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Posted: August 25, 2014 | Location: San Francisco, California

The Sales Field Representative acts as an ambassador of Veritable Vegetable, our mission, culture and policies and builds relationships with identified accounts to increase customer loyalty and satisfaction and grow Veritable Vegetable's business.  RESPONSIBILITIES:  Utilize questioning and observation skills to build understanding of customer's business challenges and growth potential.  In collaboration with Sales Account Manager, proactively identify strategies for adding value to the customer's business (i.e. merchandising, new product introductions, staff training and promotions). Gain customer support and implement agreed upon strategies.  Measure and report on results of implemented strategies.  Assist customer in planning and forecasting to improve sales and profitability, reduce shrink and accommodate business growth.  Develop merchandising expertise and tools (i.e. best practices, sample ideas and plans) for the customer to use to enhance produce displays and increase sales and profitability.  Support customer events through attendance and arranging for appropriate Veritable Vegetable resources.  Develop comprehensive understanding of the competitive landscape, market conditions, and market trends.  Provide competitive information and insight on customer and consumer trends to Sales Account Managers, Marketing and Purchasing departments.  Represent the voice of the customer in the development of new marketing materials.  Support identification and integration of new accounts to ensure smooth transition into Veritable Vegetable and attainment of planned account goals.  Implement safety procedures to ensure compliance with food safety and general safety best practices (i.e. FSMA, GHP, and OSHA standards).  Keep abreast of professional and technical knowledge such as merchandising strategies, customer relationship management (CRM) trends, through educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations and attending conferences  ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Appreciation for the principles of sustainable agriculture and the value of organic produce.  Strong orientation for building customer satisfaction; actively look for ways to build business.  Thorough understanding of consumer buying behaviors including how shoppers flow through produce departments.  Understand specific display requirements of various produce items.  Think strategically and systematically.  Use logic, reasoning, research and creativity to identify and solve problems.  Self-motivated to determine tasks, priorities and goals.  Taking responsibility for work outcomes and results.  Being responsible for the health and safety of others and safe handling of product.  Work well collaboratively across departments and independently.  Strong working knowledge of produce and seasonality.  Knowledge and understanding of independent and cooperative community based retailer.  QUALIFICATIONS:  2 years combined retail organic produce merchandising and sales experience. Outside sales experience a plus.  Knowledge of produce varieties and seasonality.  Comfortable with office applications: Word, Excel, Outlook and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications. Must have a valid driver's license and be an insurable driver.  Must be able to travel on regular basis (50-75%), nights and weekends may be included in travel time.  PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to lift up to 55 lbs. without assistance.  Must be able to stand, walk, bend and perform a variety of other physical functions on a consistent basis.  Must be able to walk and stand on concrete floors for prolonged periods of time.  Must be able to follow safety procedures (i.e. proper lifting techniques, knife handling).  Please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hr@veritablevegetable.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Posted: August 19, 2014 | Location: Carmel, California

Looking for one full time person or two part time workers to help with general farming activity at our three parcels at the mouth of Carmel Valley. Days are Tuesday through Saturday and work load includes planting, weeding, harvesting, and fertilizing of various row crops. Must be a hard worker and able to keep up with the crew. This position is available now through the end of October but could work into a year round position with more responsibility for the right fit. Send an email with a resume or work history including references to: info@serendipityorganics.com More questions please call 831-726-9432

