Professional picking work available at a diverse organic fruit & vegetable farm. Frog Song Organics has over 40 acres planted for Spring/Summer 2017 and they need help hauling in the abundance. Their team of professional Pickers harvests crops six days per week at a rate that makes gains for the farm while maintaining a high quality product for their customers.
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The Farm Manager role is a truly dynamic position that will be fundamentally critical in the success and development of the farm. Working directly with the Chief Agricultural Officer, this position will help build and develop the farm from the ground up and will serve an integral role in planning and executing food production on-site. This individual will be involved in all aspects of the farm, including: planting and maintenance of sustainable and organic vegetable production; community engagement and education; teaching and mentoring veterans in the farmer training program; and establishing a farming model for long- term success.
The Sweet Leenie marketing team helps local food businesses connect with their communities. They provide professional grassroots support to entrepreneurs who need people that put as much thought, care, and devotion into connecting with customers as they put into their businesses.
SCS Global Services is seeking multiple Contract Auditors to perform inspections for their expanding Food Safety Program. Applicants must have experience in food safety auditing, agriculture production, and/or fresh produce facilities (handling, packing, cold storage, processing). Ideally, auditors will have previous experience with GFSI level food safety schemes, but other food safety auditing experience will be considered. The primary work will be certifying to the GLOBALG.A.P. and/or PrimusGFS standards. Applicants must be both currently residing in and able to legally work within the U.S.
The primary purpose of the Project Coordinator is to oversee and manage the strategic expansion and deepen the reach of local food policy councils in NC, and beyond, to bolster food sovereignty in local communities, especially as it relates to working with the wisdom in the most vulnerable communities across North Carolina. This position’s aim is to support the voices of community members to engage with policy and systems change for a more healthy and community-based food system.
The role will include direct/strategic support of a growing network of local food councils across North Carolina to apply an equity lens to impact policies and practices that advance community-centered food practices. The position will also organize, develop and lead training for project team staff (at multiple organizations) as it relates to food sovereignty and race equity; and engage project partners (organizations and funders) and project allies across the state and region. The position will collaborate on strategy and vision for the overall project, holding the value for a consent based governance model as central to the project’s work; work as part of a team; work to garner the support necessary for the network of local food councils to thrive; learns from and contribute to a national community of practice developing impacts for resilient food systems that are rooted in food sovereignty and believes in building that capacity through food policy councils and community voices.
JBG Organic is seeking a Greenhouse Manager for their Garfield Farm. This position is responsible for the seeding, germination and careful care of plants which will later be transplanted into the fields, accounting for over 60% of the farm's total production. The Greenhouse Manager plays an integral role in the farm's year-round operation, working closely with the Head Grower, Harvest Coordinator, and farm administration. Given the importance of the position, qualified candidates should be able to demonstrate a high capacity to prioritize tasks, work on several different projects at once, pay attention to details, and, most importantly, an ability to learn. This position offers opportunity for job growth. Click on the job title to learn how to apply.
Want to pioneer a new farming operation with a mission? This group aims to progressively develop a 260 acre, conventional farm currently growing rice, soybeans and wheat into an organic vegetable operation. Located in Conway, Arkansas, this will be a multi-year endeavor and a learning journey that supports a larger mission.
The new Thaden School in Bentonville is adding a Food Education Specialist to their faculty with lots of farm to school/school garden responsibilities. Please share with anyone that might be interested. The specialist will prepare the teaching garden (and hen house) for the arrival of Thaden’s first students in August 2017.
Job Summary: The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: finance, business planning, human resources, and budgeting. The Finance Manager will play a critical role in partnering with ASAP’s senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as ASAP continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity.
The Finance Manager reports to the Executive Director and is expected to work out of ASAP’s Asheville office.
Note the closing date for applications for this position is May 8, 2017.
This position offers the successful candidate a diverse and meaningful experience with a dynamic and leading organization in the field. While primarily office based, this position will offer the successful candidate a high level of engagement with critical issues and strategies in the expansion of sustainable and equitable food systems and with those leading this work across the US.
