The People’s Seed is committed to raising awareness and addressing the shortfalls of the seed and plant breeding system in the Southeast. The board of The People’s Seed is seeking social media and communications support to help share the message of ‘Breeder to Belly’. This contracted position will operate under the guidance of the board, but will be responsible for generating and sharing high quality content. We are seeking someone who is passionate about seeds and agriculture, has social media and content creation experience and can work with a high degree of autonomy. If this position sounds like something you’d be passionate about and you have the time and skills, then please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
The Policy Director is a full-time, salaried position based in Washington, DC. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. Early applications are encouraged, and applications will be considered as they are received. All applications will be held in the strictest confidence. You can find the job announcement here.
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is currently seeking a Grassroots Fellow and a Policy fellow for 2019-2020. Both fellowships begin in September 2019 and end in May 2020. These nine month fellowship positions are fixed term, full time, non-exempt positions that offer benefits as per the NSAC employee handbook and are located at NSAC's DC office on Capitol Hill.
EVENT SPONSOR COORDINATOR NEEDED IMMEDIATELY
SSAWG is looking for an Event Sponsor Coordinator for the upcoming 2020 Annual Conference, being held Jan. 22-25, in Little Rock, AR. This is a contracted, 100% remote position. The Sponsor Coordinator is responsible for researching and soliciting sponsors for the 2020 conference, shepherding the various aspects of their sponsorship through the 2020 event, coordinating sponsor benefits with SSAWG’s Executive Director, the Conference Coordinator and related conference contractors, drafting initial sponsor guidelines for the 2021 Conference, seeking preliminary sign-on letters for the 2021 Conference, providing for sponsor evaluation, following up with sponsors after the conference and other tasks.
Young Farmers seeks an experienced and strategic Federal Policy Director who can lead and grow our policy initiatives in Washington, DC. They are looking for a candidate who feels comfortable representing the voice of young farmers—someone who can connect with our diverse farmer members, hear their concerns, and fight for their priorities. The ideal candidate feels equally comfortable lobbying a Representative, visiting a farm, leading a Coalition call, and briefing funders.
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The Farm to School and Early Childhood Program Coordinator is responsible for developing and coordinating the statewide Farm to School program and for providing technical expertise and assistance to local school food authorities, local farmers, and other institutions and Farm to School stakeholders. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Bachelors’ degree in an applicable agricultural field, U.S. citizenship and valid driver’s license. Position also requires physical exertion and working outdoors about 50% of the time.
Qualified applicants should submit a resume, accompanied by a cover letter expressing interest in the Education/Horticulture Program Manager position and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.
The Organic Association of Kentucky is a growing organization that works with farmers and consumers to promote the growth of sustainable food and farming systems in Kentucky.
OAK is looking for a part-time Membership and Communications coordinator to organize membership outreach and programming, publish newsletters, update the website and process event registrations. A comprehensive job description can be found here. Applications are due by June 14.
The Wallace Center’s Resilient Agriculture & Ecosystems (RAE) initiative is looking for a dynamic individual interested in supporting diverse, regenerative and profitable farms the U.S. Upper Midwest. We are hiring a Program Associate 1, an entry-level position within the close-knit RAE team that is working on projects in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin. The position provides administrative, communications, and programmatic support for several projects that are primarily focused on reintegrating managed livestock grazing into the region with the goal of building healthy soil, watersheds, farms, and rural communities. This is a great opportunity for an individual interested in learning and working to affect positive change in conventional agriculture and land management, as well as equitable value chains and end markets for regenerative agriculture products and services. Day-to-day activities include co-planning with teammates, supporting team meetings, administering contractual obligations (i.e. funding reports, contract invoicing, procurement requests, etc.), maintaining the initiative’s communications/collaboration platforms, tracking impact data, conducting preliminary research, and working on RAE’s equity and inclusion goals. We are looking for someone who is familiar with the opportunities and challenges facing agriculture and farmers in the Upper Midwest – ideally through experience working on these issues with communities in the region. A knowledge of regenerative agriculture and managed livestock grazing practices is a bonus, but not a requirement. The position is full-time and salaried ($50,000-$55,000). We prefer someone who can work out of our Arlington, Virginia office but are open to remote candidates. The Wallace Center is part of Winrock International and this job posting can be found here: https://www.winrock.org/join-us/careers/job-openings/?jid=2477218
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks nominations of qualified individuals for five open seats on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The 15-member advisory board considers and makes recommendations on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances and other issues involving the production, handling and processing of USDA certified organic products.
Each member serves a five-year term and represents specific sectors of the organic community. Nominations must include a resume and an AD-755 application form. Nominations may also include an optional cover letter and letters of reference.
Nominations may be emailed to Michelle.Arsenault@usda.gov at the National Organic Program or mailed to: USDA-AMS-NOP, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2642-S., Ag Stop 0268, Washington, DC 20250-0268. Electronic submissions are preferred.
