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Posted: August 22, 2019 | Location: Sebastopol, California

CalCAN is a statewide coalition that advances policy reform to realize the powerful climate solutions of sustainable and organic agriculture. Since 2009, we have cultivated farmer leadership to face the challenges of climate change and to serve as the sustainable agriculture voice on climate change policy in California. Our work, in collaboration with coalition partners and allies, has contributed to the adoption of multiple state climate-smart agriculture programs, farmland conservation policy, and on-farm renewable energy advancements. CalCAN currently has five full-time staff and a wide network of partners and advisors across the state. For more information on CalCAN’s work, see Coordinator RoleThe Communications & Operations Coordinator facilitates CalCAN’s use of social media, traditional media, digital communications, publications, website and blogs, and events to communicate to our policymakers and our network of partners and funders. The Coordinator also assists the Executive Director with grant writing, administration and internal communications. The ideal candidate is committed to sustainable agriculture and is eager to learn, adapt and grow with CalCAN’s changing strategies, priorities and needs. The Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and works closely with all members of the CalCAN team in advancing our policy goals. We are a small but effective team, looking for someone who likes wearing many hats and wants to learn the ropes of non-profit communications, administration and grant writing. ResponsibilitiesThe Coordinator will work in collaboration with CalCAN’s policy team and under the supervision of the Executive Director in the following areas:Communications — Coordinate, maintain and continually improve all online communications tools (website, electronic newsletter, Mail Chimp, blogs); Coordinate production of policy reports, fact sheets and white papers; Manage contacts databases for CalCAN network members and media; Manage social media and generate content aligned with policy objectives; Collaborate with the CalCAN policy team to identify specific communications goals and develop plans and strategies to reach them; Produce communications plans, evaluate and continually improve their implementation Grant writing and reporting — Support the Executive Director with grant proposal and report writing, tracking organizational accomplishments, and foundation database management Events coordination — Manage the planning, registration, promotion and logistics for CalCAN’s biennial Climate and Agriculture Summit; Provide logistical support for annual lobby days, farm tours and other events as needed Administration — Provide technological and administrative support as needed QualificationsEligible applicants must possess the following skills and experience: Demonstrated interest in and familiarity with sustainable agriculture and/or climate change Minimum of two years professional experience in any of the following areas: non-profit administration; event management; communications; media Excellent written and verbal communications skills Facility with a variety of applications and tools such as Google Apps, Microsoft Office, Twitter, MailChimp, WordPress, graphics design programs, etc. Self-directed, entrepreneurial and collaborative work style Detail-oriented and highly organized with strong project management skills and the ability to stay on deadline while managing multiple projects TermsThis is a full-time salaried position that offers a salary ranging from $55,000 to $65,000, commensurate with experience, plus benefits. The position is based in Sebastopol, CA. To ApplyPlease submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Note that no references will be contacted without first notifying you after the second interview. Please also include a writing sample (maximum 3-4 pages) — fact sheets, blogs, newsletters, white papers, grant reports or anything else that illustrates your ability to communicate in a compelling and accessible way (please no academic papers). Email your application to in a single PDF attachment, addressed to Executive Director Renata Brillinger. The position will be open until filled. No phone calls please. Note: CalCAN is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from groups that have been historically under-represented. CalCAN makes hiring decisions without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. 

Posted: August 20, 2019 | Location: Newcastle, California

The Natural Trading Company Organic Farm is looking for someone bright, enthusiastic, hard-working, and passionate to drive our delivery route twice weekly, work farmers’ markets, and help with field, greenhouse, and packing shed work. We are looking for someone to represent our farm well – good customer service, efficient, responsible, reliable, and detail-oriented. Interest in organic food, farming, or cooking is a plus. Applicants preferably have experience with agriculture, know how to put a long and early day in, working in all weather conditions, and be able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly. You should be comfortable driving a small box truck (no special license needed, just a clean driving record). Located in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada, 30 miles northeast of Sacramento, Natural Trading Co is a 40-acre organic, mixed-crop, orchard, greenhouse, and natural foods store. We operate a CSA and sell our produce at farmers’ markets in the Sacramento foothills and Tahoe/Truckee areas, in addition to deliveries to local supermarkets, co-ops, and distributors. We’re seeking candidates who are looking for long-term, full-time employment. This is a paid hourly position with farm food available in abundance. Interested applicants, please submit a resume and letter of interest to For more information about the farm, visit

