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Posted: March 21, 2019 | Location: ,

The Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA) is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director is the key management leader of SFTA, being responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing and community outreach. The position is full time. Location is flexible. The full job description can be obtained by contacting Jonathan Reinbold, SFTA Board President, jonathan.reinbold@organicvalley.coop. Letters of interest and a resumés are due by April 12th.

Posted: March 19, 2019 | Location: Half Moon Bay, California

About Sweet Farm FoundationSweet Farm, a 501(c)3 non-profit, located south of Half Moon Bay, CA along coastal Highway 1, educates, inspires, and facilitates positive and sustainable change through individual's everyday choices. We provide a loving, lifelong home to over 100 rescued farm animals and sustainably grow heirloom plants and flowers on 12 acres of coastal farmland located in the heart of the Bay Area. Our CSA program provides plant-based weekly meals to families throughout the Bay Area. We maximize our impact at a global scale by utilizing our proximity and connections to Silicon Valley investors to help humane and sustainable start-ups find funding and mentorship to support them in their mission to build technologies that change the world.  General Summary: The Agriculture Manager is a key role in driving impact at Sweet Farm. This role is the planner, manager, supervisor and primary implementer of the foundation’s agriculture program, including its CSA Program, volunteer program and on-going agriculture-based education initiatives. This role is responsible for the planting, weeding, irrigation and management of the produce and flowers grown on the farm employing organic and permaculture practices in a way that drives the foundations goals of educating the public on how to make the world a humane and sustainable place. Responsibilities and Duties: Selection, planning and planting of the fruits, vegetables and flowers for the heirloom plant program designed to support and complement the farm’s CSA programs and events.Management of seasonal and day-to-day farming operations based on organic and veganic practices, maintaining a balance of production needs and providing a pleasing experience for tours and events.Lead and manage planning, propagation and greenhouse work, crop planning, planting and rotation, soil fertility, composting, harvesting, post-harvest handling, irrigation, pest and disease control in a manner consistent with Sweet Farm’s sustainability and veganic goals.Work with foundation staff to accomplish big events including community building and fundraising events (monthly Member Days, annual Harvest Moon Festival, etc.).Develop and grow the agriculture program’s base of volunteers, including training, support and supervision in tasks that provide meaningful value.Order and receive farm equipment and supplies necessary to maintain the agriculture program.Maintain the agriculture program’s irrigation system, tools, fences and workspaces in good repair and in a safe and orderly fashion.Provide training and supervision to agriculture interns and seasonal employees.Assist Development Director with writing LOIs, grant proposals and reports. Conduct targeted research to identify new institutional funders and help grow the existing portfolio of funders.Assist in the preparation and monitoring of department budget.Assist in screening and hiring of potential employees.Other duties as assigned.  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: At least 2-5 years of organic farming production and permaculture including crop planning, greenhouse, irrigation, cultivation, pest and disease control, harvest and post-harvest handling, CSA/market, and cover crop experience. Farm and crew management experience strongly preferred.Strong facilitation and group management skills, especially in an outdoor education setting.Knowledge of and experience with vegetarian and vegan diets, and farm animal welfare issues.Demonstrates a commitment to Sweet Farm’s animal care and agriculture policies, organizational programs and goals.Passion for building community and deep relationships through food and agriculture.Positive, creative, flexible, and takes initiative.Ability to work independently, in team setting, and in fast-paced, dynamic environment.Completes tasks successfully and within specified deadlines – demonstrates strong time management skills implementing programs on time and on budget.Dependable with thorough follow through.Ability to handle multiple programs/projects at once; strong organizational skills and attention to detail.Good communication skills: verbal, written, electronic and with a variety of audiences.Highly competent in use of computers and necessary technology on a daily basis; additional software experience a plus (salesforce, farm management tools, social media).Physically fit to meet the demands of working on farm with youth, experience/ability to dig beds by hand and the ability to lift 50lbs.Experience driving a tractor.Utilizes and can exemplify tools or strategies for maintaining self-care and personal well-being.Willingness to work non-traditional hours, including evenings and weekends as farm/programs demand.Valid California Driver’s license and vehicle for personal travel. 

Posted: March 18, 2019 | Location: Bolinas, California

We are hiring 3 full-time employees for our upcoming farm year. 2 positions start May 1st and 1 position starts July 1st. Ideal candidates will have at least 1 year of experience in farming, a strong work ethic and a desire to learn. At Paradise Valley you will be involved with all aspects of the farm, from seeding, weeding, transplanting, building, harvesting, farmers markets, deliveries, etc. Farm days can be long and hard but often rewarding. We need those who join our team to have an open mind and a passion for their work. Every farm is different, and Paradise Valley is especially unique in its practices, location and experience.  Typical work weeks average 50 hours.