Posted: August 18, 2014 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

POSITION OVERVIEW The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is recruiting a Communications Coordinator.  This is a non-exempt, part-time, 20 hours per week position reporting to the Executive Director. The Communications Coordinator will provide the organizational and technical support needed for OFRF to meet its strategic communications objectives, as follows: Support the success of organic farmers by making research results and technical information accessible to them Educate researchers and policy makers about the needs of organic producers Create a better-informed public on organic farming issues    Provide information to other organizations who work on organic farming issues Raise awareness about OFRF’s programs among strategic audiences The Organic Farming Research Foundation regularly serves as a resource for topics related to organic farming research, farm policy, and the organic industry. The Communications Coordinator will manage our various communication tools and ensure we are effectively communicating organic research, education and policy topics to our stakeholders.  In addition to managing our electronic newsletter and website, our Communications person will track important organic stories and respond to information requests from organic farmers and the media. The Communications Coordinator will work closely with other program staff to make sure they have support for education and outreach. The Communications Coordinator will bring excellent writing and editing skills to OFRF.  The desired employee will be well versed in social media. The Communications Coordinator must be able to perform widespread searches of news articles that pertain to current trends in organic farming and be able to disseminate the results using several communication outlets such as email, newsletters, and printed publications. The ideal candidate will have experience using databases and be familiar with data entry. Working in partnership with staff, the Communications Coordinator will perform the following principal duties: Job Duties: Collect and distribute practical information to the organic farming community. Ensure the timely distribution of organic farming information to researchers, policy makers and the general public. Coordinate social networking through Facebook, Twitter and other similar services. Manage website content. Draft press releases. Manage and contribute content to regular electronic newsletters Contribute to the writing of OFRF’s information products using basic content input from program staff. Assist in OFRF’s capability to respond quickly to breaking news items and stories. Coordinate OFRF’s web and email messaging campaigns.  Maintain relationships with media professionals, arranging interviews when such opportunities arise Maintain OFRF’s media list and image archives From time to time, provide general administrative support such as answering phones, responding to emails, and be able to work well in an office environment. Manage contacts in salesforce database. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Required Strong organizations skill sand attention to details. Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, and social media skills (Facebook, Twitter, etc) Experience coordinating the content, layout, and publishing of newsletters. Proven experience and skills in time management, and program effectiveness. Ability to communicate effectively with farmers and farming advocates. Experience working with graphic designers, printers, and website developers. Ability to meet deadlines, problem-solve, and work well with management and consultants. Ability to work in a high-energy environment and manage multiple tasks and priorities. Database experience with SalesForce. Commitment to the mission and vision of OFRF Desired Experience in the professional world of communications, marketing and PR. Experience working with or for non-profit environmental or agricultural organizations. Knowledge of organic food and farming issues. Experience working collaboratively in a team environment with success. Demonstrated ability to produce creative quality material independently. Advanced proficiency with a range of computer software programs. Professional, friendly, and enthusiastic personality. Experience being part of a small but impactful team. To Apply: Submit your resume with “Communications Coordinator” in subject line via email to jobs@ofrf.org for consideration.  Provide salary history and requirements. Please visit www.ofrf.org to learn more about the Organic Farming Research Foundation. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. Organic Farming Research Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Posted: August 18, 2014 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

POSITION OVERVIEW    The Organic Farming Research Foundation is seeking a Development Officer to coordinate fundraising initiatives. The position offers great potential for the right candidate to support the organization through the next phase of growth. The Development Officer reports to the Executive Director (ED) and is responsible for overseeing foundation relationships and proposals; individual donor relationships and solicitations; corporate sponsorships; special events; direct mail; and online giving.    The Development Officer works closely with the ED and staff to design and implement an effective fundraising plan to meet and grow the annual operating budget. This position oversees the master development calendar and the development database. The Development Officer plays a key role in supporting the ED’s cultivation of high donors.    ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES    Strategic Development    Assist in developing annual fundraising goals  Work with ED, staff, and consultants to meet goals  Maintain accurate and thorough records  Monitor and report on quarterly progress towards goals  Coordinate the production of annual report, including all financial reports  Support the ED in designing/implementing other creative fundraising opportunities and programs such as planned giving, membership-based programs, merchandising, etc.    Individual Donors   Design and implement stewardship programs to expand current donor base, increase level of giving, and re-engage lapsed donors  Manage development of materials to support major gifts  Coordinate electronic communication to increase online giving and donor base Initiate donor acknowledgements, including personal calls from Board, letters, annual report, web, and signage or naming opportunities  Coordinate the creation and production of fund-raising materials, including two appeals per year in support of annual fund  Assist ED in stewarding all donors    Grants    Write grant proposals, including budgeting, in association with ED and program staff  Manage grant deliverables and reporting for existing grants  Research and develop opportunities for new grant funding  Assist ED in managing relationships with Foundations    Database and Web Management    Manage donor database, ensuring timely data input for prospect and stewardship tracking  Prepare and present a variety of reports including contact and giving history  Coordinate expansion of web-based fundraising    Events    Work with ED and other staff in the design and production of fundraising events  Coordinate event/host committees, corporate sponsors, in-kind donations    Corporate Sponsorship    Assist ED in managing corporate relationships and donor stewardship  Work with ED to identify, track, and negotiate appropriate sponsorship opportunities; draft contracts as needed Develop supporting materials    QUALIFICATIONS    The ideal candidate will be a versatile development professional possessing a minimum of 3-5 years of philanthropic development experience illustrating a successful history in raising funds through a range of activities including individual donors, foundations, corporations, direct mail, e-fundraising, grant writing, and special events.    Skills and Qualities   Strong organizational skills  Great communication skills (listening, oral, and written)  Proficiency with Macs and PCs, common software applications, and database (Salesforce experience strongly preferred)  Demonstrated ability to show initiative, achieve goals, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment  Ability to work independently as well as within a team  Ability to travel to meetings and events  Desire to be part of small but impactful team that advances the overall goals and activities of the organization.  Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Organic Farming Research Foundation; familiarity with issues and challenges in organic agriculture a plus    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS    OFRF offers competitive salaries, a full range of benefits, and a great work environment. We look for co-workers who can have fun while working as hard as we do for a cause we love.    TO APPLY    Submit your complete packet with “OFRF Development Officer” in subject line via email to jobs@ofrf.org. All qualified applicants should submit:   A cover letter stating your interest, qualifications, and salary requirements  A resume outlining your skills and experience    Please visit http://www.ofrf.org to learn more about the Organic Farming Research Foundation.    NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.    We anticipate a Fall 2014 start date, however this position will remain open until filled

