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Posted: February 20, 2020 | Location: Petaluma, California

Sausalito Springs is seeking A FULL TIME Farm Crew Member. Please send a resume and a cover letter to sausalitosprings@gmail.com. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Farm Crew Member:This position will begin immediately, and the 2020 season ends in early December, the position has the possibility of extending into the following season. A farm crew member is responsible for daily labor on the farm that includes but is not limited to; harvesting, washing and packing, weeding, mulching, crop maintenance, land maintenance and irrigation repair. Candidates must be willing to work rain or shine, have a good work ethic, be reliable, have the ability to lift 50 lbs. and most of all have a positive attitude. Preferred skills but not required are candidates who have at least one year of farm or landscaping experience, experience using a weed wacker and can speak Spanish. Delivery Driver:This position will begin in late March or early April and end around October/November 2020, the position has the possibility of extending into the following season. You must have a clean driving record in order to apply for this position. The delivery driver will be available to do deliveries on Thursday and Friday mornings. Thursday deliveries take place between 6am - 10am and Friday deliveries between 4am - 8am. Delivery drivers must be able to carry up to 30 lbs., have a good work ethic and work autonomously. Trabajador de Granja de Verduras:Esta posición comienza inmediatamente y termina al final de noviembre, la posición tiene la posibilidad de extenderse a la temporada siguiente. Las responsabilidades para este trabajo incluyen, pero no se limita a; cosechar, lavar y empaquetar, sacar malezas, mantenimiento de cultivos y tierras, y reparación de irrigación. Usted debe estar dispuesto a trabajar en la lluvia o el sol, tener una buena ética de trabajo, ser fiable, tener la capacidad de levantar 50 libras y sobre todo tener una actitud positiva. Las habilidades preferidas, pero no requeridas son de tener por lo menos un año de experiencia en una granja o en paisajismo, saber cómo usar un weed wacker y hablar español. 

Posted: February 19, 2020 | Location: Sonoma, California

The property consists of 33 acres total, with less than 2 acres under cultivation at any given time. The owners, who have a homesite on the property and are part-time residents, seek to hire a full-time farm and property manager. This individual would have responsibility for the oversight of all farming activity and would assist the owners—including serving as their surrogate when they are not onsite—relative to the management of buildings and grounds. Experience and expertise with organic farming, crop cultivation, and the use of related equipment is required. Housing is not provided, and candidates should live within a reasonable distance of the farm’s Sonoma location. Salary commensurate with experience.

Posted: February 18, 2020 | Location: Spring Mills, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO), is seeking an Executive Director to further its mission to “Ensure the Integrity of Organic Products and Serve our Farming Community”. The Executive Director will provide strategic direction and leadership for the organization. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for the organic industry and a vision for its future as described by PCO’s core values. A successful candidate will have an established track record of ensuring efficient operations while driving organizational growth, development, and results. In addition, PCO is seeking an individual who has supervised, managed, and nurtured staff members and teams. A proven history of excellent communication skills and the ability to build, cultivate, and steward relationships in a variety of settings are essential to the role. For more information visit: https://www.paorganic.org/openings or email Stacey Budd at sbudd@paorganic.org.

Posted: February 11, 2020 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

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Posted: January 31, 2020 | Location: Woodland, California

We have a flock of sheep (100), and historically have grown alfalfa, wheat, milo, rice, and some produce – pumpkins, leafy greens, tomatoes, melons, artichokes, asparagus, and flowers.  The right candidate needs to know how to drive and maintain our tractors (1 new Kubota and one old D-C) irrigate and mend fences. We are planning to start a composting operation as well. He/she should also be excited by the chance to create a sustainable organism that produces healthy soil, and healthy food.  We are interested in a rotation of livestock, cover crops, and other practices to achieve sustainability, but we are open to suggestions/your genius. After the first year, in which we get to know each other, we propose a partnership which provides a percentage of crop proceeds in addition to a base salary. There is also a modest 3-bedroom 2-bath modular home available on site.  Work starts as soon as possible. Please mail your resume (or any questions) to farmerwanted@hotmail.com. We will respond quickly.

