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Posted: April 27, 2017 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

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Posted: April 20, 2017 | Location: San Diego, California

Job Title: Southern California Field Manager Company: River Partners Location: San Diego, CA Application Filing Deadline: May 16, 2017 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  • Supervise and train entry-level field technicians, youth conservation labor crews, and interns.  • Direct staff and allocate resources to meet contractual obligations and deadlines. • Oversee project budgets. • Purchase equipment, supplies, and services to support project implementation. • Insure that safety is the top priority and all of our field equipment is in good operating order. • Develop and maintain productive relationships with project partners, neighbors, venders and community stakeholders. • Maintain a working knowledge of all project documents including design specifications, contractual obligations, funding restrictions, and regulatory compliance requirements. • Direct agricultural practices for field preparation, irrigation installation, planting and on-going plant maintenance activities. • Set-up and calibrate agricultural implements. • Inspect fields and preform timely maintenance activities to optimize plant growth and minimize expenses. • Observe all labor laws. • Accurately tract expenses and prepare invoices. • Collaborate with the River Partners’ Biology Team to implement specific designs and develop field research activities. • Support River Partners’ Development Team in budgeting new projects. • Attend public events, fairs and meetings to promote the organization and its mission. • Travelling to and work on multiple project site.   BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: • B.S. in agriculture, biology, ecology, environmental science or related science. • Five years of agricultural management experience. • Certification in pesticide application (Pest Control Advisor preferred, Qualified Applicator License required). • Knowledge of agricultural equipment and practices. • Ability to install, operate and schedule irrigation systems. • Proven budget management experience. • C-27 Landscaping Contractor’s License (preferred but not required). • Possess the ability to communicate in basic Spanish (preferred, but not required). • Proficiency with Microsoft Office. • Ability to work effectively in a team environment. • Enjoy working with diverse people and organizations to get things done. • Able to solve problems and learn new skills. • Possess knowledge of and experience with standard agricultural techniques in the Central Valley including, tractor and gator operation and maintenance, herbicide application and reporting, irrigation,      drill and broadcast seeding, seed collection and processing, tree planting. • Possess knowledge of or willingness to learn California plants, riparian ecology, hydrology, soils, and wildlife. • Understand basic contract and labor laws. • Proficient in budgeting, negotiation, purchasing, reporting, and vendor relations. • Possess the ability to work both in a team environment and independently. • Good organizational skills - ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines. • Ability to maintain composure under changing priorities and challenging conditions. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Email resume and references, no phone calls. To Apply, E-mail: (1) cover letter describing qualifications for this position and interest in River Partners, (2) complete CV/resume, and (3) contact information (including phone numbers and e-mail addresses) for 3 references to Mona Dagy at info@riverpartners.org with “Southern California Field Manager” in the subject line. Applicants are subject to background checks. Application deadline is May 16, 2017 the position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified. Please submit questions via email (no phone calls) to info@riverpartners.org. River Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: April 19, 2017 | Location: Orinda, California

Blue Egg Farm LLC is a small family-owned farm in beautiful Orinda, California. Blue Egg Farm is certified as an Organic Grower and Livestock Producer by California Certified Organic Farmers. Blue Egg grows and delivers organic vegetables, herbs, flowers, fruit, and blue organic soy-free eggs to our neighbors in Orinda, and we arrange meetups for groups of our customers throughout the East Bay. We also bring our pop-up farm stand to retail stores and commercial offices. In addition, Blue Egg grows many varieties of organic vegetable, herb, edible flower, flower, and fruit seedlings that are carried by Whole Foods Market, and we deliver and ship our starts.   Our part – time farm hand comes to work with a positive attitude, committed to helping us reach our goal of offering the highest quality organic produce and seedlings in the San Francisco Bay region.    Our Expectations:  Have a passion for organic farming and a friendly disposition.  Start work immediately and work at least 20 hours per week including eight hours on one weekend day for one year.  Arrive on time on scheduled days.  Work unsupervised and do so safely and efficiently.  Collaborate well with our farmer, senior farm hand, and other team members.  Respect our neighbors, vendors, and team members with quiet work and polite language.  Have strong work ethic, and take pride in work.  Be self–motivated and find creative solutions to problems.  Persevere through difficult tasks.  Be flexible. Every day brings something new and challenging. Regularly review farm documentation provided by the farmer, and meet farm standards outlined in these documents, as well as those communicated verbally.  Be able to lift 50 lbs. and perform physically demanding activities such as kneeling, lifting, shoveling, pruning, and standing for long hours.  Do not smoke, or abuse alcohol or drugs.  Possess cell phone for needed texting and calling among team.  Possess car, valid California Driver’s license, clean driving record, and proof of insurance if you agree to make deliveries.    Some Farm Hand Duties: Feed and water the hens, and clean and secure their coops, and fencing. Prepare planting mix and sow seeds in trays, pots and beds.  Transplant seedlings into pots and beds.  Monitor and maintain vegetable, herb and fruit seedlings, and all plants in beds and large pots, to include measuring for moisture, watering, applying organic inputs and foliars to enhance soil and discourage pests, weeding, securing and replacing covers, and setting traps for pests.  Install and maintain drip irrigation system.  Clean the greenhouse, carport, garage, work areas, and tools.  Mow grass, and remove weeds.  Assist with construction projects.  Harvest, clean, bunch and package produce for delivery.  Prune seedlings and label and package them for delivery and shipping.  Inform the team about low supplies of hen feed, organic inputs, materials and tools, and the need to repair materials or sharpen tools.  Deliver produce and seedlings, and purchase materials as needed. Compensation will be $15.00-$20.00 per hour depending on experience. 