Posted: August 19, 2019 | Location: ,

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Posted: August 16, 2019 | Location: Spring Mills, Pennsylvania

The Accredited Certifiers Association (ACA) has an immediate opening for the ACA Coordinator.  The Accredited Certifiers Association, Inc. (ACA) is a member-based association of USDA accredited organic certifiers and supporters.  Our primary mission is to ensure consistent implementation of USDA Organic Regulations through collaboration and education of accredited certification agencies.  We envision a world in which the USDA Organic label is always trusted and valued.   Qualified candidates are invited to e-mail a resume and cover letter to The full job description is attached. Please pass on this announcement across your organic networks. 

Posted: August 12, 2019 | Location: Templeton, California

Looking for an experienced farmer who can operate a certified organic farm (CCOF) and run a CSA, while enjoying fresh fruit and vegetables from the farm. We need help at Templeton Valley Farms. The more farming experience you have the better. Check out the farm at, or come by for a visit. The position is open now. The work changes seasonally, but now we have a lot of harvesting and preparing crops for market as well as soil preparation and planting. We are looking for a committed, full time, long term farm manager. We would prefer someone who wants to help continue to grow the farm and become involved long term. The Farm operates all year and there is plenty of work in the winter.  Duties include: Supervise planting, weeding, irrigating and harvest of specialty crops and ensure weeding, thinning, pruning and feeding crops is maintained Plan and implement harvest and planting schedules Participate in the inspection, sorting, packaging, storage, and post-harvest treatment of crops.  Set up, operate, and repair irrigation equipment Harvest crops by hand, plant seeds, or transplant seedlings by hand Maintain and record information about crops, such as fertilizer use, yields, or costs for CCOF records Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, and harvest crops Operate small tools such as; skill saw, chainsaw, weed-eater, drill, pole pruners Repair and maintain farm vehicles and mechanical equipment. Perform miscellaneous maintenance and upkeep of the Farm Stand to include building repairs, fence and other structural repairs. Prune fruit trees and brambles and maintain fruit orchard.  You will be fully in charge of operating the CSA for about 40 members, managing the workers, and operating the farm stand which is open to the public for retail sales and you pick berries. The farm has an egg production business and honey production as well.  Profit sharing potential based on sales goals and expense budgets. Temporary housing available on the farm.

Posted: August 6, 2019 | Location: Litchfield Park, Arizona

Organic Farmer  Blue Sky Organic Farms is committed to the highest quality food cultivation and is known for the great care we take with our produce and employees alike. We are a 35-acre farm looking to expand. We have row crops, greenhouses, and high tunnels. Our integrity in the farming community is second to none. We believe in putting forth only the most nutritious, flavor packed, beautiful crops a buyer can find. We are committed to our local community and market as well as taking pride in being a shipper of very high-end baby leaf products. We’re looking for an experienced organic farmer. Someone who is dedicated to their work, often working 50 plus hours per week during the prime part of our seasons (September thru June). The ideal candidate will have integrity, great attention to detail, problem solving skills, physical stamina and strength, Requirements: 5 years row crop tractor experience, GPS a plus Knowledge of cultivation, planting, sprinkler and drip irrigation Organic soil fertility Spanish speaking a plus Responsibilities: Field preparation Planting and cultivation Irrigation Pest management and spraying  The Location: The farm is located in Litchfield Park, Arizona, an area that is known historically for its cotton and alfalfa. We are centrally located to many things Arizona has to offer: 30 minutes from downtown Phoenix, 2 hours from Sedona, 2.5 hours from Flagstaff and 3.5 hours from the Grand Canyon. 5 hours from San Diego.  Salary: Salary based on experience $50,000 to $60,000 to start. Health benefits, paid time off, produce allowance, and fun. This job is open and will be filled when the right candidate is found. To apply: Please send a letter of interest, and resume or list of skills to

