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Posted: January 15, 2019 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

Recruitment for an Organic Production Cooperative Extension Assistant Specialist to be headquartered at UC Santa Cruz. The CE specialist in Organic Production will focus on carrying out a collaborative, multifaceted research and outreach program with the goal of addressing challenges facing organic agricultural production systems of California, including pest and pathogen control, fertility management, weed control and efficient water use. SUBMISSION DATE: To assure full consideration, submit application materials by February 1, 2019. Those received after February 1, 2019 may be considered if the position has not yet been filled. For information regarding this position, please contact:University of CaliforniaANR Academic Human ResourcesKim Ingramkcingram@ucanr.eduInternet: http://www.ucanr.edu/jobs PLEASE REFER TO POSITION NUMBER AP #18-15 IN ALL CORRESPONDENCE 

Posted: January 8, 2019 | Location: Soquel, California

Local (Santa Cruz area) organic seedling business is looking for employees who can work full time starting in late January/February. Job includes all aspects of greenhouse production, farmers markets, and deliveries. Pay starts at $15/hour. Please respond by email: gporganics@yahoo.com.

Posted: January 3, 2019 | Location: Wells, Vermont

Seeking person to be responsible for day to day operations in our creamery.  Certified organic, 100% grass-fed a2a2 Jersey herd, selling raw and pasteurized milk, yogurt, skyr, butter, gelato and ghee. Housing provided. Experience preferred but not required. A passion for dairy processing is required, with organization skills, attention to detail and cleanliness. 

Posted: January 2, 2019 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

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Posted: December 21, 2018 | Location: ,

Job Description: Community FarmerPosition: Community Farmer Status: Regular, Full‐Time, Non‐Exempt Hours: 40 hours per week, Sunday-Thursday. Evenings, weekends, and holidays on occasion. Reports to: Assistant Vegetable Production Manager Position Overview The Community Farmer will support the operational teams with the cultivation, development, maintenance and follow through of projects within the following five organically maintained production areas: vegetables, food forest, vineyard, chicken runs, and composting program. About Coastal Roots FarmCoastal Roots Farm (CRF) is a nonprofit community farm and education center. We cultivate healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom. Since our inception in 2014, Coastal Roots Farm has provided dignified access to fresh food for those who need it most. Inspired by Jewish agricultural practices, we raise organic crops and share the harvest with our community through pay-what-you-can farm stands, donation-based Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and direct donations to food insecure communities in North County San Diego as well as local hunger relief organizations. Through volunteering, school visits, agricultural festivals, and other community programs, we offer hands-on education and invite our neighbors to connect to the land and each other. Coastal Roots Farm is located in Encinitas, CA on approximately 20 acres of land. Our Farm consists of vegetable gardens, greenhouses, a food forest, animal pastures, compost systems, and a vineyard. Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation and received 501(c)(3) public charity status in 2015. Essential Duties and Responsibilities The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following: Production Areas:• Support crop production on the farm in all land-based areas of production, including pest management, greenhouse propagation, transplanting, weeding, watering, and harvesting. • Support infrastructure development, irrigation, farm maintenance, cleanliness and organization, distribution efforts, occasional deliveries, and farm stand shifts. • Lead volunteers as needed. • Collect data and support organized record keeping. • Support resource development for department as needed. • Support chicken operation and chicken run upkeep and care. • Incorporate Jewish agricultural practices into the development and management of the departments. Education and Events:• Assist in implementation of farm education and events.• Host guests and lead occasional tours, highlighting our practices. • Provide support for Coastal Roots Farm programs and events. General Administration:• Participate in regular staff meetings. Required Qualifications and Experiences The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • 2 to 3 years of relevant work experience or a relevant college degree, especially within the fields of organic/ecological Agriculture focused on vegetable production, agroforestry, viticulture, and poultry operations. • Passion for interacting with, educating, and leading a diversity of community participants, volunteers and staff of varied ages and backgrounds. • Knowledge and passion for community farming, food justice, food systems development, etc. • Strong knowledge of agricultural equipment use and safety. • Cooperative, service‐oriented attitude and ability to work independently and take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion. • Strong communication, interpersonal and relationship development skills. • Ability to be open and flexible to new ways of working with diverse communities. • Creative skills and ability to experiment to attain new, better strategies, approaches, and solutions to challenges. • Flexibility and willingness to take on a variety of tasks along with an ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, team environment. • Strong work ethic and ability to perform strenuous physical labor in inclement weather. • Intermediate computer skills and some proficiency in Microsoft Office. • Detail oriented. • A valid driver’s license. Preferred Qualifications and Experience • Familiarity of organic certification and/or experience with ecological agriculture. • Food safety training. • Technical knowledge and familiarity with irrigation construction, troubleshooting, and repair. • Knowledge of species and climate specific to Southern California. • Knowledge of Greenhouse production systems. • Experience as an agricultural or environmental educator. • Familiarity with Jewish agricultural or arboreal concepts, texts, and traditions. • Project management experience. • Training in active listening and constructive communication techniques such as Non‐Violent Communication, meeting facilitation, etc. • Understanding of working within a non-profit organization. • Experience working within production enterprises while simultaneously hosting the public and supporters in a community farm, experiential setting. Reporting RelationshipReports directly to the Vegetable Production Coordinator. Compensation Salary commensurate with experience. Coastal Roots Farm offers a competitive benefits package. Typical Working Conditions This is an agricultural laborer position. Community Farmers will work outdoors conducting a variety of tasks, often times repetitive and under the supervision of a multitude of coordinators. There will be exposure to Southern California outside temperatures, chemicals used in the agricultural industry, and loud noises. Essential Physical Tasks The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Continuous walking, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting and pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs., cutting and carrying. Equipment Used Tractor, bobcat, Kubota RTV, delivery van, farm truck, hand and power tools, post-harvest packing line equipment, pressure washer, pallet jacks and carts, computer/laptop, and tablet/iPad. Application Process Please visit our website, https://coastalrootsfarm.org/the-farm/#job-opportunities and click on the View and Apply for Open Positions link to apply online. Coastal Roots Farm is an equal opportunity employer. 

