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Posted: July 9, 2014 | Location: Woodland, California

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) academic advisor to conduct a multi-county-based extension and applied research program in the area of small-scale farms engaged in direct and nontraditional wholesale marketing of vegetable and fruit crops. Through collaborations with other UCCE farm advisors, UCCE specialists and private industry representatives, the Advisor will be responsible for extending research-based information on all aspects of small farms with particular emphasis on organic agriculture production systems in Yolo, Solano and Sacramento Counties.

Posted: July 3, 2014 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

Due to internal promotions and expansion of the organization, CCOF has three openings in our organic farm/livestock programs. CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) is seeking 2 additional Grower and 1 Livestock Certification Specialists and/or Certification Service Specialists to work in the Santa Cruz, California office performing organic farm certification. The anticipated start date is September 16, 2014, subject to change, with interviews commencing in August. The people in this position will work within CCOF’s rapidly expanding USDA National Organic Program and internationally accredited organic certification program. CCOF is one of the oldest and largest organic certification organizations in the U.S. and works to promote organic production through certification, education, and outreach programs. View the full job description. 

Posted: June 25, 2014 | Location: Gazelle, California

Belcampo California is a farm, slaughterhouse, butcher shop, and restaurant. Each part of our value chain is integral in the success of the company as a whole. Belcampo Farms is a 20,000-acre organic farm that provides high-quality, healthy, and great tasting meats to our retail markets and restaurants. By controlling the entire production chain – from the farm, through slaughter and processing, and right through to the point of sale – Belcampo offers an unparalleled experience to the consumer, ideal for an emerging market of consumers concerned about food safety, environmental responsibility, and taste quality. We also focus on humane handling and production of all of the species raised. We currently have one store in operation and are in the process of building five more. This means more than tripling the amount of production on our farm, and we are looking for a poultry manager to join our team achieve this growth gracefully and successfully. Belcampo has a dynamic and diverse team. We find that the following characteristics are shared among the individuals who thrive on our team: • Caring • Collaborative • Bright • Optimistic • Problem Solvers • Driven • Love Food • Sense of Humor • Healthy Job Description The Poultry Manager is responsible for the daily operational activities of the multi-species poultry program at Belcampo Farms. This position will plan, oversee and participate in the management of all aspects of the poultry production program, including: - Poultry husbandry; - Egg production; - Incubation and hatchery; - Breeding selection; - Manure management and collection; - Coordination of transport to proprietary slaughter facility; - Coordination poultry feeding and water systems; - Maintenance of livestock housing and equipment: - Creation and management of production records; - Maintenance of strict bio-security measures; This position will be responsible for: - Ensuring that annual production targets for poultry are met; - Care, accountability, protection and well-being of all poultry, including but not limited to meat chickens, layer chickens, quail, chukar, guinea, squab, geese, rabbits and ducks - Upkeep of the fixed and mobile facilities associated with poultry production and animal husbandry as well as winter husbandry. - Implementing USDA Organic standards, as stipulated in the National Organic Program; - Hiring, management of and supervision of all poultry personnel including both year-round and seasonal staff. Recommended skills/experience includes: - Three years livestock/poultry management experience; - High school diploma/GED required, Bachelors Degree recommended (relevant major encouraged); - Farm implement operation; - Mechanical repair and maintenance; - Experience in organic animal husbandry and accompanying record keeping; Supervisor - Position reports to the Vice President of Production Salary is competitive. Benefits offered. Please send resumes to rd@belcampoca.com, we will respond to all queries within 48 hours of receipt.

Posted: June 23, 2014 | Location: Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, California

Applicants should send resumes to: Randy Mercado Staffing and Total Rewards Manager Ocean Breeze Ag Management, LLC jobs@oceanbreezeag.com Summary Responsible for monitoring corporate and affiliated companies’ fields and providing pest control recommendations, analysis and evaluations by performing the following duties personally:  Essential duties and Responsibilities Determine proper corrective and application actions consistent with governmental and regulatory and contractual obligations. Monitor fields for pest problems and provide prompt corrective actions. Prepare written recommendations for applications of application chemicals for various commodities for submission to various governmental agencies and vendors Liaison with and submits all necessary reports and documentation to various regulatory agencies and contractual organizations.  Advises growers on appropriate time of applying various chemicals; interpret and implement soil and leaf tissue analysis. Keep current of laws regulations and basic principles in relation to pest control regulations. Maintain a valid California Pest Control Advisor license. Research, evaluate and analyze various products Advise the growers on the economic advantages and disadvantages in the use of various chemicals Coordinate pesticide applications for organic and conventional berries and vegetables.  Basic understanding of agronomy, water conservation and fertilization practices.  Manage department staff members, ranch mapping, soil/water sampling and pest control. Prepare and submit reports required by regulatory agencies including but not limited to i.e. State of California, Dept. of Pesticide Regulation, county Agricultural Commissioner’s office Education and/or Experience Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Language Skills Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Must be fluent in English and Spanish. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations California Driver's License and Spray Applicator's License required.

