Provides educational leadership in the development, implementation,management, and evaluation of research based, integrative statewideExtension programs that meet the needs of limited-resource andsocially-disadvantaged audiences. Delivers training and educationalsupport materials for Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR)agents, technicians and their clientele/customers in urbanagriculture (sustainable agriculture and food systems), consistentwith the philosophy, policy and overall mission, goals andeducational objectives of Cooperative Extension at North CarolinaAgricultural and Technical State University. This position worksboth individually and collaboratively to plan, deliver, and assessthe effectiveness of Extension programs relating to urbanagriculture (sustainable agriculture & food systems) with aprimary focus on addressing the historical and current inequitiesthat impact these systems. Secures external research funding forprograms to engage underserved and limited-resource audiences inthe revitalization and profitability of small farms. This positionprovides: 1) innovative leadership in planning, implementing, andevaluating statewide educational programs that address the needs ofsmall, part-time, and limited resource farm audience related tourban agriculture (sustainable agriculture & food systems); 2)leadership in identifying and conducting staff developmentopportunities, training and technical assistance in hydroponic andalternative agriculture production techniques and related areas forExtension professionals, paraprofessionals and non-Extensionpersons; 3) program accomplishment reports to share with internaland external audiences and assist with marketing the organizationand its impacts; 4) collaboration with College of Agriculture &Environmental Sciences (CAES) faculty, other Extension specialists,and research scientists to develop relevant research-basedhydroponic and alternative agriculture production technique programinitiatives; and 5) actively promotes diversity within Extensionprograms and with audiences. The Urban Agriculture ProductionSpecialist reports to the Assistant Administrator – Agriculture andNatural Resources of Cooperative Extension.