PRIMARY PROGRAM AFFILIATION
This position will have a primary program affiliation in the Land and Water Program within the Natural Resources Institute.
INITIAL PROGRAMMING FOCUS:
This Natural Resources Educator position will primarily serve southwest Wisconsin counties.
This position may also serve stakeholders and colleagues anywhere in the state periodically.
The Natural Resources Educator designs, delivers, and evaluates research-based educational programming and services aligned with the position’s programmatic focus. Initial programming focus will include:
– Supporting ongoing water quality improvement efforts by engaging stakeholders to create and implement an information and outreach strategy addressing the links between agricultural conservation and water quality;
– Supporting farmer-led watershed initiatives focused on soil health, water quality and related subjects, including organizational and content support;
– As the regional Natural Resource Educator, work with Extension, county land and water conservation, state and other professionals to address funding partners’ objectives to reduce non-point source agricultural pollution
– Providing regional programmatic leadership and increase the capacity of individuals, organizations and partnerships to reduce nonpoint source pollution impacts to groundwater and surface water.