USDA is also accepting nominations of qualified candidates to fill future unexpected vacancies in any of the seven categories representing the scope of the organic agricultural community.
The Food Safety Program Leader is a full-time, exempt, salaried position responsible for implementing CFSA’s Local Produce Safety Initiative. They will be responsible for developing and delivering training to operators of diversified farms and local food businesses on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), food manufacturing, and FSMA compliance and assistance to entities seeking Group GAP certification. They will also be responsible for program evaluation and development. They will be responsible for providing direct consultation to growers, assisting them with the process of coordinating, implementing, and self-auditing on-farm food safety programs and making recommendations for further improvements to mitigate hazards in growing, harvesting, and handling of products.
GrowFood Carolina is a wholesale local food hub located in downtown Charleston, SC. Their mission is to create economic opportunities for farmers in order to conserve South Carolina’s productive agricultural landscapes and provide a sustainable local food system for its communities. GrowFood is a project of the Coastal Conservation League (CCL) who has worked to protect the natural landscapes, abundant wildlife, clean water and quality of life in South Carolina for over 30 years.
Apply for Georgia Organics Farmer Services Coordinator Position
Georgia Organics is a dynamic and growing nonprofit working to connect organic food from Georgia farms to Georgia families. The Farmer Services Coordinator role is full-time and reports directly to the Director of Farmer Services. The salary range is $40- $45K, and is commensurate with experience. Click HERE to learn more and apply. Applications due May 25.
This is a time limited position (thirty-three months) funded by The Appalachian Regional Commission and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation with the goal of supporting the development and expansion of the regional food system. The position requires engagement in seven counties of the Southwestern NC Region; Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The workstation is located in the NCSU Extension Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Center located in Cherokee, NC.
New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future seeks a qualified and visionary leader to serve as Executive Director. Now in its 15th year as a premiere community-based nonprofit organization, New Pioneers’ mission is to promote sustainable thinking and sustainable development in rural central Kentucky, with a focus on Washington, Marion, and Nelson counties. This is achieved by developing programs that educate, demonstrate, and advocate for ecological sustainability as it interrelates with economic, community, agriculture, family and individual well-being.
GHA110: Training on Assessment of Postharvest Losses
Winrock International and Ghana’s Department of Agriculture- South Tongu District requests the support of a Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer for a 15-day volunteer assignment (including travel) located in Sogakope in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region. The volunteer will train 32 Agriculture Extension Staff on how to assess and reduce postharvest losses of rice, pepper, okra, maize, mango, cashew, and cassava; and assist staff to develop a template for estimating the postharvest losses of the respective crops. The training will address the skills the staff needs to provide reliable reports on postharvest losses of the crops in the district and assist farmers to manage their postharvest losses with well-targeted efforts and demand-driven appropriate technologies. All volunteer expenses are paid through the USAID Farmer-to-Farmer program and coordinated by Winrock International. Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
GHA109: Agribusiness Plan Development
Winrock International requests the support of a Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer for a 14-day volunteer assignment (including travel) located in Bugbelle in the Sissala East District of the Upper West Region of Ghana. The volunteer will assess the Rural Organization of Women Farmers and Agro-processingDevelopment (ROWFAD); review its business plan and train the senior staff on management and networking skills. ROWFAD’s specific activities include cultivation and processing of crops such as groundnuts, soybeans and shea butter. Other activities include tree planting, beekeeping, irrigation farming, aquaculture, and youth empowerment. ROWFAD works with 51 farmer groups made up of 1750 members of which 80% are women. All volunteer expenses are paid through the USAID Farmer-to-Farmer program and coordinated by Winrock International. Jennifer.email@example.com for more information.
Georgia Organics seeks an energetic and task driven individual to serve as Administrative Assistant. This position is responsible for providing administrative and office management support for the whole organization along with direct support to the Executive Director and the Director of Operations. The Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Director of Operations.
The Agroforestry Department of the farm seeks to integrate carbon sequestering tree & perennial crops throughout the farm. The primary agroforestry enterprise is a 35 acre chestnut orchard, comprised of 1,500 trees, through which we hope to reintroduce chestnuts as a staple crop of the eastern US. We also manage 5 acres of apples, riparian elderberry plantings, and sporadic plantings of mulberries, raspberries, peaches, persimmons, and paw-paws.
The Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is a grant-funded program that helps limited-income families and youth acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary to improve their diets with better nutrition.
The New Roots Program Coordinator leads the International Rescue Committee (IRC) New Roots program which works with IRC clients and community in two main areas: 1) youth gardening & food justice and 2) food security and nutrition. The program’s goals are to connect IRC clients and the community with access to healthy, affordable, and culturally appropriate food options; provide nutrition education in the U.S. context; and facilitate participation in gardening/food production programs. This position is a limited-term, 6-month position, with the possibility of extension pending grant funding.
