Friday, December 19, 2014

Extension office seeking new 4-H liaison

By DYLAN LYSEN, Herald Staff Writer | 7/14/2014

With the Franklin County Fair set to officially begin Thursday, Frontier District Extension No. 11 hopes to fill an extension agent position focusing on 4-H youth development, Fran Richmond, district director, said Monday.

The position covers Anderson, Franklin and Osage counties, but primarily is located in Ottawa.

With the Franklin County Fair set to officially begin Thursday, Frontier District Extension No. 11 hopes to fill an extension agent position focusing on 4-H youth development, Fran Richmond, district director, said Monday.

The position covers Anderson, Franklin and Osage counties, but primarily is located in Ottawa.

“Extension agents are community-based faculty of Kansas State University who make a difference by connecting community needs with university resources,” the application for the positions reads. “Agents are administratively responsible to the local extension director and the local extension board.”

The office is expected to begin an application screening Aug. 5 and will continue until the position is filled, according to the application. The starting date for the position is negotiable.

Of the several responsibilities of the extension agent, the top two priorities are to cooperate with the local extension board and other community partners to identify needs and major educational priorities of the community and develop a proactive educational plan to address those needs, according to the application. The agent also is expected to provide primary leadership for the development, dissemination and implementation of a research-based educational program for school-aged youth using a variety of delivery modes.

The position became vacant when Kylie Dicket left the Frontier district, Richmond said. Because it was a personnel matter, Richmond would not discuss the reason for Dicket’s departure.

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