This full-time position will support the general work of CEFS as well as the specific initiatives: North Carolina Growing Together (NCGT), Rooted in Community Conference, NC Choices Carolina Meat Conference, Community Food Strategies Conference and others. This position will be part of the Events Logistics Team and will participate in the logistics of all CEFS events (about 25 small to med sized events per year and 3-4 being over 500 participants). This position will be part of the Admin Working Group and will support the CEFS Business Manager in supporting all the business functions of CEFS and the 50+ CEFS employees. This position is critical to keep all aspects of CEFS running smoothly. https://cefs.ncsu.edu/cefs-program-assistant/
The Arkansas Agriculture Department is looking for a summer intern to help promote programs offered through the Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) that help Arkansas agricultural businesses sell their products in international markets. This summer internship pays! In order to apply for the Arkansas Agriculture Department/SUSTA Internship Program, you must:
- Be enrolled in undergraduate coursework for a degree;
- Be in good standing with your school;
- Not be more than halfway through your final semester;
- Be willing to work in Little Rock;
Students studying agricultural business, agricultural economics, business, international business, marketing or related fields preferred. See website for more info and application details. Deadline to apply is April 15th.
The Atlanta Community Food Bank in Atlanta, GA is in need of a Corporate Relations Manager in their fundraising department. The Corporate Relations Manager is responsible for identifying, developing, securing and managing strategic relationships with corporate funders.The candidate must be able to facilitate integrated corporate engagement, to support securing corporate donations, to help establish corporate Hunger Walk/ Run teams, to monitor and communicate to Development Department and overall organization processes that identify and cultivate corporate donors, and to research corporate donor prospects. The hiring supervisor is conducting rolling interviews so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested.
The job description is available at
The Local Produce Safety Coordinator is a full time position (40 hours/week) with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) and is responsible for offering training and technical assistance to operators of diversified farms seeking USDA Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)/ Good Handling Practices (GHP) and Harmonized GAP Certification. Click title to read more.
This position is to assist in carrying out activities associated with the Sustainable Agriculture Internship program located at CEFS’ Field Research and Outreach Facility at Cherry Farm in Goldsboro, NC from approximately May 31 – July 31. The Program Assistant will provide an important point of contact for the 12-14 course participants who will live in the dormitories at the University of Mount Olive (in Mt. Olive, NC). Learn more about CEFS' Summer Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program here.
This job is supported by keeping labor costs below 55% of total revenue. FSO has been able to achieve this number in past seasons and the goal of the QA Manager is to demonstrate a reduction in this cost through competent This position will function as the primary interface between the Pickers and Packing Shed. The QA Manager reports to the Production Manager (PM) in regards to completing daily harvest and packing activities. This position helps all pickers be successful by improving their picking rate and quality over time. The QA Manager will be responsible for ensuring high quality and sufficient quantities of produce picked daily. The QA manager works directly with Pickers and other managers to verify the appearance and sizing/grading of products harvested.
The AMI Village Manager & Lead Gardener leads garden planning and activities on the farm while serving as residential advisor, mentor, and cohort manager. The VG assists and reports directly to the Education Director and will work closely with her on farm planning and management as well as curriculum development and instruction. The ideal candidate will have at least three seasons of experience working on a vegetable farm, one season of market garden management, experience living in intentional community, and be comfortable mentoring and teaching peers. Work hours may fluctuate and are dependent on the time of year and organizational needs.
No phone calls or mailed applications, please.
The Food Access Fellow will help procure, sort, and deliver fresh, Virginia- grown items to a handful of distribution sites in Charlottesville, serving over 200 individuals and families. The Fellow will assist with distribution, including physical transportation and all coordination with distribution sites. The Fellow will also create and manage support materials and activities related to safe handling of fresh produce and healthy eating and cooking.
The AMI Urban Farm Manager oversees and runs the operations of the 3-acre farm site at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Staunton, VA. This individual plans and carries out the continued development of the farm site based on the goals of the project, and works closely with the VSDB horticulture teaching staff to carry out garden-based education curriculum at the farm. The Urban Farm Manager is responsible for the organic, sustainable management of all operational aspects of farm production including: plant propagation, cultivation, succession planting, pest and nutrient management, harvesting, processing, distribution, quality and quantity control for all vegetative plantings, both perennial and annual.
