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Posted: October 7, 2015 | Location: Los Angeles, California

Farmscape is seeking a full-time Urban Farmer to maintain residential and school gardens predominantly in the San Fernando Valley Area. A Farmscape Urban Farmer… • Maintains all assigned farms at schools and residences at regularly scheduled times. • Tracks planting or replanting times, solves pest and disease problems, amends soil, harvests produce, repairs irrigation issues, etc. • Acts proactively to prevent issues with the garden. • Manages regular personal schedule of weekly visits. • Manages service inventory for assigned gardens: tools, pest and disease control products, seeds and plants, trellises and other garden accessories. • Keeps regular and organized service logs of weekly visits. • Collaborates with Farmscape staff to resolve garden issues that are difficult or complex. • May help with R&D of Farmscape farming methods. May assist with training staff. • Maintains good customer relationships, both in-person and via phone/email. • Answers customer concerns in a timely manner and communicates problems upward. • Represents Farmscape products and services in a professional manner. • Attends staff, service, and training meetings as required • Additional tasks, as assigned by your manager. School Garden Responsibilities • Makes weekly visits to school gardens at regularly scheduled times. • Oversees and coordinates hands-on experiences through garden classes with students (ages 4-18) in gardening, earth science, botany, nutrition, and related topics, tailored to appropriate age levels. • Prepares and maintains all teaching materials (ie: posters, bug-collecting supplies, garden tools…). • Maintains and further develops Farmscape School Garden Curriculum and best practices. • Works closely with teachers to develop lessons that support cross-curricular classroom teaching. • Manages relationships with assigned contacts (teachers, administrators, etc) for all school gardens and collaborates with school staff when appropriate. • Keeps track of school calendars including holiday breaks and special events. Qualifications • Experience with annual vegetable cultivation required • Experience working with classrooms, youth groups, children • Ability to work independently • Valid driver’s license and a working vehicle • Related education in horticulture, crop science, etc. a plus • Ability to learn and adapt to Farmscape best practices • Friendly and clear communicator • Organizational skills and attention to detail a must Compensation Commensurate with experience. Benefits package available to full-time farmers. To Apply Please send a cover letter and resume to with the subject line “Urban Farmer (CCOF10/15).” Application deadline is October 21. NO CALLS PLEASE.

Posted: September 28, 2015 | Location: Pine Plains, New York

Startup project on a diversified, one-acre farm consisting of organic vegetables, flowers, herbs and berries in scenic rural Dutchess County, New York. Production will be a mix of field, greenhouse and season extenders. Develop highest quality production system and varieties for utilization in value added products, CSA and on site gourmet modernist food lab. Opportunity to grow farm acreage up to 10 acres as the farm is part of a 150 acre estate. Highest quality production is top priority. Farmer(s) will direct operations, as well as manage employees. Expansion will include marketing, diversified crop planning, variety development, education and outreach. Owners are willing and able to invest in infrastructure and expansion. Potential for farmer to actively participate on board of family foundation aimed at nutritional research and grants in organic farming. Position requires a passionate, self motivated quality-oriented organic farmer with at least 5 years of diversified organic food production experience. An experienced couple is a plus. Nearby housing provided, competitive starting salary with health benefits. Position to begin ASAP, with production commencing late winter 2016. Send resume, three references and letter of interest describing your background and experience to:

Posted: September 24, 2015 | Location: Esparto, California

Say Hay Farms produces certified organic pastured eggs and mixed vegetables on 50 acres in Esparto, at the mouth of the beautiful Capay Valley in Northern California. In our sixth year of production, we are now seeking a professional farmer to manage our vegetable operation. Job Title: Farm Manager Works directly with Owner. DUTIES 1) Directs and supervises all farm employee activities, such as planting, irrigation, cultivation, tractor work, harvest, post harvest, shipping and storage. Responsible for scheduling. 2) Manages all aspects of crop production and field operations, including irrigation scheduling, timely cultivation, harvest forecasting, pest control, post harvest handling, and quality control. 3) Creates crop plan and field allocations in coordination with the Owner. 4) Records information about production, irrigation, labor activity, and food safety. 5) Researches and implements procedural or equipment changes for greater efficiency, productivity, and quality. 6) Inspects equipment to ensure proper functioning. Monitors safety of farm employees in the field and packing shed. 7) Monitors inventory and orders supplies. QUALIFICATIONS 1) Minimum 3 years experience on a diversified vegetable operation. 2) Prior supervisory responsibility and demonstrated leadership abilities. 3) Demonstrated knowledge of high quality year-round vegetable production. 4) Proficient at data collection and spreadsheet analysis. 5) Desire and ambition to be the key player at the center of a small professional and creative farming operation. 6) Ability to work early, long, and hard. Weeks averaging 60 hours. This is a small farm so the Farm Manager performs most of the same duties s/he also supervises, including harvest. COMPENSATION Starting annual salary $45,000. Bonus incentive based on farm profitability. Two weeks paid vacation. Starting Time Frame: Flexible. Full-time before March 2016, but planning meetings in early November will be necessary. 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 15-20 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. The Farm Manager’s focus will be on vegetable production, working with the Owner to allocate farm employees’ time to operate the daily routine of the egg operation. 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. TIME FRAME Interviewing now. Start Date flexible depending upon candidate’s current position. Full-time no later than March 2016, but planning meetings in early November will be necessary. TO APPLY Please email a brief cover letter, resume, and references to with the subject title “Farm Manager.”

