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Wisconsin

08/26/2019 | Oconomowoc, WI | Homegrown Farm at Genesee Lake School
Farm Operations Assistant
This is a part-time position that pays $12/hour. Hours vary from 20-28/week from Feb-July and decrease to approx. 24/month from Aug-Jan. 4-8 hours required every other weekend. Please see link to full job description for details. This job will be responsible for the general maintenance of the farm, performing animal chores, delivering produce to our school kitchen, assembling/removing seasonal flower huts, assisting in all aspects related to greenhouse sales, and helping to prepare for annual planting. Learn more.

08/14/2019 | Oconomowoc, WI | Homegrown Farm
Farm Job Coach
This position will work with children, teens, and young adults with developmental disabilities and behavioral issues. We promote vocational development and this job will set up activities for students related to gardening, planting for extended season, holding activities including scavenger hunts, cooking classes, nature trail restoration, and other farm-related opportunities. Visit our website at http://www.geneseelakeschool.com or learn more here.

08/13/2019 | Viroqua, WI | MOSA Certified Organic
Certification Specialist
MOSA Certified Organic is seeking a qualified individual to join our Certification team. Primary responsibilities include evaluating organic plan information and inputs to determine compliance with the National Organic Standards, communication with clients about certification requirements, and the performance of on-site organic inspections. Please consider applying if you have a relevant college or university degree, or equivalent training and experience, and knowledge–preferably through experience–of organic systems and certification and/or processing and handling. For a complete job description and application details visit http://mosaorganic.org/join-us. Applications will be accepted through 8/23/2019.

07/16/2019 | Stevens Point, WI | Central Rivers Farmshed
Executive Director
Central Rivers Farmshed is  currently seeking a professional, innovative and enthusiastic Executive Director. This position will provide leadership to the organization; they/he/she is responsible for the overall development, management, and supervision of all Farmshed programs and staff and will steward workplace and individual giving and engagement programs to support Farmshed’s goals for our community. This includes actively engaging and nurturing donors year-round to strengthen relationships and expand our network of donors by being visible and engaged in the community. This position requires successful grant writing experience as well as experience with volunteer recruitment and development. Learn more.

California

08/27/2019 | Willits, CA | Ecology Action
Biointensive Farmer
Ecology Action is a 501(c)(3)NPO focused on sustainable biointensive agriculture research and education. We’re seeking stable people for a long-term commitment (5 years) working full-time, year-round as Biointensive Farmers at two research/demonstration sites in Mendocino County, CA: our headquarters near Willits, Victory Gardens for Peace near Mendocino. Farmers work closely with site managers, apprentices, interns, staff, and the public participating in farm tours and workshops. Gardening tasks and responsibilities include garden planning, bed preparation, planting, composting, weeding, watering, harvesting, data collection and record keeping. Additional tasks include teaching and outreach (you will receive training to prepare you for these activities). Visit our website or click here to learn more. 

08/23/2019 | Esparto, CA | Durst Organic Growers
Soil, Pest, and Fertility Manager/Pest Control Advisor
Responsible for the development and implementation of a pest management and fertility program that aligns with company values and sustainability goals while also researching and testing new and novel approaches. Candidate will also be responsible for adapting and executing management strategies in-season in response to changing growing conditions. Candidate will be responsible for timely scouting total farm acreage(800+ organic acres) and must be able to make decisions under a time limitation. Our crops include fresh market tomatoes, asparagus, melons, watermelons, beans, peas, beets, winter/summer squash as well as grain and alfalfa. Visit https://www.durstorganicgrowers.com/. Learn more.

08/13/2019 | Middleton, CA | Encina Farms – Iberico Park
Ranch/Farm Manager
Encina Farms is searching for a Farm Manager that will lead and actively manage a farrowing to finishing swine operation project located in Middletown, CA. Encina Farms is focused on developing best environmental and production practices for acorn and pasture finished iberico pigs. This breed is unique to Spain and a very limited number of the pure bred pigs and knowledge of how to properly raise them exists in the US. This position is responsible for agricultural operations and management that include a focus on a swine project of ~300 pigs. Email resume to info@encinafarms.com
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Illinois

08/16/2019 | Caledonia, IL | Angelic Organics Learning Center
Executive Director
AOLC is a regional non-profit that builds sustainable local food and farm systems through experiential education and farmer training programs in partnership with both rural and urban people. Seeking action-oriented, collaborative ED who can enhance vision, implement strategy, and grow programs. ED strengthens partnerships and expands funding sources. ED should be an expert communicator and community-builder, as well as skillful manager of personnel, operations, and finances. Relevant experience in sustainable agriculture, non-profit management, team leadership, and fundraising strongly preferred. Full-time, competitive salary, plus benefits package. Regular travel between Caledonia, Rockford, and Chicago. Email cover letters and resumes to hr@learngrowconnect.org.
Learn more.