The Community Agriculture Program Director is the point person for Athens Land Trust’s community agriculture programs. S/he leads and supports program staff to accomplish strategic goals and objectives set by the board of directors and is a key community partner in the creation of a local, equitable food system that works to comprehensively meets community needs. Applicant should possess an understanding of inequity in access to food, financial support, and infrastructure for underserved communities.
This position will assist the UGArden Farm Manger with managing an organic student farm; assist with supervising student interns and volunteers in carrying out daily farm work; operate and maintain typical farm equipment; support educational and outreach efforts of the farm.
The Farm Store Manager will oversee a team including the Baker/Assistant Manager and the Butcher/Assistant Manager responsible for productively running the Berea College Farm Store (www.bereacollegefarmstore.com) and will work closely with the entire staff of the Berea College Farm to process, market, merchandise and sell products derived from the oldest student educational farm in the United States. The position will sometimes include evening or possibly early morning work, one or two Saturdays per month. The manager could be involved in periodically team-teaching one course in value-added food production with appropriate credentials.
Are you deeply committed to public service, experienced in administration and the field of sustainable agriculture, and would enjoy leading a passionate, high-performing, member-engaged, and collaborative organization that is dedicated to advancing racial equity in our work on sustainable agriculture and food systems policy. NSAC is looking for a new Coalition Director. Please see this job announcement to learn more.
Organic Growers School is looking for someone to join our team and fill a new position as a Farmer Programs Coordinator Part Time Position - 15-25 hrs/week
Job Title: Farmer Program Coordinator
Reports to: Farmer Programs Director
Goals: The goal of the OGS Farmer Programs is two-fold.
To increase the number of people who are successfully farming organically in Western NC.
To increase public and community support for organic farming & farmers. Please click title for more details.
The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) seeks a full-time Federal Policy Associate to grow our federal policy team and be an advocate for our policy work on behalf of young farmers and ranchers. The Federal Policy Associate will be based in Washington, DC and report to our Federal Policy Director. Click on title for details.
Uncertified Organic- Wholesale- 5 acres- HGAp certified Farm in Floyd VA
Small new farming business is looking for field production help for the 2019 season.
Start date April or May thru October. Starting wage 10/ hr. Click title for more details.
Possible on site housing in private apartment with detached kitchen facilities.
Field Production team members work with the Farm Manager to produce an array of annual crops for wholesale customers in the region. Work includes propagation, irrigation, cultivation, weeding, pest control, small building projects, harvest and pack, tractor work, grounds maintenance, planting, food safety and delivery and customer service. This is detail oriented work that is also physically and mentally challenging with potential to learn and grow with the business.
The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (Southern SAWG) is seeking to hire an entrepreneurial, visionary leader and fundraiser to serve as Executive Director. Southern SAWG’s mission is to increase the collective power of the sustainable agriculture movement in 13 southern states by building knowledge, awareness, and community among farmers and their key partners. Click title for more details.
The mission of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market is to promote understanding and participation in a local food system that supports sustainable production and increases access to local products.
The Forsyth Farmers Market is seeking a Farm Truck coordinator for our Farm Truck 912 program. Farm Truck 912, a farmers’ market on wheels, is a project of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market and primarily serves neighborhoods with little access to fresh, healthy food. The Farm Truck 912 coordinator will be responsible for the operation of most mobile market sites, coordination of associates or volunteers, procurement of stock and other duties that promote the success of Farm Truck 912. The hourly wage starts at $16 per-hour. Click title for more info.
Deadline December 21, 2018
GRIFFIN, Georgia -- The Administrative Council of the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) program is seeking nominations of a producer experienced with sustainable agriculture and its impact on the environment and rural communities to replace an outgoing Administrative Council member. Producer members are directly involved in setting the goals of the Southern SARE program. Click title for more details.
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) — the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world — aims to reach 5 million farmers worldwide with more sustainable agricultural practices, and account for 30% of global cotton production by 2020. In less than 10 years, the Better Cotton Initiative and its Partners have supported over 1.6 million farmers in 23 countries in adopting more sustainable agricultural practices. Thanks to these efforts, Better Cotton accounts for around 15% of global cotton production. We are truly a joint effort, encompassing stakeholders all the way from farms to fashion brands and civil society organisations, driving the cotton sector toward sustainability. BCI aims to transform cotton production worldwide by developing Better Cotton as a sustainable mainstream commodity. Click title for more details.
McDowell Farm School Director
Have you dreamed of creating a place for people to learn more about the natural world, the foods they eat, and be surrounded by a loving, supportive community? Have you had experience in the field of education and want to expand it beyond the classroom walls? Do you hope to inspire curiosity, teach problem solving and empower community connections through sustainable agriculture? The McDowell Farm School (MFS) is ready for a new Director and you might be just the person! Please click title for details.
Canewater Farm is looking for a hard working, and energetic person to join our staff field crew position. This job wears many different hats and the right candidate must be flexible and willing to work year round in extreme conditions including heat, humidity, cold, and bugs. Click title for more details.