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

Say Hay Farms produces certified organic mixed vegetables and pastured eggs on 50 acres in Esparto, CA. In 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 and field conditions.  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. Quarterly evaluations.  Accrued Paid Time-Off of two weeks per year for FTE. Good food & eggs. 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: Positions available. 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, availability, and references to sayhayfarms@gmail.com with the subject title “Farm Crew.”

Posted: July 27, 2017 | Location: Half Moon Bay, California

ANANDA VALLEY FARM: Chicken Keeper   We are looking to fill the position of Chicken Keeper at Ananda Valley Farm here in beautiful Half Moon Bay, CA. Come enjoy the chickens, the food we grow and the place we live and the people we share it with at this beautiful farm.    The ideal person would have experience but is not necessary as we would train the right person. This person has a strong work ethic, positive outlook, happy, and energetic and a desire to learn and serve. We are a spiritual community based on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Daily meditation and yoga are highly encouraged though not necessary.   Caring for our lively flock of free range, pasture fed chickens includes daily feeding, watering, egg collection and processing the eggs at the end of the day. Other activities can include light farm chores involved in processing our organic veggies for weekly CSA delivery. There is free time during the day to explore this beautiful coastal community or your own personal interests. Half Moon Bay is minutes away, and San Francisco is 45 minutes away.   Ananda Valley Farm provides basic housing with a furnished private room, shared kitchen, bathroom, and shower. Food and eggs produced at the farm are free for consumption and a $400/month stipend is offered in return for 20 hours of service per week.  No drinking or drugs are allowed. Please ask us about other positions available for singles or a couple.   Thank you!  Contact  Ken Hettman  415-987-6194  info@safetyequipmentcorp.com

Posted: July 25, 2017 | Location: Cordova, California

Job Description: Farmer: Vegetable Production and Orchard Assistant  Program: Food Production and Farming Education – American River Ranch  Reports To: Ranch Manager, Co- Director   Visit our website for full job posting: https://soilborn.org/our-story/employment/   Organizational Background:  Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture & Education Project is a non-profit educational farm in Sacramento, California. Our programs focus on promoting health and providing experiential learning opportunities for youth and adults, producing healthy food, improving access to healthy food for all and modeling land and environmental stewardship. Beyond producing healthy, certified organic produce for our CSA members and local stores, restaurants, and a weekly farm stand and farmers’ markets, Soil Born Farms has also developed several innovative education and food access programs in partnership with area schools and non-profit agencies.   The American River Ranch, a 55-acre historic ranch located within the American River Parkway, is the permanent home of Soil Born Farms. It provides a wonderfully diverse landscape to engage both youth and adults in hands-on activities that educate and connect them with the natural world, healthy food, healthy eating, job and life skills, hard work, and service opportunities. The American River Ranch also provides the opportunity to expand the production of vegetables and fruit to meet the needs of more Sacramento residents, particularly those in underserved neighborhoods with little or no access to fresh, nutritious food.   Job Summary  This farm assistant position is a farmer with a passion for educating young farmers and growing high-quality organic fruit and vegetables. The employee must be able to manage their time well and provide assistance on a variety of farm duties. Main duties focus vegetable production and orchard operations including pruning, irrigation, planting, harvesting, crew supervision, propagation, integrated pest management, tractor operation and farm equipment care and maintenance.   Key Responsibilities  Orchard Care: Pruning, harvesting, irrigation, new orchard planting and pest and disease management.  Vegetable Production: Support farm manager in vegetable field operations including planting, irrigation, tractor work, pest management, harvest, sales and apprentice education.  Supporting Farm staff on a daily basis with irrigation, deliveries, greenhouse propagation, fencing, and equipment operation (small engine equipment and tractor operation).   Required Qualifications:  4 to 5 years experience working on a diversified organic vegetable operation  Orchard management  Knowledge of sustainable agricultural systems  Ability to work quickly, multi-task, self-motivate, collaborate and be flexible on a daily basis  Ability to relate, interact and empower people of all ages from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds  Excellent communication skills and a “can do” attitude  Ability to lift 50#  Ability to work in all weather conditions and especially heat  Interest in learning and growing as a leader, both in farming and in educating apprentices   Preferred Qualifications:  Tractor and small engine equipment operation  Experience managing interns, apprentices, staff and volunteers  Small engine mechanical knowledge and skill  Ability to make a long-term employment commitment (5+ years)  Experience working with farm animals  Fluent in Spanish   Hours and Compensation  40-50 hours per week. Tuesday through Saturday schedule w/ some Sundays and evenings required.  Wage: $14 to $17 based on experience/qualifications/commitment/  Medical, dental and vision after 90 days  PTO (paid time off) accrual begins after 90 days (5 days per year)  Opportunities for advancement   Please email cover letter, resume, and two references to Shawn Harrison, Co-Director, at sharrison@soilborn.org. Position open until filled.

