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NY FarmNet Family Consultant - Oneonta, New York & Norwich, New York

Cornell University
Job Location:
Oneonta, New York
Extension and Outreach
Job Description Summary:

The New York FarmNet program with the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, is actively recruiting for NY FarmNet Family Consultants in Oneonta and Norwich, New York.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

New York FarmNet supports farm families and agricultural businesses by providing financial and personal consulting to improve the farm business and family communications.

Under the direct supervision of NY FarmNet staff, family consultants provide initial assessments to clients requesting support to assist in identifying problems within a farm family or agricultural business. Consultants also identify and prioritize solutions based on needs and assist clients with developing and enacting an "Action Plan." Consultants may also connect farm families with local agencies that can provide alternative solutions and decisions with challenging situations.

* This is a part time, non-benefits eligible, fixed term position with the possibility of renewal. Flexible scheduling is available for this position.Travel time is paid as well as being reimbursed at the IRS mileage rate.

Visa sponsorship and relocation assistance are not provided for this position.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining records of services provided to farm families
  • Seek out and participate in professional development opportunities approved by NY FarmNet.
  • Will be required to participate in three required in service training sessions per year
  • Must be willing to partake in offered opportunities to provide program outreach - such as hosting a booth at a farm show, making a brief program presentation at a local agency or business, or collaborating with agri-service providers on making a workshop presentation.


  • An MSW, LCSW, Master's in counseling, or equivalent degree/certification.
  • Four to five years of significant, successful experience working with clients on communications skills, interpersonal relationships, goal setting, and/or addiction, family, and mental health counseling or an equivalent combination of both education and experience.
  • Experience in agriculture or agribusiness is preferred but not required
  • Proficient computer skills, including Zoom, Microsoft Word, Excel, and the ability to learn data entry into the FarmNet database
  • Strong communication skills are critical for success in this position.
  • Drivers license or the ability to travel are required

For more information contact:

NY FarmNet
350 Warren Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

University Job Title:
Temporary Extension Support - SP

No Grade - Hourly

Pay Rate Type:


Contact Name:
Theresa Lynch

Number of Openings:

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