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Posted: January 18, 2017 | Location: Carversville, Pennsylvania

Carversville Farm Foundation is hiring a Field Manager with significant experience growing Certified Organic vegetables, herbs, and perennials. This is an exciting opportunity for a professional grower looking for a career on the cutting edge of sustainable food production. You will have access to brand new, state-of-the art equipment and the opportunity to work with the world’s foremost consultants on soil regeneration, land planning, and crop and livestock production on an ongoing basis. Responsibilities include planning and managing farm staff and apprentices in the production of vegetables, fruit, and herbs. This position reports directly to the Farm Manager and works continuously with the Livestock Manager to plan daily, weekly, and seasonal workflow, personnel, and equipment distribution. The ideal candidate will be willing to make a long term commitment and possess the following qualifications and experience: A minimum of 3 seasons managing Certified Organic vegetable production on 5+ acres. Perennials including herbs, small fruits, and trees. Utilizing a diversity of cover crops and field crops on a broad-acre scale is a plus, especially in mixes or “cocktails.” Pasture cropping, polycultures, companion planting, inter-seeding, and living mulches. No-till vegetable and crop production and a desire to be on the edge of progressing the science of no-till production systems on a broad-acre scale. Soil testing, re-mineralization, foliar feeding, pest and disease scouting (NOP/OMRI compliant). Exposure to Keyline Landscape Design, Keyline soil formation, and the Yeoman’s Plow. Experience and desire to work with and teach apprentices on a daily basis. A track record of success working in a cooperative team environment requiring a high level of planning, communication, and documentation. Desire and willingness to work with world-class consultants and advisors. Knowledge of the principles of soil biology, ecosystem function, plant science, and environmental regeneration. A desire to produce food of the highest nutritional, culinary, and ecological quality. A desire to continue to learn and grow as a person and farmer. Continuous personal development is encouraged and supported at CFF. Mechanical and technical ability to troubleshoot issues with equipment, irrigation, and infrastructure with the help of the farm manager, farm mechanic, and professional contractors. Who we are: Carversville Farm Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, produces fresh sustainable food specifically for donation to populations who lack access to a balanced diet; offers farm apprenticeships, workshops and facilitates information exchange; and nurtures organic farms through cooperative purchasing and other programs. Utilizing advanced sustainable farming methods, the farm works to provide these services while simultaneously regenerating the agro-ecosystem. Compensation: This is a salaried, full time, year round, permanent position starting immediately. You will be provided housing and a share of food from the farm. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes 100% paid health, dental, and other benefits. For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to info@carversvillefarm.org. Carversville Farm Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: January 11, 2017 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

To apply, visit: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/job/30ae0fdc JOB SUMMARY The Regulatory Quality Assurance Auditor is responsible for supporting the implementation and maintenance of Santa Cruz Nutritionals’ Quality Assurance system in all facets, ensuring compliance to internal, customer and regulatory audits per 21CFR111 and 21CFR117 and FSMA. ESSENTIAL DUTIES o Conducts independent internal audits (GMP and FSMA) of all production, product storage, and laboratory areas. o Participates in process management and improvement initiatives. o Ensures documentation complies with 21CFR111 and 21CFR117 standards and best practices, and provides staff with input and feedback regarding revisions. o Develops and oversees the performance of regulatory programs specific to FSMA, Food Defense, FSVP and Crisis Management. o Conducts assessments and evaluates through analysis and interpretation of objective and subjective evidence to verify compliance to standards and applicable quality plans (listed above). Develops written reports of findings and escalates unresolved issues to appropriate management levels. o Evaluates internal audit observations to assess findings and researches solutions to identified observations. Makes verbal and written recommendations to appropriate parties and helps to implement solutions. o Participates in special projects, internal/external audits and process improvements in support of quality assurance initiatives. Leads various initiatives. o Coordinates the definition and maintenance of effective and efficient quality programs, including the development and presentation of associated training and familiarization to affected staff. Revises standard practices and procedures as appropriate. o Provides leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS B.S. Biology, Chemistry, Engineering or other relevant discipline. 5+ years industry experience (QA)

Posted: January 5, 2017 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

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Posted: January 3, 2017 | Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts

We are small but very unique Nursery and Organic Farm on Nantucket, currently looking for the right candidate to fill the position of Office Manager. The ideal candidate would have a working knowledge of organic farming, but if not, we are willing to train the right person. Attention to detail is our top priority, followed by excellent customer service skills. Required Skills: Basic bookkeeping with Quickbooks, experience with Microsoft programs, Outlook and social media. Basic graphic design skills desirable. Responsibilities: Communicate weekly availability and produce growth progress with farmers, organize weekly staff meetings and take meeting notes, prepare payroll/federal tax filings/financial reports, make regular bank deposits and pay bills, order supplies and maintain office, reconcile accounts and send invoices, assist coordination with vendors, improve filing system and maintain past Organic records, prepare customer newsletters, troubleshoot technology issues as needed, all other farm-based communications between staff, owners, and customers. Create flyers as needed or marketing material as needed. Hours/Benefits: Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week. Pay commensurate with experience. To apply: Send resume, cover letter, and references to: thefarm@pumpkinpondfarm.com

Posted: January 2, 2017 | Location: Bolinas, California

Our Farm: Our farm has been CCOF certified organic since 1978. We grow cool weather veg. on six acres, and 1/2 acre in apples. . We are two miles from the ocean and border the Point Reyes National Seashore. We are working with the park to restore a Coho Salmon run on our stream, and are the first farm in Ca. to be certified Salmon Safe. We are propagating and using beneficial indigenous microorganism to sustain our living soil and maintain the nutrient cycle. We make compost, and extracts from plants, fish and kelp. All the fields are cover cropped in the winter . We sell at four farmers markets in Marin Co. and local stores and restaurants. Job Description: We are looking for seasonal or long term employees with 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. Living: Paradise Valley Produce provides basic housing with a shared kitchen, bathroom, and shower. Food produced from the farm is free for consumption and the local town is 2 miles away.

Posted: December 23, 2016 | Location: Chico, California

Do you value clean water, wild rivers, and healthy forests? Are you willing to lend your voice and your hands to protect fish and wildlife? Would you rather plant a tree than write a report? Are you excited to work with a team of ecologists, farmers, and entrepreneurs? If you answered yes to all of these questions, River Partners needs your help. River Partners is a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of rivers and floodplain ecosystems. Over the last 18 years, our organization has restored over 8,000 acres of flood-prone farm fields into forests teeming with wildlife. In doing so, we have planted over 2 million native trees and shrubs. Our staff is committed to getting things done. Since 2010, we have purchased $33 million worth of real estate throughout California. Once we acquire property, we implement native habitat restoration that benefits target species. After restoration is complete, River Partners donates the property to State and federal land management agencies to be preserved and protected in perpetuity. We believe in achieving results that directly benefit people and the environment. River Partners is a successful, financially stable, entrepreneurial nonprofit. We generate an average of $7 million in revenue each year by securing for-profit contracts and government grants. We are the largest, and most experienced, riparian habitat restoration contractor in California and we have built strong relationships with the agricultural, agency, and nonprofit communities as a result of our record of success. Our work has been recognized with several awards, including the Governors’ Environmental and Economic Leadership Award. Notwithstanding our accomplishments and awards, the single best thing about River Partners is the people. Our staff is committed, creative, collaborative and diverse. We produce amazing results and have a lot of fun along the way. Position Title: Sacramento Valley Assistant Field Manager Office Location: Chico, CA Reports to: Sacramento Valley Field Manager Position: This position assists the Regional Director and Restoration Field Manager to manage and implement riparian habitat restoration projects in the Sacramento Valley. This is a full-time position – approximately 30% of time will be spent in the Chico office assisting with grant and contract administration and 70% of time will be spent in the field assisting with restoration implementation duties. Supervisory Responsibilities: This position supervises field technicians, subcontractors and labor crews. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Assist in the preparation and updates of project budgets, reports and timelines. • Prepare reports as required by grant and contract agreements. • Attend and participates in project site visits, inspections, and trainings. • Assist in Quality Control (QC) duties of projects. • Assist in implementing health and safety plans and procedures. • Operate tractors and other equipment for site preparation activities such as mowing and disking. • Operate herbicide spray rigs in a safe and controlled manner to effectively eradicate weeds. • Supervises field crews in planting, irrigation, spraying, and other agricultural duties. • Irrigate restoration plantings as needed and maintain irrigation systems. • Assist in purchasing materials and supplies from vendors and coordinating deliveries and the work of subcontractors. • Provide regular communication with the Restoration Field Manager and Field Foremen on project progress and field conditions. • Collect, process, and deliver native plant materials. Assist with the collection of monitoring data. • Other duties as required. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor degree in one of the natural resource sciences, agriculture, engineering, construction management or related field. • Basic understanding of issues in ecology, agriculture, engineering, communications, and government. • Strong writing and verbal communication skills. • Skills necessary to support contract and grant preparation and/or administration. • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite software is required. • Creatively solve problems and learn new skills. • Demonstrate good organizational skills and a strong work ethic. • A clean CA Driver’s license with no restrictions. • Possess the ability to communicate in basic Spanish (preferred, but not required). • Qualified Applicator’s License (preferred, but not required. Successful applicant is expected to obtain QAL with 6 months of hire.) • Integrity and ethics beyond reproach. • Ability to travel when needed (includes overnight trips). REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: • Ability to read, understand, and follow oral and written instruction. • Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills. • Work effectively with our management, science, and field staff to achieve River Partners mission. • Clearly communicate on a daily basis with project management staff and other coworkers and project partners. • A background in farming or ranching a strong plus in job. • Commitment and enthusiasm to carry out and further the mission of River Partners. TO APPLY: Email (1) cover letter (2) complete CV/resume, and (3) references to Mona Dagy at info@riverpartners.org. Please put Sac. Valley Asst. Field Manager-“Your Name” in the subject line. No phone calls. For full job posting, please see http://riverpartners.org/about/job-openings.html

