Organic Farming Job Postings

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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
Farm Apprentices
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 programs@sweetwater-organic.org, or email your resume and a letter of interest.

7/20/16  |  Lewiston, Minn.  |  Land Stewardship Project (LSP)
Co-leader – LSP’s Bridge To Soil Health initiative
The Land Stewardship Project seeks a full-time staff member to co-lead and help build their new Bridge To Soil Health initiative. This initiative will work directly with, and expand a strong network of, mid-sized crop and livestock farmers in the region that wish to make on-farm changes that build soil health and organic matter levels, improve yields, and enhance water quality and family farm profitability. The initiative also engages farmers in public policy discussion and prioritizing of much-needed federal farm policy reforms that support soil health, improved conservation, and more farmers on the land. Deadline to apply July 23. Learn more.

7/18/16  |  Ettersburg, Calif.  |  Madrone Farms
Farm Foreman/Manager
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
Farmer
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
Seasonal Worker
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
Farm Manager
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
Head Farmer
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.

6/28/16  |  Tustin, Calif.  |  Park Avenue Asset Management
Farmer
Two college student business partners are looking for a farmer to run a new greenhouse operation. They started learning about urban agriculture when they realized the demand for locally grown produce in their city. Not only their school, but many restaurants around them travel over 300 miles to get their greens. The business partners want to change that and are working with an asset management company currently and planning to build a greenhouse in Las Vegas. They have created a business plan and want to move forward on this quickly — their only problem is that they don’t know how to farm. Contact Jackson at dunnj2@unlv.nevada.edu.

6/28/16  |  Summertown, Tenn.  |  Boxing Rabbit Farms
Caretaker Couple
Fully furnished, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, house, on 88-acre estate in unincorporated Giles County (between Ethridge and Campbellsville), RENT-FREE, plus a share of future crops to right couple in exchange for cooking and cleaning in the house, along with care and maintenance of the property, 2 dogs, 2 horses, some chickens, and 1½ acres of crops (fruits and vegetables). Farming experience required, along with excellent judgment and references. Contact Jill at boxingrabbitfarms@gmail.com for more information.

6/20/16  |  Champaign, Ill.  |  The Land Connection
Farmer Training Program Manager
The Land Connection seeks a highly organized, self-motivated individual who has experience in farmer training and community outreach and education.  The ideal candidate has a teaching background, is connected and engaged within the Central Illinois community, and is passionate about training the next generation of farmers to work the land sustainably. The farmer training program manager is responsible for developing and managing all training programs and their budgets, which includes multiple funding sources. Learn more.

6/20/16  |  Prior Lake, Minn.  |  Wozupi Tribal Garden
Farm Laborer
Job Summary: Plants, cultivates, and harvests field crops. Assist with honey collection and maple syrup operations. Works with volunteers and youth. Be part of the team! Compensation is $13/hr. This will be a part-time seasonal position. Learn more.

6/13/16  |  Chelsea, Mich.  |  Community Farm of Ann Arbor
Head Farmer
The Community Farm of Ann Arbor is seeking farmers to lead a team of co-workers on our member owned, consensus governed CSA devoted to Biodynamic agriculture, and to nourishing and sustaining the earth and each other. The farm is located in Chelsea, Michigan and serves a community from the greater Ann Arbor area. It currently consists of 7 cultivated acres, a barnyard, pasture, greenhouse and cold frames, a 25 acre hay field, 2 heritage barns, a cow, 4 goats, a flock of chickens, bees, 2 farmers, 5-8 co-workers, a community of about 80 families, and a lot of farm equipment. Learn more.

6/13/16  |  Accredited Certifiers Association, Inc. (ACA)
ACA Coordinator
The ACA Coordinator is responsible for the day to day activities of the organization, including support for the ACA Board of Directors work, management of membership process, financial records and reporting, newsletter communications and website administration. The Coordinator also leads the educational activities of the association, including the coordination of working groups, monitoring and moderating the ACA Discussion Group, development of webinars for certifying agency staff, and planning the annual 2-day professional training program. Learn more.

6/8/16  |  Washington, D.C.  |  National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)
Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator
NSAC is currently seeking a Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator to help us build grassroots power and win campaigns through coordination of NSAC’s 100+ member organizations and outreach to their respective
grassroots membership. This position is located at NSAC’s DC office on Capitol Hill. The Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator reports directly to the Grassroots Director.  Learn more.