CLICK HERE for a complete Urban Farm Manager job description and AMI application form. Please send a single compiled .pdf file that includes a cover letter, resume, AMI application form, and at least 3 professional references to: EDSearch@alleghenymountainschool.org.
No phone calls or mailed applications, please.
The Teaching Farm Fellow supports Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF) staff between Summer 2017 and Summer 2018 in one of several roles at the organization. Each role supports their work and furthers their mission. You can learn more about their work at jvtf.org.
About Jones Valley Teaching Farm Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) located in Birmingham, Alabama. They partner with Birmingham City Schools to deliver Good School Food (GSF), an innovative, hands-on food education program.
The Community Agriculture Program and Design Manager will work closely with Daron Joffe, also referred to as “Farmer D” on client relations, project management, farm design and programming, sales and project coordination including site visits requiring travel. This position is responsible for producing client facing farm programs and design presentations as well as serving in a thought leadership role on behalf of Leichtag Foundation through its recent acquisition of Farmer D Consulting. This position may work occasional weekends, evenings, and holidays. (read full job description)
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Across the nation, people are experiencing a significant shift in thinking about the food they consume and an increased interest in locally grown foods. The Louisville community has seen a growth of farmers markets, an increased use and promotion of locally produced foods by acclaimed local chefs and an increased presence of locally grown and produced specialty products on the shelves of local businesses. One of Bernheim’s mission-driven goals is to provide an understanding of the ecological impacts of large and small scale gardening and how the choices we make affect our “footprint” on the earth. To this end, Bernheim is designing an innovative community garden which highlights the relationships of plants and people, demonstrates regenerative design and ecosystem gardening techniques, sparks and expands the imagination and enlightens the principles of science and nature in living systems through pioneering health, math and science programming. Bernheim’s sustainable community garden will focus on edible plants and landscapes to help visitors of all ages and background understand how they can grow food themselves, at home or in their community. Integral to the design of the garden is the integration of nature art and art created by artists. Hands-on workshops will build much of this garden.
This position is a chance to work in a beautiful, rewarding and innovative place, to learn and to apply regenerative design concepts to gardening. This position entails a 40 hour work week.
Project GROWS (PG) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational farm with a mission to improve the overall health of children and youth in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County, Virginia. They connect children to nutritious food through 1) hands-on, garden-based education and 2) access to healthy local food. Project GROWS manages a CSA program and two local farmer’s markets. In addition, PG partners with others to provide a “mobile” farmer’s market serving low-income families.
Project GROWS is looking for an exceptional candidate to fill the role of farm manager. The farm manager will oversee and run all day-to-day farm operations. An interest and enthusiasm for garden-based education is a highly important aspect of this position. The farm manager works with the Project GROWS’ team to facilitate educational tasks on the farm as well as manage volunteers and oversee all sales and donations. The farm manager will possess strong experience and knowledge of ecological, year-round vegetable production, experience managing a team of workers, a demonstrated aptitude to engage and cultivate new relationships within our community, and a strong, self-motivated work ethic.
NSAC has two internship positions available for summer 2017:
Farm Intern/Hired Hand/Renter wanted for ~200 pair Angus/Senepol cow-calf operation in East Tennessee. Farm goals are to maintain reduced-input/low-stress enterprise balancing economics with environmental ethic; particular focus on soil health as well as healthy animals and quality beef. Terms negotiable, references required. Email email@example.com.
The Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN) is hiring a full-time Development Director! ASAN is a statewide, nonprofit network, founded in 2001, which takes a grassroots peer-to-peer approach to tackling the needs of small-scale, sustainable, diversified producers throughout the state of Alabama.
The Development Director position is new in the organization, and increases the full-time staff of the organization from one to two. The Development Director will spearhead fundraising and development efforts as ASAN continues to grow, and will be based out of Birmingham, AL.
