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Posted: July 21, 2015 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

Calling all tomato/sun/dirt/plant/hardwork/farm lovers!! Well at least those who live in Santa Cruz County.... we are hiring! We are in need of part time, seasonal, field crew members. This would be an auxiliary crew that will be headed up by the farmer himself. This is a great chance to experience what it is really like to work on a farm and learn from a successful farmer!

Posted: July 2, 2015 | Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City is looking for a Farm Coordinator who knows the day-to-day challenge of vegetable production. But just as crucial, we’re looking for an enthusiastic somebody who could see themselves as a mentor, teacher and guide for the 20+ refugee farmers who work the urban incubator farm we manage. In this full-time year round position you’d be working for our New Roots farming program and managing vegetable production from the early spring through the fall. Then, after mid-October, you’d help craft and teach classroom workshops on production, marketing, record-keeping and all the other nuts and bolts that make farm businesses successful. You’d also be critical to expanding New Roots onto additional sites and into the lives of new participants. Follow this link for additional information http://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=12388. To apply please submit your resume and a brief cover letter that includes why you are interested in working with a training program for refugee and immigrant farmers, a summary of your agriculture experience, and your salary requirements and timeline for starting a new position.

Posted: June 10, 2015 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) is seeking a Farm and/or Livestock Certification Specialist to work in the Santa Cruz, California office performing organic farm certification. Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced office environment with significant job responsibilities. This job requires knowledge of organic production practices, and the ability to work independently and as a team with other professionals. The job also requires customer service skills, the ability to manage data, and the ability to work within a regulatory environment.To master this position requires approximately one year of successfully completing an intense and rigorous training program – only those who are willing to participate in this training need apply.This position requires full time computer work, does not include on-site inspections of certified organic operations, and is not likely to include field work in the future. There may be infrequent opportunities to represent CCOF at trade shows or conferences and to engage with clients directly in other settings, depending on interest and availability to travel. Certification Specialists interact with clients via phone, email and formal letters as well as occasional in-person office meetings.View the full job description.

Posted: June 2, 2015 | Location: Aromas, California

About the Role With guidance from the Applied Research Manager, the Research Organic Agronomist III will develop a research and extension program to assist organic berry growers (blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, and strawberry) improve their fruit quality and production efficiency while minimizing their environmental impacts. Duties will include the design and implementation of research trials, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of results in both written and oral formats. Collaboration with other Driscoll’s departments (Production, Global Agronomy, and Breeding) and other Driscoll’s Production regions within North America (the Pacific Northwest, Santa Maria, Oxnard, and Baja California) as well as professionals from academia and private industry is expected. About the Company Driscoll's is the leading supplier and marketer of organic and conventional strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries in the world. A fourth-generation, familyowned and operated company, Driscoll’s has built upon the genetic work and innovation of our founders to fulfill our mission to ‘Continually Delight Berry Consumers.’ We utilize traditional plant breeding methods to create plant varieties (genetic breeds) that produce ONLY THE FINEST BERRIES™. This plant material is then patented, cultivated in Driscoll’s nurseries and supplied to our independent farmer partners around the world to grow Driscoll’s brand berries. Driscoll’s company culture is rooted in our mission, values, and commitment to creating a supportive work environment that fosters open and friendly communication, encourages collaboration and team interaction, and provides clear focus and direction. 
 
 At Driscoll’s, we’re committed to Growing Great People. This means that we help our employees learn about and support our overall business strategies. We also provide opportunities for individuals to grow along with the company. Most importantly, Driscoll’s encourages our employees to achieve their career growth and cultivate their personal well-being. For more information about our company, including our Mission and Values, please go to www.driscolls.com. Responsibilities Implementation of organic research and demonstration plots in collaboration with Driscoll’s growers. Collection of data including pest control, soil and water quality, yield and fruit quality and labor impacts from field and greenhouse research trials. Analysis and summarization of data. Presentation of results to growers, production staff, and the Driscoll’s management team. Work both internally and externally with employees and growers to support and promote the Company Mission and Values. Follow Company policies and practices while representing Driscoll’s in an ethical and business-like manner. Others duties as assigned by management. Requirements A Bachelor of Science or Master’s degree in Biology or discipline related to the agricultural sciences. A minimum of two years’ experience designing and implement breeding and research test plots. Spanish speaking/reading/writing skills are required for this role. Comfortable assimilating data from various sources to provide comprehensive, multiperspective analytical approach to the business needs and meaningful insight. Ability to manage ongoing projects simultaneously. Background knowledge of production agriculture is required. Valid CA driver’s license, clean driving record including insurance eligibility is required. Ability to safely operate a vehicle on farm roads and ranches. Must be able to work an extended schedule to accommodate business objectives. To Apply, please answer the questions below and follow application instructions as noted: If selected, what date are you available to start work? Please list all classes you have completed in plant or soil science, entomology or other agricultural sciences? Also, please provide a brief description of how your education will assist you to perform the duties of this position. Please write a paragraph or two in Spanish describing your values, capabilities and career goals and more specifically, why you would be the best candidate for this position. Please answer the questions above and submit them to Cassandra Carvajal (cassandra.carvajal@driscolls.com) along with a copy of your resume as soon as possible. Please also apply online via our career page at www.driscolls.com to Job #741138. Thank you.