Posted: March 8, 2019 | Location: Tomales, California

Wild Blue Farm is a small organic farm located in Tomales, CA.  We are looking for seasonal farm help. The job includes all aspects of farming from soil prep, weeding, irrigation, planting, harvesting, seed starting and more. Must be able to lift 20 to 40 lbs. and have your own car. The farm grows numerous row crops along with various fruit trees and berries. We sell our produce to local restaurants and at the Point Reyes Farmers Market. Housing is available, hourly wage, includes fresh eggs and produce.

Posted: March 4, 2019 | Location: Templeton, California

We are a small, certified organic, diversified farm in Templeton, California. We need someone to help in all aspects of production, harvest, and sales of fruit, vegetables, eggs, and honey. The sales are to our CSA customers, commercial accounts and at our farm stand. Tasks include soil preparation, planting, harvest and post-harvest, trapping gophers, maintaining irrigation, fertilizing, weeding, thinning, and all aspects of crop production.  Schedule: This is a full time, 40 hours a week, year around job. With growth potential.  Wage: Depends on experience and education. The person who is currently doing the job is paid $18/hr. and has a Crop Production degree from Chico State and farming experience.

Posted: February 27, 2019 | Location: Watsonville, California

We are a small, certified organic, diversified farm in the foothills of Watsonville. We are looking for someone to help in all aspects of production, harvest, and sales of diverse fruit crops: apple, quince, figs, lemons, tangerines, pears, peaches, and a small amount of vegetable crops. Tasks include trapping gophers, maintaining irrigation lines, fertilizing, weeding, thinning, harvesting, and post-harvest handling. Employee would be expected to help at one or more farmers' markets on weekends per week from August to January. Schedule:40 hours per week from March to the end of the year with flexibility to work less if desired. Applicant must make commitment for the full season. There is opportunity for advancement into a year-round full-time position. Wage:Starting pay is from $12 to $14 per hour, with the higher starting rate for those with tractor and irrigation experience. After a 60-day trial period, a raise of $1 per hour is likely. Employee also receives plenty of fruit and vegetables. Unfortunately, we cannot provide lodging, and candidates must demonstrate that they are already living locally or are able to relocate soon. Responsibilities:Maintaining orchard plantings with tasks described above,Work in a team atmosphere along with other permanent and seasonal workers.Other activities as designated by farm owner.Harvest and packing of produce and assembling orders and farmers market loads.Keeping records of inputs used on all crops and harvests. Qualifications:English required, some Spanish is desirable but not required.Valid driver’s license and clean driving recordHealthy physical condition and ability to lift 50 lbs.Farming experience is desirable, especially experience maintaining and using equipment such as tractors and weed wackers and irrigation repairs.Good organization and attention to detail How to apply:Please send resume, including references, to fruitiliciousfarm@gmail.com. 

Posted: February 25, 2019 | Location: Hopewell Junction, New York

Fishkill Farms is seeking an Orchard Manager to assist in the growing of 100+ acres of eco-certified tree fruit and organic berries in New York’s Hudson Valley. Crops include peaches, cherries, strawberries and over 60 acres of dessert and cider apples, grown primarily for Pick-Your-Own and artisan hard cider. Applicants should come with a background of horticultural, field and leadership experience, be equally comfortable with the hands-on as well as the administrative aspects of farming and be familiar with pest management in tree fruit. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an experienced team in a dynamic workplace, and to broaden one’s understanding of community-based farming at a rapidly growing agricultural enterprise!See full posting here: https://www.fishkillfarms.com/about/jobs/To apply, send a resume and cover letter to jobs@fishkillfarms.com, with “Orchard Manager 2019” in the subject line.

