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9/22/16 | Viroqua, Wis. | Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA)
MOSA is seeking qualified applicants for a Certification Specialist position. Primary responsibilities include evaluating organic plan information and inputs to determine compliance with the National Organic Standards, communication with organic operators about certification requirements, and the performance of on-site organic inspections. The ideal candidate will have a relevant college or university degree, or equivalent training and experience, and knowledge–preferably through experience–of organic systems and certification. Experience with processing and handling is a plus. Applications will be accepted through October 7, 2016. No phone calls, please. Learn more.
9/22/16 | Madison, Wis. | REAP Food Group
The REAP Board of Directors seeks a dynamic leader with a mastery of organizational management and fundraising. The ideal candidate will have the ability to inspire a small dedicated staff, and the willingness to work closely with REAP’s board and staff to create and execute a vision for a local food system that will serve as a model for regions throughout the country.
• Organizational Leadership
• Fund Development
• Community Engagement and Outreach
• Administration and Personnel
Applications due Oct. 21, 2016. Learn more.
9/22/16 | Millington, Md. | Homestead Farms Inc
Senior Vegetable Production Manager
Homestead Farms Inc is a diversified, certified organic farm that is committed to our triple bottom line approach – nourishing people, nurturing land, and sustaining profit. The Vegetable Production Manager is responsible for overall management of Homestead Farm’s 50 acres vegetable production operation. Duties include growing and harvesting vegetable crops to all organic standards, cultivating a work environment based on strong work ethic and clear communication, and meeting and exceeding production and overall financial goals. Position requires minimum 5 years diversified organic vegetable production experience, with management experience preferred; and Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience. Learn more.
9/15/16 | Amery, Wis. | Hungry Turtle
Hungry Turtle Farm (63 acres) seeks a farmer-in-residence to lead food production at their beautiful and well-equipped farm along the Apple River in Amery, WI. On-site housing available. Goal is to raise food for Farm Table Restaurant and Hungry Turtle Farmer’s Coop using on-site equipment and facilities. Part research, part community building, part whole-hog no-holds-barred sustainable farming. Many organic farms in area. Must be able to plan, budget and work hard. 5 years organic farming experience required. Salary $40-$50K D/o/E How much nutrient dense food can you produce in a year? Learn more.
9/6/16 | Manchester, Mich. | Hand Sown Farm
Hand Sown Farm is a 10 acre farm in Sharon Township, MI, 7 of which are tillable. After running a successful farm operation for 6 seasons, the farm is looking to either hire a farm manager or rent the property to an experienced farmer. The Farm Manager Position is a salaried position, a profit sharing incentive is offered beyond what is needed to pay farm expenses. Hand Sown Farm has focused on mixed vegetables and cut flower production to farm markets, restaurants, small grocers and a CSA. The farm has 2 barns, one transplant greenhouse with a germination chamber and heating, one movable 30×48’, 3- 30×96’ hoop houses, a BCS walk behind tractor with several implements, and a road-side farm stand. Please contact Megan DeLeeuw at email@example.com or 734-718-5506.
9/6/16 | Marquette, Neb. | The Grain Place
As members of the family retire and The Grain Place Foundation assumes majority ownership, The Grain Place is searching for the right individual to:
– take over operation of our certified organic farm
– acquire, develop, maintain, and use farm equipment
– Accomplish appropriate field practices
– Make decisions, practicing irrigation and water management
– Maintain livestock/animal husbandry practices for animal welfare
– Manage work schedule to complete tasks in a timely fashion in harmony with nature while maintaining personal health
– Maintain farm records for USDA Organic/other certifications
Many other duties as assigned otherwise as it is a working farm! Learn more.