Posted: July 25, 2017 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

55 acre organic farm in Santa Cruz is seeking an experienced office support person. Looking for an organized and motivated person with good communication skills to assist with various office functions. Ideal candidate will work well independently and/or with a team. Familiarity with diverse farming operations and Spanish language skills a plus. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel with additional experience in QuickBooks, a plus. The office is located on the Westside of Santa Cruz. Hours are typically Monday-Friday, 8-4.   Duties will include but not limited to:  Record keeping  Weekly payroll  Human resource management  Oversee food safety program  General phone and email customer service  Maintaining office supplies and forms  Excellent multi-tasking skills   Please email a cover letter and resume to route1farms@yahoo.com.

Posted: July 7, 2017 | Location: Fallon , Nevada

Ranch and farm (one hour drive from Reno, Nevada) is looking for full-time Farm Manager for a unique opportunity growing an experimental crop utilizing organic methods. The experimental grow period is July through mid-October. Be part of a small team that includes a experienced senior farmer and other support staff.   The farm manager duties include overseeing the installation and maintenance of an drip irrigation system, field preparation, soil composition/amendments, planting, ongoing crop monitoring and pest management, managing farm labor, crop harvest and drying, heavy equipment operation and light equipment repair. Organic methods and organic pest management experience required.   Additional acreage not dedicated to the experimental crop also requires management (cattle, alfalfa, etc.) so an extension of the full-time position is possible based upon performance. The successful candidate can help expand current operations into other areas of expertise (e.g., crops and livestock). A positive attitude is a must! Candidate needs to be dependable, flexible, and hard-working. Summer hours are 5 or 6 days a week, 7 am to 5pm. Possible flexibility as to which days of the week to work.   We ask for a 3.5 month commitment. This is limited period, full-time position at $3000 per month or higher per experience plus a harvest bonus based upon a profitable yield. Housing may be provided for the first month while getting settled. Requires own transportation. Prefer supervisory experience. Based upon performance and crop yield there is an ongoing opportunity to both manage future crop cycles (e.g., Feb-Nov) and continue managing other portions of the ranch.   If interested please e-mail a resume or description of job experience that shows you are qualified to JeffreyHernandez@me.com. Short e-mails like "I'm interested in this job." will not result in a response. You must supply more information about yourself before I will send questions and an application. Serious inquiries only. No drinking or drug problems.

Posted: June 21, 2017 | Location: Fresno, California

The Inspection and Compliance Branch is recruiting to fill a Special Investigator position in Fresno County.    Under the direction of the Supervising Special Investigator (supervisor), the Special Investigator independently conducts investigations and handles complaints related to the enforcement of U.S. and California laws governing the State Organic Program (SOP).  The incumbent interprets and applies Federal and state laws and regulations relating to organic products; determines the necessity for taking samples for laboratory analyses; analyzes situations accurately; and takes an effective course of action.  The incumbent also prepares and presents clear and concise investigative reports.   Duties include, but are not limited to: Conduct complex investigations for compliance with COFFA, the Organic Foods Production Act, and the California Food and Agricultural Code.  This includes on-site interviews; review of organic site plans; and review of records, labels, operating procedures, process controls, and other required records.  Conduct audits to determine compliance with laws and regulations as they apply to the use of pesticides and other prohibited substances in organic production.   Prepare and investigate reports for administrative actions, including investigative interviews, evidence gathering, administrative fines, and violation notices (citations).  Document findings to substantiate investigative recommendations and actions.  Respond to industry inquiries through verbal and written communication. Provide training and workshops, and conduct presentations to county personnel, industry, or other entities as appropriate. Assist the supervisor in planning, developing, organizing, and administering day-to-day SOP activities. Who should apply: For additional information and application instructions, please refer to the following posting:  JC-68916 - SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR -Fresno County. Electronic applications will be accepted until filled. For further information regarding this opportunity, please contact Gina Tenorio at (916) 900-5323

Posted: June 13, 2017 | Location: Bolinas, California

We are looking to fill two seasonal positions at the farm. The first position is full time from July - December. The second position is full time from July-September.    Ideal candidates will have 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, farmer’s 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.   Paradise Valley Produce provides basic housing with a shared kitchen, bathroom, and shower. Food produced at the farm is free for consumption and the local town is 2 miles away.    Interns or employees will be involved in all aspects of growing. Starting seed, transplanting, weeding, watering, harvesting, and selling at markets. Making microbial brews, plant extracts, compost and compost tea's. Enjoying the food we grow and the place we live and the people we share it with. We work five and a half days a week.