Posted: July 26, 2019 | Location: Patricia Carrillo,

Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) Job DescriptionTitle: Production & Marketing Advisor Status: Full-Time, Hourly Salary range: $22-26/hr Reports to: Program Director Schedule: Forty hours per week; overtime when necessary; flexible schedule according to need.  The Production & Marketing Advisor’s primary responsibilities are to provide, and provide referrals for, technical assistance to farmers enrolled in ALBA’s farm-business incubator on crop production, integrated pest management, marketing, and other topics as needed. The Production & Marketing Advisor will support the farmers—individually and collectively—in their efforts to improve their farming and marketing skills.  ResponsibilitiesEstablish and maintain productive relationships with ALBA’s farmers; Provide ongoing technical assistance to the ALBA Incubator farmers in production, harvesting, and packing for their different marketing outlets; Work with farmers individually and as a group as necessary to address issues regarding the quality of their produce, the quality and consistency of their pack, the timing of deliveries, the adherence to crop plans, the fulfillment of orders, and appropriate communications with their customers when issues arise; Provide education and technical assistance on integrated pest management techniques; Educate and provide technical assistance on marketing alternatives for farmers; Coordinate for outside field assistance from partner organizations and individuals; Assist Compliance Manager in ensuring food safety rules are followed and enforced; Complete grant deliverables that can include special projects, farmer workshops, and additional reporting; Assist farmers in identifying documents needed in order to market to different marketing outlets; Work in conjunction with CAFF’s Farm to Market Specialist to assist farmers with marketing strategies for their business; Create a referral system to ensure that farmers are receiving appropriate technical assistance from relevant partner agencies on production and marketing issues; Assist with crop forecasting and create an Incubator farmer availability list to post and update regularly on ALBA’s website and social media pages that can be to open up new markets for farmers; Liaise with partners, host visitors, and build partnerships in agriculture community; Attend professional development opportunities to stay up to date with laws, regulations, and emerging trends in sustainable agriculture; Participate in ALBA’s farmer and community events. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture; Bilingual (English/Spanish); ability to work in a non-profit and people-centered environment with shifting priorities and deadlines; knowledge of and practical experience in organic agricultural production; ability to communicate and maintain positive relationships with a diverse constituency, including farmers, vendors, staff, and partners; ideally, possess a Pest Control Adviser (PCA) or Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) license or be willing to obtain one within two years of employment at ALBA.  Working Conditions: Work will be outdoors and indoors; must be comfortable climbing ladders; Performs physical labor. May be required to lift/carry up to 50 lbs. May assist others in lifting/carrying objects heavier than 50 lbs. To apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to 

Posted: July 26, 2019 | Location: Salinas, California

Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) Job DescriptionTitle: Farm Management Assistant II Status: Full-Time, Exempt, At-Will Salary range: $15.00-$18.00 per hour Reports to: Farm Manager Schedule: Forty hours per week; overtime when necessary; flexible schedule according to need.  The Farm Management Assistant supports ALBA’s Farm Manager in farm operations at the Rural Development Center, including the maintenance of common areas and the maintenance and repair of irrigation systems and farm equipment, including ALBA’s hoop houses. He also provides hands-on and technical assistance to ALBA farmers who are enrolled in the farm-business incubator.  ResponsibilitiesEstablish and maintain productive relationships with ALBA farmers; Coordinate with and support the Farm Manager in the provision of ongoing technical assistance to the farmers in the safe and appropriate use of the irrigation system and farm equipment; Track and document the use and of the irrigation system and farm equipment by each farmer; report any abuse or damage to these assets; track and report to the fiscal department payments due from each farmer; Monitor and enforce protocols to ensure the safety of persons coming onto the farm and ALBA farm facilities and property; Assist in the maintenance of farm buildings, wells, irrigation systems, and roads and help ensure compliance with facility usage policies; assist in maintaining ALBA’s cooler facility as necessary; Assists in monitoring and enforcing farm-operation protocols to ensure weed control and trash removal and to address any intrusion of tree branches into arable areas of ALBA land; Monitor each farmer to ensure that he or she is in compliance with his or her lease and farm policies; Collect monthly water samples and deliver these to the Monterey County Health Department; Participate in ALBA’s farmer and community events; Provide technical assistance to farmers including training on the use of tractors and implements; Execute the harvest and agricultural practices for crops under hoops specified by the farm manager and help maintain organic and food safety records for said crops; Assist with research/demonstration projects, as needed; Provide general ALBA program and demonstration field support.  Qualifications: Two years of farm work experience with experience in crop production, some supervisory skills preferred; knowledge of organic agricultural production in the Salinas Valley; knowledge of small-and -commercial-scale organic production techniques; must be able to operate a tractor and connect implements; must have knowledge of irrigation systems; knowledge of pest management techniques; ability to communicate and maintain positive relationships with a diverse constituency, including farmers, vendors, staff, and partners; equipment maintenance experience a plus. 