Posted: January 28, 2020 | Location: Petaluma, California

About Us:Live Oak Farm is an organic farm committed to regenerative farming practices on a 30-acre property, just outside Petaluma in Sonoma County, CA. The farm just completed its fifth year of operation, cultivating approximately four acres of diverse vegetable production and four+ acres of orchard with apples, pluots, persimmon and pomegranate, soon to be in commercial production. In addition to vegetables and fruit, we also produce medicinal tea and culinary perennial herbs. Already in place is equipment, irrigation, tractors and an excellent farm crew.  Live Oak Farm is seeking a farm manager who will utilize our existing resources while simultaneously bringing fresh ideas, excellent leadership skills and farm business acumen to the operation in order to reach higher levels of productivity, sustainability and regenerative farming practices.  Job description:The Farm Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily financial and physical performance of the farm through regenerative agricultural practices, sustained leadership, organizational and business skills. The candidate must possess a deep passion for growing healthy, nutrient dense food, as well as the work, care and time commitment required to lead a financially viable small, organic farm operation.  Duties and Responsibilites Include: Field Management Conduct farm activities which increase soil and crop health with a solid understanding of labor, irrigation and fertility building systems. Develop and oversee execution of comprehensive annual farm plan; preform tracking, monitoring and analytics  Crew Management Ability to assess labor needs, communicate plans, conduct trainings and create a positive team/work environment Ability to communicate with crew members, orchard manager, and owner effectively with an openness to collaboration and transparency Business Management Superb planning, planning, execution and time management skills Ongoing communications/coordination with customers about crop planning and availability, order/pickup scheduling, invoicing and accounts payable CCOF renewal, record keeping, and ensuring the farm remains in strong compliance with FSMA and Organic certification. Expand customer base with proven sales and marketing expertise; maintain good customer relations with existing customers Interest in inquiry and investigation of ongoing best farming practices to maintain a culture of continuous improvement Create budgets and manage expenses and profit ratios; provide regular reports to farm owner Stimulate farm revenue through effective labor and resource management and increased sales  Quality and Safety Highest priority is farmer safety Maintain food safety and quality standards during harvest and packing Ensure proper use of farm equipment, tools and safety gear. Ensure overall maintenance and upkeep of farmland, equipment and buildings  Qualifications Knowledge and skill requirements: Highly organized and able to identify and execute thoughtful planning and task prioritization even during the height of the growing season. Ability to work at a quick pace often under environmentally and physically demanding conditions. Proficiency in Excel, ability to create, track and calculate within spreadsheets Familiarity with QuickBooks, creating invoices and tracking expenses Current CA driver’s license and good driving record  Education and experience: Minimum of 5 years farming experience; 2 years in a management position Demonstrated success in a fast-paced production farm Solid knowledge of crops and growing techniques Experience operating a tractor and PTO implements ‘In-the-field’ Spanish language proficiency strongly appreciated Formal education in farming and ag preferred but will consider equivalent work history/training Potential to expand role to include some public presentation and educational opportunities Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. On-site housing available Profit-sharing and long-term partnership/lease opportunity potential  For more information about the farm, visit liveoakfarmpetaluma.com. Contact: info@liveoakfarmpetaluma.com 