Indiana

09/18/2019 | Roanoke, IN | Seven Sons Farms
Hen/Poultry Manager
The primary responsibility of the Hen Operations Manager is to oversee all laying hen productions, to make sure that hens are always in a humane environment, are treated humanely, and that all production practices are kept to maintain annual expected egg-lay rates. The position also includes the responsibility of leading the hen operations team members, delegating their work, and being responsible for scheduling their shifts. Visit our website here. Learn more about the job.

09/17/2019 | Roanoke, IN | Seven Sons Farms
Cattle & Hog Production Manager
The primary responsibility of the Livestock Manager is to oversee all cattle and hog productions, to make sure that all animals are always in a humane environment and are treated humanely at all times, and to make sure all production practices are kept to maintain livestock health and performance all while regeneratively managing soil health. Other responsible include transportation of livestock for harvest. The Livestock Manager reports directly to Blake Hitzfield unless otherwise stated. Visit our website here. Learn more about the job.

08/13/2019 | Albion, IN | Goshen College Campus Farm
Farm Manager
Goshen College is now hiring a Farm Manager for the Goshen College Campus Farm at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center. The Merry Lea Sustainable Farm is an educational, demonstration, and experimental farm specializing in perennial agriculture, carbon farming, regenerative agriculture, food literacy, and environmental education. Curricularly, the farm serves the Agroecology Summer Intensive, Merry Lea’s PreK-12 programs, the Masters in Environmental Education program, public programs, and the wider community. Links for applying can be found here. Full job description including salary can be found here. Any questions can be sent to John Mischler, the farm director (jamischler@goshen.edu).

Iowa

09/06/2019 | Decorah, IA | Seed Savers Exchange
Evaluation Technician/Seed House Order Fulfillment
Seed Savers Exchange is seeking an Evaluation Technician/Seed House Order Fulfillment Representative to join our team. This position supports the Evaluation Program by annually evaluating hundreds of varieties of garden crops both in the field and lab. In the winter months, this position assists in the Seed House preparing and processing seed orders for shipment. The ideal candidate should have experience working in a team environment and have a background in horticulture or a related plant science degree. Applications accepted through September 20, 2019. A complete position description can be found at sseedsavers.org/jobs. Please email jobs@seedsavers.org to apply.

08/07/2019 | Decorah, IA | Seed Savers Exchange
Bulk Seed Fulfillment Coordinator
Seed Savers Exchange is seeking a Bulk Seed Fulfillment Coordinator to join our team. This position will coordinate all aspects of bulk seed packing, order fulfillment, and shipping of bulk orders. During the off-season, this is a floating position that will assist in other areas throughout the Seed House.
This is a full time, benefits-eligible position working 40 hours per week year-round.
Applications accepted through August 16, 2019.
Additional information can be found at seedsavers.org/jobs. Please email jobs@seedsavers.org to apply.

Michigan

07/29/2019 | Dundee, MI | Purple Carrot Korean Natural Farm
Farm Intern
Learn advanced pemaculture and Korean Natural farming recipes and fermentation methods. Shadow and assist farmer with all aspects of crop production. Assist with direct marketing at farmers markets. Room, board, organic fruit and veggies, small weekly stipend, in depth farmer training, 1 month time commitment. Incubator farm assistance for successful interns
We have nationwide contacts for KNF farm management job referrals. 30 + years in field experience. We honor and respect all life forms on our farm. This is a smoking, alcohol, firearm, illicit drug free farm. Call Jackie for more information 808-785-6457. Or Eric 904-660-3594.

