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From the ANR Report :: February 2014 :: Vol. 27 No. 8 (http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/newsletters/ANR_Report50615.pdf)
Brad Hanson, UCCE specialist in the Department of Plant Science at UC Davis, has received national and statewide recognition by his peers. He was named Outstanding Early Career Weed Scientist by the Weed Science Society of America. The award is reserved for scientists who have held their terminal degree no more than 10 years and have demonstrated originality and creativity, have made a notable contribution to weed science and have potential for continued excellence. Hanson was presented the award on Feb. 3 in Vancouver, Canada during the organization's annual meeting.
“Dr. Brad Hanson's research and outreach program has made significant contributions to finding and transferring technically and economically viable alternatives to methyl bromide soil fumigation, developing management strategies for herbicide-resistant weeds, and evaluating effective weed management options in tree and vine crops,” said Joe DiTomaso, UCCE specialist in the Department of Plant Science at UC Davis, who nominated Hanson. “He has assumed a national leadership role in his research that is both highly multi-disciplinary and critical for the economic viability of several high-value commodities in California.”
Hanson also received the California Weed Science Society's 2014 Award of Excellence at the society's annual conference in January in Monterey. The award is given annually to recognize a long track record of accomplishments in weed science or management.
JOB OPENING :: Assistant/Associate Professor of Agronomy, Extension Invasive Plant Management Specialist
For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit supporting materials by APRIL16, 2014.
The VICE PRESIDENT of Agriculture and DEAN of the College of Agriculture position opened up at Montana State University. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. For full consideration, materials should be provided by FEBRUARY 18, 2014.
Montana State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President of Agriculture (VPA) and Dean of the College of Agriculture.
The College of Agriculture comprises six academic departments: Agricultural Economics and Economics, Animal and Range Sciences, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, and the Department of Research Centers; as well as the Division of Agricultural Education, and will include the new cooperative program in Veterinary Medicine. With the College's blend of on and off-campus learning, and discovery and outreach programs through federal/state partnerships with the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES), it supports seven research centers including: the Bozeman Agricultural Research and Teaching Farm, just west of the main campus; three off-campus research ranches that focus on livestock, rangeland, wildlife and grazing investigations; and one of only three wool research labs in the United States.
MAES's activities are comprehensively integrated with the College and its teaching, research, and service functions as it addresses agricultural, molecular biology and immunology, natural resources, environmental, policy, and societal issues as defined by the departments organized across research areas. In addition, the College supports an active Extension Service with 13 Specialists and 3 Associate Specialists in departments within the College of Agriculture; and is also proud of its student-run vegetable garden, Towne's Harvest Garden, which offers shares to community members, partners with the Gallatin Valley Food Bank, and raises awareness about the value of locally grown food
Duties and Responsibilities
The VPA is responsible for developing and implementing a statewide strategic vision for all of the university's teaching, research, and service activities relating to agriculture and for developing and coordinating all resources in support of that vision. The VPA also serves as the Dean of the College of Agriculture, and in that role reports to the Provost, and as the Director of the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES), and in that role reports to the President. As the senior academic and administrative officer of the College of Agriculture, this administrator is responsible for setting strategic, operational, and financial directions of the College and has overall responsibilities for growing and managing resources and maintaining an effective collegial environment to support excellence in teaching, research, and outreach. The Vice President is expected to be a leader within the University, and represents the College at the state and national levels to external constituents including the Montana State Legislature. In addition, as the Director of the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station, this individual is responsible for growing, evaluating, assessing, and approving its programs and projects, and administering to the State of Montana Seed Lab.
For a full position description, http://www.montana.edu/jobs/professional/14-152
We seek a highly motivated candidate to coordinate a 3 year project that evaluates 1) the re-integration of crop and livestock production in organic cropping systems, and 2) the role of mite-transmitted wheat viruses in mediating crop-weed competitive interactions. The successful candidate will be part of two multidisciplinary regional projects aimed at increasing our understanding of the ecological underpinnings of sustainable cropping systems in the Northern Great Plains.
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will initiate and supervise field, greenhouse, and laboratory experiments. Greenhouse and laboratory activities will include mechanical transmission of viruses, mite transmission of viruses, ELISA, PCR, and associated tasks. Field duties include plot establishment and maintenance, and measurement of pathogen and plant variables. Further duties include assisting in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate students, development of appropriate experiments, collection and analysis of data, interpretation of results, formulation of conclusions, and documentation in a final written form.
For a full position description, http://www.montana.edu/jobs/professional/14-256
The position description is attached.