Agriculture Teacher – Jefferson County North

*This is a new program.

Vocational Agriculture Teacher

USD 339, Jefferson County North, is accepting applications for a Vocational Agriculture teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. We are looking for an energetic Ag teacher willing to go above and beyond in his/her efforts in creating a top-notch Ag/FFA Program. Qualified applicants should have a current teaching license with appropriate endorsement. The position and program are new. Course offerings could include welding, animal science, Intro to Ag, or other coursework in the field of Agriculture for grades 9-12. The district will also be implementing an FFA Chapter, which will include supplemental pay. The USD 339 Board of Education is supported in the creation of this program by a newly formed community support group “JCN Ag Education Foundation”.  They are eager to support the program in effort and financial means.

We are excited to welcome a staff member who will build a classroom culture that encourages community engagement, focuses on student growth and academic achievement, and maintains a classroom that is designed and organized for maximal student learning.

Persons wishing to be considered should complete the licensed application available on our website at usd339.net. Supporting documentation to be submitted with the application are listed on the application.

Position is open until filled.

Coaching and/or Sponsorships may be available. 

Jefferson County North, USD 339
Board pays $626.80 per month toward a single health insurance plan or $726.80 per month toward any plan above a single health insurance plan. Per USD 339 Negotiated agreement available on our website at http://www.usd339.net
Job Start Date: August-1-2022
Applications Due By: November-30-2021

Job Contact Information
Lana Aspinwall – laspinwall@usd339.net – 913-774-2000

Employer Information
Jefferson County North, USD 339 www.usd339.net

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Extension Agent – Johnson County

Jessie Furgins to Serve as Johnson County Extension Agent 

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Jessie Furgins will join the staff of K-State Research and Extension – Johnson County as a 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent, effective September 19, 2021.  Johnson County’s office is in Olathe, Kansas. 

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Family Studies and Human Services from Kansas State University and her master’s degree in Agricultural Communication, Leadership, and Education from University of Missouri. 

Furgins has most recently been employed as a 4-H Extension Educator for University of Missouri Extension, located in Kansas City, MO. 

4-H Youth Development Agents develop and deliver educational programs for school-aged youth.  This includes supporting community clubs, out-of-school programs, school enrichment, volunteer management, and outreach to create new program opportunities with new and existing community partners. 

Local extension faculty are jointly employed in a partnership between K-State Research and Extension, headquartered on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, and the local Extension board.  

The role of K-State Research and Extension is to encourage the adoption of research-based information to improve the quality of life for Kansans. K-State Research and Extension is the short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service. 

More information about K-State Research and Extension – Johnson County is available by calling (913) 715-7000, or online at johnson.k-state.edu

Extension Agent- Southwind District

Clara Wicoff to Serve as Southwind District Extension Agent 

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Clara Wicoff will join the staff of K-State Research and Extension – Southwind District as a Nutrition, Food and Health Extension Agent, effective September 19, 2021.  Southwind District has offices in Erie, Fort Scott, Iola, and Yates Center, KS.  Wicoff’s primary office will be in Iola. 

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University and is working on her master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from University of Reading. 

Wicoff has most recently been employed as a Trade Subcommittee Intern for the United States House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee 

Nutrition, Food and Health agents develop and deliver programs related to nutrition and health. Programming may include but is not limited to: nutrition through the life cycle, nutrition of low-income audiences, food security, physical activity promotion, and chronic disease prevention. 

Local extension faculty are jointly employed in a partnership between K-State Research and Extension, headquartered on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, and the local Extension board.  

The role of K-State Research and Extension is to encourage the adoption of research-based information to improve the quality of life for Kansans. K-State Research and Extension is the short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service. 

More information about K-State Research and Extension Southwind District is available by calling (620) 244-3826 or online at southwind.k-state.edu

Contact Clara Wicoff via email at: clarawicoff@ksu.edu.