Posted: June 1, 2017 | Location: Fresno, California

Are you interested in helping farmers increase their profits? Would you like to contribute to improvements in the efficiency of the food supply chain? Does being a key team member at a rapidly growing innovative agriculture technology platform sound like fun? Join HarvestPort!   The Account Executive will communicate the HarvestPort value proposition to existing and potential customers made up primarily of growers, packers, and shippers throughout the state of California. This individual will also help champion the development and execution of short and long term regional sales goals and work closely providing feedback to our product development team. The candidate should expect a fast-paced start-up environment, where direct interaction with customers is an everyday occurrence.   Duties and Responsibilities  Provide consistent sales outreach to farmers and continue to communicate with customers during platform interactions to ensure the highest level of service  Work to foster a community of customers who are engaged in creating a shared pool of agricultural equipment  Make personal visits with growers/packers/processors in California  Provide regular reports on sales targets and associated metrics   Qualifications  3+ years of experience in sales  Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred  Strong interest in or experience in agriculture An ability to take complex product features and package them in a simple way that tells a story and speaks directly to customers needs  Ability to work cross functionally in a collaborative environment with product, sales, data analytics and community to ensure consistency of messaging and efficacy of our combined efforts  Familiarity with enterprise technology sector  Experience with basic database management and CRM applications  Possess exceptional individual time management skills  Willingness to travel throughout California  Spanish proficiency preferred

Posted: May 19, 2017 | Location: Oxnard, California

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Turfgrass, Horticulture, Soil Science or related field Ability to work independently and self-motivate  Must have excellent oral and written communication skills  Hold a California PCA license or have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire  Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite  Hold the ability to problem solve and respond quickly  Hold valid drivers license   Responsibilities: Understanding of chemical and fertilizers, and the ability to put together agronomic plans for clients  Understand basic cultural practices related to golf course turf management  Become active and involved with local industry associations  Have excellent communication skills, with the ability to make cold calls and deepen existing business relationships  Work with local manager and fellow reps to develop market strategies  Forecast seasonal product needs by working with purchasing and operations managers  Conduct occasional product demos/trials   Physical Demands: Able to occasionally lift 50 pounds   Benefits: 401k with Company match  Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance  Company Vehicle, laptop, cell phone  Paid Vacation  Life Insurance Salary DOE *EOE plus AA employer

Posted: May 17, 2017 | Location: Watsonville, California

Since 1923, Sambrailo Packaging has provided innovative solutions that improve product handling to the ag industry, and we've done it with exceptional customer service. In today's evolving marketplace, we strive to help customers improve their efficiency with a full spectrum of resource management services related to packaging operations; procurement and replenishment; vendor and supplier management; unit-level traceability and compliance; and packaging development, testing and qualification.   Sambrailo services our customers through our 14 facilities located in the California and Mexico. We employ over 400 team members and proudly offer a working environment and full range of benefits that are unrivaled in our industry.   We are currently looking for a seasoned buyer to join our team. The Buyer manages all aspects of procurement including vendor terms, prices and schedules using knowledge of inventory levels, company targets, and customer requirements.

Posted: May 17, 2017 | Location: Watsonville, California

Sambrailo Packaging is a third-generation, family-owned company that has developed innovative solutions to help growers improve the handling of their produce since 1923. Today, with seven locations in California and two in Mexico, we offer a full line of integrated packaging solutions and services, such as forecasting, procurement, product development, quality control, and inventory management to help growers of all sizes improve their packaging operations.   We are currently looking for a Vendor Relationship Manager to join our team. The Vendor Relationship Manager identifies and develops strategic vendor opportunities as well as building and nurturing existing relationships. Works closely with internal business partners to forecast future needs and drive the strategy and selection of vendors.

Posted: March 28, 2017 | Location: ,

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