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Posted: February 23, 2017 | Location: Salinas, California

POSITION LOCATION: California, USA TERRITORY: Southwest, USA (California, Arizona, Nevada) POSITION IN THE ORGANIZATION: Reports to the Vitalis Regional Business Manager NA PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: Realizing sales, product development and promotion of Vitalis organic seeds in the territory. TARGET START DATE: March 2017 Summary of responsibilities: 1. Assess key organic and herb growers and the organic and herb market size by crop in territory. 2. Develop key organic grower approach and markets in territory through strategic account management, sales, trial planning and market linkages in collaboration with Direct and Dealer Sales Team. 3. Support new crop and variety development specifically for the organic and herb market through trial planning and Product Advancement Team (PAT) participation. 4. Review organic sales forecasts and keep informed about Vitalis portfolio advancement status and inventory. 5. Contribute to Vitalis promotion through regional tradeshows and conferences, by developing technical marketing material and staying informed about organic regulatory requirements. 6. Responsible for a sales and expense budget. Brief description of responsibilities and duties: 1. Assess key organic growers and organic market size by crop in territory. • Identify key organic vegetable and herb growers in territory and assess market size per crop. • Develop a system for determining key organic growers where Vitalis could have the greatest influence with our variety portfolio. • Work with Vitalis Business Manager and the WC Sales Managers to determine approach per customer. • Keep up-to-date the contact files of organic and herb growers in territory with production area data and per crop/variety seed usage. • Undertake visits to and maintain contact with existing and potential organic and herb growers to estimate the market size and with the aim to promote and sell Vitalis varieties. • Identify size of organic market per crop, per region based on a build of collating key organic grower data, and report updated findings within six and 12 months after start of position, and annually thereafter. 2. Develop key organic grower approach and markets in territory through strategic account management, trial planning, sales and market linkages. • Execute sales strategy, initiate contact with existing and potential customers, identify their needs and facilitate sales of appropriate organic varieties to meet those needs. • Manage select key organic accounts in territory through product development and sales. • Determine buying influences, budgets, and purchasing criteria for key organic accounts. • Work with our dealer network in the assigned territory to trial, promote and sell pre-commercial and commercial organic and herb varieties. 3. Support new crop and variety development specifically for the organic market through trial planning and Product Advancement Team (PAT) participation. • Works closely with the CA Organic Product Specialist and WC Sales Team to develop trial plans and subjective data collection of those trials, coordinate samples and to attain a complete understanding on the adaptation of varieties in the territory. • Responsible for pre-commercial and promotional trials of critical Vitalis products with the key growers of the targeted crops in the assigned area. • Follow organic market developments in the field and through professional publications, know competing varieties and provide feedback on these observations to relevant Sales and PAT Teams. • Keep abreast of developments in the Enza product range and communicate possible applications to the Vitalis portfolio. • Facilitate variety development by contributing to Product Advancement Team (PAT) decisions on varietal advancement for the Vitalis portfolio. • Collaborate with team in coordinating grower and market visits for breeders to help them gain key insights on the regional organic market. 4. Review organic sales forecasts and keep informed about Vitalis portfolio advancement status and inventory. • Support the building of a 3 year forecast for pre-commercial and commercial organic varieties • Continually update the forecast according to sales of varieties during the year. • Be informed of the Vitalis variety status and inventory position. 5. Contribute to Vitalis promotion through regional tradeshows and conferences, by developing technical marketing material and staying informed about organic regulatory requirements. • Attend strategic organic and agricultural tradeshows representing Vitalis in territory. • Maintain relations with representatives of organic farms, certification bodies, grower associations, and the organic movement at large. • Contribute to the development of promotional literature by writing technical variety descriptions specifically for organic cultivation. • Support Vitalis catalogue and website development through writing variety descriptions, photography of new varieties and field shots and other marketing initiatives as needed. 6. Responsible for a sales and expense budget. • Participates in developing a yearly expense and sales budget for the territory. • Other duties as assigned. Job Profile: Education / Knowledge Bachelor’s/Masters degree in (organic) agriculture, (horticulture, soil science, pathology) and a minimum of three-five years of organic agriculture industry experience in (production, product development, grower relations) with a sales orientation. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Skills Required Thorough knowledge of organic vegetable and herb cultivation techniques. Knowledge of organic market and certification processes. A proven customer relationship builder with excellent interpersonal skills. Professional, assertive and clear communicative skills (verbal and written; active listener). Excellent sales skills (gains trust, establishes a business objective, identifies customer needs, explores solutions, develops action plans, and overcomes objections through negotiation). Analytical by nature with the ability to compile and analyze data. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Traits Desired Self motivator and goal oriented. Values the principles of organic agriculture. Shows personal initiative, is flexible and pragmatic, and able to portray and promote a positive image of the company’s vision, mission and values. Must maintain high confidentiality. Independence Performs the position/activities independently under the supervision of the Vitalis Regional Business Manager. Contacts Maintains a network of both internal and external contacts. Participates in relevant Product & Sales Meetings and crop excursions. Working conditions Regional travel throughout territory in car and plane; limited travel to the EU. Works under varying climate conditions and is exposed to outside working conditions. Car travel requiring valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Some desk work using a computer screen. Applicants may submit resume and cover letter to: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=enzausa&jobId=135296&lang=en_US&source=CC4