Posted: December 19, 2016 | Location: Rockport, Washington

Job Purpose Cascadian Farm® is one of the country's leading organic food brands. The story of Cascadian Farm begins over 40 years ago on a little stretch of land next to the Skagit River in the Cascade Mountains of Washington. Today Cascadian Farm has grown far beyond our original farm. Acquired by General Mills in 2000, Cascadian Farm sells cereals, bars, frozen fruits and vegetables, spreads, and juices. At the heart of our brand is our 28-acre organic Home Farm. The Farm exists to advance organic and regenerative farming systems through demonstrating, educating, and advocating for a food and farming system that protects and conserves natural resources and encourages healthy communities. We grow eleven acres of blueberries, one acre each of strawberries, raspberries, sweet corn, and pumpkins, as well as some hardy kiwis, and greenhouse peppers and tomatoes. Located 40 miles East of I-5 on the North Cascades Highway, the Farm receives approximately 80 inches of rain a year with temperatures ranging from 25 – 50° F in the winter and 50 – 90° F in the summer. Crops are sold directly to the public through our seasonal farm stand and U-pick. Blueberries are also machine harvested and delivered to a local processor. The Farmer is responsible for overseeing all aspects of production, developing and executing long-term farming strategy, serving as our organic expert, and providing education to farm visitors. The Farmer provides strategic leadership for the seasonal farm staff and maintains a safe, clean, and organized environment for staff and customers. The Farmer works with the Site Director on education and outreach as well as identifying and implementing opportunities to serve the organic community on a local, regional, and national level. Position Details • Reports to Home Farm Site Director • Location: Rockport, WA • Travel: Limited • Weekend & extended hours required during growing season Major Job Responsibilities Farm Production (80%) Responsible for farm operations including yield, production schedules, equipment, and employee supervision. o Develop and lead execution of long-term strategy for farming operations o Recruit, hire, and directly manage seasonal field staff o Perform basic maintenance and improvements on farm infrastructure, facilities, and equipment o Ensure necessary supplies and parts are available for farm production and equipment repair o Operate equipment including berry harvester, tractors, and tractor implements o Manage and oversee all irrigation needs and repairs o Maintain records related to production and compliance with organic certification and food safety regulations o Maintain a safe, clean, and well organized work environment for staff and customers o Ensure compliance with safety regulations and actively lead in the Farm’s safety program o Assist field crew in planting, weeding, pruning, and harvesting crops and fill in as needed Support overall operations as a member of the farm leadership team through active participation in meetings, progress reports, collaboration, and proactive communication with the team. o Contribute to the farm business planning by providing expertise on farm enterprises including cropping systems, varieties, volumes, inputs, and capital investments o Facilitate a respectful, communicative, and team-oriented work environment o Work with the farm leadership team to ensure farm goals are met Responsible for maintaining organic integrity on the farm. o Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations (including, but not limited to, Good Agricultural Practices, Washington State Department of Agriculture, and USDA National Organic Program) o Holistically manage soil fertility (cover cropping, crop rotation, and compost program), nutrient cycling, promote biodiversity, and weed, pest, and disease management o Maintain technical expertise in organic and regenerative farming practices and issues by keeping up with the latest scientific research and attending relevant farm conferences Research, Interpretation, Education, and Outreach (20%) In partnership with the General Mills’ agronomy team, develop relationships with Universities, seed companies, and others to partner in research and field trials • Work with the Site Director to provide tours and organic farming education to visitors and brand customers • Assist with the development of organic education resources for staff and visitors • Contribute content to social media, website, and blog • Support and represent organic farming with industry and partners in the organic community • Other duties as assigned Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree preferred with emphasis in organic or sustainable agriculture desired. • At least two years of management level experience required (managing production schedule, managing staff, purchasing farm inputs, overseeing soil fertility, developing long-term strategy, sales and marketing). • Demonstrated experience with operating and maintaining machinery (berry harvester, tractor, tractor implements) and ability to make minor repairs to farm tools, equipment, and farm infrastructure. • Experience in organic agricultural practices with a working knowledge of plant health, fertility management, pest and disease management, weed suppression, and greenhouse management. • Knowledge of current organic research and emerging trends in organic farming systems. • Creative thinker and problem solver with the ability to innovate. • Strong oral and written communication skills. • Willingness to participate in videos and social media to promote the farm, organic agriculture, and the brand. • Must be able to comfortably lift 50lbs and perform work outdoors in all types of weather conditions. • Conversational Spanish is required. Competencies • Passion and enthusiasm for organic farming and stewardship of natural resources • Energizes & develops people • Delivers outstanding results • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing job requirements and priorities • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and under time constraints • Team player with positive attitude •Ability to work with multiple, diverse stakeholders Compensation This is a full-time, year-round position offering a competitive salary and generous benefits package which includes Medical, Dental and Vision coverage, 15 days Paid Vacation, as well as generous 401K match. To Apply Please include a Cover Letter and Resume when applying for this position. Visit our General Mills Careers website to apply for the position: http://tinyurl.com/CascadianFarmer Information about the farm is available at: http://www.cascadianfarm.com/our-farm/the-farm To learn more about General Mills effort in the Natural and Organic Space and the Global Responsibility Report, please click the links below. http://www.generalmills.com/en/Health/our-foods/natural-organic-health https://globalresponsibility.generalmills.com/HTML1/tiles.htm?_ga=1.262307532.1175081743.1435774377