9/6/16 | Noblesville, Ind. | Teter Organic Farm
Teter Organic Farm, a project of Noblesville First United Methodist Church (NFUMC), is seeking candidates to develop and manage a 34-acre diversified organic farm in central Indiana. Position type is full-time, year round. Compensation and Housing: Salary commensurate with experience. On-site, 3-bedroom farmhouse is provided (including utilities). Pets welcome. Profit sharing. Matching 401K. Paid holidays and vacation (including 1 week which may be taken during the growing season). Our primary mission is to provide high-quality, organically grown produce to those in our community who are experiencing food insecurity through community partnerships with local food pantries and food banks. Learn more.
8/29/16 | Shoreview, Minn. | Land O’ Lakes International Development
Farmer to Farmer Volunteer Opportunities
Farmer to Farmer is a volunteer program funded by USAID that matches American citizens or Green card holders, with local agricultural organizations.The objective of F2F is to promote economic growth and stability by building a sustainable food and income source in communities in developing nations.The volunteer donates their time and expertise and Land O’Lakes headquarters staff manages all travel costs and arrangements including airline tickets, ground transportation, passport and visa requirements, lodging, meals, medical and emergency evacuation insurance.Prior to departure, volunteers are provided with a technical, logistics and security briefing.The field staff arrange in-country airport pick-ups and facilitate in-country travel arrangements. Learn more.
8/29/16 | Washington, D.C. | National Farmers Union Foundation
FSMA Project Coordinator
The FSMA Project Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the programmatic aspects of the FSMA Local Foods Project at National Farmers Union Foundation, including serving as liaison with partner organizations; assisting in preparation of project proposals, schedules and budget; and monitoring and tracking progress. The Coordinator will have technical expertise on either the legal components of FSMA and/or on other aspects of food safety. The Coordinator will assist in the drafting of resource materials. The position is full-time and the preferred location is in Washington DC. Some domestic travel will be required. Application deadline is Sept. 23, 2016. Learn more.
8/29/16 | Pahoa, Hawaii | The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is an international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruit trees to alleviate hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the air, soil, and water. FTPF is looking for a volunteer caretaker for our developing headquarters/nursery in Hawaii. The nursery will grow saplings to provide thousands of trees for local projects, to help underserved communities with improved nutrition and environment. The nursery is an off-grid property in the jungle with several cabins, a house, an open-air lodge, and home to staff/volunteers. Seeking a responsible caretaker to ensure the grounds support our community projects. Learn more.
8/29/16 | Clinton, Wash. | Organic Farm School
A full-time, 8-month, experiential training program designed for aspiring farmers to learn and practice the skills they need to run a small-scale organic farm. Through weekly lectures, discussions, and demonstrations on topics including organic crop and livestock production, soil science, business planning, and direct marketing, as well as cooperatively managing the eight-acre student farm, participants receive a thorough education in organic small farm management. With the skills and knowledge gained and a business plan in hand, program graduates know what it will take to start or manage their own small organic farm. Learn more.
8/29/16 | Olympia, Wash. | Evergreen State College
Food Justice/Food Policy
The Evergreen State College seeks a broadly trained social scientist or historian with expertise in sustainable food systems, food policy, and food justice. Applicants must be able to teach topics related to food sovereignty and food security through the lens of food/agricultural policy, economics and history, including within regular repeating programs such as Ecological Agriculture and Food, Health & Sustainability. In addition, the successful candidate must have experience in community food advocacy at the local, regional and/or global level, and experience working with diverse and underrepresented populations. This is a full time faculty position starting in the 2017/18 academic year. Application deadline is Oct. 24, 2016. Learn more.
8/17/16 | Sturtevant, Wis. | United Natural Foods (UNFI)
Land accesss opportunity for CSA Farmer in WI
United Natural Foods (UNFI) in Sturtevant, Wisconsin (near Racine) is seeking a self-motivated organic farmer (or team) to independently manage up to 10 acres of organic vegetable production. UNFI’s goal is to provide an organic farmer land access in exchange for providing organic food and agricultural education to our community. Learn more.