Posted: December 21, 2018 | Location: Encinitas, California

Job Description: Distribution Support & Community FarmerPosition: Distribution Support & Community Farmer Status: Regular, Full‐Time, Non-exempt Hours: 40 hours per week, Sunday-Thursday weekends, and holidays on occasion. Reports to: Impact and Evaluation Manager Position OverviewCoastal Roots Farm is seeking a full‐time, year‐round Distribution Support and Community Farmer to support our efforts to grow and share fresh fruits and vegetables with the community. The Distribution Support and Community Farmer will be responsible for supporting all distribution tasks, while also playing a key role in our Farm vegetable production operations. This position will report to the Impact and Evaluation Manager, but work closely with the Farm Manager, Post-Harvest and Distribution Coordinator, and the Vegetable Production Coordinator to support both production and distribution efforts. As a key “face” of Coastal Roots Farm, this role requires a radically welcoming and outgoing individual, with a passion for food and sustainable farming, in addition to technical farming and administrative skills. About Coastal Roots FarmCoastal Roots Farm (CRF) is a nonprofit community farm and education center. We cultivate healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom. Since our inception in 2014, Coastal Roots Farm has provided dignified access to fresh food for those who need it most. Inspired by Jewish agricultural practices, we raise organic crops and share the harvest with our community through pay-what-you-can farm stands, donation-based Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and direct donations to food insecure communities in North County San Diego as well as local hunger relief organizations. Through volunteering, school visits, agricultural festivals, and other community programs, we offer hands-on education and invite our neighbors to connect to the land and each other. Coastal Roots Farm is located in Encinitas, CA on approximately 20 acres of land. Our Farm consists of vegetable gardens, greenhouses, a food forest, animal pastures, compost systems, and a vineyard. Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation and received 501(c)(3) public charity status in 2015. Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:  Distribution (65% of role)Implementing distribution efforts, including market setup/breakdown, produce deliveries, sales and operations, customer service and relationsAssisting the Impact and Evaluation Manager with Distribution related data entry, including in Square and SalesforceAssisting with the implementation of quality control SOP’s for produce and food distribution areas/vehicles, including the cleaning and organizing all distribution vehicles and spacesAssisting the Post-Harvest and Distribution Coordinator at the post-harvest wash station, in preparation for the distributionsOther Farm programs, events and communication support as needed at the discretion of supervisors Production (35% of role)Assisting the production team with production tasks, including harvests in all production areas.Support pest management, greenhouse propagation, transplanting, weeding watering and harvestingSupport chicken run upkeep, care and, when time permits, processing of eggs on market daysIrrigation infrastructure repair and operationsCollect data and support organized record keepingSupport resource development for different departments as neededIncorporate Jewish agricultural practices into the development and management of the departmentsParticipate in regular staff meetingsHost guests and lead occasional tours, highlighting our practices Required Qualifications and ExperiencesThe requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Outstanding communication skillsSuperb internal and external customer service abilitiesImpeccable interpersonal skills and ability to create authentic relationships with peopleKnowledge and passion for Jewish community farming, food justice, or food systems development, etc.High level of responsibility, reliability, motivation and a willingness to learnFlexibility and willingness to take on a variety of tasks along with an ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, team environmentStrong organizational skillsStrong eye for visual design and presentationStrong computer skills, proficient in Microsoft OfficeAbility to lift heavy boxesA valid and clean driver’s license, experience driving a delivery truck preferredMust be available to work as scheduled, with some seasonal fluctuation, as neededAt least 2-3 years of relevant agricultural work experience and or relevant college degree in organic vegetable production, agroforestry, or viticulturePassion for interacting with, educating and leading a diversity of community participants, volunteers and staff of varied ages and backgrounds.Strong knowledge related to safe use of agricultural tools and equipmentFlexibility and willingness to take on a verity of tasks along with an ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative team environmentStrong work ethic and ability to perform strenuous repetitive physical labor tasks in inclement weather Preferred Qualifications and Experience Two or more years of experience working at an organic vegetable farm, CSA and farm marketTwo or more years of retail or customer service experience, food retail or farmers marketsBilingual (English/Spanish)Food safety trainingUnderstanding of recordkeeping related to Organic certification and ecological agricultureTechnical knowledge and familiarity of irrigation construction, troubleshooting and repairKnowledge of species and climate specific to Southern CaliforniaProject management experienceUnderstanding of working within nonprofit organizationsFamiliarity with Jewish agricultural or arboreal concepts, texts, and traditionsTraining in active listening and constructive communication techniques such as Non-Violent Communication, meeting facilitation, etc. Reporting RelationshipReports directly to the Impact and Evaluation Manager Compensation Wage is commensurate with experience. Coastal Roots Farm offers a competitive benefits package Typical Working Conditions The Distribution Support and Community Farmer will work indoors and outdoors. The position must be capable of moving objects and vehicles as needed. There will be exposure to Southern California outside temperatures, chemicals used in the agricultural industry, and loud noises. Essential Physical Tasks The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Continual walking, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting and pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs., cutting and carrying Equipment Used Delivery van, Kubota RTV, farm truck, hand tools (for harvest work), Post-harvest packing line, Pressure washer, Pallet jacks and carts, computer/laptop, and tablet/iPad Application Process Please go to https://coastalrootsfarm.org/the-farm/#job-opportunities and click on the View and Apply for Open Positions link to apply online Coastal Roots Farm is an equal opportunity employer. 

