Precision Ag Instructor – Highland Community College (Wamego campus)

*Ms. Darcie Gallagher is moving to the Highland Campus.

The Highland Community College Center at Wamego, Kansas, is accepting applications for the position of Precision Ag Instructor for the 2019-20 Academic Year. Relevant education/training in the Precision Ag field. Related experience. Must have current driver’s license with clean driving record. Teaching experience helpful.
This position will teach at the HCC Center in Wamego. Full-time w/benefits including single coverage health and dental insurance paid by the College. This is a KPERS covered position.

The Precision Agriculture Instructor will teach all assigned courses and associated activities as related to the Precision Agriculture program. Visit http://highlandcc.edu/pages/precision-agriculture to learn more about Precision Ag and review courses offered.

The instructor will prepare all instructional materials for the various learning activities associated with their major subject area to include lab set up and take down, maintain accurate student records, serve actively on college committees, and sponsor student and support activities. Related responsibilities include recruiting interested students, keeping current in the teaching field, recommending pertinent library materials for acquisition to the Library, attending faculty meetings, cooperating and assisting student services with regard to student needs, and attending commencement ceremonies.
Precision Agriculture is the practice of using remote sensing, soil sampling and information management tools to improve production. Precision agriculture is about whole farm management with the goal of optimizing returns on inputs while preserving resources. It relies on growing technologies like satellite imagery, information technology and geospatial tools.

Request application packet from humanresources@highlandcc.edu or call 785-442-6144. EOE

Extension Agent – Cottonwood District (Great Bend)

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Michelle Beran will begin serving as the Cottonwood District 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent, effective June 2, 2019. Cottonwood District has offices in Great Bend and Hays. Michelle will be based out of the Great Bend office.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Communications and Journalism from Kansas State University.

Beran is currently serving as the Midway District 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent.

Extension Agent – Sunflower District (St. Francis)

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Heather Foxworthy will join the staff of K-State Research and Extension – Sunflower District as a Livestock Production Extension Agent, effective June 30, 2019. Sunflower District has offices in Sharon Springs, St. Francis and Goodland.  Heather will be based in the St. Francis office.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from California State University and her Master’s in Animal Science, Breeding and Genetics from Colorado State University. Foxworthy has most recently been employed as a graduate research assistant at Colorado State University.