8/17/16 | Wellington, Colo. | Harvest Farm
Looking for someone to manage a 5 acre garden at a Christian Rehab facility in Wellington, CO. Great opportunity to practice permaculture, sustainable agriculture and teach people farming. Full time salaried position with benefits. Employee would be working with men in rehab, supervising them as they help run the garden. The farm has a small CSA, sells to restaurants, and donates and stocks the kitchen on-site. Work also involves youth and volunteers. Must be able and willing to help people follow Jesus. Contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8/17/16 | East Troy, Wis. | Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (MFAI)
For over 30 years, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute has been a leading innovator in the movement for profitable, environmentally sound, and socially responsible agriculture. Michael Fields Agricultural Institute carries out its mission to cultivate the ecological, social, economic, and spiritual vitality of food and farming systems through research, education, and policy. The Board of Directors of MFAI is seeking a dynamic Executive Director to shepherd this $1.2M nonprofit institute into the future. This position reports directly to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent progress in meeting its mission driven goals and fiscal objectives. Learn more.
8/17/16 | Berry Creek, Calif. | Dr. Ingham’s Research Farm
Seeking a full time employee that will be involved in every aspect of field operations. Farm experience desired, greenhouse, machinery, mechanical, and culinary interests appreciated. Great attitude, self-motivation, collaborative problem solving, and teamwork are necessities. We operate with a small team, which ensures engagement with most areas of operation, and many learning opportunities in breaking ground and growing a new farm. This is an entry level position starting at $15 an hour based on experience. Advancement based on performance and integration with the team is expected. Contact The Celebration Farm on their website.
8/8/16 | Oakland, Iowa | Nishnabotna Naturals
Help till, plant, cultivate, harvest and deliver produce to the Omaha metropolitan area. On-farm board and room or commuting allowance. Living wage. Farm is certified organic, specializing in restaurant produce. Candidate will gain experience in all aspects of produce farming and should emerge ready to start a farm of his/her own. Contact Carl at email@example.com.
8/4/16 | Madison, Wis. | IPM Institute
Full-time position responsible for completing remote audits of fresh produce and floral supply chains adopting field-level sustainable agriculture practices throughout North and South America. This position is based at our Madison, WI office with <5% travel. This position is responsible for producing accurate, high quality reports to collaborators and participating suppliers.
This is an opportunity to support growers around the world as they improve their sustainability performance while working at an independent non-profit organization improving sustainability in agriculture and communities through Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and other best practices and performance metrics. Learn more.
8/4/16 | Minneapolis, Minn. & Green Bay, Wis. | Agri-Placement Services, Inc.
Dairy Bilingual Human Resources Support Leader–Busco Traductor
Duties- Employee recruiting/training, HR-support, oral translations in Spanish and English for dairy farms employing Spanish-speaking employees. Extensive travel throughout Minneapolis, Minn. and Green Bay, Wis. areas and farther as needed. Requirements – customer-service oriented, dairy experience, bilingual, customer service oriented, vehicle for extensive travel in MN and surrounding states, basic computer proficiency; management/HR experience desirable. Full-time, competitive salary. To apply, email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more.
8/4/16 | Jacksonville, Fla. | Meyer Agricultural
This is a career position with a lot of room to grow on 700+ acres in north Florida and south Georgia. Salary will be commensurate with farming experience and knowledge. Learn more.
7/25/16 | Middleburg, Va. | Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture
Bainum Foundation Farm Manager
Nonprofit seeks Farm Manager to establish a new nonprofit, sustainable agricultural operation on 263 acre farm. The farm will include 7 new acres in annual fruit and vegetable production in 2017, with planned future expansion. The Manager will join in long-term planning for the farm. Farm Manager will be responsible for all aspects of farm management. This is a full-time, salaried position with a negotiable annual rate – commensurate with experience. On-site housing is available as part of the compensation package. Applications will be reviewed as they are received with a desired start date by November 2016. Learn more.
