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LERGP Viticulture Extension Specialist

October 23, 2018
LERGP Viticulture Extension Specialist

The Lake Erie Regional Grape Program is an Extension team made up of collaborative efforts between Cornell and Penn State Universities and 5 county Extension offices. It is housed in Chautauqua County, NY in the middle of the Lake Erie Grape Belt, which runs from Niagara County, NY to Erie County, PA and consists of over 31,000 acres of grapes.  This program partners with industry (Welch, National Grape, Constellation Brands, Walker's Wine Juice) to help to maintain and improve the vineyard operations in this region.  The program is housed in a state of the art facility built in 2009. We work collaboratively with the Cornell Research team that currently is working on a 2.8 million dollar SCRI grant focusing on mechanized vineyard management and digital data collection, "Efficient Vineyard".

Program development, Implementation and evaluation- based on producer identified needs
Applied Research-Organize and conduct field experiments
Program Management-responsible for program operations, reporting and accountability
Professional Improvement-professional development opportunities
Organization Leadership-Participate in program development work teams, committees and advisory groups

Skills to bring:
Knowledge of philosophy and objectives of informal education system
Strong interpersonal skills
Proven organizational and time management skills
Experience in obtaining grant funding
Strong leadership and teamwork skills
Effective written and verbal communication
Appreciation of Agriculture as a business and lifestyle


For more information or to apply, please use this link: https://academicjobsonline.org...

Tim Weigle, LERGP Team Leader
716-792-2802  thw4@cornell.edu






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April 11, 2019
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