Read the full job description and find details on how to apply at http://asanonline.org/dev.
Deadline to apply is February 17, 2017.
The Allegheny Mountain Institute Farm Manager is responsible for most operational aspects of the AMI Farm and Facilities at our Highland County, Virginia Campus. Education of the broader community is a key component of the Allegheny Mountain Institute, and a competitive applicant will have an interest in this area. All of their work is rooted in organic, regenerative agricultural practices, and the AMI Farm Manager should have a deep philosophical and operational agreement with such methods. This position reports to the AMI Executive Director. Work hours may fluctuate and are dependent on the time of year and organizational needs (preparation at the beginning of the season and end of season, for instance).
TO APPLY: Please see the complete job description and access the AMI application form at www.alleghenymountainsinstitute.org. When applying, please send a single compiled .pdf file that includes a cover letter, resume, AMI application form, and at least 3 professional references to: EDSearch@alleghenymountainschool.org. No phone calls or mailed applications, please.
Bloomsbury Farm is seeking an experienced individual with strong farming skills to be the Farm Manager / Farmer. They are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a passion for sustainable farming and community-based agriculture. The farm manager will be responsible for all aspects of daily field operations to ensure that production goals are met. This includes annual fruit and vegetable production, perennial production, and herb production. The person in this role is responsible for maintaining our organic certification, and, as part of this, preparing application packets, recordkeeping, and audit assistance. Key to this role is the ability and strong desire to work collaboratively with a diverse (and truly great) crew to manage the unique challenges of farming.
This position will be open until filled. Applicants will be reviewed as submitted. Send a resume, cover letter describing your growing philosophy and experience, along with professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Small Places LLC (www.smallplaces.org) is a startup working to use agriculture to address Houston's food access and diet-related health issues. They are into their third year of operation of their first farm, Finca Tres Robles.
Finca Tres Robles is a 1.25 acre farm just 2 miles east of Houston's downtown, the only privately run and operated farm inside Houston's 610 loop. Using their experience and location, they engage the neighborhood and city on social, business, and political levels to argue the value and need to invest in agricultural infrastructure and skilled farmers.
Initially, apprentices will work side by side with the farmers but will begin to take work on their own as they grow in comfort and knowledge of the different processes of the farm. They will be a part of each major aspect of the running of the farm operation. Become a part of a small but devoted group of young farmers working to creatively discuss and work out solutions in this thriving city.
Commitment: 4 Months (February-May) 15-20 hours of work per week (Determined on a case by case basis) with 1-2 Markets/Month
To Apply: Please e-mail a resume and a brief description of yourself.
NSAC is hiring a Policy Specialist to join their DC team!
For a position description and instructions on how to apply, please see the position announcement on their jobs page: http://sustainableagriculture.net/about-us/jobs/
This full-time, salaried position will be part of their policy team focusing on a wide range of federal sustainable farm and food policy issues. They are seeking an applicant for this position with experience in conservation / environmental policy; the position portfolio also includes a role in NSAC's racial equity work.
NSAC is actively seeking applications from folks historically under-represented in this field, including but not limited to women and people of color.
Nashville Food Project would like to post the following position:
Production Garden Manager Position Summary
The Nashville Food Project (TNFP) Production Garden Manager maximizes organic food production for TNFP meals program and oversees ecosystem components of all TNFP gardens with an emphasis on long-term sustainable practices. The production garden manager works with individual volunteers, groups and interns to complete the daily tasks of garden production with the goal of engaging diverse people in urban agriculture and cultivating community in our gardens.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis through Friday, January 20, 2017. Applicants should submit a resume, along with a letter of interest highlighting the ways in which your strengths might contribute to a vibrant food justice nonprofit, to: email@example.com. To learn more about The Nashville Food Project visit www.thenashvillefoodproject.org.
The McDowell Farm School is located in rural Alabama, about an hour outside of Birmingham. It is a residential teaching farm where K - 12 classrooms come out for an average of three days. Although it's rural, there are many visitors and events on the property so it is easy to meet people. The team is in search of a new Farm Manager