Posted: November 16, 2016 | Location: St. Helena, California

Long Meadow Ranch is a family owned and operated producer and purveyor of world-class wine and food that is economically successful and socially responsible using diversified, sustainable, and organic farming methods. We produce award-winning wines, handcrafted extra virgin olive oils, grass-fed beef, eggs, and heirloom fruits and vegetables. Long Meadow Ranch (LMR) has a unique opportunity for a Culinary Farm Manager to manage the extensive organic and sustainable farming operations of Long Meadow Ranch, including fruits, vegetables, herbs and eggs. Reporting to the Director of Ag Operations, The Culinary Farm Manager will handle all purchasing of seeds and supplies and handle routine farm maintenance. This position is responsible for supply to wholesale, retail, farmer’s markets and the award-winning farm-to-table restaurant, Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch. Responsibilities include (but not limited to): • Develop strong relationships and communications with the restaurant management. • Coordinate annual fruit & vegetable supply plan with the restaurant farm-to-table manager to meet the highest possible percentage of restaurant needs. • Create an annual budget and production plan that is consistent with the supply plan and will ensure they are properly implemented. • Supervise and organize an efficient and productive greenhouse program. • Oversee the monitoring of crops from planting till harvest, ensuring all cultural practices are carried out on time. • Supervise the management of farm production labor. • Provide a constant supply of seasonal farm products to our restaurant. • Harvest and stage product to farmer’s markets. • Execute basic maintenance of farm equipment, irrigation, greenhouse, landscape and property. • Oversee the pest management program; obtain and renew Private Applicator License. • Maintain compliance with the Long Meadow Ranch Good Agricultural Practices Manual; and renew self certification annually. • Oversee recordkeeping of planting and production, including meeting all organic and other certification requirements. • Maintain a clean and effective farming environment that is visited by the public. • Participate in occasional company consumer/trade events. Qualifications and Requirements • 5 years of organic farming experience. • Proven experience in crop management, budgeting and forecasting. • Ability to operate tractors and other farm equipment. • Ability to perform a wide array of farming operations.. • Proven ability to manage and lead a team of workers. • Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills highly preferred. • Proven experience in budget management. • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • Strong computer skills. • Strong work ethic, organizational skills and integrity. • Valid California driver’s license and clean driving record. • Ability to work in various settings including outside and in inclement weather when needed. • Ability to lift 75+ pounds. The passage of a pre-employment physical is required. • A pre-employment investigative consumer report is required. Compensation and Benefits • This is a full-time, salaried position. • Competitive compensation depending on experience plus benefits including medical/dental insurance, paid vacation and 401(k). Interested in joining a world-class farming operation? Email your resume to amy@winetalent.net. WineTalent is a recruitment company that works closely with Long Meadow Ranch on all management job recruitment. For more information about WineTalent, please visit www.winetalent.net