Posted: January 21, 2020 | Location: Petaluma, California

JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant General ManagerWindrift Farm is seeking an Assistant General Manager for the 2020 season, beginning April 1st ending Nov 20, 2020. This position could be extended pending a post season review. Please send your resume and cover letter to 4windrift@gmail.com. You can contact us at 707-242-6887. Applications need to be received by February 18th, 2020. Windrift Farm:We are a certified organic, heirloom tomato farm located outside Petaluma, CA. It is our mission to grow the most delicious and highest quality tomatoes. We connect organic farming practices, fundamental importance of live soil health, with our tomato expertise. Windrift Farm grows exclusively for retail ready, direct, wholesale distribution. Our tomatoes can be found throughout Northern California in grocery stores, restaurants, and catered events. We are a quickly growing farm/company that is focused on quality, consistency, and integrity. Job Requirements:The assistant manager is responsible for overseeing and being hands on in all aspects of farm management. You must have a clean driving record, a vehicle to get to the job site, and be able to drive a delivery vehicle, tractor and farm truck. Including:Overseeing and working with day laborers and tomato harvestersLand and fence managementRecord keepingHarvest managementDelivery managementCrop planting with the Farm ManagerHoop house managementOperating a weed wacker, mower, rototillerPest managementCompost managementPreparing products for delivery: Labeling, boxing, wrapping palletsOperate pallet jackIrrigation maintenance The Assistant Manager will work collaboratively with the Farm Manager. They will be expected to lead workers, overseeing and making sure all work is getting done, clearly teaching beginners how work must be done in a kind manner. This person should be friendly, willing to answer questions, hardworking, self-directed, and honest. We are a quickly growing farm/company, that would like to find the right person to become part of our permanent team. Qualifications:Experience working on a vegetable farm, is good with plants, has past managerial experience, and works well with others. Ability to speak Spanish would be a plus. This person must have a clean driving record and the ability to safely operate small farm tractors, farm trucks and delivery vehicles. Must be physically able to lift 50+ lbs. repeatedly, kneel, engage in repetitive tasks, and be outside in all kinds of weather conditions. Compensation:The Assistant Manager will receive a seasonal salary of $22,500, plus a cash bonus of $1,500 upon final review and completion of the season. The season will begin April 1st, and end November 20th, 2020, with hours varying between 20 hrs/week to 40+ hrs/week depending on assigned workload.

Posted: January 8, 2020 | Location: Newcastle, California

The Natural Trading Company Organic Farm is looking for bright, enthusiastic, hard-working, and passionate people to help with field, greenhouse, and packing shed work in addition to farmers’ markets and produce deliveries. We are looking for someone to represent our farm well – good customer service, efficient, responsible, reliable, and detail-oriented. Applicants preferably have experience with agriculture, know how to put a long and early day in, working in all weather conditions, and be able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly. Interest in organic food, farming, or cooking is a big plus. 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, and greenhouse. We operate a CSA and sell our produce at farmers’ markets in the Sacramento foothills and Tahoe/Truckee areas, in addition to deliveries to local supermarkets, co-ops, and distributors. We’re looking for 1-2 people who are interested in seasonal employment and 1 person seeking long-term, full-time employment. The full-time candidate should be comfortable driving a small box truck (no special license needed, just a clean driving record) and be open to driving our biweekly delivery route. These are paid hourly positions 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: December 20, 2019 | Location: Richvale, California