Posted: September 16, 2015 | Location: Freeport, Maine

A pioneer in sustainable agriculture since the 1960s, Wolfe’s Neck Farm is nonprofit agricultural campus close to the greater Portland, Maine metro area, set on 626 oceanfront acres of incredible beauty. Our new Farm Organic Dairy Program provides a platform for pasture and forage-based research, experimentation, demonstration and training, with a specific focus on training the next generation of viable and profitable organic dairy farmers. To lead this program, we are seeking an experienced, innovative leader and manager who shares our passion for supporting the organic dairy industry, helping develop the most viable future models for organic dairy – both economically and ecologically – and training the next generation of organic dairy farmers. This is a rare opportunity for the right candidate to lead a vital new initiative aimed at supporting the future of organic dairy production in Maine and New England. For full job description visit:

Posted: September 8, 2015 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

CCOF is seeking a skilled and experienced manager of people, programs and projects. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar role, preferably in a nonprofit environment. View the full job description.

Posted: August 31, 2015 | Location: Olympia, Washington

The Evergreen State College is a progressive, public liberal arts and sciences college located in Olympia, Washington, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Since opening its doors in 1971, Evergreen has established a national reputation for leadership in developing innovative interdisciplinary, collaborative and team-taught academic programs. The college has a vibrant undergraduate program, graduate programs, and public service centers that constitute a unique academic setting. The college values a student-centered learning environment, a link between theory and practice, and a multicultural community of diverse faculty, students and staff working together. For more information about Evergreen, please visit our college catalog or our website: There are two overtime-eligible positions available at the Organic Farm on the Olympia Campus of The Evergreen State College. This is a combined recruitment for: • One Farmer 3 that is part-time and works 0.6 FTE (24 hours per week) year-round. • One Farmer 5 that is cyclic and works full-time April through December and part-time, 0.6 FTE (24 hours per week) January through March each year. The candidate pool established from this announcement may be used to fill comparable permanent, full-time, part-time, and temporary vacancies in the future. FARMER 3 This position reports to and receives day-to-day direction from the Farmer 5 to implement and maintain daily, year-round operations of the organic Farm and to provide direct instructional support to the farm-based agriculture curriculum (Practice of Organic Farming). This position leads the work of student and/or temporary employees. Salary: $1,586.40 - $2,107.80 per month of 0.6 FTE work, plus a full state benefits package. FARMER 5 This position is responsible for managing a working organic farm including coordinating and overseeing all daily operations of the Farm and providing direct instructional support to the farm-based agriculture curriculum (Practice of Organic Farming). This position consults with the faculty to develop and implement the curriculum; supervises the work of the Farm staff (classified, caretaker, student, and/or temporary); is responsible for crop and livestock production and direct marketing including Farm Stand operations; and oversees and performs maintenance of the farm infrastructure (materials and supplies, greenhouses, equipment, irrigation, etc.) and the farm grounds. Salary: $3,187 - $4,280 per month of full time work and $1,912.20 - $2,568 per month of 0.6 FTE work, plus a full state benefits package. Closes: September 14, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. PST Note: The College will be closed on September 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day All requested application materials must be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered. For details on the application requirements and process visit: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Posted: August 20, 2015 | Location: Kilauea, Hawaii

Employment opportunity on the North shore of Kauai to establish and maintain 12 acre diversified organic tropical fruit orchard. Orchard to be integrated with grazing animals including chickens, sheep and goats. Also one acre of mixed vegetables. Farm has much infrastructure and equipment including tractors, mowers, seeder, sprayer, greenhouse, ag kitchen for value added products, walk in cooler, more. Small diversified orchard now producing. Owner ability to invest in additional equipment and infrastructure as needed. Farm will be open to the public, providing education and farm dinners. Farmer will be responsible for crop planning and implementation, farmers markets, employee management, basic tractor and equipment maintenance. Minimum five years organic tropical fruit and animal production experience required, preferably more. Permaculture experience also highly desirable. Salary, on site housing (for single person or family) and profit sharing. Position to begin immediately.