine and dairy operations in the region. Thus, this position is important to the producers, citizens, and other stakeholders in the area as well as the researchers at the Southwest Research and Extension center. More information on the Department can be found at www.ageconomics.ksu.edu.

LINK TO DESCRIPTION: Extension Agricultural Economist, Kansas Farm Management Association, Southwest  


TITLE: Extension Agricultural Economist, Kansas Farm Management Association, South Central. This is a joint appointment between KFMA SC and K-State Research and Extension.

LOCATION: Hutchinson, Kansas

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applications will begin on March 4, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume, three reference letters, and all official transcripts to assure a review. The starting date for the position is on or after May 1, 2016 and is negotiable with the KFMA, SC Board of Directors and KFMA Administrator.

DESCRIPTION: Plan and develop an Extension educational farm business management program for commercial farms cooperating with the Farm Management Association in South Central Kansas. Provide technical expertise to the area Extension educational program in farm management.

LINK TO DESCRIPTION: Extension Agricultural Economist - SC


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