6/8/16 | Minneapolis, Minn. | Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy (IATP)
Development and Communications Director
IATP seeks a full-time Development and Communications Director to secure resources to support a $1.4 million annual budget including foundation fundraising (primary source), individual giving by direct appeal, online giving, endowment, major gifts and other funding sources as they emerge. The Development and Communications Director tailors IATP’s message about its mission, work and values for multiple audiences including current and potential donors, advocacy partners, researchers and readers of IATP’s website, publications and social media. Learn more.

6/8/16  |  Minneapolis, Minn.  |  Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy (IATP)
Farm to Institution Program Assistant
IATP seeks a part-time temporary Farm to Institution Program Assistant to support and contribute to our Farm to Head Start and Farm to School work and ensure smooth operations of these programs by covering parental leave for our Farm to Institution Project Director this fall. The Program Assistant will advance the effectiveness of our Farm to Institution work through administrative, communications and programmatic support to the Project Director. Learn more.

6/8/16  |  Minneapolis, Minn.  |  Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy (IATP)
Office Administrator
IATP is looking for an enthusiastic and skilled administrator, committed to working in a fast-paced nonprofit environment, professionally confident and puts a high value of excellent administration. The office administrator is a key member of IATP staff and part of a small administrative team that pitches in on everything from record keeping, to IT support, to travel booking assistance, to simply taking good care of IATP. Learn more.

6/6/16  |  Monticello, Ill.  |  TDM & Associates
President & COO
TDM & Associates, a leading executive search firm providing search services for nearly 20 years has been retained to identify candidates for an industry leader and pioneer in the production and distribution of conventional and non-GMO and organic corn and soybeans.

The President & COO will assume top leadership responsibilities for this innovative and nimble grain company. This individual will work very closely with a very strategic and innovative CEO to develop and execute strategic initiatives that keep this company in the forefront of organic food production and the leader in the supply of organic grains. Learn more.

5/31/16  |  Columbus, Ohio  |  Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA)
Beginning Farmer Program Coordinator
OEFFA has an opening for a Beginning Farmer Program Coordinator. The successful candidate will be tasked with providing technical support, as well as developing and implementing an ambitious series of educational programming, for Ohio’s beginning farmers, including workshops, courses, on-farm apprenticeships, farm tours, and field days. Topics span the spectrum of organic and sustainable production practices as well as financial and business planning and management. The Program Coordinator will be part of OEFFA’s education team, collaborating closely with other staff on communication, event logistics, and direct educational and information services to farmers. Learn more.

5/31/16  |  Keshena, Wis.  |  College of Menominee Nation
Gardening and Local Food AmeriCorps VISTA
The College of Menominee Nation is an accredited Land Grant institution located on the Menominee Reservation in Keshena, Wis. offering three Bachelor’s Degrees, a variety of Associate Degrees, and several technical diplomas. The VISTA project will address the considerable challenges and barriers to food sovereignty (low access to healthy food, poor health, and high poverty rates) on the Menominee Reservation/County through coordination of the College’s half-acre sustainable garden, local farmers market, seed library, and community cooking classes. The VISTA position is partially funded by a grant from the First Nations Development Institute. Learn more.

5/16/16  |  Prior Lake, Minn.  |  SouthWoods Forest Garden
Farm Laborer/Gardener
Daily duties will include small livestock and produce production management. care for site resources, garden care, irrigation and water systems, and building maintenance. Hoop house, gardening, and orchard experience a plus. Contact Daniel Halsey to learn more.

5/9/16  |  Jewell, Iowa  |  Lost Lake Farm
Farm and Cheese Associate
Lost Lake Farm is in their first year of commercial cheese production on their grass-based dairy farm, and are seeking a full-time employee. This person will work side-by-side with the farmer/cheesemaker and will also frequently work alone. Tasks will range from building fence, operating and maintaining farm machinery, caring for dairy cows and other animals, and building, renovating, and maintaining farm structures, to making cheese, cleaning the cheesery and processing equipment, packaging product, and making deliveries. Pay starting at $15/hr. Learn more.

 

 

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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