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Working As An Extension Agent

  • Getting Information
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Make Decisions

  • $54,768

    Average Salary

Example Of What An Extension Agent does

  • Managed budgets for the Aquaculture Development Program and the Water Quality Program.
  • Conducted informal environmental education classes with primary school students, middle school students and farmers.
  • Develop curriculum, creative works (presentations, posters, website development, etc.
  • Write grants for programs seeking additional funding.
  • Share training, research, and publications with the community through family & consumer sciences programming.
  • Extended length of stay from 2 years to 3 to complete ongoing projects.
  • Co-authored Camp UNITE Organizer's Handbook and Girls Education and Empowerment Toolkit.
  • Completed Agroforestry & Wolof Language Training in December 2007.
  • Promote 4-H programming throughout Chesterfield County.
  • Implemented integrated pest management, sustainable agriculture and mixed cropping to improve farmers income.
  • Worked in rural community development, health and wellness education and promotion.
  • Secured USAID funding to train male community leaders in culturally sensitive strategies for promoting gender equity.
  • Developed, coordinated, and delivered greenhouse training programs for area farmers.
  • Implement programming based off of needs assessments.
  • Helped to establish stronger ties with new and existing Community partners.
  • Plan, develop implement, and assess adult and family education outreach projects.
  • Conduct needs assessments for youth programs.
  • Supervised structured activities for 150+ children.
  • Led 7 Etam Community Health Workers in Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition training.
  • Recruit and train volunteer leaders for 4-H clubs and programming.

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Extension Agent Demographics

Gender

Female

57.0%

Male

41.1%

Unknown

1.9%
Ethnicity

White

63.3%

Black or African American

14.1%

Hispanic or Latino

12.2%

Asian

6.6%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

French

35.0%

Spanish

32.5%

Swahili

3.8%

German

3.8%

Bambara

2.5%

Lakota

2.5%

Bemba

2.5%

Arabic

2.5%

Hausa

2.5%

Portuguese

1.3%

Khmer

1.3%

Hindi

1.3%

Chinese

1.3%

Chamorro

1.3%

Samoan

1.3%

Japanese

1.3%

Wolof

1.3%

Tagalog

1.3%

Italian

1.3%
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Extension Agent Education

Schools

West Virginia University

9.1%

Marshall University

8.1%

Mississippi State University

7.1%

University of Florida

6.1%

University of Tennessee - Martin

6.1%

University of Georgia

6.1%

North Carolina State University

5.1%

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

5.1%

Ohio State University

5.1%

University of Kentucky

4.0%

Tulane University

4.0%

New Mexico State University

4.0%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

4.0%

Tennessee Technological University

4.0%

Columbia University

4.0%

Purdue University

4.0%

Auburn University

4.0%

Colorado State University

4.0%

University of Alabama

3.0%

University of Connecticut

3.0%
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Majors

Business

9.2%

Environmental Science

8.7%

General Education, Specific Areas

8.7%

Plant Sciences

7.9%

Education

7.0%

Elementary Education

7.0%

Agriculture

4.8%

Biology

4.8%

Food And Nutrition

4.4%

Agricultural Public Services

4.4%

Political Science

3.9%

Animal Science

3.5%

Ecology, Population Biology, And Epidemiology

3.5%

Family And Consumer Sciences

3.5%

Agricultural Business

3.5%

Public Health

3.1%

Health Education

3.1%

Psychology

3.1%

Sociology

3.1%

Human Development

3.1%
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Degrees

Masters

45.3%

Bachelors

37.1%

Other

8.9%

Doctorate

4.0%

Certificate

2.8%

Associate

1.4%

Diploma

0.5%
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Real Extension Agent Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Junior Extension Agent University of Hawaii Hilo, HI Feb 05, 2016 $60,852
Extension Agent I University of Florida Homestead, FL Oct 11, 2016 $60,031
Extension Agent I University of Florida Homestead, FL Sep 11, 2015 $58,261
Extension Agent I University of Florida Homestead, FL Jun 13, 2014 $58,261
Extension Agent II University of Florida Gainesville, FL Jan 01, 2013 $52,416
Regional Extension Agent I Auburn University Abbeville, AL Aug 01, 2015 $49,000
Extension Agent II, Commercial Horticulture University of Florida Gainesville, FL Jan 01, 2010 $48,448
Commercial Ornamental Horticulture Extension Agent University of Florida Homestead, FL Jun 13, 2011 $48,000
Extension Agent Prairie View A&M University TX Jul 11, 2015 $46,800
Extension Agent I University of Florida Ocala, FL Aug 10, 2015 $46,500
Extension Agent I University of Florida Ocala, FL Oct 20, 2016 $46,500

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Top Skills for An Extension Agent

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  1. Educational Programs
  2. Natural Resources
  3. 4-H Program
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  • Provided leadership for the design and development of parish and statewide multicultural diversity training and educational programs for faculty and staff.
  • Write and report on Grants for funding on Horticulture and Natural Resources Programs.
  • Collaborate with other extension staff and aspects of the Delaware 4-H program to insure success and sustainability of the overall program.
  • Plan, execute and evaluate the 4-H Youth Development program in county, district, state and national levels.
  • Answer questions with research based information on topics such as horticulture, entomology, pest and rodent control.

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