Minnesota

09/10/2019 | Vermillion Township, MN | Hmong American Farmers Associations (HAFA)
Farm Manager
The ideal candidate should be someone with experience working with immigrant farmers, operating a farm, operating and maintaining farm equipment, conducting on-farm research projects, and leading beginning farmer training programs. He or she must be culturally astute, mature, possess good judgment, and be committed to equity and inclusion. The candidate must also be willing to perform physical labor and work outside or in the fields in adverse weather conditions. HAFA operates in a fast paced manner and the ideal candidate must be able to solve problems quickly, work alongside partners, staff and farmers, while leading and mentoring a team of junior staff members. Some evening and weekend work may be required for this position. Ability to fluently speak Hmong and familiarity with Hmong culture and customs is important but not exclusive. HAFA is especially interested in candidates who have worked with diverse farming communities. This position will be stationed half of the year at the West Saint Paul office and the other half at the HAFA Farm, a 155 acre incubator and research vegetable farm located in Vermillion Township, Minnesota just 20 minutes outside of Saint Paul.
Responsibilities: Manage the HAFA Farm: Oversee all activities on the HAFA Farm including but not limited to mowing, tilling, soil health, pest management, bee keeping, water flow, gravel roads, farm tours, and farmhouse, shed and building operation, maintenance and safety. As well as supervise farm equipment (mower, ATV, tiller, tractors etc.) maintenance. Supervise the HAFA Research Program: Oversee all activities in the hi-tunnels and on the demonstration plot sites including but not limited to ad hoc and multi-year research projects. Also work with farmers and institutional partners like FSA, UM- Extension etc. to both develop and complete research inquiries. Lead the HAFA Training Program: Oversee all activities connected to developing and delivering a bi-lingual and bi-cultural beginning farmer curriculum and training program for Hmong farmers in Minnesota and across the country. Manage junior farm staff and comply with administrative tasks associated with grant deliverables such as weekly plans, data collection, reporting, and presentations. If interested or have questions, please send your resume and a cover letter to: Pakou Hang, pakou@hmongfarmers.com. Please put “Farm Manager” in the Subject Line.

08/27/2019 | New Ulm, MN | Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota
Community Organizing Outreach Coordinator
The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota has a part-time professional job position open for a rural Community Organizing Outreach Coordinator working in South Central and Southwest Minnesota. The person is responsible for coordinating SFA’s new “Rural Organizing and Leadership Development Project.” The position is 20-25 hours per week, offers competitive compensation and benefits and is based either in SFA’s New Ulm office or applicant’s home office. To apply, submit a résumé, three references and a cover letter to SFA Executive Director Theresa Keaveny at theresa@sfa-mn.org. Deadline is Sept. 20, 2019. To obtain a full job description click here, see attached or contact Theresa Keaveny at 507.766.9159.

08/16/2019 | Mabel, MN | Accredited Certifiers Association
Coordinator
The ACA announces an immediate opening for a part- or full-time Coordinator (30-40 hours/week), working remotely. The current salary range for a full time Coordinator is $52,000 – $64,000, and the range for a 3/4 time Coordinator is $39,000 – $48,000. The Coordinator reports directly to the ACA Board of Directors. The Coordinator serves as the administrative officer, overseeing the goals and activities of the organization. The Coordinator is currently the only employee of the ACA.
Primary responsibilities include:
• Drive ACA Organizational Vision and Strategic Plan
• Membership Development
• Financial Oversight and Management
• Outreach and Communication
• Working Group Management
• Educational Programming
Learn more. 

08/15/2019 | Albert Lea, MN | Albert Lea Seed House, Inc.
Seed Plant Manager
We are seeking a qualified person to manage and oversee the cleaning and packaging of a wide variety of seed species including soybeans, oats, barley, rye, wheat, and buckwheat. Our seed plant includes a new seed cleaning plant (with a color-sorter, fanning mill, gravity table, indent separator, biological seed-coating equipment, and robotic bag-stacker). This position is best suited to someone who looks forward to getting directly involved in plant operations while overseeing a staff of 3-6 people. Candidates should have demonstrable experience in a seed plant. If you love fine-tuning machinery and have good mechanical and communication skills, please apply! http://www.alseed.com. Email nicole@alseed.com or call (507) 668-4522.

