Farm and Home Management Educators
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Also known as:
4-H Youth Development Specialist, Agricultural Agent, Agricultural Extension Educator, Extension Service Advisor, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, Family Resource Management Specialist, Farm Business Management Agent, Farm Management Specialist, Feed Management Advisor, Home Economics Expert
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|Job challenge and pressure to meet deadlines|| |
|Dealing and handling conflict|| |
|Competition for this position|| |
|Communication with others|| |
|Work closely with team members, clients etc.|| |
|Comfort of the work setting|| |
|Exposure to extreme environmental conditions|| |
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Conduct agricultural research, analyze data, and prepare research reports.
Organize, advise, and participate in community activities and organizations, such as county and state fair events and 4-H Clubs.
Collect and evaluate data to determine community program needs.
Act as an advocate for farmers or farmers' groups.
Conduct field demonstrations of new products, techniques, or services.
Maintain records of services provided and the effects of advice given.
Research information requested by farmers.
Collaborate with producers to diagnose and prevent management and production problems.
Prepare and distribute leaflets, pamphlets, and visual aids for educational and informational purposes.
Conduct classes or deliver lectures on subjects such as nutrition, home management, and farming techniques.
Advise farmers and demonstrate techniques in areas such as feeding and health maintenance of livestock, growing and harvesting practices, and financial planning.
|Getting Information||Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.|
|Training and Teaching Others||Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.|
|Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships||Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.|
|Communicating with Persons Outside Organization||Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.|
|Performing for or Working Directly with the Public||Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.|
|Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge||Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.|
|Interacting With Computers||Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.|
|Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work||Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.|
|Education and Training||Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.|
|English Language||Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.|
|Customer and Personal Service||Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.|
|Biology||Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.|
|Food Production||Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.|
|Communications and Media||Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.|
|Administration and Management||Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.|
|Mathematics||Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.|
|Active Listening||Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.|
|Speaking||Talking to others to convey information effectively.|
|Reading Comprehension||Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.|
|Coordination||Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.|
|Instructing||Teaching others how to do something.|
|Service Orientation||Actively looking for ways to help people.|
|Writing||Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.|
|Complex Problem Solving||Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.|