Posted: August 18, 2014 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

POSITION OVERVIEW Organic Farming Research Foundation is currently seeking a Research Program Director to lead the research grants initiatives, the development of analytical products, and overall educational efforts.  This new, senior level position provides an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to build on OFRF’s body of work, to develop programs that encourage more farmers to adopt organic practices and grow the sector, and strategically help guide the organization through its next phase of growth. The Research Program Director reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for: overseeing OFRF’s research grants program and ensuring that OFRF-funded research is responsive to the needs of the organic family farmer developing analytical products that will inform OFRF research, education, and advocacy efforts, including monitoring the research needs of organic farmers and trends in organic research strategizing on approaches to integrate organic research and programs into colleges and universities with agricultural programs facilitating communication of research results to the farmers in an accessible manner The Research Program Director position is a full-time position based in Santa Cruz, CA. QUALIFICATIONS Skills and Experience Master’s degree (or above) in an agricultural science or related field Knowledge of organic food and farming; familiarity with organic research Ability to think strategically about the application of research and research policy in order to support the organization’s goals Demonstrated track record of managing productive teams that deliver results. Experience with supervising staff and consultants, developing budgets, managing deadlines and data. Excellent written and verbal communication skills Proficiency with Mac and PC and in common software applications (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database programs) Experience writing grant proposals, particularly with interdisciplinary teams of researchers and educators from diverse institutions. Ability to communicate complex science-related issues to farmers and other non-scientific audiences Customer-service experience to ensure that all interface with OFRF’s diverse constituents is clear, positive, and engaging Experience communicating with farmers and researchers Qualities Demonstrated ability to show initiative, achieve goals, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment Must be able to work independently as well as within a team Willingness and ability to travel to meetings and other OFRF events Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build collegial relationships with researchers, policy makers, farmers, donors, and other partners Honesty, integrity, patience, sense of humor, and grace under pressure Willingness to be part of small but impactful team that advances the overall goals and activities of the organization. Must possess a strong commitment to the mission, values and goals of the Organic Farming Research Foundation COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS OFRF offers competitive salaries, a full range of benefits, and a great work environment. We look for co-workers who can have fun while working as hard as we do for a cause we love. TO APPLY Submit your complete packet with “OFRF Research Program Director” in subject line via email to info@ofrf.org for consideration. All qualified applicants should submit: A cover letter stating your interest, qualifications, and salary requirements A resume outlining your skills and experience Two samples of your writing, preferably on related topics Please visit www.ofrf.org to learn more about the Organic Farming Research Foundation. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. We anticipate a fall 2014 start date, however this position will remain open until filled. Organic Farming Research Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Posted: August 15, 2014 | 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. View the full job decription. 