Posted: February 21, 2017 | Location: Montrose, Colorado

PeteDog Produce LLC 15807 5790 Rd. Montrose Co. 81403 Phone 970-870-8608 Email 1111pintail@gmail.com Job Posting: Organic farm start-up is looking for an energetic associate/partner(s) to help create a top quality sustainable farm. Applicant must have a solid sustainable agriculture background. Agricultural degree preferred. Must have a strong work ethic. Looking for a creative thinker willing to look for quality solutions to problems and opportunities. Applicant must enjoy physical labor that farming provides. Must also have good people skills and appreciate working with the public. You will be involved with all aspects of the business from budgeting and planning yearly crop rotations to weeding, irrigation, pest control, harvesting, prepping produce and selling at local farmers markets. We will also be pasturing poultry and small livestock in a managed rotational basis. Must have good driving record and able to run tractor and other farm equipment. Training will be provided but applicant should be comfortable around farm equipment. Lodging is provided free to successful applicant. Salary provided monthly. Profit sharing will be available. Couples will be considered. All the vegetables you can eat from the farm. Under the shadows of the San Juans. Please call if you have any questions 970-870-8608. Resumes can be sent to PO Box 3299, Montrose, CO 81402 or emailed to 1111pintail@gmail.com. Mike Sanders PeteDog Produce

Posted: February 21, 2017 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

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Posted: February 17, 2017 | Location: Petaluma, California