08/07/2019 | Richfield, MN | Organic Bob Lawn Care
Lawn Regeneration Crew
Create a healthier environment by contributing to a dynamic and passionate team of regenerative lawn care professionals! Organic Bob is looking for motivated individuals who like working outside and care about improving the urban environment to join our field crew. This is a part-time seasonal position with flexible hours.
Roles & Responsibilities: Work with others to apply a company-designed soil building blend of compost, organic fertilizer, and fescue grasses (must be able to regularly lift at least 35 pounds). Make and apply compost tea using a 5-gallon backpack sprayer. Install gardens and other landscape features (no hardscaping). Remove and replace turf to increase the number of eco-friendly yards in the Twin Cities. Drive pickup trucks and trailers, operate lawn machinery, and use a variety of tools.
Benefits of Position: Living wage of $15/hr to start with generous progressive raises. Flexible hours. Paid on-the-job training. Time spent outdoors during spring, summer, and fall. Extremely supportive management team and great co-workers. Regenerate and heal the natural environment through hands-on application!
Qualifications: Must have valid driver’s license and a working smartphone. Interest in organic methods and soil biology is preferred, but not required.
To Apply: Visit https://organicbob.com/work-with-us/ or email Chelsea Bell at chel.organicbob@gmail.com.

08/05/2019 | Minneapolis, MN | Minneapolis Public Schools Culinary & Wellness Services
Intern
Minneapolis Public Schools Culinary & Wellness Services is looking for one or two Farm to School Interns for this fall. This internship is a great opportunity for college students looking to gain hands-on experience related to Farm to School programming, school nutrition, community engagement, local food systems work, and nutrition and agriculture education. For internship details, please see the position description or visit our website.
To apply: Please send a brief cover letter (no more than 500 words) and resume (no more than one page) to Kate Seybold at kate.seybold@mpls.k12.mn.us by 5:00PM on Friday, August 23rd.

New York

08/29/2019 | Essex, NY | Essex Farm
Farmhand (Veg Crew Focus)
Essex Farm is a 1,500 acre diversified farm producing a full-diet, CSA-style share. We farm grass-fed dairy and beef, pastured pork, chickens and eggs, organically-grown fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes, and value-added meat, dairy, and vegetable products. We strive to create food with attention to taste, health, and ethics. A team of a dozen farmers, three draft horses, and four diesel tractors powers our farm.
We are seeking a farmer to join our vegetable team for the harvest season and potentially beyond.
To apply, visit https://essexfarmcsa.com/employment/. Learn more. 

Pennsylvania

09/18/2019 | Carversville, PA | Carversville Farm Foundation
2020 Field Crop/Hay Apprenticeship
http://www.carversvillefarm.org/jobs/2020-field-crop-hay-apprenticeship/

09/18/2019 | Carversville, PA | Carversville Farm Foundation
2020 Livestock Apprenticeship
http://www.carversvillefarm.org/jobs/2020-livestock-apprenticeship/

09/18/2019 | Carversville, PA | Carversville Farm Foundation
2020 Vegetable Apprenticeship
http://www.carversvillefarm.org/jobs/2020-vegetable-apprenticeship/

09/12/2019 | Spring Mills, PA | Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO)
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO), is seeking an Executive Director to further its mission to “Ensure the Integrity of Organic Products and Serve our Farming Community” and to empower staff, clients and the organization to realize their fullest potential. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for the industry and a vision for its future. A demonstrated track record of excellent communication skills and the ability to build, cultivate and steward relationships in a variety of settings are essential to the role. For more information on requirements and desired experience please visit: http://www.northgroupconsultants.com/jobs/#/jobs/96

Texas

08/26/2019 | Longview, TX | YSR Agro Farms
Blackberry Farm – Resident Manager/Caretaker
Wanted: An experienced Orchard person to work as resident manager \ caretaker to live and care take \ manage \ maintain blackberry farm property.
Start Date – OCT \ NOV 2019
Farm Location – Near Longview Texas [East Texas]
Farm size +/- 25 Acres
Job type – Full time
Salary + Accommodation Negotiable
ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for Farm safety, fertilizing/mulching watering, weed removal/chopping, equipment and buildings.
Ideal candidate has sound health and is comfortable to work in all types of weather conditions. 5+ years experience maintaining drip irrigation systems, speaks in English. Reliable, Dependable and Responsible. No Drugs and Criminal background. Email resume to ysrr68@yahoo.com. 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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