Posted: June 16, 2014 | Location: Atascadero, California

Four Elements Farm Farm Manager Position Start: Summer 2014 General Description Four Elements Farm, located between Atascadero and Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County, CA, is seeking the perfect match for a unique opportunity. Are you an innovative organic farmer looking for a sustainable living situation where you can be the caretaker for a property, manage educational workshops, grow herbs and food and implement projects for beautification and infrastructure improvement? This job demands hard work, self-motivation, good time management skills, land management skills, and all with a continually positive attitude. Base salary and housing provided – 12x16 off grid solar tiny house with a walk to shared composting toilet and outdoor shower. Opportunity for additional income exists from increased crop production and events. Individuals and couples may apply. Qualities: • Fun to be with, Easy going, Trustworthy, Fit, Educated, Creative • Self initiating, Comfortable working alone, Thorough, Organized • Respectful of others’ personal space, Clean, Detail oriented • Content with modest and somewhat outdoor living space Qualifications: • 3-5 years farming experience, preferably with orchards and row crops • Carpentry skills, Permaculture design skills • Ability to work on tractors and other equipment • Drivers License, Must have vehicle Preferred: o Non smoker o PDC graduate Responsibilities include and are certainly not limited to: o Managing and improving the quality of the farm, the buildings and the landscape o Completing daily farm tasks, feeding/cleaning/caring for chickens o Planting, organizing and managing an 8-12 share CSA for Elemental Herbs o Growing calendula and increasing production of herbs for Elemental Herbs o Managing and expanding existing orchards o Maintaining equipment, Producing biodiesel and/or SVO o Weeding, Weed whacking, Tractor mowing o Marketing and running Permaculture workshops and other educational opportunities o Generating ideas and implementing them for increased revenue and farm beautification o Completing carpentry projects for new infrastructure or fix ups as needed o Maintaining and leveraging greenhouse production, Up keeping landscape o Up keeping the yurt and yurt surroundings o Creating water catchment systems o Implementing techniques for short and long term benefit to the place o Composting o Watching after the property when owners are away o Budgeting, Invoicing, Selling to local markets and/or farmers’ markets Please send resume and cover letter to ryan@fourelementsorganics.com. No phone calls please.

Posted: June 11, 2014 | Location: San Juan Bautista, California

Coke Farm is a well-established organic farming, cooling and shipping company located in San Juan Bautista. We are searching for an employee who works well individually with a skill for customer-service, and an eye for detail. If you are looking for a job that will challenge you, and help to develop and utilize a wide range of skills and knowledge in agriculture and shipping/cooling, this is for you. This job is very multi-faceted, and will include a lot of varying duties – you will be primarily responsible for maintaining our packaging inventory (including but not limited to boxes, twist ties, bands, stickers, pallets, etc.), both in the computer and physically, working with growers to fulfill their packaging needs, receiving packaging orders, and eventually ordering packaging from several companies. You will also help the receiving/shipping departments, and work with our facility director on food safety records & maintenance, as needed. This position is flexible – it will develop as you do into the areas in which you grow & show competency. Skills and Competencies - Must be computer literate, comfortable learning new software, and troubleshooting small technological issues - Bilingual English/Spanish - Able to work efficiently without direct supervision - Attention to detail, and very accurate with paperwork - Good communication skills & customer-service orientation - Ability to prioritize jobs & complete tasks according to importance Duties and Responsibilities - Maintain packaging inventory, keep area clean and organized - Fill packaging orders, help load product - Assist with ordering material, as needed - Offload packaging orders, receive accurately - Assist in shipping and receiving - Upkeep facility records, food safety paperwork, as needed - Other responsibilities as they develop - Proactively assist managers, supervisors and employees - Adapt to fast pace and flexible schedules - Willing and able to work in outdoor conditions, cold temperatures and wet conditions

Posted: June 11, 2014 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) is seeking a Program Manager. This program management position requires knowledge of organic standards, food safety practices and standards, personnel/auditor management, program development and oversight, and the ability to work in a fast‐paced office environment with demanding job responsibilities. Depending on qualifications, skills, and experience, this position may have an opportunity to oversee new programs, quality systems or other areas critical to the success of CCOF Certification Services, LLC. View the full job description.