Lundberg Family Farms® Qualified applicants can apply online at www.lundberg.com Position DescriptionPosition Title: Assistant MillerReports to: Mill SupervisorJob Classification: Technical: Millers – Level 1Written By: Tim SchultzEmployment Status: Full-time; Non-exemptDirect Reports: NoLocation: Richvale, CAModified: May 23, 2019 Purpose and Key Results of the PositionThe Assistant Miller will assist with overseeing the efficient milling of rice to meet Lundberg Family Farms (LFF) quality standards. This position communicates with the Mill Supervisor and Miller on duty regarding rice requirements, needs, and quality. Safe Quality Foods (SQF) responsibilities include practicing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), performing Mill cleaning activities, monitoring Foreign Material and Metal Detection Devices (Magnets, Toyos), manufacturing safe foods, reporting food safety issues to the manager or supervisor, and inspecting facility prior to set-up. Essential Functions/Responsibilities OperationsBack-up the Miller and Supervisor(s) during regular planned lunches and breaks and will also cover the Miller and Supervisor(s) when on planned or unplanned personal time off (PTO).Maintain a thorough working knowledge of all processes and equipment, including resolving problems with same. Ensure proper repair and maintenance of all milling equipment.Communicate with Miller on duty and Mill Supervisor in order to maintain the safety of equipment and provide a preventive maintenance program.Oversee and monitor quality of product produced. Communicate with Mill Supervisor(s) on a regular basis regarding milling and packaging schedules.Mill rice to meet production and quality requirements and determined rice yield standards.Oversee accounting for production of all milled rice products throughout each day.Utilize computerized inventory system (NAV), ensuring that personnel are trained on its use. Maintain accuracy of inventory system.Accurate inputs and upkeep of Milling Forms and Redzone Software for lot tracking and quality/sanitation auditing.Manage rice product to ensure all varieties are separate at all times within the milling facility. Ensure that personnel are properly trained on the processes needed regarding the California Certified Organic Farms (CCOF) organic system plan for sanitation.Ensure the sanitation in mill and packing house area and outside mill perimeter are maintained.Coordinate with Quality Assurance on a daily basis.On occasion, operate forklift when assistance is needed in packhouse.Monitor and assist in the heat treating process for the pest management program. Personnel ManagementEnsure compliance of company policies within all local, state, and federal regulations including, but not limited to, OSHA regulations and wage and hour laws.In absence of Mill Supervisor, supervise pack house employees in order to meet expected milling & packing schedules.Assist Mill Supervisor with the supervision and evaluation of labor staff ensuring the highest level of skill necessary to meet company needs and objectives. Assist Mill Manager and Mill Supervisors with the completion of performance evaluations. SafetyAdheres to safety programs in order to provide a safe and clean workplace for fellow employees within the regulations of all OSHA local, state and federal regulations.Complete necessary trainings to ensure all Lundberg certifications required for role are maintained as current. Certifications may include, but are not limited to, Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), Back Safety, Forklift, Arc Flash, Confined Space, etc.Conduct confined space entries in compliance to LFF program requirements.Maintain required qualifications for confined space entries. OtherPerforms other assignments from time to time as requested by the Mill Supervisor and the Miller on duty to achieve department and company business goals.Maintain regular attendance in accordance with Lundberg Family Farms’ Attendance and Punctuality standards.Complete training required for position and maintain applicable certifications.Be involved in training for advancement in Milling & Technical Operations in the rice milling processes for a high-quality product. Knowledge, Skills and AbilityBasic reading, writing, and math skills.Basic computer skills using the Microsoft platform (Excel, Word, Outlook) and NAV electronic inventory system.Excellent communication skills.Excellent knowledge of rice milling equipment.Demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors and managers at all times.Work well under pressure in order to meet multiple, and sometimes, competing deadlines. Qualifications MinimumHigh school diploma or GEDForklift experience PreferredMill experience related to foodExperience with NAV Work EnvironmentWork area is in an environment with varied moderate temperatures and high background noise. Position involves exposure to odors, dust, and mosquitoes. Physical Requirements for Performing Essential DutiesSitting/Standing/Walking: Approximately 100% of the time is spent sitting, standing and/orwalking around work area with approximately 5% of that time climbing.Speaking/Hearing: Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and supervisors.Vision: Ability to effectively use a computer screen and interpret printed materials. Abilityto visually inspect the milling of the rice and its packaging.Lifting/Carrying/Filling: Ability to lift, carry, and hold up to 30 lbs.Stooping/Kneeling: Ability to access equipment and supplies.Reaching/Handling: Ability to input information into computer systems for approximately 20%of workday. Also retrieve and work with appropriate paperwork, equipment, and supplies

