Seeking Candidates for Urban Agriculture & Food Systems Position w/ UC Cooperative Extension

  • 23 Apr 2018 7:58 PM
    Message # 6116842

    Hello,

    Please help us get the word out about this position, which closes May 4th

    Area Cooperative Extension Advisor – Urban Agriculture & Food Systems

    County Locations: San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County

    Closing Date: May 4, 2018

    This position is located in San Jose, CA.

    The Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for urban agriculture & food systems will conduct a multi-county extension, education and applied research program that addresses the needs of producers and decision makers in an emerging and rapidly growing urban food production systems—the cultivation, processing, and distribution of food in urban areas and related policy.  The CE advisor will need an understanding of agricultural production as well as land-use planning and food security issues. There is a great need for research-based information to inform city and county decision makers on how to craft agriculture and food security policies to support successful food production and distribution, create linkages between urban consumers and peri-urban producers, and meet the challenge of uneven food access in urban areas. This CE advisor has a unique opportunity to create linkages between UC, the Silicon Valley’s high tech industry, urban and peri-urban growers, urban planners and regulatory agencies, community organizations, extension services, and farmer education networks, and underserved communities around the production of healthy food.

    A minimum of an earned master's degree, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in disciplines such as Community Development, Agronomy, Urban and Regional Planning or a closely related field is required by the appointment start date.  Understanding and experience in agricultural production, as well as land-use planning and food security issues, is required.

    For more information and details on how to apply, see http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/?jobnum=1337 and review attached announcement.

    Thanks!

    Rachel Surls

    Sustainable Food Systems Advisor

    University of California Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles County



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