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Posted: September 29, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

The CCOF Certification Operations Assistant completes a wide range of daily tasks associated with customer service and the certification of organic food. This position will work with various software programs including an online and in-house database. Tasks performed by the Assistant are essential to the certification process including, direct communication with members, data entry, copying, mailing, and writing letters. View the full job description.

Posted: September 28, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) is seeking three (3) Certification Specialists to work in the Santa Cruz, California office performing tasks related to organic farm (crop/livestock) certification. These positions will work within CCOF’s rapidly expanding USDA National Organic Program and internationally accredited organic certification program. View the full job description.

Posted: September 26, 2016 | Location: Fresno, California

NEED experienced tractor driver/irrigator to work for family-owned Organic vineyards near Fresno. Inexpensive housing may be available. Please call.

Posted: September 1, 2016 | Location: San Francisco, California

Veritable Vegetable is seeking a full time Account Manager to develop and maintain strong relationships with existing customers and to contribute to Sales Department goals. Primary Job Responsibilities: • Meet goals established for assigned customer accounts: volume, margin, credits, etc. • Interact with customers to demonstrate products, explain product features, handle all transactions including sales orders, invoices, credits, etc. • Recommend products to customers, based on customers' needs and interests • Answer customers' questions about products, prices, availability, product uses • Quote standard prices; identify and get approval from Sales Manager for pricing strategies for individual accounts • Provide ongoing account support: understand customer needs, direct resources as needed, resolve account problems • Provide customers with product samples • Monitor sales activity (sales goal, volume, trends, history for each account), analyze activity and prepare reports for Sales Manager • Conduct in-store visits to provide face-to-face time and visual assessment of store • Monitor market conditions, and competitors' products, prices, and sales Requirements: • 2 years of experience in sales or customer service • Produce industry experience required; retail produce experience a plus • Knowledge of produce varieties and seasonality • Appreciation for the principles of sustainable agriculture and the value of organic produce • Comfortable with office applications: Word, Excel, Outlook • Must have a valid driver’s license and be an insurable driver TO APPLY: Please submit your cover letter and resume to HR@veritablevegetable.com

Posted: August 22, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

The Member and Public Outreach Specialist (Outreach Specialist) coordinates public and member engagement in  organizational  events,  advocacy  initiatives,  and  promotional  activities  including  the  CCOF  Annual  Membership  meeting  and  Educational  Conference  and  organic  farm  tours.  The  Outreach  Specialist  also  ensures  that  CCOF  member‐based chapter activity is aligned with the requirements of the CCOF bylaws and with the organization’s  mission and strategic priorities.   CCOF seeks an enthusiastic and experienced organizer to drive high levels of public and member engagement in our  work to advance organic agriculture for a healthy world.  View the full job description.

Posted: August 10, 2016 | Location: Concord, California

Work with the Executive Director and agency partners to: • Survey local agricultural producers to assess demographics, resource concerns, and adoption of conservation practices. • Recruit local farmers to implement demonstration projects that improve soil health, irrigation efficiency, water quality, water retention, and yield other natural resource benefits. Establish CCRCD as an active hub of the CA Soil Health Network. • Research and develop tools to support carbon beneficial practices on Contra Costa farms, ranches, and other working lands. • Research and develop policies to help County departments and local municipalities incorporate working lands (e.g. farms, ranches, urban ag.) into green infrastructure plans, climate action plans, and watershed plans. • Organize technical workshops for farmers, ranchers, private landowners, public agencies, and homeowners to increase awareness of stewardship practices that protect soil, water, and habitat, and improve watershed health. • Serve as CCRCD liaison and staff support to the San Joaquin Delta Water Quality Coalition, Contra Costa Farm Bureau, reclamation districts, irrigation districts, local fire-safe councils, weed management areas, and other community groups. • Raise awareness of Contra Costa agriculture and improve urban - rural connections, by developing initiatives such as re-engaging the Contra Costa Food Systems Alliance, supporting County development of an agricultural ombudsman program, and/or working with partners to expand local, urban agriculture programs. • Assist other staff with CCRCD’s Watershed Program and the Alameda - Contra Costa Livestock Pond Initiative. UProject ManagementU. Work with CCRCD staff, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and local partners to: • Identify fundraising opportunities, prepare grant proposals, and manage grant agreements for projects and programs. • Hire and manage consultants and contractors, including RFPs, contracting, and enforcement of scope, budget, and timeline. • Obtain and manage regulatory permits, CEQA compliance, water rights, and landowner agreements for projects. • Conduct field work to assess site conditions, plan project and permit compliance and monitor resources.

Posted: August 8, 2016 | Location: Greensboro, Alabama

Gardener/Horticulturist position for large certified organic farm (5,300+ acres), located near Greensboro about an hour south of Tuscaloosa, in a beautiful area of Alabama long famous for its soils. We are expanding the farm’s horticultural and gardening activities to experiment with potential new crops, expand seed supply of potential rare heritage crops, and demonstrate production protocols. Requirements/responsibilities include: • A good field/greenhouse technician responsible for all day-to-day operations • Interested in specialty and heritage crop management • Work in the field, use equipment of various kinds, interact with farm staff • Keep important records including maintenance of organic requirements • Work directly with Scott Peacock, one of the most famous Southern chefs Salary based on experience. We will consider both those beginning with little work experience or those with a lot of experience. Housing included.