Posted: July 25, 2019 | Location: Cloverdale, California

About Eco TerrenoCompanies, like great wines, are not just produced; rather they are carefully cultivated. We are seeking passionate individuals to join our team at Eco Terreno where we employ our experience in winemaking with time honored traditions in a healthy respect for the land. With 140-acres of Biodynamically and organically certified land, planted primarily to vineyards in Alexander Valley near Cloverdale, we are one of the leading wine farms in Northern California. SummaryUnder the direction of the Vineyard Manager and other Eco Terreno Vineyards (ETV) leadership team, assist with duties required to maintain the company’s animal programs. Key responsibilities will entail establishing and overseeing animal husbandry programs and supporting efforts throughout the farms, gardens, and vineyards. Our team is looking to welcome a new member within the next month. Animal HusbandryPerform all duties of animal husbandry for vineyard animals including: evaluating health, purchasing and tracking feed, and socialization Developing and implementing the movement of mobile chicken coops and flocks within the vineyard while also working on increasing our flock size Maintaining, moving, and installing electrical fencing for animal movement Development and implement goat movement plan within property as weed eradication Develop goat milk production plan Build vineyard and farm infrastructure to set up seasonal sheep herds in the vineyards and create movement plan Work closely with vineyard team leadership and members to develop movement plans in relation to growth of vines, pest and disease pressure, and spray schedules Use critical thinking to develop and communicate animal management plan to entire ETV team Participate in and contribute to management meetings for high level decision making Gardens and Insectaries Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesTake direction from Vineyard Manager and ETW Vineyards leadership team to ensure all animal movements are completed in accordance with direction from ETV leadership Assist in cataloging all animal movement Work with ETV team to build additional chicken tractors and animal housing Assist with all biodynamic activities, including preps and certifications as directed Participate in vineyard program work and gardens program as needed/directed  Job RequirementsEducation/Experience: BS in an Agricultural Field with comprehensive gardening experience; Or 5 years animal husbandry experience Familiarity and passion for biodynamics, organic and perma-culture practices Working knowledge of the seasonality of farm and animal work Knowledge: Basic animal husbandry skills; local plant species; poisonous plants for goats and chickens; intensive grazing techniques and strategies Strong observational skills A healthy dose of humor The ability to work and contribute as a team member Willingness to work and grow in all capacities that a growing wine farm requires Other: Must possess a valid driver’s license and meet the company’s automobile insurance requirements Language Skills:Fluent in English (Required) and Spanish (Preferred). Strong oral communication skills. Ability to read and interpret documents such as vineyard work order documents and scripts and to write routine report/spreadsheets and correspondence. Mathematical Skills:Ability to do simple math and conversions. Ability to interpret graphs and analysis results. Reasoning Ability:Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Computer Skills:Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook (or equivalent programs preferred). Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, climb stairs, talk, hear, taste and smell. Must possess vision, hearing and sufficient digital manipulation skills to utilize a farming equipment. The employee is frequently required to climb and balance, stoop, kneel and crouch. The employee must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Work Environment:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Most duties will be performed outdoors, including garden and vineyard facilities. This job entails weekend work on a regular basis. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package including: –medical, dental, vision, 401K + matching, and generous paid time off. To apply for this position, please send an email (cover letter) to with the following:  Subject: Animal Husbandry Coordinator & [your full name] Please attach your current resume as a PDF with the file name: [Your Full Name] Resume Email: with any questions. No phone calls please.