Posted: April 7, 2017 | Location: Watsonville, California

We are a small, certified organic, diversified 20 acre farm in the foothills of Watsonville. We are looking for someone to focus on one of our two parcels that consists of young trees that are starting to come into production (apple, quince, figs, lemons, tangerines, pears, peaches), blueberries, and a small amount of vegetable crops for seed production. Schedule: 30 to 40 hours per week, starting May 1. Applicant must make commitment for the full season (through Thanksgiving). There is opportunity for advancement into a year-round position. Saturday presence at a farmers market is expected during harvest season (Aug. - Nov.). Pay starts at $12 per hour. After a 90 day period, raises are possible. Employee also receives plenty of fruit and vegetables. Unfortunately we cannot provide lodging. For full job description and to apply: Please send resume, including three references, and a cover letter to fruitiliciousfarm@gmail.com.

Posted: April 6, 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 are seeking a highly-skilled person who is motivated to become a field manager on a successful small diversified vegetable farm. Job Title: Assistant Field Manager Works under the supervision of the Field Manager and Harvest Manager. DUTIES 1) Performs all tractor work, including activities and implements associated with: primary and secondary tillage, mechanical planting, cultivation, plastic mulching, harvest platform and harvest conveyor. 2) Performs regular maintenance and inspects equipment to ensure proper functioning. 3) Installs, operates, and monitors all irrigation activities. 4) Records irrigation information using soil-monitoring probes, meters, and spreadsheets. 5) Works safely and monitors safety of fellow employees around equipment. 6) Assists in vegetable and chicken operations. 7) Operate a forklift in and around our packing shed. 8) Performs equipment repairs and fabrication. QUALIFICATIONS 1) Three full years of experience on a for-profit diversified vegetable operation. 2) Minimum 1 year prior tractor experience and demonstrated mechanical aptitude. 3) Demonstrated knowledge of basic irrigation principles. 4) Good communication skills. 5) Enjoys working alone a good amount of time. 5) Ability to work early, long, and hard. Weeks averaging 60+ hours, but will vary with season’s demands and weather conditions. COMPENSATION Salary: $48,000. Paid Time-Off. The work required by this position is variable and seasonal, often dictated by weather and work needs. A base schedule is expected to be five 12-hour days. During busy season, more. During the slow season, less. The nature of the work includes early mornings and late nights. 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. Our current Field Manager has over twelve years of experience on all aspects of organic farms and is a highly-skilled mechanic, engineer, and farmer. The Assistant Field Manager would benefit from time training under our current manager before taking over his role. Our Field Manager is responsible for all of our of our tractor work and irrigation duties. 
The first year’s time would be split between working under the Field Manager and Harvest Manager to learn all aspects of our operation. The ideal candidate is looking for a long-term position as a crucial part of our team’s success. We run a John Deere 5075e and 5100MH mudder for our tillage and harvest operations. A converted electric Allis-Chalmers G performs much of the precision cultivation. A John Deere 4410 loader-backhoe is used for front loader as well as construction work. Our packing shed attempts to maximize efficiency with use of a Caterpillar GP20 forklift and pallet jacks. We use both sprinkler pipe, surface drip, and sub-surface drip for our pastures and row crops. 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 person to help support our growth, and, hopefully grow into a longer-term role in our farm’s success. TIME FRAME Interviewing now. Starting Time Frame: Flexible based on the needs of the right candidate. TO APPLY Please email a brief cover letter, resume, and references to sayhayfarms@gmail.com with the subject title “Assistant Field Manager”

Posted: March 29, 2017 | Location: Kilauea, Hawaii

Employment opportunity for a production vegetable/ fruit farmer on the north shore of Kauai to establish & maintain 5 acres of rotating organic, no till, row crops, and 3 acres of tropical fruit trees. Farm has much infrastructure and equipment, including tractors, HD seeder, sprayer, mowers, green house, ag kitchen for value added products, walk in cooler, more. Has small-diversified orchard- now producing. Owner ability to invest in additional equipment and infrastructure as needed. Farmer will be responsible for crop planning and implementation, produce weekly CSA boxes, employee management, basic tractor and equipment maintenance. Minimum 5 years organic vegetables & fruit production experience required, preferably more. Salary and profit sharing. Position to begin immediately.

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Posted: February 27, 2017 | Location: Newcastle, California

The Natural Trading Company Organic Farm is looking for someone bright, enthusiastic, hard-working, passionate, and experienced to join our field crew for the 2017 summer season. Applicants should have experience farming for one or more seasons, know how to put a long day in, starting early, working in hot weather conditions, and be able to lift 50 pounds. There’s lots going on here at NTC and you’ll experience a little bit of everything, pitching in where needed – primarily field work (harvesting, planting, weeding) and greenhouse work; in addition to farmers’ markets, CSA, and animal care. We work hard because we love our work. 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 poultry farm. We operate a CSA and sell our produce at farmers’ markets in the Sacramento foothills and Tahoe/Truckee areas, in addition to wholesale deliveries to local supermarkets, co-ops, and distributors. We’re seeking candidates who are committed to staying the entire season (March/April to October). This is a paid hourly position with farm food available in abundance. Interested applicants, please submit a resume and letter of interest to ntc@naturaltradingco.com. For more information about the farm, visit http://naturaltradingco.com/.

Posted: February 27, 2017 | Location: Petaluma, California

Mail order nursery and seed company needs help in its certified organic greenhouses. The job will focus on vegetable, herb and flower seedling production and includes packing and shipping seedlings to customers. The work is steady, spirited and production goals must be met. We have a good team in place and collectively we set high standards for our work product. This is a seasonal position beginning immediately and continuing until early June. Experience is helpful but not essential. No smokers please. $14.00/hour.

Posted: February 27, 2017 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

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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 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 20, 2017 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

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