Posted: July 11, 2016 | Location: Clinton, South Whidbey Island, Washington

Organic Farm School: Growing farmers, food, and community Located in Clinton, South Whidbey Island, Washington Farmer-Instructor positions available Summary The Organic Farm School (OFS) is expanding and seeking candidates for two full-time farmer-instructor positions. Successful candidates will be excited and qualified to mentor aspiring farmers in how to start and manage their own farms while managing the OFS student farm as a working farm and outdoor classroom. We seek one farmer-instructor specializing in poultry, livestock and hay production and one farmer-instructor specializing in annual vegetable and seed crop production. The primary responsibilities of these positions include: • Educational training of aspiring farmers in the classroom and in the field (45%) • Management of the farm’s infrastructure, production and marketing. This includes the cultivation of diverse certified organically grown crops and/or livestock and the distribution of them through multiple outlets (45%) • Providing leadership in the on-going development, implementation and evaluation of the OFS farmer training program and training farm (10%) Qualifications and experience The farmer-instructor positions require strong educator, farmer and organizational skills. The ideal candidates will be experienced in teaching and mentoring, will have owned and operated a successful farm business and will be highly organized. Flexibility, sensitivity, strong communication, time-management and people skills are essential. These positions also require the ability to work well independently and as part of a team, a knack for negotiating conflict, and the capacity to promote efficient working relationships and learning. In addition, the candidates should be creative, self-directed solution-seekers who can identify opportunities and take initiative for expansion within the organization. The following are required: • Minimum 3 years experience in agricultural production as a farm manager • Minimum 2 years professional experience teaching or leading trainings. • Broad foundation of knowledge and experience related to organic farming including both theoretical and practical perspectives. • Direct experience developing and managing complex on-the-ground operations. • Understanding issues related to new farmers • Strong and dynamic public-speaking skills, outreach and recruitment experience • Developed leadership and team management skills Responsibilities of the positions Educational training of aspiring farmers in the classroom and in the field • Assist in the recruitment, selection and orientation of new farmer-trainees • Continually refine and develop the OFS farmer training curriculum, focusing on small-scale commercial organic production, marketing and small farm business management • Prepare and present the curriculum to farmer-trainees • Train and guide farmer-trainees in farm tasks and co-management of the student farm • Evaluate farmer-trainee progress and offer constructive guidance • Provide leadership in creating a positive social environment for farmer-trainees Management of the OFS student farm’s infrastructure, production and marketing: • Develop production plans for crops and/or livestock and forage • Develop and implement a farm marketing plan that includes CSA, farmers market and wholesale outlets • Efficiently implement the production plan with farmer-trainees • Research and implement soil improvement and climate-friendly farming practices • Use organic best-management practices to grow healthy and productive crops and livestock • Harvest and distribute farm products • Maintain and develop the farm’s equipment and infrastructure to effectively support the production goals of the program • Maintain accurate records as needed and manage organic certification • Solicit and manage collaborative farm research projects with regional partners to enhance the educational potential of the farm Administration of the OFS farm and education program: • Communicate and collaborate effectively with other staff, program partners and the public • Create annual and long-term work plans and budgets for the farming and educational aspects of the OFS • Manage farm and education budgets including tracking expenses and income • Provide quarterly progress reports and an annual report to the OFS Board in collaboration with the Director Compensation and schedule Salary • Salary commensurate with experience (min. $36K/yr) Schedule • Full-time equivalent with increased workload Mar.-Oct. and decreased workload Nov.-Feb. • Major holidays and 15 days personal time off (appropriately timed for minimal disturbance of program) The Organic Farm School is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.  We offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to join an organization whose mission is to build sustainable local food and farm systems through education and training. To Apply: Please familiarize yourself with our program by visiting http://organicfarmschool.org. Qualified candidates please send a cover letter and resume to sebastian@organicfarmschool.org. We will begin screening applications as they are received, and will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Position ideally starts September 1 (flexible). As part of the cover letter, please indicate whether your strengths are based in poultry, livestock and hay production or annual vegetable and seed crop production. We appreciate all documents sent in PDF or Word format and look forward to receiving your information.

Posted: July 5, 2016 | Location: Chestertown, Maryland

Willard Agri-Service, Inc. is a Mid-Atlantic provider of crop protection and fertilizers which also include our organic line of fertilizer products. As an organic field sales representative you are the key link between Willard Agri Service and our organic customers. You are responsible for communicating the value we bring to a customer and ensuring that those values are delivered and realized by those customers. All aspects of the customer relationship are to be managed by you in an efficient and friendly manner. These items include custom spray and organic fertilizer applications, deliveries, High Q data collection and analysis, applied technology support, accounts receivable, field surveillance and government program compliance. Please see attached job description for more details.