Posted: August 13, 2014 | Location: Royal Oaks, California

Farm manager position on 40 acre sheep dairy farm on California's Central Coast. We milk 100 ewes and produce award-winning cheese and yogurt, as well as lamb meat, whey-fed pork and eggs. Full-time position under direction of farmer/owner. Responsibilities to include pasture management, sheep husbandry, rotational grazing, milking, supervising farm workers, general farm equipment maintenance and small building projects. Manager would also be responsible for 3-sow pig operation and small laying flock. Organic livestock experience required; dairy experience a plus. Pay dependent on experience, and includes 2 bedroom house on-farm. Potential for future partnership arrangement. www.gardenvarietycheese.com

Posted: August 12, 2014 | Location: Winters, California

We use a web-based application to manage our CSA subscribers (Farmigo) and Peachtree Accounting to manage our other sales. Qualified applicants will have to demonstrate ability to use these systems or experience with similar ones. Schedule is M-F, 8-5. Salary DOE plus benefits and paid vacation. Interested Parties should provide a cover letter, detailed resume and a minimum of two professional references. Qualified candidates will receive a complete, detailed job description before an interview is scheduled.

Posted: August 12, 2014 | Location: Winters, California

Terra Firma Farm is a 220 acre organic farm in Winters, California with a 1200 member year-round CSA and a well-established base of retail and wholesale customers. We are a small company with a small office staff. We are looking for a friendly, organized and efficient multi-tasker with good verbal and written (email) communication skills to interface with our customers and crew. Spanish language skills are big plus for communicating with non-office staff. We use a web-based application to manage our CSA subscribers (Farmigo) and Peachtree Accounting to manage our other sales. Qualified applicants will have to demonstrate ability to use these systems or experience with similar ones. Schedule is M-F, 8-5. Salary DOE plus benefits and paid vacation. Interested Parties should email a cover letter, detailed resume and a minimum of two professional references. Qualified candidates will receive a complete, detailed job description before an interview is scheduled.

Posted: July 21, 2014 | Location: Orinda, California

Blue Egg Farm LLC is looking for an experienced farm hand to join our team. Blue Egg is a small family-owned organic farm located in Orinda. Learn more about us at www.blueeggfarmllc.com. Our farm hands care for the hens who lay the blue eggs; sow seeds and transplant vegetable and flower seedlings for sale and planting; and harvest vegetables and fruit. Our farm hands take pride in their work; collaborate well with a group, and work independently; and are physically fit. They possess a car, valid California driver's license, proof of car insurance, and a cell phone. In addition, they are legally allowed to work in the United States; and do not have a criminal record. If you are interested in hard work in a beautiful environment and want to be part of a growing farm, please contact us at kts@blueeggfarmllc.com and tell us why you would be a wonderful addition to our team.

Posted: July 21, 2014 | Location: Ventura County, California

Summary Supervises the cultivation and harvesting of row crops such as strawberries by performing the following duties. Essential duties and Responsibilities Responsible for recruitment and the discharge of employees including, but not limited to disciplinary actions, scheduling and performance evaluations Supervises harvest and post-harvest operations. Supervises use of farm machines, implements and supplies. Using organic cultural practices and applications, decides when and how to plant, fertilize, cultivate and irrigate plants, and harvest crop. Supervises attachment of farm implements, such as for cultivating and tilling, and supervise Tractor Driver in fields to till soil. Responsible for enforcing the company food safety and safety procedures at the filed level. Supervises and schedules driving and operating farm machinery to spray fertilizers, herbicides, harvesters and pesticides and haul fruit boxes. Assigns duties to and directs activities of seasonal workers engaged in tilling and irrigating soil, pruning plants, and harvesting crop. Maintains records relating to production and assist in and approves payroll and account payables Arranges and schedules all ranch services that are contracted out and maintains communication in a timely manner to all necessary parties such as outside vendors, customers as well as owner/managing partner. Education and/or Experience Fifth Year College or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in agricultural procedures and techniques. Language Skills Ability to read, write and speak Spanish fluently.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations California Driver's License and Spray Applicator's License required.   Applicants should send resumes to: Randy Mercado Staffing and Total Rewards Manager Ocean Breeze Ag Management, LLC jobs@oceanbreezeag.com