Farm Description At Live Oak Farm we are looking to hire full time Farm Crew Members (2 positions available). We grow a wide variety of Fruits and row crops including mixed vegetables, medicinal and culinary herbs. We are located on the west side of Petaluma conveniently located just a couple of miles from downtown. This is the perfect opportunity for two hardworking individuals that are passionate about organic agriculture to participate in the early development of an organic farm that will be tightly knit to the community surrounding it. At Live Oak we strive to follow permaculture principals for water management, biodiversity, and soil health while integrating efficient, productivity-minded agricultural techniques. The Crew Member will report directly to the Farm Manager. CREW MEMBER Qualifications: • At least 1 year of organic farming experience • Can work unsupervised efficiently • Ability to lift 50 lbs. • Ability to work 40-50 hour weeks depending on the season • Ability to perform physically demanding activities such as kneeling, lifting, shoveling, pruning, etc. for long hours • Able to multitask • A team player • Positive • Good at record keeping (likes to be organized) is a plus. • Familiarity and comfort with Microsoft Works (especially Word and Excel) is a plus. • Experience driving a tractor a plus • Experience with orchard work a plus • English-Spanish bilingual a plus •Knowledge on irrigation systems is a plus. Duties: • Nursery: Filling flats or containers, seeding, watering, up-potting, moving plants, managing climate in the nurseries, opening and closing hoop houses. • Field: Transplanting, weeding, monitoring, managing floating row covers or other season extenders or fiscal barriers for pests, gopher trapping, application of organic pest control, harvesting, processing and delivery. • Orchard: Pruning, mulching, fertilizing, controlling pests, monitoring, harvesting, processing, processing and delivering. • Irrigation: Installing irrigation systems, laying irrigation pipes for overhead, laying and picking up drip hose, using electric timers and monitoring humidity in field. • Occasional work at a farmers market stand • Additional work as it’s required, directly related to farming or otherwise Compensation: Commensurate upon experience, we will consider inexperienced workers that are looking to learn and grow with us as well as experienced growers that can help us grow. Potential housing available onsite. Work starts when the fields drain and is full time with one to two months of vacation yearly. Interested parties please contact Farm Manager Michael Scott with cover letter and resume preferably: mike@liveoakfarmpetaluma.com (707) 755-0485

Posted: February 16, 2017 | Location: Yakima, Washington

Gilbert Orchards is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Field Representative. This job is based out of Wiley City/ Yakima, WA, but the position will require extensive traveling throughout central Washington. Responsibilities & Qualifications: • Experience with apples and stone fruit, and checking fruit maturity. • Recruiting and maintaining growers. • Experience with harvest dynamics, apple storage, pooling, and packing. • Participate in field trials. • Organic experience. • Bilingual English/ Spanish preferred. Salary is competitive, DOE. Benefits package. Please email resume to: HR@gilbertfruit.com

Posted: February 7, 2017 | Location: Esparto, California

Say Hay Farms produces certified organic mixed vegetables and pastured eggs on 50 acres in Esparto, CA. Entering our seventh year of production, we seeking motivated farmers to join our talented crew. Job Title: Farm Crew Works as a team under the supervision of the Harvest Manager. DUTIES 1) Performs all harvest and post-harvest duties of vegetable crops in year-round conditions. 2) Assists in daily operations of chicken care, egg washing, and packing. 3) Observes and communicates crop quality issues. 4) Operates with a sense of urgency and efficiency during busy times. 5) Assists is recording data about yield and time. QUALIFICATIONS 1) One full year of experience on a for-profit diversified vegetable operation. 2) Basic knowledge of vegetable crops, seasonality, and growing techniques. 4) Good communication skills. 5) Ability to work early, long, and hard. Weeks averaging 50 hours, but will vary with season’s demands and weather conditions. COMPENSATION Starting wage: $12/hour. Accrued Paid Time-Off; 2 weeks/year. Regular Schedule: Four or five 10-hour days with two days off in a row. BACKGROUND Say Hay Farms started in 2010 with just two acres and 100 hens. Having farmed 20 acres for the past few years, we are completing the transition to our new packing facility and infrastructure in Esparto, CA. We farm two properties totaling about 45 acres of vegetable ground, 5 acres of almonds in need of rehabilitation, and a half-acre of oranges. With the time needed to properly rotate and fertilize our grounds with chickens and cover crops, we usually don’t have more than 25 acres in vegetable production at a time. Our goal is to meet much of our fertilization needs through pastured hens and cover crops, supplemented with compost and imported manure fertilizer when necessary. Our current laying flocks total 1600 laying hens, with plans for additional flocks. Having grown for a small 60-member CSA, restaurants, farmers’ markets, independent grocers, co-ops, and wholesale distributors, we are currently on a trajectory towards focusing on the latter. Our farm business strategy is to have the equipment and systems necessary to operate efficiently with a small team, the data to make informed planning decisions, and the skill and attention to detail needed to execute those plans successfully. We are a young, evolving farm and looking for the right people to help support our growth as we help you grow into a seasoned farmer, and, hopefully find a longer-term role in our farm’s success. TIME FRAME Interviewing now. Starting Time Frame: Flexible between now and May 1. We are seeking the right people and will do our best to meet your needs. This position is year-round employment. TO APPLY Please email a brief cover letter, resume, and references to sayhayfarms@gmail.com with the subject title “Farm Crew.”

