Extension Specialists use scientific understandings (especially in agriculture-related fields) to help community members increase efficiency, solve problems, and teach them new techniques.
VIRTUAL JOB SHADOW
Welcome to your first day on the job! Watch this video to see what a day in the life of an Extension Specialist is like.
STEP 1: First get a sense of what Extension Specialists do and the types of questions they get asked HERE.
STEP 2: Then try it! Use a free technology tool such as Padlet to create your own Extension Specialist Question & Answer Board to help agricultural people in your community.
- create flyers to advertise your new Q& A Board and post them at local feed shops, pet stores, vet offices, county fairs, etc.
- ask for help from local experts if you get a question you don’t know the answer to
- be consistent, and respond to questions asap to build your reputation and your resume!
Optional: Share the link to your Q&A Board in our Student Showcase to spread the word!