Posted: June 9, 2014 | Location: Gazelle, California

BELCAMPO FARMS: SWINE DIVISION ASSISTANT MANAGER JOB SUMMARY The Swine Division Assistant Manager shares responsibility for the daily operational activities of the Swine Division at Belcampo Farms LLC in Gazelle CA. This position helps plan, coordinate and participates in all aspects of the swine production program. This position reports directly to the Swine Division Director and secondarily to other members of Belcampo Farms’ management team. JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Care, accountability, protection and well being of all animals in the swine program Upkeep of the fixed and mobile facilities and equipment associated with swine husbandry Co-management and maintenance of feeding and watering systems Help supervise and direct interns and fulltime staff Co-management of production records Breeding program support Support of other species within Belcampo Farms’ multi-species farming system as circumstance dictates DESIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS 3+ years livestock management experience Experience in organic animal husbandry and accompanying record keeping High school diploma/GED required, Bachelors Degree recommended (relevant major encouraged). Swine biology Modern niche food systems Organic livestock production and record keeping Strong Communication Task management Farm implement operation Mechanical repair and maintenance Microsoft Office Suite PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS This positions requires an employee who can work on their feet for 8-12 hours a day, as much as 6 days a week Lift approximately 75 pounds To apply please submit cover letter and resume to Kylan Hoover at kh@belcampoca.com This position will remain open until filled. www.belcampomeatco.com

