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Job Opportunity: Smart Farm Technology Specialist

Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC)
Prosser, Washington

The WSU AgAID Institute and CAHNRS Agricultural Natural Resources – Tree Fruit Extension program is seeking to hire a Smart Farm Technology Specialist.
Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Establishing and maintaining digital infrastructures for an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled Smart Demo Farm testbed(s).
  • Providing Extension education for relevant stakeholders.
  • Build a community learning hub around smart agriculture technology.
  • Work closely with research and Extension faculty, graduate students, and the agricultural community.
  • Equip and maintain the Smart Demonstration Farm testbeds with field sensors, imaging devices, drones, and field robots.
  • Collaborate with WSU CPAAS, AgWeatherNet, and WSU Tree Fruit Extension teams to support the research, educational, and community/grower/industry collaboration and Extension efforts of the WSU CAHNRS as well as USDA NIFA funded WSU AgAID Institute.
  • Provide appropriate technology transfer through Extension education, demonstration, and “hands-on” learning module development and offerings.
  • Support student education through building and delivery of hands-on Smart Ag Tech and AI learning modules for graduate and undergraduate student interns utilizing testbed resources.
  • Facilitate K-12 as well as adult learner field trips for agricultural technology education.

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