Posted: July 15, 2014 | Location: Chico, California

California State University, Chico is now accepting applications and nominations for the Dean of the College of Agriculture. The College of Agriculture offers programs in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Sciences/Education, Animal Science, Plant Science, and Land Stewardship.  The curriculum is structured to create an integrated and interdisciplinary course of study.  Bachelor of Science degrees are offered in Agricultural Business, Animal Science and Agriculture. The teacher education program is a post-graduate option leading to secondary teaching credentials in Agriculture.  A Masters in Agricultural Education is a fully online, self-support graduate degree option for agricultural educators offered through an innovative collaboration with the Ag*IDEA Consortium.  Integrated into the instructional program and managed by the College is an 800-acre irrigated farm and 240 acres of rangeland.  The College receives external funding and support to accomplish its mission; it enjoys strong relationships with producers and processors in the agricultural industry and various support groups; it has especially strong connections with its 12-county service region in northern California. The College has 16 tenure/tenure track faculty; with two tenure-track searches to begin summer 2014, 9 full-time equivalent lecturer positions, and 23 staff positions, including an Advancement Officer. The College has experienced double-digit enrollment growth in the last 5 years which shows no signs of tapering off. We are fortunate that the students and faculty in the College of Agriculture have a strong sense of pride for our University, Community and our College. The relationships the students and faculty create together develop a strong culture of unity in the college and propel authentic relationships. The “family-feel” environment of our College is a unique component that we continually strive to build upon.  Responsibilities:   As chief academic and administrative officer for the College, the Dean reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and is responsible for administration, development and direction of academic programs of the College of Agriculture, including the oversight of the Agricultural Research Institute Funds. The successful candidate will understand and support the values of a public, comprehensive, residential campus, who recognizes the critical role of faculty and staff in the life of the University, and who will actively participate in collaboration. Specific responsibilities include College leadership for academic excellence in teaching, research, university service, and the development of external support and fundraising through building relationships with alumni, friends, and industry and community organizations.  The Dean is responsible for setting College-wide strategic directions, guiding academic policy, administration of resources for instruction and research, fiscal and personnel management of the College, as well as student recruitment and retention. The Dean will serve with a strong administrative team committed to making CSU, Chico one of America’s outstanding comprehensive universities.     Required Qualifications: ·         An earned doctorate and academic accomplishments for faculty appointment at the rank of professor in one of the academic disciplines in the College. ·         A record of outstanding administrative leadership roles and a collaborative management style that fosters trust, respect, and successful working relationships with students, faculty, staff, deans, administrators, industry partners and community. ·         Evidence of expanded alliances with both the public and private sector. ·         Strong experience and commitment to engage the College in a comprehensive program of advancement / fund raising activities. ·         Demonstrated evidence of increasingly complex managerial experiences with the ability to manage substantive and rapid growth. ·         Demonstrated experience / knowledge in the agriculture industry (California and western US). ·         Demonstrated experience in fiscal management. ·         Demonstrated experience with business operations of a productive working university farm that functions as a living laboratory for students. ·         A vision consistent with the strategic plans/goals of the College and University. ·         Demonstrated experience and ability to convey their vision to move the College forward. ·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to represent the interests of the College both on campus and externally. ·         Appreciation for and willingness to support the programs in the College. ·         Ability to promote excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional activity in the College.   Preferred Criteria - The successful candidate will demonstrate the following critical attributes: ·         Broad background in Agriculture, with specific expertise in one of our core discipline groups; agricultural education, agricultural business, plant and soil science (crops, horticulture, soils and land resource management). ·         Ability to communicate a vision for the future of agriculture. ·         Demonstrated competence/knowledge in a collective bargaining environment. ·         Ability to oversee a complex budget strategically and successfully. ·         Ability to promote student success, retention and recruitment and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate student research. ·         Commitment to diversity as demonstrated by leadership, persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources, and accountability. ·         Ability to resolve complex personnel issues. ·         Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective teams. ·         Demonstrated ability to work with community and industry partners to enhance the educational experience for our students.   Review of applications will begin August 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. As a condition of employment, persons will have to submit to a confidential background check and submit official, sealed transcripts. All information obtained will be strictly confidential. Applications/Nominations:  Applicants should submit a complete and current curriculum vitae, as well as names, addresses and telephone numbers of up to five references. A cover letter of interest should indicate how the applicant’s qualifications relate to the responsibilities of the Dean.  Applicants should briefly articulate their administrative philosophy and the role of the College of Agriculture in public higher education.  In addition, each applicant must complete the Academic Application form which is available online: http://www.csuchico.edu/faaf/facultyrecruit/facultyapplication.pdf. Applications/Nominations should be sent electronically or via USPS mail to: College of Agriculture Dean Search Committee Office of the Faculty Affairs California State University, Chico Chico, California 95929-0024 facultyaffairs@csuchico.edu The University employs only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  CSU, Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the California State University Police Department (530) 898-5372 or by accessing the following web site: http://www.csuchico.edu/up/ Additional information about the University and the College of Agriculture is available on the World Wide Web: http://www.csuchicoag.org/    

