An extension agent is a university employee who develops and delivers educational programs to assist people in economic and community development, leadership, family issues, agriculture and environment. Extension agents generally also participate in youth education and 4-H.
The minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree. Some employers may prefer a Master's degree.
WHERE TO STUDY
For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.
In May 2020, the median yearly salary for an extension agent was $46,334, according to PayScale.com. For more information, visit the Balance Career's Extension Agent Profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- American Society for Horticultural Science
- National Association of County Agricultural Agent
- National Association of Extension 4-H Agents
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
Learn from multiple extension agents of the Kansas University Research and Extension.