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.
Caney Fork Farms is seeking a full-time farm hand for the care of cattle, sheep, and hog operations on a 400-acre organic and regenerative farm in Carthage, Tennessee. The farm hand will assist in fencing, watering, feeding, monitoring animal health, moving portable housing, transporting to slaughter, construction, and all odd jobs.
The South Carolina policy coordinator is a full-time, salaried position (40 hours/week) with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA). The position is based in Columbia, South Carolina. The coordinator works as part of the Policy Team to advocate for state and federal policies that better support local food, organic farming, and resilient regional food systems. For more details click on title.
Our friends over at the Carolina Farm Stewardship Alliance (CFSA) are hiring a full-time Local Produce Safety Coordinator. The position will be 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 for more information.
The National Farm to School Network seeks a Policy Specialist to lead implementation of the organization's policy priorities, including influencing federal administrative, rulemaking, and legislative actions, and supporting the development of its biennial report of state level policies supportive of farm to school. The Policy Specialist will cultivate relationships with policymakers and their staff, partner organizations and advocacy coalitions, manage and facilitate NFSN's Policy Group, and educate and mobilize NFSN stakeholder around key issues. Read full position description here. Also click title for additional information.
Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund Seeks Executive Director
Executive Director Position
The Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF), a growing, nationally recognized 501(c)(4) nonprofit, seeks an experienced executive to expand its legal defense, advocacy and other programs in support of America’s independent farmers and their customers. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing FTCLDF’s day-to-day work, including administration, programs, legal services, and strategic planning, and primary near-term goals of maintaining and growing a broad base of financial support and a legal network supporting member services nationwide. Candidates should have solid nonprofit management and fundraising experience, a strong legal background, and a passion for facilitating and defending the rights of farmers and consumers to produce, buy, and sell farm-fresh foods. Click title for details.
Founded in 2002, Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) located in Birmingham, Alabama. In 2012, JVTF established Good School Food (GSF), a food education model rooted in academic standards and implemented in partnership with Birmingham City Schools. In the GSF model, JVTF designs and builds extensive teaching farm sites where staff deliver programming that connects students to food, farming, and the culinary arts through in-school and after-school programming. Since 2012, JVTF has expanded the program to seven partner schools, including five in one distinct pre-K–12 feeder pattern in the Woodlawn community. Please click title for additional details.
Urban Roots is a rapidly growing non-profit organization that uses food and farming to transform lives and nourish the community. On a 3 1⁄2 acre urban farm, Urban Roots provides teenagers and young adults paid service opportunities that strengthen them as leaders while building professional and life skills. In addition, Urban Roots nourishes the community-by annually engaging more than one thousand volunteers through farm work days, providing educational tours, and by donating thousands of pounds of farm-fresh produce to local hunger relief agencies. Click title for more details.
Full-Time Position Job Title: Communications & Marketing Director Description: The Communications & Marketing Director is responsible, in close collaboration with the OGS Executive Director and all staff, for all aspects of the Communications and Marketing plan for OGS and all its programs. Tasks Include: Communications & Marketing Direction (60% of Time)
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Applications are now open for our 2019 Agroecology Apprenticeship. Apprentices will focus on either crops, rangeland or grazing, but will also be immersed in a robust curriculum that addresses all aspects of a diversified farm system. This is a paid position. More information and application available here: https://www.stonebarnscenter.org/engage/for-farmers/apprentice-program/
Food Well Alliance is excited about the next phase of our organizational and mission development. We are seeking highly-motivated, community-driven leaders to join our team who share our vision of an equitable, livable Atlanta. We are building an alliance of collaborative leaders and organizations that will work cross-sector and cross-culture to support viable, thriving community farms and gardens in the metro Atlanta region.
Put your education and experience to work to promote sustainable agriculture practices and work with family farmers, small producers and limited-resource farmers! The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is a private non-profit corporation that works to promote sustainable technologies and systems, especially for the benefit of economically disadvantaged individuals and communities. NCAT is seeking a Sustainable Agriculture Specialist who wants to make a contribution to sustainable farming and ranching practices. If you are a self-directed leader with strong skills in communication and project development, this is a great opportunity for you! This regular, full-time position will be based at NCAT’s office in Jackson Mississippi.
Appalachian Sustainable Development
Duffield, VA 24244
$42,000 - $49,000 a year
In 2016, the Central Appalachian Food Corridor launched to catalyze economic opportunities in the food and agriculture sector in economically distressed communities. Connecting producers to wholesale and local retail buyers with the help of private distributors and satellite food hubs, the Corridor creates sustainable jobs in local food production and distribution in four states: WV, eastern KY, southwest VA, and northeast TN. Corridor partners build the capacity of farmers, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits to increase production and diversify markets. The net result is more income for producers, and more sustainable food centers contributing to more vibrant communities across a multi-state region. Click title for more details.
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) Sustainable Agriculture Apprenticeship Program is seeking highly motivated individuals from a variety of different backgrounds to participate in a hands-on work and study program that trains participants in many aspects of sustainable agriculture production and research.
University of Florida/IFAS Extension and Sarasota County seek to fill a 12-month, permanent status-accruing Sustainable Agriculture Extension Agent position. Your educational responsibilities will emphasize strong leadership in both small and large-scale agriculture production with a focus on sustainable food systems and agricultural practices, Best Management Practices (irrigation/fertilization/integrated pest management/water quality, pasture management), labor (laws/relations/shortage/productivity), business management, and other related topics. You will also contribute to our 4-H Youth Development program in your area of expertise.. (Click on title for more details)
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of over 120 grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities. NSAC is currently seeking candidates for two Policy Specialist positions. These positions are located at NSAC’s DC office on Capitol Hill and are full-time exempt positions. Each one of five Policy Specialists at NSAC reports to NSAC’s Policy Director.
A quick reminder for anyone with undergraduate or graduate students (or if you are one of those) who might be writing essays about food and nutrition. The Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition has two awards that will bring you fame and fortune. The Christine Wilson Award (really, there are two – one for undergrads, the other for grads) will be presented to outstanding undergraduate and graduate student research papers that examine topics within the perspectives in nutrition, food studies and anthropology.
e Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is hiring a part-time, 30 hours/week Farmland Preservation Coordinator to create a 5-year plan for implementation of a new and comprehensive farmland preservation program. The plan will include business models for farmland preservation, farmer incubation and a farm-link program.
This six month position is grant-funded. Employment continuation and full-time status to be determined at the end of this planning period.
All applications must be received by July 15, 2018. Visit our website to learn more about the position and steps to apply!
The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is seeking a Sustainable Agriculture Specialist who can make an immediate contribution to our efforts to promote soil health, water conservation, and better grazing management in Texas, New Mexico, and the Southwest. NCAT is a private non-profit organization that promotes sustainable technologies and systems, especially for economically disadvantaged people. This is a great opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic person to promote sustainable farming and ranching practices. This regular, full-time position will be based at NCAT’s Southwest Regional Office in San Antonio, Texas. For more details, click on title.
Essential Job Duties: This position will support the general Business Office work of CEFS. This position will be part of the Events Logistics Team and will participate in the logistics of all CEFS events (about 25 small to medium sized events per year and 3-4 being over 500 participants). This position will be part of the Administrative Working Group and will support the CEFS Business Manager in supporting all the business functions of CEFS and the 50+ CEFS employees.
We invite you to participate in the third National Goat Conference by submitting an abstract and presenting a poster. This conference is hosted by Tuskegee University and held in Montgomery, AL, September 16 – 18, 2018. To submit abstracts please go to https://www.ext.vsu.edu/ngc-2018-abstracts/ for the online submission form.