The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (www.cefs.ncsu.edu), is a partnership between North Carolina State University (NCSU), North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T SU) and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS). Its mission is to develop and promote food and farming systems that protect the environment, strengthen local communities and provide economic opportunities in North Carolina and beyond. CEFS includes a 2000 acre field research, extension, and education facility in Goldsboro, NC. At the CEFS field facility, research extension, and education activities are integrated in several different ongoing projects. An important component of CEFS is a 15-acre small farm unit that is used to teach and demonstrate organic and sustainable production practices to a wide variety of audiences.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
This position of Farm Manager is to plan and manage the implementation of production, research, education, demonstrations and extension outreach activities at the Small Farm Unit of CEFS. The position is under the direct supervision of the SFU Coordinator at CEFS, Dr. John O'Sullivan, NC A&T State University. The Farm Manager provides management, coordination, and support on-site at the SFU. Coordination includes maintaining adequate communication between NCDA&CS farm staff, apprentices, graduate students, extension personnel, and faculty. Support includes planning and preparing fields, equipment, and facilities for successful research, outreach and education. It also means preparing the farm over the entire year in terms of planned growing of crops, cover crops, integration of animals (at this time goats and poultry), bed and field preparation, maintenance of the SFU as an attractive educational and research center.
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