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7/5/17  |  Eugene, Ore.  |  Mountain Rose Herbs
Mill Manager

This is a  full time position involving raw material powdering, cutting, and reconditioning, as well as various office duties. Candidates would be responsible for the complete coordination of the personnel and work flow in this specific facility. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed 4 page application from the website. Applications can be sent via email to hradmin@ or faxed to (971)275-1878. Email hradmin@mountainroseherbs.com for more information.

7/5/17  |  Viroqua, Wis.  |  Nature’s International (NICS)
Certification Specialist

The ideal candidate for this position will have an organic agricultural education and/or experience, in addition to the following areas: familiarity with organic certification and regulatory compliance regarding crop and livestock production and knowledge/understanding of the National Organic Program regulations. Additionally, this candidate will have exceptional communication (both written and verbal) and organizational skills. The Certification Specialist position is a full-time position with pay commensurate with experience. Additional benefits are available. Please submit a letter of intent along with a current resume to nics@naturesinternational.com.

7/5/17  | Havre, Mt.  |  Vilicus Farms – Quivira New Agrarian Program
Apprentice

Vilicus Farms, a nationally-recognized organic, dryland crop farm in northern Hill County, Montana, grows heirloom and specialty grains, pulse, oilseed and broadleaf crops within a 5+year rotation on approximately 5,000 acres. While the term is negotiable, the apprenticeship is intended as a multi-season mentoring program immersing motivated young professionals in organic farm operation and management leading to farm ownership. Flexible start date. Learn more.

7/5/17  | Kapaau, HI  |  Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture
Natural Food Chef

Candidates should be passionate about working with local ingredients and have a keen interest in tropical permaculture and farming. This organization currently sources over 50% of their food from their farm, including a variety of vegetables, fruit, starch crops, nuts, dairy, and meat. Their diet is mostly plant-based, but they also enjoy raw milk, eggs, and meat on an occasional basis. Learn more.

6/28/17  |  Hope, Mich.  |  Good Stead Farm
Organic Farm Apprenticeship

This is a full-season, education-focused position for those dedicated to the hard work required of learning the ins and outs of small scale, intensive organic production. Work will vary greatly, from starting seeds in the greenhouse, preparing the field, and transplanting, to managing livestock on pasture, crop cultivation, harvesting produce, farmer’s markets and engaging with the public. They are looking to find a kind, hard-working, mature, flexible person to fill this position. Learn more.

6/22/17  |  Kapaau, HI  |  Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture
Communications Coordinator

HIP Agriculture is seeking a creative, tech savvy individual to join their team. The Communications Coordinator helps to manage all of the online communication platforms including social media, website, blog, newsletter, and outreach campaigns. They are looking for someone with photography/video skills who wants to work with a supportive team, live in a beautiful place, eat farm fresh food, and engage in meaningful work. Learn more.

6/9/17  | Kapaau, HI  |  Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture
Farm Internship
This residential farmer training program (hosted in Spring and Fall) is held on the main campus on the beautiful lands of Kapaau, Hawaii. The 7-acre permaculture homestead serves as a working farm, educational site, and home to staff, apprentices, and interns throughout the year. While living and learning with us, students explore a variety of topics related to sustainable agriculture, homestead farming, permaculture, agroforestry, soil fertility, plant medicine, nutrition, beekeeping, animals, mycology, community living, Hawai’ian arts and culture, and more. Learn more.

6/9/17  |  Prior Lake, Minn.  |  Wozupi Tribal Garden Farm
Farm Laborer

A farm laborer will assist in planting and cultivating edible fruits and vegetables for a farm to market operation, including greenhouse work, installation of a fruit orchard and working in a high tunnel. They will also assist in farm operations by hand cultivation of produce, operating tractors, implements, and other machinery; harvesting and storing vegetables in preparation for delivery to market; and packing and delivering produce orders. Learn more.

6/1/17  |  Kempton, Pa.  |  Common Ground Retreat & Farm
Organic Farmer

Common Ground Farm & Retreat is a nonprofit retreat center and incubator farm for entrepreneur organic farmers who need a hand getting started. They serve veterans and their families in particular, as well as others going through difficult life transitions. They are looking for veterans who have been trained in the Rodale Institute Farmer Training Program but are open to others who want to start a mirco-farming business. Learn more.

5/22/17  |  Sheffield, Mass.  |  Moon In The Pond Farm
Summer Farm Intern

This 3-6 month seasonal internship is for people who want a deep experience of farm life but may not know if farming will be their career. Interns participate in most tasks and operations of the farm for a growing season. Learn more.

5/18/17  | Ferguson, Mo.  |  EarthDance Organic Farm School
Development Associate
Videography Associate
Volunteer Coordinator
EarthDance Organic Farm School is a nationally-recognized non-profit organization combining food production, agroecology education, and community development. EarthDance manages mixed vegetable, fruit, and livestock production on a 14-acre historic farm in a residential area in a close suburb of St. Louis while engaging all ages in programs on sustainable living, farming, and gardening.

Development Associate will build the capacity of the organization through the exploration of available community resources, the collaborative development and implementation of fund development plans, and the co-creation of grant proposals. The position will also include planning fundraising and donor acknowledgement events.