Posted: July 9, 2014 | Location: Woodland, California

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) academic advisor to conduct a multi-county-based extension and applied research program in the area of small-scale farms engaged in direct and nontraditional wholesale marketing of vegetable and fruit crops. Through collaborations with other UCCE farm advisors, UCCE specialists and private industry representatives, the Advisor will be responsible for extending research-based information on all aspects of small farms with particular emphasis on organic agriculture production systems in Yolo, Solano and Sacramento Counties.

Posted: July 3, 2014 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

Due to internal promotions and expansion of the organization, CCOF has three openings in our organic farm/livestock programs. CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) is seeking 2 additional Grower and 1 Livestock Certification Specialists and/or Certification Service Specialists to work in the Santa Cruz, California office performing organic farm certification. The anticipated start date is September 16, 2014, subject to change, with interviews commencing in August. The people in this position will work within CCOF’s rapidly expanding USDA National Organic Program and internationally accredited organic certification program. CCOF is one of the oldest and largest organic certification organizations in the U.S. and works to promote organic production through certification, education, and outreach programs. View the full job description. 

Posted: June 25, 2014 | Location: Gazelle, California

Belcampo California is a farm, slaughterhouse, butcher shop, and restaurant. Each part of our value chain is integral in the success of the company as a whole. Belcampo Farms is a 20,000-acre organic farm that provides high-quality, healthy, and great tasting meats to our retail markets and restaurants. By controlling the entire production chain – from the farm, through slaughter and processing, and right through to the point of sale – Belcampo offers an unparalleled experience to the consumer, ideal for an emerging market of consumers concerned about food safety, environmental responsibility, and taste quality. We also focus on humane handling and production of all of the species raised. We currently have one store in operation and are in the process of building five more. This means more than tripling the amount of production on our farm, and we are looking for a poultry manager to join our team achieve this growth gracefully and successfully. Belcampo has a dynamic and diverse team. We find that the following characteristics are shared among the individuals who thrive on our team: • Caring • Collaborative • Bright • Optimistic • Problem Solvers • Driven • Love Food • Sense of Humor • Healthy Job Description The Poultry Manager is responsible for the daily operational activities of the multi-species poultry program at Belcampo Farms. This position will plan, oversee and participate in the management of all aspects of the poultry production program, including: - Poultry husbandry; - Egg production; - Incubation and hatchery; - Breeding selection; - Manure management and collection; - Coordination of transport to proprietary slaughter facility; - Coordination poultry feeding and water systems; - Maintenance of livestock housing and equipment: - Creation and management of production records; - Maintenance of strict bio-security measures; This position will be responsible for: - Ensuring that annual production targets for poultry are met; - Care, accountability, protection and well-being of all poultry, including but not limited to meat chickens, layer chickens, quail, chukar, guinea, squab, geese, rabbits and ducks - Upkeep of the fixed and mobile facilities associated with poultry production and animal husbandry as well as winter husbandry. - Implementing USDA Organic standards, as stipulated in the National Organic Program; - Hiring, management of and supervision of all poultry personnel including both year-round and seasonal staff. Recommended skills/experience includes: - Three years livestock/poultry management experience; - High school diploma/GED required, Bachelors Degree recommended (relevant major encouraged); - Farm implement operation; - Mechanical repair and maintenance; - Experience in organic animal husbandry and accompanying record keeping; Supervisor - Position reports to the Vice President of Production Salary is competitive. Benefits offered. Please send resumes to rd@belcampoca.com, we will respond to all queries within 48 hours of receipt.

Posted: June 23, 2014 | Location: Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, California

Applicants should send resumes to: Randy Mercado Staffing and Total Rewards Manager Ocean Breeze Ag Management, LLC jobs@oceanbreezeag.com Summary Responsible for monitoring corporate and affiliated companies’ fields and providing pest control recommendations, analysis and evaluations by performing the following duties personally:  Essential duties and Responsibilities Determine proper corrective and application actions consistent with governmental and regulatory and contractual obligations. Monitor fields for pest problems and provide prompt corrective actions. Prepare written recommendations for applications of application chemicals for various commodities for submission to various governmental agencies and vendors Liaison with and submits all necessary reports and documentation to various regulatory agencies and contractual organizations.  Advises growers on appropriate time of applying various chemicals; interpret and implement soil and leaf tissue analysis. Keep current of laws regulations and basic principles in relation to pest control regulations. Maintain a valid California Pest Control Advisor license. Research, evaluate and analyze various products Advise the growers on the economic advantages and disadvantages in the use of various chemicals Coordinate pesticide applications for organic and conventional berries and vegetables.  Basic understanding of agronomy, water conservation and fertilization practices.  Manage department staff members, ranch mapping, soil/water sampling and pest control. Prepare and submit reports required by regulatory agencies including but not limited to i.e. State of California, Dept. of Pesticide Regulation, county Agricultural Commissioner’s office Education and/or Experience Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Language Skills Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Must be fluent in English and Spanish. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations California Driver's License and Spray Applicator's License required.

Posted: June 11, 2014 | Location: San Juan Bautista, California

Coke Farm is a well-established organic farming, cooling and shipping company located in San Juan Bautista. We are searching for an employee who works well individually with a skill for customer-service, and an eye for detail. If you are looking for a job that will challenge you, and help to develop and utilize a wide range of skills and knowledge in agriculture and shipping/cooling, this is for you. This job is very multi-faceted, and will include a lot of varying duties – you will be primarily responsible for maintaining our packaging inventory (including but not limited to boxes, twist ties, bands, stickers, pallets, etc.), both in the computer and physically, working with growers to fulfill their packaging needs, receiving packaging orders, and eventually ordering packaging from several companies. You will also help the receiving/shipping departments, and work with our facility director on food safety records & maintenance, as needed. This position is flexible – it will develop as you do into the areas in which you grow & show competency. Skills and Competencies - Must be computer literate, comfortable learning new software, and troubleshooting small technological issues - Bilingual English/Spanish - Able to work efficiently without direct supervision - Attention to detail, and very accurate with paperwork - Good communication skills & customer-service orientation - Ability to prioritize jobs & complete tasks according to importance Duties and Responsibilities - Maintain packaging inventory, keep area clean and organized - Fill packaging orders, help load product - Assist with ordering material, as needed - Offload packaging orders, receive accurately - Assist in shipping and receiving - Upkeep facility records, food safety paperwork, as needed - Other responsibilities as they develop - Proactively assist managers, supervisors and employees - Adapt to fast pace and flexible schedules - Willing and able to work in outdoor conditions, cold temperatures and wet conditions

Posted: June 9, 2014 | Location: Gazelle, California

BELCAMPO FARMS: SWINE DIVISION ASSISTANT MANAGER JOB SUMMARY The Swine Division Assistant Manager shares responsibility for the daily operational activities of the Swine Division at Belcampo Farms LLC in Gazelle CA. This position helps plan, coordinate and participates in all aspects of the swine production program. This position reports directly to the Swine Division Director and secondarily to other members of Belcampo Farms’ management team. JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Care, accountability, protection and well being of all animals in the swine program Upkeep of the fixed and mobile facilities and equipment associated with swine husbandry Co-management and maintenance of feeding and watering systems Help supervise and direct interns and fulltime staff Co-management of production records Breeding program support Support of other species within Belcampo Farms’ multi-species farming system as circumstance dictates DESIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS 3+ years livestock management experience Experience in organic animal husbandry and accompanying record keeping High school diploma/GED required, Bachelors Degree recommended (relevant major encouraged). Swine biology Modern niche food systems Organic livestock production and record keeping Strong Communication Task management Farm implement operation Mechanical repair and maintenance Microsoft Office Suite PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS This positions requires an employee who can work on their feet for 8-12 hours a day, as much as 6 days a week Lift approximately 75 pounds To apply please submit cover letter and resume to Kylan Hoover at kh@belcampoca.com This position will remain open until filled. www.belcampomeatco.com