Posted: June 1, 2015 | Location: Nevada City, California

We have an immediate opening for a full time employee starting in June. Riverhill Farm is a thriving, successful twenty-acre farm three miles from Nevada City, California near the canyon of the Yuba River. The farm is at the end of a dead end road. It's always quiet, and the farm is teeming with wildlife. We cultivate ten acres of mixed vegetables and perennial berries, and we’re certified organic. Our markets include three farmers’ markets, our farm stand at the farm, our local natural foods co-op and local restaurants. We sell our produce direct to customers through our innovative Friend of the Farm program. More information about the farm can be found on our website at www.riverhillfarm.com, and you can find photos of the farm via the Riverhill Farm Facebook page. The term of employment is through the end of the season in December. For an interested employee, there may also be winter work, and the whole crew restarts employment in March. Employees are paid hourly (the typical week is a 40-hour work week) and, in rotation with the rest of the crew, one farmers’ market per month on a Saturday. We pride ourselves on the quality of our produce, the beauty of our farm, and our relationship with our community. We are a small, tight-knit group working together to bring beautiful produce to our community, and to enhance the lives of our community through healthy food, a healthy and diverse ecosystem, and by maintaining a farm that is open to the public. Many of our customers have children that have grown up coming to our farm, and those weekly visits to our farm stand encourage a deeper understanding and experience of our dependence on a healthy environment as well as an appreciation of the quality of good, tasty food. Over the fourteen years that we've been in business, we've constantly adapted to enhance the economic, environmental and social viability of the farm. We've developed many systems and made many choices about what we grow for the farm to be economically viable and for the work load to be balanced, manageable and productive. Our sales are strong in the various markets we grow for. As farm owners, we are fully engaged in the process and products of the farm, and we personally attend all of our farmers' markets in order to maintain a strong relationship with our customers and with our community. Together with the farm owners, farm employees at Riverhill Farm are involved in: • Greenhouse production of transplants; • Care of transplants, including thinning, irrigation and fertilization; • Field planting; • Field cultivation and weeding; • Drip installation and irrigation management; • Pruning, trellising and other crop maintenance activities; • Harvesting and packaging; • Record keeping; • Farm stand and farmers’ market sales; • End of season preparations for winter, including cover cropping. The preferred applicant will have 1-2 years of experience in agricultural production and be able to demonstrate increasing responsibility over time. An applicant should be internally motivated to help operate a diversified organic production system, and be able to work independently with close attention to quality and detail. Applicants should be energetic, physically fit and without significant physical limitation. In order to be successful, applicants should be able to demonstrate experience and knowledge in one or more of these areas: organic seedling production, vegetable crop production and management, cane berry production and management, knowledge of general organic production practices, and experience in direct sales of farm products. Familiarity with farm machinery and equipment operations is desired but not required. The preferred applicant must make a commitment for the full term of one season, and will be given preference if he or she is competent to take on increased responsibility for farm operations and management over time, including staying on for multiple years. Areas of increased responsibility include production planning and management, irrigation management, tractor work, and yearly planning. Housing is available, and pay is commensurate with experience. To apply, please send a detailed letter of interest and a complete resume, including at least three professional references, preferably farm related, to alan@riverhillfarm.com. All qualified applicants will receive a reply. A farm visit is a condition of an offer of employment.

Posted: February 27, 2015 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) is seeking a Handler Certification Specialist to work in the Santa Cruz, California office performing tasks related to organic processor & retailer certification. Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced office environment with significant job responsibilities. This job requires knowledge of organic production/processing practices and the ability to work independently and as a team with other professionals. The job also requires customer service skills, the ability to manage data, and the ability to work within a regulatory environment. To master this position requires approximately one year, so please only apply if you are willing to make a multi-year commitment. View the full job description.