Videography Associate will develop videos documenting the impact of EarthDance’s various programs, develop videos to be used to support fundraising efforts, and create miscellaneous videos as needed to build the organization’s capacity to accomplish its mission to grow food, farmers, and community.

Volunteer Coordinator will build the capacity of EarthDance and the ability to serve more low-income individuals by recruiting diverse groups and individuals to serve as volunteers; leading activities and farm tours; tracking corresponding data for use in EarthDance’s grant-seeking and fundraising efforts.

5/12/17  |  Rupert, Vt.  |  Merck Forest & Farmland Center
Farm Manager
Merck Forest & Farmland Center is currently seeking a Farm Manager for their 62-acre farm to oversee all farm buildings, equipment, and operations. Responsibilities include panning and managing all aspects of MFFC’s horticulture program; managing their livestock, including the purchasing, care, breeding, marketing, and husbandry practices; coordinating the maintenance of all farm buildings, infrastructure, machinery and equipment; planning and supervising the farm education program (this includes conducting tours, and teaching apprentices, interns and the public). Learn more.

5/5/17  |  Northfield, Minn.  |  Open Hands Farm
Farm Worker
The position is open starting now for 3 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday), with the likelihood of going to 4 or 5 days a week in August and into the fall.  The position runs from now (or anytime in the next month) until December 1, with the likelihood of continuing year round. Pay starts at $10 per hour, commensurate with experience. Learn more.

5/5/17  |  Viroqua, Wis.  |  MOSA
Certification Specialist
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. Learn more.

5/5/17  |  Livingston, NY.  |  Dirt Capital Partners
Organic Dairy Farm Manager
This startup grass-only dairy operation with a 40+ cow herd is offering a competitive salary, benefits and profit-share on their milking operation. Application review begins 6/1. Flexible start date late summer or fall 2017. Learn more.

4/18/17  |  San Francisco, Calif. | Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF-USA)
WWOOF-USA Ambassador for Central U.S.
WWOOF-USA is hiring WWOOF Ambassadors as part of a special project. The Ambassador will work as an independent consultant within her/his respective region to help further our mission of linking visitors with organic farmers, promoting an educational exchange, and building a global community conscious of ecological farming practices. The Ambassador will be responsible for creating a regional farm visit plan, visiting those host farms, being a friendly representative of WWOOF, and verifying that each host meets the standard requirements for welcoming WWOOFers onto their property. Learn more.

4/18/17  |  Poughkeepsie, N.Y. | Sprout Creek Farm
Farm Staff
Unique farming opportunity at Sprout Creek Farm: Encompassing 200 acres in Dutchess County, NY, Sprout Creek Farm is really three different entities. It is a working farm, raising free-ranging cows, goats, chickens, and pigs. It is a market, selling our internationally award-winning cheeses and farm-produced meats and it is an educational center giving children a complete farm to table experience. They are seeking an energetic individual that would like to become part of their farm staff. If you would like to explore the opportunity to become part of their exciting and growing future, contact Brian Barber at brianb@sproutcreekfarm.org or call 715-415-4402.

4/18/17  |  Kansas City, Mo. | BoysGrow
Farm Leader
This is a joint position with BoysGrow & Cornerstones of Care. Both organizations use agriculture to empower youth. BoysGrow uses agriculture to teach entrepreneurism to urban youth and Cornerstones is expanding a therapeutic gardening project. Both programs are expanding their programs and in need of somebody with agricultural experience and the personality to work with teenage youth. At BoysGrow they approach agriculture as a business and let their youth be involved in every aspect of the business. The farm leader would be expected to work directly with the farm manager in all things farm related. Planting, harvesting, packaging, etc. Learn more.

4/17/17  |  Stoughton, Wis. | Pleasant Springs Orchard
Orchard Assistant
2,000 tree orchard/veg. farm seeks assistant. Duties include pruning, spraying, equipment operation/maintenance, harvesting, marketing. 10 acres of vegetables, on-farm store, marketing in Madison. 40 hours/week. Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Housing possible. Send resume to Richard at apples247@litewire.net.

4/17/17  |  Viroqua, Wis.
Caretaker
Wanted in Vernon County, WI – 10 miles from Viroqua: a respectful person or couple to be caretakers of a country home with 8 fertile acres. Rent is based on abilities to help
with enterprising activities including – but not limited to – organic food production, developing seed stock, selling habitat plantings, honey production, marketing native plants or no-mow lawns, horticulture, viticulture, etc. Person will have an opportunity to become involved in business initiatives for income or rent reduction. Send resume with phone number to Daniel at viroquaman@hotmail.com. Please wait to be contacted with more details, images, and questions.

4/12/17  |  Stelle, Ill. | Mint Creek Farm
Farm Crew
Mint Creek Farm is a 230 acre, certified organic, grass-fed livestock farm located about 80 miles south of Chicago. They raise a wide diversity of livestock and market their products directly to customers in the Chicago area. They are seeking farm crew members to start immediately. This is a paid, full-time position on the farm with room and board available. Farm experience is not necessary, but experience in physical labor, mechanical work, and animal care is very helpful–and a great attitude is a must. Please send a resume or employment history along with your best contact information. Learn more.

 

Additional Job Resources:

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

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