Posted: December 17, 2018 | Location: Blachly, Oregon

Horton Road Organics, located in the Oregon coast range, integrates education, sustainable food production and community events throughout our main season, April through October. The farm organically grows over 30 varieties of crops that supply a small CSA, three farmers markets, several restaurants and a number of local natural food stores. Each season, our farm welcomes a crew that includes farming apprentices and managers. For the 2019 farming season, Horton Road Organics is seeking an Assistant Farm Manager. This person will work closely with the Farm Manager to provide support for all areas of the farm operation. We are looking for someone who is an efficient, skilled harvester and a competent teacher, communicator and leader. JOB TITLE: Assistant Farm Manager ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Day-to-day farm work a. Sow/plant, harvest, cultivate b. Wash and pack produce c. Instruct, direct and supervise apprentices; Lead group work tasks 2. Community Living a. Coordinate group meetings b. Facilitate positive group dynamics and conflict resolution 3. Farmers Markets a. Manage weekly markets as assigned QUALIFICATIONS: • Two seasons of row crop farming experience • Capacity to meet minimum harvest rates • Teaching skills; Communication & conflict resolution skills • Ability to work under pressure • Valid Driver’s License (drive “box truck” type vehicles and/or manual transmission) COMPENSATION:• Hourly rate based on experience, plus bonuses • Room and board; Private yurt and shared kitchen • Additional pay for Saturday farmers markets TIME COMMITMENT: • April 1 - October 31 (possible reduced hours in April and October) • 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, plus some Saturday markets To apply for this position, please send your information to Bill Booth at hortonroadorganics@gmail.com. We will review your information and get back to you. The position will remain open until filled. In addition to sending your resume and farming references, please answer the following. What draws you to our farm?What are your own long term goals in the field of sustainable agriculture?What is your teaching/instructing experience? Describe your teaching style and how you help different kinds of learners or students who are struggling?What kind of group living experience have you had? What do you contribute to a residential community? How have you dealt with conflict in these settings?Are you available for the full season April – October? Yes_____ No _____(if No, please explain:)What are your ideal hours per week you prefer to work? (We generally work 40 hours/ week, but also have optional farmers markets outside those hours. Early and late in the season, hours can be considerably less.)Every year we teach a new inexperienced crew to achieve minimum harvest rates. Do you know your own rates of vegetable harvest? Give us some specific examples:Please share anything else you’d like us to know about you.

Posted: November 9, 2018 | Location: , Oregon

Rogue Farms CorpsTraining the Next Generation of Farmers Join Us and Apply for a 2019 Position Today!Ready to Try Farming?  Rogue Farm Corps’ Entry-level Farm Internship program is a great launching point for you to try farming for real! Gain significant experience training on a sustainable farm in Oregon. The Internship is a full season (6-8 month) residential immersion program that combines hands-on field training with a mentor farmer, classroom learning, tours of local farms, and a farm-based independent project. No experience necessary. Learn more and apply today! Take your Farm Training to the Next LevelAre you ready to dig deeper and gain the skills needed to manage a farm or start one on your own? Rogue Farm Corps’ Apprenticeship Program will help you learn how to manage and run a sustainable agricultural operation. The Apprenticeship is an immersive on-farm program for those with two or more years of farming experience who are seeking to dive into the art and business of farming. Hands-on training, classes, weekend workshops around the state, an independent project, and guidance on farm business development will help you gain the skills to plan, design, and run integrated farming systems on your own. Find out more and apply today! Rogue Farm Corps is the only organization in Oregon that offers structured, entry-level and advanced farmer training programs rooted in real-world farm businesses. We work with host farms located in the Rogue Valley, the Portland Metro Area, the South Willamette Valley, and Central Oregon, offering experiences with vegetable production, animal husbandry, dairy, and more. For complete program descriptions, information on our host farms, and applications visit http://roguefarmcorps.org