Posted: February 13, 2019 | Location: Healdsburg, California

About Us: Front Porch Farm is a 110-acre diverse organic farm situated on the Russian River just 10 minutes from downtown Healdsburg in Northern California. Each year we grow roughly 10 acres of vegetables and berries, 4 acres of cut flowers, 3 acres of Floriani flint corn, 14 acres of wine grapes and a maintain a plethora of fruit trees. At our neighboring property—Acorn Ranch—we also raise heritage pork and lamb. With ecological farming principles at the heart of what we do, we strive to be responsible stewards of the land.  At Front Porch Farm the days are long and the tasks are strenuous, so we aim to build a team with strong work ethic that supports each other in maintaining a positive & healthy working environment. We strive to find the delicate balance between working hard and having fun. Our community is bilingual and multicultural, and some of our farm’s core values are inclusivity and connection across these lines. We work 40-50 hours per week on the farm with occasional weekend responsibilities. Vegetable Crew Member: Full- TimeAbout: We grow year-round to supply our produce at 3-4 weekly Farmer’s Markets in San Rafael and Healdsburg, and to chefs and grocery stores through our local wholesaler F.E.E.D Sonoma. Some of our standout crops include strawberries, heirloom & cherry tomatoes, lettuces, sweet peppers, and garlic. We specialize in heat loving crops in the summer and utilize storage crops and season extension techniques to have a bounty throughout all four seasons. We are committed to exceptionally high-quality product, crop diversity, and efficient growing practices that build and nurture the soil. Primary Responsibilities: Harvesting!Post- Harvest Handling: washing, sorting, packing, deliveringFieldwork: planting, weeding, mulching, spraying and moreGreenhouse work: sowing, thinning, potting upRotating weekend work: Farmer’s Markets, U-Picks, occasional on-farm events Desired Skills & Experience: 1-3 years’ experience working on a production farm (No experience necessary)Ability to hustle!Innate attention to detailSeeking team players who are generally easy-going by nature More Info:Our goal is to support team members in developing and deepening their skills, with opportunities to continue to grow with the farm. Starting compensation begins at $12/hr (DOE). Included is all of the produce you can eat as well as discounts on meat and wine! If you are interested joining the Front Porch Farm team, please email your resume, cover letter, and references to eliza@fpfarm.com and visit our website to learn more about what we do: www.fpfarm.com. 

Posted: February 8, 2019 | Location: Slocomb, Alabama

The South’s only Organic Dairy/Processer looking for a full time milker (4-1/2 day a week), calf raiser and field work helper in silage times.  No tobacco products, drug free farm, housing available. Pay according to experience. E mail rinske@workingcowsdairy.com. For more info on the farm www.workingcowsdairy.com.

Posted: February 4, 2019 | Location: Petaluma, California

Sausalito Springs is a small family owned, certified organic farm in Petaluma, CA that has been growing high quality watercress since 1988. Sausalito Springs has two open positions for full-time Farm Crew Members to join our team beginning mid-January 2019. We are seeking crew members who can commit to working through Thanksgiving. This is a full-time position, 40 hours/ week, 5 days a week. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: Harvesting, Washing and packing watercress Irrigation systems management Cleaning and maintenance of production and packing areas Maintenance of grounds Requirements:2+ years of farm experience Operate a weed whacker Landscaping & Carpentry Experience, a plus Compensation:DOE pay scale starts at $15/hour We offer two weeks of paid vacation and a stipend for health insurance after 90 days of employment Please email a resume to sausalitosprings@gmail.com to apply.

Posted: January 30, 2019 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

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Posted: January 30, 2019 | Location: Reno, Nevada

The Desert Farming Initiative at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks to fill a full-time Administrative Faculty position as the Farm Production Manager. This position will be an integral component of the University of Nevada, Reno, the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources. The Farm Production Manager (FPM) will directly report to, and work closely with the Program Manager. The position will oversee, manage, coordinate, and execute the production and harvest of all vegetable and fruit crop operations at two field station sites for the UNR Desert Farming Initiative. The incumbent will be responsible for organizing and managing all farm employees, including the Assistant Farm Manager, farm employees, student employees, interns, and volunteers. Working closely with the Program Manager, the Farm Production Manager will develop crop plans, implement a pest management plan, soil fertility and crop nutrition plan, and research and order agricultural products as needed. The incumbent will install, develop, and maintain drip and overhead irrigation infrastructure, and is responsible for executing all crop irrigation requirements. The incumbent executes all tractor work with precision; oversees and insures the proper management of all tractor equipment; and may be required to research new and innovated precision row crop equipment for demonstration. In addition, the incumbent will work closely with the DFI Education Program Coordinator, and Program Manager to implement and execute the farm’s Food Safety plan, Good Agricultural Practice certification, and greenhouse organic certification. The DFI has three primary goals: provide an educational program in sustainable farming systems for desert climates; provide research and hands-on educational experience to UNR faculty, students, the agricultural industry and community; and demonstrate working agricultural systems in desert climates. The Farm Production Manager will play a critical role in achieving these goals on the ground and maintaining a highly productive farm that serves these goals to the highest capacity. The Farm Production Manager will also be expected to contribute to the innovation of advancing DFI farming systems with alternative and sustainable practices. In addition, the position will participate in workshops and community outreach held at the Desert Farming Initiative. Required QualificationsA high school diploma and four years of related work experience; OR an associate degree with three years of related work experience; OR a bachelor’s degree with two years of related work experience; OR a master’s degree with one year of related work experience. Related work experience: in a farm management level position including farm supervisor, assistant farm manager, farm manager, or owner for a vegetable and or fruit farm; in diversified row crop farming systems; or working on an educational, research, or demonstration farm. Preferred QualificationsAn agriculture or natural resources related bachelor’s degree, with at least 4 years of farm management employment on a diversified row crop vegetable and fruit farm. The ideal will also obtain years of experience working in lower level positions on a farm, such as a farm intern, field worker, crew leader, or assistant farm manager. In addition, the ideal candidate will have the skills and ability to immediately take over the day to day farm operations and lead the farm team to successfully produce a diversity of crop on 4-5 acres in year one. Additional preferred qualifications include candidates with proven experience in managing soil fertility and pesticide programs. Please follow this link for the official job announcement and application process. https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno---Main-Campus/Farm-Production-Manager--Desert-Farming-Initiative--DFI-_R0114246-1