Posted: January 31, 2017 | Location: Three Rivers, California

We are a certified organic farm located just outside Sequoia National Park. We have about 20 acres in production, 15 acres vegetables, 2 acres fruit trees and 20,000 sq/ft greenhouse production. We are privately owned and operated for 27 years and are looking for a farm manager for the following tasks: Ability to schedule planting, irrigation and harvesting. Motivated and able to work side by side with other farm workers and be part of the team, while leading the team. Experience operating tractors and implements and experience repairing minor equipment issues. Must be able to make sound decisions based on experience. We sell our produce at 3 farmers markets a week and it would be your responsibility to see that all pre-orders were picked and packed and ready for farmers markets and restaurants. Must be able to keep field records for organic certification. Spanish is a plus but not a must. We would like the right candidate to live on the farm as we will provide housing. You will communicate directly with the owners who will be on and off site at various times. Compensation is dependent on experience. If you are the right person, we would like to meet you!

Posted: January 30, 2017 | Location: Pescadero, California

Full Time Tractor Assistant -Sunday-Thursday, 30-45 hours a week The Tractor Assistant works closely with, and under the supervision of, the farm owner and our Tractor Manager. This is a full-time, seasonal position, starting April 1 and ending November 23. However, there are opportunities for long-term employment and advancement for the right candidate. This is a unique opportunity to gain further experience with the function and utilization of various tractors and implements on a mid-size farm scale by working alongside experienced farmers. Pay: $11-13/hour, experience depending Responsibilities include but are not limited to: - Performing various stages of tractor work [spading, discing, ripping, bed making, cultivating, seeding, fertilizing, spraying, mowing, grading, and other related tasks] - Maintaining detailed records of inputs, plantings and other field activities - Work closely with the Irrigation Manager to coordinate field moisture & tractor work - Participation in building and other projects as needed - Assist at a Farmers’ Market every Sunday - Occasional assistance with harvest - Errand runs once or twice a month Qualifications This position requires previous farming experience on a small or mid-size farm [Please do not apply if you have zero tractor experience!]. Good communication skills and an ability to self manage are critical. Must have at least a basic knowledge of proper usage and care of mechanical equipment. Experience in customer service and with farmers' markets a plus. Basic Spanish a plus. To apply please send resume, including two references, and a cover letter to Darin at Darin@fifthcrowfarm.com

Posted: January 30, 2017 | Location: Pescadero, California

40-50 hours per week, Wednesdays- Sundays This position is responsible for overseeing and managing our certified organic pastured egg operation of about 700 hens. The position also includes a weekly farmers’ market and helping out with other farm work when time allows (strictly chicken related work takes about 25-30 hours of a 40-45 hour work week). Pay: starting $12-$14/hour experience depending with 6 month reviews of performance for raises. Health Insurance benefits included. Qualifications: Self-directed, good at self managing, detail-oriented, good communication skills, basic spanish, previous farming experience required, previous animal husbandry experience required, interest and passion for improving systems and efficiency, and a love of animals (the job also entails the daily care and loving of our extremely sweet and cuddly livestock guardian dog Henri) Responsibilities include but are not limited to: -daily care of birds -Manage the weekly moving of both coops and maintenance of pasture -Manage and coordinate the cleaning the coops once every four weeks. Refresh straw and wood shavings. -Monitor health of the birds and coordinate the treatment of coops/birds when necessary. -Keep ongoing inventory of the necessary inputs and supplies and make a plan with business owners to ensure that they are always on site, (feed, oyster shell, straw, wood shavings, hose repair supplies, etc.). - routine maintenance (repair waterers, replace broken fence posts) and monitor the need for more major repairs. - deal with ordering chicks annually and setting up brooder as well as care of chicks in brooder -managing the annual culling (slaughter) of the older hens -caring for and being Henri’s person-giving him meds/setting up vet visits, treats, making sure he has food, gets groomed, etc. To apply please send resume, including two references, and a cover letter to Teresa at teresa@fifthcrowfarm.com