Posted: November 14, 2016 | Location: Salinas, California

Overview The Agriculture and Land Based Training Association (ALBA) is searching for a visionary leader and chief executive officer to manage its educational, farming, and produce distribution operations. Located in the bountiful Salinas Valley of Monterey County, California, ALBA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help aspiring individuals improve their skills and livelihoods through the agricultural industry. It fulfills this mission through the provision of training and technical assistance. ALBA provides bi-lingual courses (English and Spanish) in agronomy; and offers hands-on farming experience at its farm incubator located near Salinas, California. ALBA’s programs and facilities are supported with grants from both the public and private sectors. ALBA Organics, a $3 million produce distribution business, is designed to help ALBA farmers access a variety of markets for the sale of their produce. The Position The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, and demonstrate effective management capacities to ensure proper oversight of farming, education, and product distribution activities. In addition to fiscal and personnel management skills, he or she will demonstrate a track record of success in fundraising and a commitment to disadvantaged and marginalized populations. The Executive Director with visionary ideas will also possess a participative management style that advocates positive team values, well-developed interpersonal skills, the ability to get along with diverse populations, and strong conflict-resolution and problem-solving skills. Desired Skills & Experience • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in finance, business, public administration, or related fields. • Demonstrated experience as an administrator. • Experience with the non-profit sector • Fiscal management experience. • An affinity for working with a culturally and politically diverse community. • Knowledge of commercial agriculture, organic farming, and fresh produce is helpful. • Proficiency in English and Spanish is strongly preferred. Qualified candidates can submit a cover letter and résumé to juana@albafarmers.org. More information about ALBA and its programs may be obtained at www.albafarmers.org/index.html. ALBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: November 4, 2016 | Location: Sacramento County, California

The office of Environmental Farming and Innovation (OEFI) is recruiting to fill a Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisory) position. Under the general direction of the Environmental Program manager I, the incumbent is responsible for supervising and leading a team of highly technical scientific experts on establishing these incentive programs, and ensure they are effectively and efficiently implemented and effectively quantify greenhouse has reductions. The incumbent must demonstrate initiative, effective communication skills, independence in leading highly effective scientific and incentive-based programs, ability to think critically, show innovation and practice inter and intra-agency diplomacy in order to provide highly professional activities and services to other state and federal officials and external stakeholders including the general public. Duties include but are not limited to: • Lead a highly effective scientific team to identify new greenhouse gas reduction strategies including establishing new incentive-based programs. • Plan, organize, and direct the work of scientific staff in the execution of agronomic and environmental research to support three incentive programs and climate change activities. • Oversee assigned program's personnel, budgetary, contractual, and reimbursement agreements. • Maintain a high-quality scientific work environment which contributes to the development of employees’ knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform at the highest level of professional expertise; review all correspondence and action item responses prepared by staff on matters such as water quality and climate change to ensure consistency with program policies and procedures. • Provide briefings to the highest levels of the Department and Administration on the programs. Provide input to the Legislative Analyst's Office, the Legislature, and the federal counterparts in regulatory and policy agencies. • Develop scientific research protocols, techniques for handling and analyzing data, including making program recommendations, assist the Environmental program manager I in drafting regulations and policy evaluation. • Provide professional liaison services with agricultural industry, other state agencies, the CDFA Legislative unit, the Legislature, and the Legislative Analyst office as required. • Maintain knowledge of all inventive-based and environmental programs and policies of the State relating to greenhouse gas reductions and climate change adaptation in regards to the State's agricultural industry and natural resources by attending conferences, meetings, seminars, and professional training. For more information about this job opportunity, please view the following link: https://jobs.ca.gov/Public/JobPosting.aspx?q=g59oJfM3De%2f9feyHe8eJ%2fU9G2s89ZoWaBv4gDXjvnLZKAisyCVunRKoAD9xVl01OyLUGkF%2fnhN0glfeomeG4sCrArzTFChcN05V86b5RX4PBSNJv6jtf2HAkp63YcUJa%2bLiAt2fs4ZVBsajlH2Evu6924WNWFx0%2bQldB7vIfKEI%3d