Posted: January 22, 2019 | Location: Cayucos, California

Organic avocado farm located in a secluded canyon on the central coast of California. Job includes weeding, pest management, picking, irrigation, and pruning. Pay commensurate with experience. Carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc. all a plus!!

Posted: January 8, 2019 | Location: Soquel, California

Local (Santa Cruz area) organic seedling business is looking for employees who can work full time starting in late January/February. Job includes all aspects of greenhouse production, farmers markets, and deliveries. Pay starts at $15/hour. Please respond by email: gporganics@yahoo.com.

Posted: January 3, 2019 | Location: Wells, Vermont

Seeking person to be responsible for day to day operations in our creamery.  Certified organic, 100% grass-fed a2a2 Jersey herd, selling raw and pasteurized milk, yogurt, skyr, butter, gelato and ghee. Housing provided. Experience preferred but not required. A passion for dairy processing is required, with organization skills, attention to detail and cleanliness. 

Posted: January 2, 2019 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

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Posted: December 17, 2018 | Location: Blachly, Oregon

Horton Road Organics, located in the Oregon coast range, integrates education, sustainable food production and community events throughout our main season, April through October. The farm organically grows over 30 varieties of crops that supply a small CSA, three farmers markets, several restaurants and a number of local natural food stores. Each season, our farm welcomes a crew that includes farming apprentices and managers. For the 2019 farming season, Horton Road Organics is seeking an Assistant Farm Manager. This person will work closely with the Farm Manager to provide support for all areas of the farm operation. We are looking for someone who is an efficient, skilled harvester and a competent teacher, communicator and leader. JOB TITLE: Assistant Farm Manager ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Day-to-day farm work a. Sow/plant, harvest, cultivate b. Wash and pack produce c. Instruct, direct and supervise apprentices; Lead group work tasks 2. Community Living a. Coordinate group meetings b. Facilitate positive group dynamics and conflict resolution 3. Farmers Markets a. Manage weekly markets as assigned QUALIFICATIONS: • Two seasons of row crop farming experience • Capacity to meet minimum harvest rates • Teaching skills; Communication & conflict resolution skills • Ability to work under pressure • Valid Driver’s License (drive “box truck” type vehicles and/or manual transmission) COMPENSATION:• Hourly rate based on experience, plus bonuses • Room and board; Private yurt and shared kitchen • Additional pay for Saturday farmers markets TIME COMMITMENT: • April 1 - October 31 (possible reduced hours in April and October) • 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, plus some Saturday markets To apply for this position, please send your information to Bill Booth at hortonroadorganics@gmail.com. We will review your information and get back to you. The position will remain open until filled. In addition to sending your resume and farming references, please answer the following. What draws you to our farm?What are your own long term goals in the field of sustainable agriculture?What is your teaching/instructing experience? Describe your teaching style and how you help different kinds of learners or students who are struggling?What kind of group living experience have you had? What do you contribute to a residential community? How have you dealt with conflict in these settings?Are you available for the full season April – October? Yes_____ No _____(if No, please explain:)What are your ideal hours per week you prefer to work? (We generally work 40 hours/ week, but also have optional farmers markets outside those hours. Early and late in the season, hours can be considerably less.)Every year we teach a new inexperienced crew to achieve minimum harvest rates. Do you know your own rates of vegetable harvest? Give us some specific examples:Please share anything else you’d like us to know about you.