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Orange County North Carolina Seeks Applicants for New Extension Agent Position Focused on Food Security


The Orange County Extension Agent- Food Security Coordinator will spearhead efforts at both the County and community levels to enhance food access and implement food policy initiatives and practices in Orange County. This position entails administrative responsibilities, overseeing and coordinating the continuous planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive county-wide initiative. The primary goal is to tackle food insecurity and improve access, with the overarching aim of establishing an equitable, resilient, and sustainable food economy that enables residents to access affordable and nutritious food. The Coordinator collaborates closely with internal County and external community partners, playing a pivotal role in creating a Food Security Network and coordinating teams focused on collective action for food security initiatives.

Furthermore, the Coordinator will contribute to the development and ongoing implementation of a food system assessment and plan programs and services tailored to Orange County’s needs. This new position will be hired through NC A&T State University and will be housed at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Orange County Center.

Click here to access the job description and application:

A Master’s Degree and at least 5 years of relevant experience is preferred.

If you have any questions, contact Orange County Extension Director Jonathon Smith at 919-245-2057 or  Or NC A&T State University Regional Extension Director Dr. Shannon Wiley at

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