Posted: January 30, 2017 | Location: Pescadero, California

40-50 hours per week, Wednesdays- Sundays This position, under the supervision of the Flower Production Manager, will entail helping with all aspects of our flower production program from sowing, weeding, transplanting, and harvesting, to arranging flowers. It also includes working one Farmers' Market a week. This is a great opportunity for someone with a passion and interest in flowers to learn about a financially successful organic production operation. Opportunity for long term employment and advancement possible. Pay: starting $10/hour with 6 month reviews of performance for raises, health insurance benefits The ideal candidate is self-motivated, a team player, quick learner, good work ethic, has a passion for flowers and enthusiasm to learn. Qualifications: previous flower and farming experience required, detail-oriented, artistically inclined, good communication skills, customer service skills/farmers' market experience preferred, basic Spanish a plus To apply please send resume, including two references, and a cover letter to Emily at emily@fifthcrowfarm.com . If you have photos of floral design work you've done, please include.

Posted: January 30, 2017 | Location: Pescadero, California

This position is a year-round, full time staff position (40-50hrs/week). Tuesday-Saturday Pay: commensurate with experience ($13/hr-$16/hr) + Health insurance benefits The Harvest Coordinator works closely with the Farm owners, Crew Leader, and CSA Coordinator, to plan and oversee harvest for 6-8 farmers’ markets, restaurant sales, and CSA. The Harvest Manager also coordinates our Farmer’s Market operations and marketeers. Qualifications: This position requires strong people skills, conversational Spanish, a capacity to communicate with enthusiasm about farm products, and significant experience with the harvest and post-harvest handling of a diversity of vegetables/herbs/fruits. The ideal candidate will have two or more years experience working on a mixed vegetable farm and experience in sales. This position is ideal for someone who has leadership skills, yet enjoys working on a team. The Harvest Coordinator is responsible for modeling proper and efficient harvest techniques, noticing problems as they arise and correcting them, and helping to maintain rigorous quality standards, managing and overseeing market gear, signage etc., and coordinating the scheduling of market staff. The ideal candidate is detail oriented and organized, conversationally fluent in Spanish, good at time management, and enjoys working in a dynamic and fast paced environment. Responsibilities include: -working closely with farm owner to coordinate harvest for 6-8 weekly farmers markets, restaurant orders, and collaborating with the CSA coordinator to coordinate CSA harvest -communicating harvest goals to the crew (in English and Spanish) -Managing and overseeing the post-harvest handling of crops while maintaining rigorous quality standards -Harvest and sales record keeping -Aiding in harvest, prep, and packing of produce -lead one farmers’ market/week -manage and oversee market equipment and coordinate market staffing Applications accepted until position is filled. To apply please send resume, including two references, and a cover letter that includes responses to the following questions to Teresa at teresa@fifthcrowfarm.com 1. Thoroughly describe your previous farming experience (name, type of farm, your responsibilities). 2. What is your experience in sales? management? 3. Why are you interested in this position?

Posted: January 25, 2017 | Location: Rhinebeck, New York

Must have production farm experience to be considered. Job consists of, but not limited to, picking, planting, irrigation and greenhouse production. Must be proficient in operating small equipment. Compensation based on experience. Must be able to work in all weather and able to lift 50 lbs. repeatedly. Please submit resume to be considered.

Posted: January 20, 2017 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

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Posted: January 19, 2017 | Location: Healdsburg, California

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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 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