7/25/16 | Tampa, Fla. | Sweetwater Organic Community Farm
Sweetwater Organic Community Farm is looking for 3 to 4 full-time Apprentices (September 2016 through May 2017) who are interested in gaining hands-on sustainable (organic) farming experience to work full-time and live on the farm for a weekly stipend of $100.00. If you are interested in a full position description, please email email@example.com, or email your resume and a letter of interest.
7/18/16 | Ettersburg, Calif. | Madrone Farms
Madrone Farms, in Northern California is seeking candidates for a full-time foreman and Manager-position. Suitable candidates should have a degree in an Agriculture or related field. Looking for a self motivated, hardworking person who is committed to growing with the farm’s expanding permitted Medical Outdoor Cannabis Farm. This opportunity is open to candidates that have a passion for farming, working outdoors, innovating methods for maximum production while maintaining a professional and aesthetically pleasing farm. The position would require overseeing all aspects of planting and harvesting. Madrone Farms is a family farm looking to create healthy and happy work environment. Learn more.
7/18/16 | Rochester, Minn. | Local Food Marketplace
Community Outreach Coordinator
The Community Outreach Coordinator will develop and implement a plan to do on the ground outreach with communities across the southeast and southcentral regions of Minnesota. This will include tabling at events, making presentations to civic organizations and groups, and meeting one-on-one with community leaders and business owners. In addition to in-person contact with the public and businesses, this position will use social and other media to promote the Feast event. The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial self-starter, be extremely comfortable and effective in engaging with the public, and have an understanding of the values of local foods to the economic, social and environmental health of the region. Learn more.
7/8/16 | Friday Harbor, Wash. | Aurora Farms
Aurora Farms is a developing 31-acre polyculture farm on San Juan Island, Wash. Seeking 1-2 or more people to work closely with the farm owner/manager to develop further the current multiple enterprises and income streams. The ideal candidate(s) will have some or more farm management experience with both vegetable crops and livestock. On-site housing provided in addition to competitive salary based on experience. Learn more.
7/7/16 | Minburn, Iowa | Small Potatoes Farm
Small Potatoes Farm is looking for a part-time to full-time worker, particularly Mondays and Fridays. Additional days could be added. Work activities center on two main tasks – managing weeds and packing shed delivery preparation. Minimum qualifications: Candidates should be able to work in cold, wet or hot conditions. Being physically fit is necessary. Skills desired are punctuality, reliability, basic plant biology, ability to understand and become proficient in complex tasks, attention to detail, the ability to communicate, the ability to think ahead and anticipate problems and make adjustments when necessary. Learn more.
7/7/16 | Sisters, Ore. | Seed to Table Farm
The Sisters Seed to Table Farm’s mission is to increase the health and wellness of the Sisters community through providing equal access to nutritious and local foods and through providing farm based health and science education. The farm has an amazing opportunity for a motivated individual who is passionate about farming and education. Farm manager will manage the 1.5 acre vegetable production and assist with on-site farm education. Production consists of managing 60 CSA shares and 3 wholesale accounts. Applicants must have prior experience on a production farm, be a self-starter, great with kids and good at problem solving. Learn more.
7/7/16 | Clinton, Wash. | Organic Farm School
Farmer – Instructor
The Organic Farm School (OFS) is expanding and seeking candidates for two full-time farmer-instructor positions. Successful candidates will be excited and qualified to mentor aspiring farmers in how to start and manage their own farms while managing the OFS student farm as a working farm and outdoor classroom. Seeking one farmer-instructor specializing in poultry, livestock and hay production and one farmer-instructor specializing in annual vegetable and seed crop production. Please visit www.organicfarmschool.org/jobs for a full job description.
7/7/16 | Godfrey, Ill. | La Vista CSA Farm
Well established 15 year old CSA is seeking full-time Head Farmer for the 2017 season. Potential hire must be experienced CSA farmer dedicated to sustainable growing methods, hard working and self motivated with vehicle for towing small delivery trailer. Growing season is typically February through October. The farm has all necessary equipment and heated 30 by 90 foot high tunnel. Salary commensurate with experience. Learn more.