Posted: November 27, 2019 | Location: Haiku, Hawaii

Full time job managing and supervising and working with two farm workers on gorgeous 4-acre Hale Akua Garden Farm on the north shore of Maui, Hawaii. The diversified solar supported organic farm also functions in connection with the onsite residential retreat center overlooking 30 miles of pristine tropical Maui coastline. Successful candidate will demonstrate good communication and team building skills. Farm manager will work closely with managers of the retreat center for collaborative success of both the farm and the retreat center. Training in Compassionate Communication (NVC) is provided for field workers, retreat center managers and other staff almost every week. If more hours are needed to complete a complex job, hours can expand if necessary, for a short period of time. Supervisory job includes meeting with farm workers five mornings a week and designing the work for the day together with their help; one day may be a weekend day. Field workers then go out together sometimes with the farm manager, do the tasks and report back to farm manager on progress achieved and challenges encountered end of the day. Farm manager creates a daily written record of the work she or he has done, and the work done by the staffers. Problems are also put into the written record. All expenses and income are recorded in a preliminary budget sheet at the end of the day. Problems and solutions are also discussed by phone with the owner of the farm at least once a week if not more. A written record of what has been done on the farm, a description of any problems and a weekly summary of income and expenses are also sent to the owner each week Farm includes several vegetable fields, 2 managed gardens, approximately 20 fruit trees, 75 chickens, 10 ducks , three bee hives, two aquaponics installations and organically raised tilapia and koi. A mushroom growing house is also currently being rebuilt. The use of consultants and veterinarians is actively supported by the owner to address problems or create new plans. In January 2020, the farm is expected to become again a full farm school with up to five interns who stay for a period of five months. The farm manager can also teach if that person has had experience with this. Working at Hale Akua Garden Farm is truly a wonderful experience with people who are trained both in communication and in farming. It is a wonderful place to grow both personally and professionally. Are you our next farm manager, sustainability director, and team builder? Here at Hale Akua we are growing people as well as vegetables, fruits, eggs and spices. Requirements:Farm supervisor is responsible for orchard management, animal husbandry, monthly, quarterly, and annual farm plan, with goals for each time period written up and reviewed by management team and by owner. Also required is a daily write up of ongoing farm activities each day on what has been accomplished. This will be sent to the owner, caretaker, and retreat center managers each Friday. The report also includes any income and expenses from the previous week. Farm manager also needs to keep records and oversee inspection visits to maintain qualification as a certified organic farm. Farm manager will also design farm business plan with monthly, quarterly, and eventually annual budget for the farm together with input from farm owner, caretaker and field workers, discussions with farm owner will occur on a regular basis about budget. Substantial changes in farm structure can happen if necessary, to reduce losses and maximize income including possible modification of crop inventory plan. Farm manager will also work with the purchasing department on needed farm supplies. Also, farm manager will keep track of accounts with stores and restaurants and with the farmer’s market and provide a written ledger of all tools, amendments, seeds, etc. purchased each month. Additionally, he or she will oversee the stocking of the community fridge. He/she will interact with any farm consultants hired by owner about different parts of the farm and will also oversee composting, soil testing, and biochar production. Any problems with the residence of the farm workers will also be communicated to the owner. Benefits:Compensation based on experience level. 100% paid health, dental, and vision insurance is provided and weekly training in Compassionate Communication. Additionally, vacation, holiday, and sick time accrued each pay period. Hale Akua Garden Farm has a 60-foot swimming pool and a hot tub which can be used by the farm manager after hours. Yoga classes are sometimes held on the property and are open to the farm manager on flexible off hours, as well. Farm manager will help to plan, schedule, and monitor farm classes on topics such as Hawaiian traditional farming, biodynamic practices, Korean natural farming, regenerative techniques, and beekeeping. Other classes in Nonviolent Communication may also be added. Other topics as suggested by the farm manager and approved by the owner through the weekly reports, may be presented. All farmers are invited to participate tuition free on their time. If this sounds like you and you currently live on Maui, please apply here: https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=689b0e2d8f32b6ae&from=myjobs&tk=1dqfl26ah1sqs000

Posted: November 25, 2019 | Location: Newcastle, California

The Natural Trading Company Organic Farm is looking for someone bright, enthusiastic, hard-working, and passionate to drive our delivery route twice weekly, work farmers’ markets, and help with field, greenhouse, and packing shed work. We are looking for someone to represent our farm well – good customer service, efficient, responsible, reliable, and detail-oriented. Interest in organic food, farming, or cooking is a plus. Applicants preferably have experience with agriculture, know how to put a long and early day in, working in all weather conditions, and be able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly. You should be comfortable driving a small box truck (no special license needed, just a clean driving record). 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 natural foods store. We operate a CSA and sell our produce at farmers’ markets in the Sacramento foothills and Tahoe/Truckee areas, in addition to deliveries to local supermarkets, co-ops, and distributors. We’re seeking candidates who are looking for long-term, full-time employment. 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/.