Posted: July 18, 2019 | Location: ,

Title: Finance DirectorStatus: Non-Exempt, At-WillAnnual salary: $55,000 - $70,000 Reports to: Finance Director  Status: Salaried Position, At-will, 100% FTE The Finance Director is responsible for the management of the corporation’s fiscal systems and for the provision of timely and accurate monthly financial statements to the Board of Directors. S/he also functions as the corporation’s human resource officer and is responsibility for various administrative duties.  ResponsibilitiesProvide to the Board of Directors monthly financial statements, completed in accordance with Generally Acceptable Accounting Principles; Develop the corporation’s annual budget and provide appropriate documentation supporting projected expenditures and revenue; prepare and present to the Board of Directors a monthly cash flow analysis and an analysis of budgeted to actual monthly revenue and expenses; Monitor grant and contract expenditures to ensure these are in accordance with approved budgets and other contractual requirements;Develop or improve the organization’s administrative systems to ensure the proper filing of financial and administrative documents; maintain personnel files; manage insurance and fringe benefits programs and claims; complete other administrative duties as assigned; Supervise and evaluate fiscal and administrative support staff; ensure compliance with the corporation’s administrative and financial policies and procedures;Submit timely and accurate payment requests to grantors and produce buyers in order to avoid delayed payments and cash-flow shortages;Process payroll, receivables, deposits; track farmer and vendor payments; Maintain ownership, repair and, maintenance records on the corporation’s physical assets such as office furniture and machines, farm equipment, vehicles, etc. Complete requisite financial reports to all public and private grantors;Prepare for and provide all requested information and documents to the corporation’s independent auditor to ensure timely completion of the annual audit;Maintain correspondence and positive relationships with grantors, vendors,  farmers, and contractors;  Qualifications:» Master’s degree in financial management or B.A. or B.S. in these fields and with at least three years’ experience as an accountant in non-profit and/or business management; knowledge of budget planning and development; ability to complete cash flow proforma projections; non-profit fund accounting preferred; knowledge of QuickBooks; bilingual English-Spanish is desirable  To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to   

Posted: July 11, 2019 | Location: Reno, Nevada

The Desert Farming Initiative at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks to fill a full-time 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 ensures 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. Total CompensationThe total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, thirty (30) days of sick leave provided upon start date and two (2) days of sick leave accrued per full month after the first year of service, two (2) days of annual leave accrued each full month, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: 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. The position start date is flexible and most likely will start in Fall. Official Job Announcement -

Posted: June 20, 2019 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

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Posted: June 18, 2019 | Location: Paicines, California

Viticulturist Position For Regenerative Vineyard Unique opportunity to assist in the development and management of a highly diverse holistic/regenerative vineyard on an innovative ranch. Paicines Ranch is 7500 acres of holistically managed, certified organic rangeland, irrigated cropland and vineyards located on the central coast of California. Our focus is on how to imagine, design, create and manage agricultural practices that build and support ecosystem health, are economically viable and inspiring. The vineyard at Paicines Ranch is a uniquely designed polyculture with a partial overhead trellis system that allows for grazing of the vines throughout the year. This eliminates the need for tillage and most cultivation and encourages a diversity of perennial and annual plants on the vineyard floor. In particular we seek someone who is creative, passionate, open-minded, committed and skilled in viticulture principles and practices with an emphasis on organic/regenerative management. The position will involve working collaboratively with ranch staff in all aspects of vineyard management, development, planning, and monitoring. Primary responsibilities:This position would work directly with the director of agricultural operations and be responsible for all aspects of vineyard management including:Management and oversight of vineyard operations including irrigation, disease and pest monitoring, prevention and control, soil health improvements, management of vineyard biodiversity, pruning, harvest, yield estimates, etc. Equipment care Supervising and oversight of contractors Supervise, train, and mentor employees, workers and apprentices/interns Accurate and organized record keeping Oversee compliance and record keeping for organic certification and other certifying organizations Job requirements:Four years or more of related experience. Openness to new ideas, innovation and experimentation Good organizational and management skills Appreciation of and capacity for doing physical work for extended periods of time along with periodic office work Competence in operation of standard transmission vehicles, quads, tractors, and skid loader, and a good driving record Experience with organic certification compliance and record keeping Private Applicator Certificate or ability to obtain this Creative problem solving and decision making Experience supervising workers and apprentices Ability to work both collaboratively and independently Good communication and writing skills and ability to document and explain work to others Computer skills including competency in Excel  Additional skills that would be valuable to this position: Bilingual – English/Spanish Experience working with livestock Benefits: Salary range $35,000- $55,000 (plus) depending on experience Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays 401(k) retirement plan with company matching contributions Health Insurance Possibility of housing (Benefits available after 3-month trial period) Please send resume and cover letter to Kelly Mulville: