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2/7/16  |  Troy, Mo.  |  Oakway Farms
Apprentice
Oakway Farms is seeking apprentices to help complete daily farming tasks such as weeding, planting, harvesting, collecting eggs, and everything else it takes to run a diversified non-ceritified organic and sustainable farm. This farm grows produce and rotationally pastured laying hens and meat chickens. Apprentices will receive free room, utilities (including internet), a stipend ranging from $800-$1000 depending on experience, and food from the farm. The position can begin as soon as late February and runs through at least the end of October. For more information, see the website.

2/6/16  |  Near Glenwood City, Wisc.  |  Piney Hill Farm
Farm Intern
Piney Hill Farm is looking for an intern for the upcoming season to help them organize systems for a high quality Minneapolis farm-to-table restaurant account, grow cash crops for a local farmers’ cooperative, and side projects like developing a small scale livestock program, installing a vineyard, and setting up a compost system. The position begins as early as March for starting seeds and making maple syrup. Compensation will be room and board plus $650-$800/month depending on experience. Interns can also have their own garden plots to grow produce on the side. For more information, contact Wade, Karl, or Heidi at info@pineyhillfarm.com.

2/5/16  |  Minneapolis, Minn.  |  Mill City Farmers Market
Seasonal Market Day Staff
The Mill City Farmers Market brings together farmers, producers, food artisans, multi-cultural food traditions, celebrity chefs, authors, cooking demos, recipes, kids’ activities, farm animals, festivals, and live music to educate consumers about sustainable & organic agriculture and our regional farmers. The day staff position is for Saturdays from 5:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from May through October. Day Staff work as a team to set up and take down the market; represent the market mission and educational programming; support all market operations such as customer service, waste stations, social media, supporting volunteers; and work in one of three Day Staff roles with the info booth, EBT, or Mill City Cooks Demo Kitchen. Applicants must be detail oriented, have excellent customer service and communication skills, be able to lift 50 pounds or more, be independently motivated but able to work on a team, and have a positive attitude. Customer service experience, interest in sustainable agriculture, and experience working with volunteers is preferred. Compensation is hourly and commensurate with experience. For more information or to apply, see the PDF or website.

2/5/16  |  St. Paul, Minn.  |  Shared Ground Farmers’ Cooperative
Produce Marketing Manager
This marketing and distribution cooperative owned by farms in the Twin Cities is looking for a Produce Marketing Manager to help grow their already thriving markets and to become involved in their growing Farmers’ Cooperative. Shared Ground markets sustainably grown produce and grass-fed meats direct to consumers through a CSA, to restaurants, and wholesale. The Co-op  is owned by three Latino and two Anglo-owned farms and buys from another fifteen farms that come from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. For more information, see the website.

2/5/16  |  Hutchinson, Minn.  |  The Farm of Minnesota
Production Leader
This certified organic market farm is seeking to expand to year-round production. They’re looking for someone who has experience in producing, marketing, and developing markets for organic produce. Customer service, computer knowledge, organization, an ability to follow directions or ask for clarification, and communication skills are required. Salary will be based on experience, hours, and responsibilities, and housing is being developed on the farm. Position starts in early spring 2016 for year-round employment. See PDF or website for more information.

2/5/16  |  Jackson, Miss. OR Fayetteville, Ark.  |  National Center for Appropriate Technology
Agriculture Specialist/Outreach Coordinator
NCAT is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic sustainable agriculture specialist/outreach coordinator to serve their Gulf States and Southeast regions. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has a combination of education and experience in agriculture, communications, marketing, and food policy. The specialist will provide technical assistance to farmers and growers, conduct NCAT outreach activities, and strengthen relationships with current partners and build new partnerships. The position requires the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, agronomy, soils, sustainable agriculture, or environmental studies plus four years experience. Project development and management experience is preferred, and superior communication skills are required. See the website for more information.

2/2/16  |  Suttons Bay, Mich.  |  9 Bean Rows Farm
Farmhand
Farmhands are our farm’s technicians, tending the fields with precision and care. A small team of Farmhands are guided by the Field Manager to execute daily tasks and achieve weekly goals related to vegetable production. Work may at times be physically strenuous; a worker with good physical health and attitude will do well. This is foremost a job, but we always enjoy learning from each other and will share our knowledge with you. Your work in the field will help achieve the company’s mission of providing greater access to local food. The company also has a bakery and restaurant. Learn more.

2/2/16  |  Carversville, Penn.  |  Carversville Farm Foundation
Herd Manager
Carversville Farm Foundation is hiring a Herd Manager with significant experience managing all types of livestock in a pasture-based system, including cattle, sheep, goats, hogs, and poultry. We are currently building a multi-species grazing operation that will include a state-of-the art cow and goat dairy to support fluid milk bottling and an onsite creamery. This is a salaried, full time, permanent position. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes 100% paid health, dental, and other benefits. Learn more.

2/2/16  |  Carversville, Penn.  |  Carversville Farm Foundation
Field Manager
Carversville Farm Foundation is hiring a Field Manager with significant experience growing Certified Organic vegetables, herbs, and perennials. You will have access to brand new, state-of-the art equipment and the opportunity to work with the world’s foremost consultants on soil regeneration, land planning, and crop and livestock production on an ongoing basis. Responsibilities include planning and managing farm staff and apprentices in the production of vegetables, fruit, and herbs. This is a salaried, full time, year round, permanent position, including housing and health insurance, vision and dental. Learn more.

1/29/16  |  St. Mary of the Woods, Ind.  |  White Violet Center for Eco-Justice
Organic Farm Internship
Interns at WVC are expected to participate in regular field work, assigned academic work, field trips, educational seminars, and occasional extracurricular enrichment activities. Interns may opt to focus their time with our animal husbandry program, with our organic gardens, or with a whole-farm experience. Specific duties of the intern’s program will be determined based on their emphasis, but will revolve around regular small farm operations such as land and soil management, pasture management, animal care and husbandry, planting, scheduling, regulation compliance, etc. The intern will also complete a project in their chosen area. For more information, see the website.

1/29/16  |  Cable, Wisc.  |  Cable Community Farm
Summer Intern
The Cable Community Farm is a nonprofit organization with a mission to grow food and build community. They are seeking summer interns to live on-site and take a leadership role in their Growing Together Garden, where they grow food for the food pantry. The intern would also help with daily farm operations, such as poultry care, lawn care, and assisting with events. They provide housing and a small stipend to be negotiated based on hours available and experience. They welcome individuals who are eager to learn about sustainable agriculture, but no specific skills are required. For more information, see this PDF and the website.

1/29/16  |  Milwaukee, Wis.  |  Pampered Produce
Organic Farm Intern
Pampered Produce is seeking a seasonal intern to help with its 3 acres of produce. They also raise chickens, goats, pigs, and rabbits, and host markets on the farm, farm-to-table dinners, and a summer camp for girls. The intern can stay in a cabin on the property from May 1 to July 15, and/or August 1 to October 1, and would assist in all aspects of running the operation. In exchange for labor, they offer room and some board, plus congenial country living within 15 minutes of downtown Milwaukee. For more information, email Pam Percy.

1/29/16  |  Soldiers Grove, Wis.  |  Driftless Organics
Harvest & Pack Shed Team Member
Driftless Organics is a diverse 55-acre vegetable farm located in southwest Wisconsin. They are looking for hardworking individuals to join their team this season. Year-round work is available. See the website to apply.

1/29/16  |  Oconomowoc, Wis.  |  Homegrown Farms at Genesee Lake School
Field Assistant
Homegrown Farms at Genesee Lake School is seeking a seasonal Field Assistant who works closely with the Field Manager to produce about 20 varieties of vegetables. The field assistant will assist in the monitoring and care for all field and hoophouse grown vegetables from seed to harvest. Experience with vegetable production is desired; enthusiasm is required. The field assistant will also assist the homegrown farm team with projects as needed. See full description in this PDF and apply through the website.

1/29/16  |  Evansville, Wis.  |  Tipi Produce
Farmhands (several positions)
This 45-acre vegetable farm is looking for full and part-time work crew members from mid-May into early November. Jobs include greenhouse seeding and watering, weeding, harvesting, and washing and packing produce. Prior farming experience is valuable but not required. Must be physically fit. This is a friendly work environment. See website for more information.

1/29/16  |  Evansville, Wis.  |  Tipi Produce
Driver/Mechanic/Jack of All Trades
This 45-acre vegetable farm is looking for someone to deliver produce and keep their farm running. Deliveries would be taken to Madison 1-2 days per week with a 22-foot truck. CDL is valuable but not required. The ideal candidate will also fill one or more of the following roles: mechanic, machine operator, carpenter, handyman. Schedule can be full or part-time depending on the applicant’s skills. See the website for more information.

1/29/16  |  Evansville, Wis.  |  Tipi Produce
Assistant Farmer
This 45-acre vegetable farm is hiring one full-time assistant farmer this season for a broad range of crops, jobs, machinery, and responsibilities. Applicants should expect to be involved with tillage, crop establishment, cultivation, irrigation, and other tasks. The position will work independently much of the time, but will join the harvest crew occasionally. This is a good next step for someone with 3-5 years of farming experience. Experience with farm machinery and a willingness to learn are necessary. See the website for more information.

1/26/16  |  Prairie Farm, Wis.  |  Spring Hill Community Farm
Farm Crew Member
Spring Hill Community Farm is a longstanding 150-share CSA with a focus on community and hospitality. They are looking for 1-2 people to work in all areas of vegetable production and hospitality from mid-April through the end of October. This could be an ideal situation for a couple looking to take the next step towards full-time farming. Experience is preferred but not required. Housing is available. For more information, see the website.

1/26/16  |  Madison, Wis.  |  Community GroundWorks
Gardener-In-Residence
Community GroundWorks is seeking an experienced educator and grower to serve as Gardener-In-Residence at Crestwood Elementary School. Candidate must have at least two years experience facilitating outdoor youth programs and gardening or farming using sustainable and/or organic practices. See website or PDF for more information.

1/26/16  |  Madison, Wis.  |  Community GroundWorks
Internships
Community GroundWorks is offering a variety of internships in organic agriculture, environmental education, and natural areas maintenance. They offer both paid and volunteer internships at Troy Gardens and other sites in Madison. Go to their website to learn about their organic vegetable farm, natural areas, kids’ garden and youth farm positions, and find an application. Application deadline is February 15, 2016.

1/26/16  |  Gold Hill, Ore.  |  Wandering Roots Farm
Greenhouse/Wash & Pack Out Assistant Manager
Wandering Roots is hiring someone to manage greenhouse operations and the washing/packing of produce. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are the harvest, wash, and pack out days. Tuesdays and Thursdays will be focused on greenhouse work. This position will work closely with the farm manager to learn the washing and sorting of produce. This will include packing boxes for the farmers’ markets and organizing orders for restaurant and grocery store deliveries. Other tasks may include working a farmers’ market and delivering produce. See website for more information.

1/26/16  |  Gold Hill, Ore.  |  Wandering Roots Farm
Field Crew
Wandering Roots Farm is hiring field crew members for the 2016 season. They are looking for people who have worked at least a full season on a production vegetable farm. Main tasks will include transplanting, hoeing and hand weeding, and harvesting. Other tasks will include seeding, washing produce, packing boxes, and working at our farmers’ markets. This position is 40 hours per week starting at the beginning of April, with possibly longer hours in late summer and fall. The ability to speak Spanish is a plus. See website for more details.

1/26/16  |  Ester, Alaska  |  Cripple Creek Organics
Seasonal Farm Hand
Cripple Creek Organis is a small-scale certified organic farm in Fairbanks, Alaska. They are seeking a farm hand interested in both milk and vegetable production. Dairy experience is preferred. Experience on a market farm and an interest in learning milk production would be another option. Vegetables are grown for a CSA and a farm stand. Forty different crops are grown in a high tunnel, low tunnels, and field. Work associated with milk production includes machine milking and managing milk through a cow-share program. See website for more details.

1/26/16  |  Hiawassee, Ga.  |  Enota Mountain Retreat
Lead Biodynamic Gardener
This is a paid position with the option to live on-site. The position goes until January 2017 or beyond and will be asked to co-create with a USDA-certified organic garden.  This retreat center/farm features stable deep-intensive no-till beds, two large poly tunnels, the purest water in the world, an array of farm animals to help create compost, and seeks to create aspects of a CSA, beehives, products for farmer’s markets, farm to table, and medicinal plants. This position would also involve educating students and children. See website for more details.

1/22/16  |  Grayslake, Ill.  |  Liberty Prairie Foundation
Community Food System Interns (2)
This summer internship focuses on community outreach and distributing fresh vegetables via multiple programs to underserved communities. The position offers the successful candidate a diverse and meaningful experience in the area of food systems with a dynamic and leading organization in the field. The interns will conduct outreach activities to communities and organizations, coordinate a fresh vegetable distribution program with a local community partner organization, coordinate and implant a gleaning program, and distribute vegetables to voucher recipients. Please visit the website for more information or see the attached PDF.

1/22/16  |  Mount Vernon, Iowa  |  Bass Farms L.L.C.
Vegetable Picker/Farm Hand
This position involves manually planting, cultivating, and harvesting vegetables, fruits, nuts, and field crops. Hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives will be used. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; cleaning, packing, and loading harvested products; constructing trellises; repairing fences and farm buildings; and participating in irrigation activities. Weather conditions can be hot, dusty, humid, or rainy, but work usually continues in these conditions to ensure the harvest is completed on time. For more information, see the website, Craigslist ad, or the attached PDF.

1/22/16  |  Longmont, Colo.  |  Aspen Moon Farm
Intern
This USDA certified organic farm grows diverse vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs, berries, and spring starter plants for farmers’ markets, CSA, and a roadside farm stand. This position is meant for those with previous farm experience. Applicants must be strong in mind, body, and spirit. For more information, see the website.

1/22/16  |  Hurley, N.Y.  |  Hudson Valley Farm Hub LLC
Farm Manager
The Hudson Valley Farm Hub is seeking a skilled and experienced Farm Manager who will oversee day-to-day operations, supervise farm staff, and participate as a member of the management team. They will oversee production of field and vegetable crops, ecological stewardship, and ensure quality and food safety for all products grown on the farm. For more information, see this pdf.

1/21/16  |  La Farge, Wis.  |  Organic Valley/CROPP
Public Affairs Manager
The Public Affairs Manager is responsible for managing the projects and activities of the M3 Public Affairs department. This position has a strong focus on project management, managing external relationships, and promoting cross-departmental integration. Partners primarily with Content Management, Media Relations, Marketing (specifically Interactive Marketing and Relationship Marketing), and Pools. Learn more.

1/21/16  |  Berkeley, Calif.  |  Multinational Exchange for Solidarity in Agroecology (MESA)
Lead Urban Farmer Educator
MESA seeks a ¾ to full-time employee to join our dynamic team for the newly established “Advancing Next Generation Urban Farmers” project, in collaboration with Planting Justice. This position will lead educational development and implementation of an urban beginning farmer training and incubator program, primarily serving refugee, formerly incarcerated and immigrant populations. The educational role supports beginning and new farmers with culturally-specific and relevant resources, and works as leader/point person with our community partners. The incumbent will work with multiple farm managers in the program to provide training in urban and peri urban agriculture. Learn more.

1/21/16  |  Wheeler, Wis.  |  Blackberry Community Farm
Farm Apprentice
The apprentice will receive education and training in gardening, farm work, and CSA operations. Compensation is $200 per week ($175 weekly stipend and a $25 per week end of season bonus), room, and two meals per day. This position runs Monday through Saturday. Learn more.

1/21/16  |  Johnson Creek, Wis.  |  High Meadow Farm LLC
Field/Harvest Management and Farm Crew
High Meadow Farm is hiring employees for the 2016 season. 2-4 full and part time positions are available. Experience in vegetable production, harvest and post-harvest handling are preferred however, motivation to learn and work hard are also traits appreciated. Tasks include greenhouse, field and high tunnel production as well as harvesting, post harvest and packing CSA boxes. Learn more.

1/15/16  |  Champaign, Ill.  |  The Land Connection
Program Director
The Land Connection is looking for a full time program director to oversee their farmers’ market, farmer training, and outreach programs. This position will also write grants to support the programs. If you are passionate about supporting our local food system, have a proven track record of successful grant-writing, and would like to be part of a fantastic team, see the website for more information.

1/15/16  |  Harvard, Ill.  |  Mike and Clare’s Farm
Farm Manager
The Farm Manager will be responsible for managing the day to day operation of the farm, which will include greenhouse seeding, transplanting, direct seeding, irrigating, weeding, and harvesting. They will also participate in CSA box planning, troubleshoot production issues, and basic tool maintenance. The Farm Manger will be supported by a part time worker, and supervised and supported by the farm owner. See the website or here for more information.

1/15/16  |  Hastings, Minn.  |  HHH Ranch
Farm Manager/Ranch Hand
This ranch has plans to expand with the addition of specialty crops, a CSA, and an educational farming program for youths in our 2016 season. They are looking for a person to take a leadership role in developing this project, including crop planning, planting, CSA share management, and farm day camp activities. Pay would be not much and the hours will be long, but the experience would be invaluable. They are open to a long term profit sharing contract with the right person. Contact Dawn Lanning at dawn@HHHRanch.net for more information.

1/14/16  |  Osceola, Wisc.  |  Buttermilk Falls CSA & Folk School Retreat
Farm Apprenticeships
This farm is seeking 2-3 people with a sincere interest in sustainable agriculture and the desire to farm or homestead in the future. The work is undoubtedly demanding on physical, mental, and emotional levels, but is also incredibly rewarding for those that are willing to meet the challenges. A genuine commitment to the farming lifestyle and all of the joys and hardships that go along with it will be an invaluable asset to Buttermilk apprentices. All applicants are considered, but those with 2 or more seasons of farming under their belt will be favored for the full term. See website for more details.

1/14/16  |  Decorah, Iowa  |  Seed Savers Exchange
Horticultural Assistant
Seed Savers Exchange is seeking a Horticultural Assistant to work with preservation staff on collection maintenance and regeneration projects in the greenhouse, laboratory, and field. Candidates should have practical work experience with plants, and experience with organic vegetable crops is preferred. Willingness and ability to perform field work in wide ranging weather conditions are a must. This is a 40 hour/week seasonal position from approximately April 11 through October 7. See the website for a more thorough description of job responsibilities and application instructions.

1/14/16  |  Decorah, Iowa  |  Seed Savers Exchange
Preservation Garden Crew
There are multiple seasonal garden crew positions available. Candidates should have practical work experience with plants, and experience with organic vegetable crops is preferred. Willingness and ability to perform field work in wide ranging weather conditions are a must. These are 40 hour/week seasonal positions. See the website for a more thorough description of job responsibilities, time frames, and application instructions.

1/14/16  |  Wheeler, Wisc. and Grayslake, Ill.  |  Sandhill Family Farms
Vegetable Farm Crew
This farm is hiring both entry level and management level positions at both of their locations. Contact them for more information at matt@sandhillfamilyfarms.com or see more here.

1/14/16  |  Wheeler, Wisc.  |  Blackberry Community Farm
Farm Apprentice
The apprentice will receive education and training in gardening, farm work, and CSA operations. Compensation is $250 per week ($200 weekly stipend and a $50 per week end of season bonus), room, and two meals per day. This position runs Monday through Saturday. See website for more details.

1/14/16  |  Afton, Minn.  |  Black Sheep Coffee Cafe
Farm Manager
This farm is looking for a full time farm manager to implement vegetable production for wholesale and retail sales for 3 acres of land. The farm implements silvopasture practices, specifically trees interplanted with row crops. They are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic farmer to assist and manage all aspects of farm operations including seed starting and transplantation, weeding, harvesting, crop rotations, soil development, orchard management, equipment maintenance, record keeping, and volunteer management. Long term plans include organic certification and possibly brewing. Please submit a resume and two references to Petter Middlecamp at petermiddlecamp@gmail.com.

1/13/16  |  New Lebanon, Ohio  |  Cook’s Garden
Intern
This internship will run 40 hours a week from April through August with a stipend of $250 per week, housing, and free produce. This farm is a small operation that grows produce, cut flowers, strawberries, and keeps bees. They also manage the Shiloh Farmers’ Market, so the intern will get an insiders look at how to manage a market. Interns are expected to enjoy working hard outside in all types of weather, have a driver’s license, be in good physical health, have a good sense of humor and genuine warmth for people, ability to prioritize and not procrastinate, have minimal computer skills, and integrity. If interested, send an email to cooksgarden@gmail.com to request an application.

1/13/16  |  Mineral Point, Wisc.  |  The Cider Farm
Orchard Worker
Part-time and full-time work is available from February 15 through November 15. Diverse orchard tasks include deer fencing, tree planting and pruning, hand weeding, cover crop sowing, assisting with prairie burns, mulching, harvesting apples, cleaning equipment, and more. Applicants should have strong verbal communication skills, ability to follow directions, ability to handle outdoor physical work, have experience in horticulture production, and be able to lift 30 to 50 pounds. Experience managing others and mechanical skills are a plus. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references to deirdre@theciderfarm.com. See website for more details.

1/13/16  |  Chicago, Ill.  |  Growing Home, Inc.
Farm Sales Coordinator
Growing Home’s organic urban farm and job training program is seeking a full time Farm Sales Coordinator to handle all market-based activities and be the face of Growing Home to a majority of the buyers. This position will oversee several stands and markets, and maintain relationships with restaurants and distributors, provide training to production assistants, and assist in crop harvest and other farm tasks. The work week is Wednesday through Sunday. Applicants are expected to be able to lift up to 75 lbs, be comfortable using math skills in a busy setting, have previous farming and sales/market experience, be punctual and detail-oriented, able to work independently, good oral and written communication skills, and be proficient in Microsoft Word and other basic computer skills. To apply, submit one PDF document that includes your resume, cover letter, and two references to Stephanie Douglass at farms@growinghomeinc.org. See the website for more details.

1/12/16  |  Stoughton, Wisc.  |  Stoney Acres Farm
Seasonal & Year-Round Farm Worker (2 positions)
This is a third generation organic farm focused on fresh market vegetable production for CSA, schools, restaurants, and markets. They also run a farm-to-table pizza operation and have pigs, beef cows, egg laying chickens, and produce wheat, small grains, and maple syrup. About 90% of the work is related to vegetable production. They are hiring one seasonal and one year-round salaried position for 2016. See the website for more details.

1/12/16  |  Stoughton, Wisc.  |  Blue Moon Community Farm
Field Crew
This  6-acre CSA and market farm near Madison is hiring several field crew members to assist in all aspects of vegetable production. See the website for more details.

1/12/16  |  Stoughton, Wisc.  |  Blue Moon Community Farm
Assistant Manager
This 6-acre CSA and market farm near Madison is hiring an assistant manager to assist in field production, tractor seeding, cultivation, and overall farm management. See details on the website.

1/11/16  |  Memphis, Tenn.  |  Roots Memphis Farm Academy
Farm Manager
We seek a farm manager for a five-acre Certified Naturally Grown CSA farm. The farm manager will work closely with executive staff to fulfill the following responsibilities:
– Developing an annual farm plan, including enterprise budgets with projected yield and income and farm calendar;
– Managing, planning, and farming a 150-member CSA farm;
– Managing and executing all farm tasks, including especially: irrigation, soil fertility, pest and weed pressure, soil and bed preparation, planting, cultivation, harvest, and proper post-harvest handling for a variety of vegetables;
– Collaborating and working cooperatively and effectively with the operations director of the food hub.
Learn more.

1/11/16  |  Dorchester, Iowa  |  Kitchen Table CSA
Internship
Assist with manual organic farming methods raising multiple heirloom fruits and vegetables. Assist with one Farmers’ Market in Lansing, Iowa. Full room and board provided. Housing is a 30 foot fully equipped travel trailer with Dish Network included. You are free to make your own meals or enjoy gourmet preparations from our own kitchen. Monthly stipend based on sales. Beautiful valley along Bear Creek in Allamakee County, Iowa. March 1 – September 15, 2016. We are striving to maintain 1.75 acres with zero fossil fuel use. Time off for trout fishing daily. Learn more.

1/9/16  |  Minneapolis, Minn.  | Tiny Diner
Market Manager
The Tiny Diner is looking for a new manager for its Thursday evening farmers’ market. The manager will bring energy, creative ideas, and community-building skills to this part-time seasonal position. It runs from mid-May through mid-October. The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of coordinator/organizer experience, experience working with diverse communities, be dedicated to food justice and local food, excellent customer service skills, familiarity with the EBT/SNAP system, ability to track and document farmer market sales and vendor inquiries, awareness of food justice issues in the Twin Cities, and an ability to speak Spanish, Hmong, or Somali is a plus. This position will set up and supervise the farmers’ market, organize market events and vendors, seek out new vendors, manage a market intern, and more. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three references by January 29 to Koby J. Hagen at koby@tinydiner.com with subject heading “TD Market Manager.”

1/7/16  |  Petoskey, Mich.  |  Coveyou Scenic Farm
Produce Field Manger
This 25-acre certified organic vegetable farm has been in operation for 142 years and grows over 150 different seed varieties. The produce field manager position would be responsible for all aspects of growing, from seeding through harvest and packing. Duties include leading the field crew to prepare fields, seed, transplant, weed, prune, trellis, irrigate, fertilize, harvest, pack, managing pests, and all other aspects of production. Assisting in the development of our seeding plan, coordinating our organic and GAP certifications, and maintaining our food safety plan are some other included duties. This is a full-time, year round salaried position for an experienced grower. Paid time off, complementary produce, and bonus options are part of the compensation. There is potential for on-farm housing. To apply, send a resume and cover letter that outlines your work experience, background, and passion that makes you suitable. Learn more.

1/7/16  |  Streeter, N.D.  |  Forager Farm
2 Full Time Seasonal CSA Interns
Forager Farm is a 100-member vegetable CSA located in central North Dakota seeking 2 interns. We are on a mission to revive our food culture by providing fresh, local, sustainable produce directly to our members. 2016 will be our 3rd season. We are not certified organic, but believe in transparent practices. We do not use any synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, or any genetically modified seed. In addition to the vegetables we also have a small trip of dairy goats that we milk starting in April 2016. See the website for more details or email hannah@foragerfarm.com.

1/1/16  |  Fort Collins, Colo.  |  Native Hill Farm
Full Time Farm Crew/Part Time Markets Manager
This four season family farm cultivates seven acres of diversified organic vegetables for their year-round CSA program, farmers markets, and farm stand. They’re seeking both full and part time crew members for 2016. The farm is located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, so world class fly fishing, hiking, boating, and skiing is very nearby. Contact Nic Koontz at nic@nativehillfarm.com or see the website for more information.

1/1/16  |  Urbana, Ill.  |  Sola Gratia Farm
CSA Farm Manager
Responsibilities of the manager on this 4-acre farm would include helping to develop a yearly crop rotation plan; planting, weeding, watering, managing fertilizers and pesticides, and harvesting produce; promoting the farm and maintaining shareholder, client, and board relationships; managing a 100-120 member CSA; overseeing the work of seasonal staff and volunteers; working with the board to develop an annual budget; retail and wholesale sales. Salary is $28,000-$32,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Some benefits and a bonus package are included. For more information, email Tod Satterthwaite at todsatterthwaite@gmail.com or see the website.

1/1/16  |  Twin Cities, Minn.  |  Cherry Tree House Mushrooms
Full-Time Summer Interns, Year-Round Farm Hand, Farmers Market Sales Person
See the website for more details about the farm, positions, and how to apply.

1/1/16  |  Three Oaks, Mich.  |  Granor Farm
Organic Farm Internship
A 25-acre vegetable, fruit, and herb farm is seeking 2-4 interns for May through October with a minimum stay of two months. The farm offers education and farm training, on-farm housing and produce from the farm, and a stipend. Interns work approximately 50 hours per week and participate in all aspects of organic vegetable production from seed to market. For more information, contact Katie Burdett at katie@granorfarm.com or see the job description.

1/1/16  | Stevens Point, Wis.  |  Stevens Point YMCA
AmeriCorps Nutrition Educator Position
The AmeriCorps Farm to School Program is seeking a Nutrition Educator to promote children’s health and increase their knowledge of agriculture, food, nutrition, and the environment. This position requires you to have a high school diploma/GED, be at least 18, have a basic knowledge of healthy eating and the science of growing food, have experience in group instruction (preferably with elementary children, and must have a sincere belief in the importance of educating children on healthy eating and the positive impact of choosing local foods. Guidelines from a set of established curriculum are provided, but there is also freedom to develop new lessons and coordinate events. For more information or to apply, contact Mandy Reeves at mreeves@spymca.org.

12/27/15  |  Urbana, Ill.  |  Sola Gratia Farm
Farm Manager
This CSA is looking for a farmer to manage the 4-acre farm. Responsibilities include developing a yearly organic fruit/vegetable crop rotation plan including cover crops; planting, weeding, and watering; managing fertilizers, pesticides, and other inputs; harvesting produce; promoting the farm and helping to solicit annual shareholders; maintaining shareholder, client, and board relationships; managing a 100-120 member CSA; overseeing work of seasonal staff, volunteers, seasonal interns, and community outreach programs; working with farm board to develop responsible and realistic annual budget; and retail and wholesale sales of produce. See the website for further details.

12/27/15  |  Waunakee, Wis.  |  Equinox Community Farm
Farm Crew
This certified organic CSA and market farm outside of Madison is looking for several employees for 2016. All employees will be involved in all aspects of the farm, including greenhouse and field work, washing and packing vegetables, and selling at the farmers’ market. In addition, applicants may apply for additional responsibilities as described on our website. Please see the site for further details and to apply.

12/27/15  |  Belmont, Wis.  |  Two Onion Farm
Vegetable Farm Worker
This vegetable and apple farm is looking for a field worker to operate tractors, supervise other workers, and perform general field work such as harvesting produce, weeding, and planting. To learn more and apply, visit the website.

12/27/15  |  Prairie Farm, Wis.  |  North Creek Community Farm
Intern
Kate has been CSA farming for 23 years and is looking for an intern to help with all aspects of running a successful farm operation, including planting, tilling, harvesting, irrigation, weeding, planning, and more. Kate makes farming fun and interesting. It’s helpful if you have a valid driver’s license and can help with deliveries to the Twin Cities. Room and board will be provided, as well as hourly compensation. Hours are weekdays from 7:30-12:30 and several hours in the afternoon depending on the season. If you have a project you would like to take on in your free time, I am flexible. This is a chance to see if farming is for you. For more information, contact kstout@chibardun.net or see the website.

12/27/15  |  Grayslake, Ill.  |  Sandbox Organics
Full-Time Seasonal Farm Hand
Sandbox Organics is a small scale organically certified vegetable operation, producing primarily for our Chicago-based CSA as well as farmers’ markets and restaurants. Pastured pigs will be added this spring. We are seeking a full time employee to help with daily farm work mid-April to late October. More information is available through our website.

12/27/15  |  Carrolton, Ill.  |  DGHU Properties LLC
Farm Operations Manager
We are seeking an experienced Farm Operations Manager for a livestock operation that includes cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and poultry. This role requires a hands-on approach to manage and oversee all aspects of the farm, including the direct marketing of the meat raised on the farm. You will be expected to do the following: manage, supervise, and train staff on regenerative farm practices; perform machinery operations and repairs, budget management and financial statement analysis including balance sheets and cash flows; manage primary vendors, including processors, feed suppliers, restaurants and farmers’ markets; grazing and livestock planning; and manage, supervise, and train staff on regenerative farm practices. You will need a minimum of 5 years of experience, and a good computer and communication skills. A salary package commensurate with experience and qualifications will be negotiated. Living quarters are provided. For further information, contact Dorothy at dghu@charter.net.

12/27/15  |  Mineral Point, Wis.  |  Kings Hill Farm
Full-Time Season Farm Crew
We are looking to hire 3 full-time seasonal workers to help on our diversified CSA farm. Full-time hours will be available from May 1st-October 31st and average 35-40 hours/week. Experience in vegetable farming is preferred but not necessary. A hard work ethic and ability to follow instructions is necessary. Responsibilities include all aspects of vegetable production including seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, washing, and packing produce for CSA and wholesale distribution. More information is available on the website.

12/27/15  |  Detroit, Mich.  |  Detroit Food Policy Council
Research and Policy Program Manager
This position will help plan and implement the Detroit Food Policy Council’s research and policy activities. You should be familiar with land use, economic development and policy related to urban food systems, be familiar with Detroit, possess excellent research, analysis, written, and communication skills. Other qualities sought include demonstrated leadership, self-motivation, social media, ability to work with a diverse array of partners including residents and community groups, and policy experts and government officials. A Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public policy, economics, or a related field, or five years professional experience are preferred. This is a full time position with flexible scheduling, benefits include paid holidays and vacation, and an allowance towards reimbursement of health insurance costs. For more information about the DFPC, see the website. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample electronically to info@detroitfoodpc.org with “DFPC Program Manager Application” in the subject line.

12/27/15  |  Nevada City, Calif.  |  Riverhill Farm
Three Full-Time Farm Employees
Employees are needed to help run this diversified organic vegetable and perennial berry farm in the Sierra foothills. Tasks include field planting, care of transplants, thinning, irrigation management, fertilization, propagation house production of transplants, field cultivation and weeding, harvesting and packing, pruning and trellising, record keeping, farm stand and farmers’ market sales, and end of season preparations for winter, including cover cropping. Employment is March 1st through November 18 with the end date flexible. Employees are paid hourly for a 40 hour week/5-day week + one Saturday per month. Applicants should be physically fit, ideally have 1-2 years of previous experience, and have knowledge in either organic seedling production, vegetable crop production and management, cane berry production and management, general organic production practices, or direct sales. Housing is available and pay is commensurate with experience. To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and 3 farm-related references to Alan Haight at alan@riverhillfarm.com.

12/17/15  |  Fargo, N.D.  |  North Dakota State University
Graduate Research Assistant
One graduate research position is available in the area of weed biology and ecology to pursue a M.S. in Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND starting April or May of 2016. As one facet of his or her research program, the graduate student will conduct field experiments to assess the impacts of tillage system (no-till or tilled) and arbuscular mycorrhizal inoculants on weed populations, crop nutritional status, crop mycorrhizal colonization, soil microbial populations, soil respiration, crop yield, system profitability, and soil fertility in a certified organic vegetable cropping system.

12/17/15  |  Hampton, Iowa  |  Ash Grove Farm
Organic Farming Assistant/Intern
We are looking for a hardworking, creative, farm assistant/employee that can help us grow our organic row crop, forage and livestock farm. Work will include:
• field work – tillage, planting, weed control, harvesting, etc.;
• machinery repair and maintenance;
• cattle handling and implementation of grazing plan;
• pasture management—brush clearing, fence repair;
• new building and repairs;
• occasional sheep and chicken chores
• assist with field map generation from yield monitor and GPS data.
Terms: Full-time hourly employee, 40+ hours per week. Annual compensation range of $32,000 to $38,000. Stipend provided for health insurance. Housing is not provided. Learn more.

12/17/15  |  West Lafayete, Ind.  |  Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC)
Program Manager
The Program Manager for the MCCC will perform much of the work needed for improving and updating outreach tools such as the Cover Crop Pocket Field Guide and the on-line Cover Crop Decision Tool, maintaining and improving the website and other forms of communication, facilitating the work of the Executive Committee and a larger group of members contributing time to specific projects, and providing a point of contact for inquiries about the MCCC and its work. Learn more.

12/17/15  |  Hope, Mich.  |  Good Stead Farm
Apprentice
Good Stead Farm is a small, diverse, certified Organic farm in Hope, Michigan. We are seeking two apprentices for 2016. These are intense, hard-working, detail oriented and still education-focused positions that cover the full spectrum of life on the farm. Work will vary greatly, from starting seed and preparing beds, to managing livestock, to crop cultivation, to harvesting produce, to marketing and interacting with the public. While we engage in many ‘homesteading’ activities outside of the work day, we are a commercial production farm. Room and Board plus a monthly stipend are offered. Learn more.

12/17/15  |  Princeton, Minn.  |  Uproot Farm
Farm Crew
Uproot Farm is a diversified, production-oriented, certified organic vegetable farm about an hour north of the Twin Cities. Full-time Seasonal Farm Crew Position Begins May 1st and ends October 31st. Start and end dates may be flexible. As a crew memeber, you will be immersed in all daily jobs on the farm including, but not limited to:
– tractor work
– greenhouse work/management
– irrigation management and implementation
– planting
– weed management (with both tractors and hoes)
– harvesting, washing and packing of over 40 types of vegetables
– vegetable delivery, and possibly farmer’s market sales.
Learn more.

12/17/15  |  Elwell, Mich.  |  Monroe Family Organics
Crew Member
Monroe Family Organics located in Central Michigan is looking for crew members to help us run our family farm for the 2016 season. Our farm’s customers includes a 275+ member CSA and many local restaurants and stores. We grow 100+ varieties of fruit, vegetables, and herbs for these markets. We are looking for people who have some vegetable farming experience and see this as a second or third internship type experience where they develop management and/or more technical skill. Compensation will be $1500-$2000+ depending on responsibilities, previous work experience, and length of seasonal commitment. Learn more.

12/17/15  |  Metro Milwaukee, Wis.  |  Outpost Natural Foods
Store Managers 
JOB SUMMARY: To ensure the highest level of service possible to Outpost’s internal and external customers. To ensure smooth daily operations, prompt and friendly customer service, and a well maintained store.  To meet objectives for profitability, labor efficiency and margin. Supervise store management team: assistant, grocery, PWC, produce, prepared foods and front end managers and meat coordinator. Learn more.

12/17/15  |  Rushford, Minn.  |  Featherstone Farm
Delivery Driver / Warehouse Worker
This is a seasonal position (Dec-Feb) in which the person is expected to work 32-40 hours a week Mon-Sat; hours and days may vary. The individual will be hired as delivery driver with some production/warehouse responsibilities. You will be expected to provide professional customer service and timely deliveries. Background check may be required. Learn more.

12/9/15  |  Hutchinson, Minn.  |  Loon Organics Farm
Farm Crew
Loon Organics Farm is a certified organic diversified vegetable farm 70 miles west of Minneapolis in Hutchinson, MN. For 2016, we are hiring a Farm Manager, Lead Apprentice, and a Farmers Market Booth Manager to round out our team. We offer many employee benefits, including hourly wage, housing, structured learning plans, and mentorship. Learn more.

12/9/15  |  Litchfield, Minn.  |  Prairie Drifter Farm
Farm Crew
Prairie Drifter Farm has openings for one part-time and two full-time farm crew positions. Prairie Drifter Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm owned by Nick and Joan Olson, growing for 135 CSA shares/several wholesale accounts. Time Frame: Beginning of May – end of October.
Responsibilities:
• Greenhouse work, weeding, transplanting.
• Harvesting, washing, packing for CSA/wholesale.
• Cover cropping, irrigation, record keeping.
• Care of pigs, small flock of laying hens.

TO APPLY: Submit letter of interest and resume which include:
• Past work experience
• Farming goals
• Why you are interested in working on our farm
• Qualifications for this position
• 3 work references
Learn more.

12/9/15  |  Cross Plains, Wis.  |  Crossroads Community Farm
Full Season Field Positions
Organic field worker. Each season we offer full-time seasonal field positions. Each field position has slightly different starting and end dates, though the nature of the positions are generally the same. A field position at our farm involves hard work with your body, as you help us to seed, plant, weed, and harvest organic vegetables. Crew members work 40 hour weeks in the field, in every possible weather condition. See full description on our website.

12/9/15  |  Montgomery, Minn.  |  My Minnesota Farmer
Field and Harvest Assistant
My Minnesota Farmer is looking for a couple energetic, motivated, and hard-working field and harvest crew helpers to round out the 2016-17 farm team. Farm Laborers will be part of our harvest and handling team. Duties will include, harvesting, weeding, transplanting, trellising , and prep and packing of produce for CSA and other sales outlets.This is a 40 hour a week position from May through October. Pay is $8 – $9 an hour. Benefits include free farm veggies and eggs, and discounted meat. To apply, please send relevant resume and 3 professional references to Dean and Jean Braatz at csa@mymnfarmer.com. Learn more.

12/9/15  |  Montgomery, Minn.  |  My Minnesota Farmer
Field Manager
My MN Farmer is looking for an energetic, motivated, and hard-working field manager to join our team. Ideally, this is a minimum two-year position, with management responsibilities depending on previous experience. 1-2 years previous experience on a vegetable farm is desired but we are mentors as well as farmers. Position is from March through November with the possibility of winter work as available. Housing is a possibility. Commensurate with proven experience and ranges between $18,000 and $23,000 annually. Also included is 1 week accrued vacation, free farm veggies, eggs, and discounted meat. Send relevant resume and 3 professional references. Learn more.

12/9/15  |  Montgomery, Minn.  |  My Minnesota Farmer
High Tunnel Manager
My MN Farmer is looking for an energetic, motivated, and hard-working high tunnel manager to join our team. Ideally, this is a minimum two-year position, with management responsibilities depending on previous experience. 1-2 years previous experience on a vegetable farm is desired but we are mentors as well as farmers. Position is from March through November with the possibility of winter work as available. Housing is a possibility. Commensurate with proven experience and ranges between $18,000 and $23,000 annually. Also included is 1 week accrued vacation, free farm veggies, eggs, and discounted meat. Send relevant resume and 3 professional references. Learn more.

12/9/15  |  Hurley, N.Y.  |  Hudson Valley Farm Hub LLC
Farm Manager
The Hudson Valley Farm Hub is seeking a skilled and experienced Farm Manager. Our Farm Manager will oversee day-to-day operations, supervise farm staff, and participate as a member of the management team. S/he will oversee production of field and vegetable crops, ecological stewardship, and ensure quality and food safety; manage applied research plots and the upkeep and maintenance of facilities, equipment and grounds keeping; and support whole farm planning. S/he will monitor the administration of the budget, expenses, accounting and financial record keeping. S/he will support the recruitment and employee evaluation and regular communication of operational goals and objectives. Learn more.

12/3/15  |  Santa Barbara, Calif.  |  Fairview Gardens Center for Urban Agriculture
Farm Education/Farming Apprenticeships
The Fairview Gardens Apprenticeship program provides hands-on direct experience in farm education, organic farming, community outreach, and sustainable food systems. Apprentice roles include organizing and leading children’s programs, curriculum/educational material development, leading farm tours, and tending to our educational gardens and 12 acre farm. This apprenticeship will play a significant role in our farming operation as we implement restorative, agriculture techniques to grow nutritious, organic, responsibly grown food with soil-building practices. Apprentices will work alongside our administrative and marketing staff, engaging in activities essential to the operation of a non-profit, educational farm. Starts March 7th, 2016, application deadline Feb. 1. Learn more.

12/3/15  |  West Bend, Wis.  |  Wellspring Organic Farm & Education Center
Farm Manager
This position oversees all aspects of farm operations including coordination of additional education for and training of 2-3 interns and recruitment, training, and management of volunteers (Worker/Community Shareholders). Ensures all daily farm-related tasks are completed and include developing crop plan, seed orders, planning and implementation of planting; weeding; harvesting/post-harvesting; irrigating; soil amendment, greenhouse/hoophouse production, and related work to successfully fulfill CSA shareholder expectations (equivalent 125 shares/week for 22 weeks & 70 Fall/Storage shares), two weekly farmer’s markets, a winter farmer’s market, and several wholesale restaurant/food processor accounts. This is a nonprofit org with CSA since 1988. Learn more.

12/3/15  |  St. Paul, Minn.  |  Minnesota Food Charter Network
Director
This position will foster the development of the Minnesota Food Charter Network and implementation of Food Charter strategies, represent the Minnesota Food Charter Network in communities, manage budget and business operations, and provide direct support to multiple teams charged with various Minnesota Food Charter Network responsibilities (including Strategic Team, Operations Team, four Action Teams, lead partners and emergent workgroups). Learn more (Job ID: 305825).

12/3/15  |  Mineral Point, Wis.  |  Brown Dog Farm
Part-Time Orchard Manager
Hands-on management of a 150 tree orchard. Heirloom and cider apples. Assistance with other crops (raspberries, elderberries, etc.) Not certified organic but is being managed that way. Pruning, spraying, planting. Looking for someone in the Driftless Region who is seeking to earn income on the side. The perfect candidate is someone who has a couple years experience in an organic orchard. Estimated time 5-15 hours per week during the growing season. $15 per hour. Contact TJ at tj@farmhousechicago.com for more information.

 

Additional Job Resources:

  1. Organic Volunteers
  2. ATTRA Internships/Apprenticeship Board
  3. WWOOF – Worldwide Workers on Organic Farms
  4. Sustainable Food Jobs
  5. Peace Corps
  6. Good Food Jobs
  7. Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA)

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