Posted: June 3, 2014 | Location: Occidental, California

The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC) is seeking a full-time, non-residential Director of Operations & Finance to join and help lead OAEC’s staff at a time of great programmatic success and growth – and at the time of our 20th Anniversary! OAEC is a non-profit educational and advocacy institute working in the areas of ecology, permaculture, watershed restoration, horticulture, the arts, and social justice activism. OAEC is located on an 80-acre site including organic gardens, a wildlands preserve, a retreat facility and an intentional community 65 miles north of San Francisco in western Sonoma County, California (www.oaec.org). Job Summary The Director of Operations & Finance is a new position at OAEC responsible for OAEC’s Financial Management, Human Resources, and Operations. S/he will supervise and support the Managers of each Operations Department: Administration, Kitchen, Facilities, Garden/Orchards, Events, IT and Housekeeping. The Director of Operations & Finance will be accountable to the Executive Director for successful management of her/his work plan. The Director of Operations & Finance will participate in staff governance via regular meetings with the Executive Director, the Staff Executive Council, and the all-Staff Collective around overall management of OAEC’s programs, operations and budgets. Responsibilities of the Director of Operations & Finance (100% FTE): 1. Management of all OAEC Human Resources, including: (25% FTE) a. New Hire processes; orientation of new staff; coordination of ongoing training for all staff as required or recommended by federal, state or local governmental entities.  b. Staff contracts.  c. Payroll.  d. Benefits, including health insurance, cafeteria plan, workers compensation, and others.  e. Peer Review Process management.  f. Conflict Resolution support for the OAEC staff, including assisting any staff member needing support in the appropriate use of OAEC’s conflict resolution policies and processes.  2. Management of OAEC’s Financial Operations, including: (20% FTE)  a. Supervising, training and overseeing the OAEC Bookkeeper.  b. Producing, with the Executive Director, OAEC’s annual budget by integrating budget proposals from all of OAEC’s Programs and Departments.  c. Financial Reporting of budgeted-to-actual to each of OAEC’s Departments and Programs.  d. Spending Control for OAEC’s Operations Departments – managing expenditures within, and approving expenditures outside of, each department’s annual budget.  e. Managing of the investment of OAEC’s reserve funds (Abacas Wealth Management).  3. Supervision of all OAEC Operations Departments (Administration, Facilities, Kitchen, Housekeeping, Garden/Orchards, Events, and IT Departments), including: (20% FTE) a. Convening and facilitating regular meetings with the Managers of each Operations Department, as well as several sub-groupings of Operations Departments, to coordinate the optimal and integrated operations of the OAEC site and facilities. b. Supporting the managers of each operations department to deliver a timely annual plan for their department, including goals, budget, and staffing plans, and to help each Manager make their departments work effectively and efficiently.  c. Acting as the initial point person for problem solving support for the Managers of OAEC’s Operations Departments (budget, staffing, personnel, and other issues).  4. Participation in Routine Communication with the Executive Director in organization-wide financial management, planning, coordination, problem solving, engagement and management of the Board of Directors, etc. (10% FTE)  5. Management of OAEC’s Tax, Insurance and Legal Filings, including: (5%)  a. Annual state and federal tax filing processes.  b. New and annual financial and organizational audits.  c. The long-term Lease with Sowing Circle (the residential community of land owners).  d. Insurance policies. e. Annual filing of all routine and extraordinary legal documents with local, state and federal agencies.  6. Supervision of the OAEC Office Manager (5% FTE)  7. Participation in Collective Governance, including regular staff meetings, ad-hoc committee processes, Peer Review, etc. (5% FTE)  8. Serving on the Staff Executive Council (5% FTE) 9. Negotiating Terms of Off-site Groups Renting OAEC’s Facilities (2.5% FTE) 10. Management of all OAEC Fiscal Sponsorships, including (2.5% FTE) a. Legal, tax, financial, programmatic and liability monitoring and compliance.  b. Financial reporting for each project.  c. Refining contracts with each project.  d. Refining OAEC’s criteria and orientation processes for new project.  Qualifications for the Job: • An interest in, passion for, and commitment to supporting the efficient operation of a beautiful, landbased non-profit organization and training center dedicated to a socially just and ecologically restorative transition in economy and culture.  • Minimum of five years of director-level experience in financial management. • Minimum of five years of director-level experience managing human resources and/or organizational management, including supervision of staff in multiple departments. • Experience with and excellent aptitude for recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training and managing a diverse staff. • Experience with managing tax, legal, insurance and other regulatory compliance requirements for a 501(c)3 public benefit corporation (“non-profit”). • Proven ability to effectively and harmoniously work with a diverse group of people. • Excellent conflict resolution skills. • Deep fluency in Apple computer systems, Microsoft Office, digital accounting systems (Quickbooks), database management (NonProfitEasy), cloud-based servers and calendars, as well as other basic computer software to write documents, manage budgets and budget reporting, schedule staff, and communicate regularly with departmental managers. • Highly self-motivated, with the ability to work independently while managing one’s own hours. • Ability to receive and provide constructive feedback and make changes to align with and contribute to OAEC’s values and culture. • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task and work with many other staff and residents. • Experience with, understanding of, and a strong desire to be a part of a self-governing staff and collectively-managed organization. • Experience administering the logistics of a land-based organization is preferred.  OAEC is committed to equal employment opportunities. We do not discriminate based on an individual’s race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Compensation This is a full-time (40 hours/week average), non-residential position. Salary is $55,000 per year. OAEC offers four weeks of paid vacation, eight paid days of flexible holidays, and a Cafeteria Plan, but does not offer paid health insurance. Staff can participate in OAEC courses and events free of charge, use the OAEC facilities (pond, hot tub, sauna, etc.), harvest produce from our gardens, and eat meals at OAEC when working. To Apply Please refer to www.oaec.org for background on OAEC and our programs. We are accepting applications until 5:00 pm, Friday, July 11, 2014. Early application is encouraged. Qualified applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and list of current references to OAEC’s Executive Director at oaecjobs@oaec.org. We encourage the submission of additional attachments of writings and/or digital media that show us the quality and breadth of your previous work as related to this position. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. Please do not contact OAEC directly with questions or inquiries, but refer to this Job Announcement and to the OAEC web site for information (www.oaec.org). Thank you.

Posted: May 27, 2014 | Location: Tomales, California

Wild Blue Farm is looking for farm workers. Job will include planting, harvesting, weeding, irrigation and working at farmers markets.

Posted: May 16, 2014 | Location: Keene, New York

We are an eclectic family consisting of an aging Grandma, 2 moms, 2 kids and many animals! Our history on how we all came together is interesting, but long story short, we find ourselves in need of help and are hoping this website may connect us to the right people. About us in a few words: Organic, Healthy, Natural, Horse Trainers, Gardeners, Motivated, Hardworking, Fortunate, Happy, Informed, Yoga, the Great Outdoors, No Cable TV, Honest, Trustworthy, Communicative..... You: Same as us, or open minded to new things: Less Drama, More Living in the Moment with a Positive Outlook on Life! We are a happily married gay couple with a wonderful family, looking to coexist and share our 68 acre ranch in the High Peaks Region with another committed couple or person. No "crazies" need apply! Our house is huge, and there are opportunities on the horizon! (B & B? Artist/Yoga Retreat? Family Condo?) This has all been built on Karma, and we are on a good path! Should ours cross? Note: Besides the hamster, all pets live outside the house. We prefer you not have a dog, unless you are ok with him/her living outside with our pack of dogs, cats and rabbits. (Access to heated indoor room. Its quite a life!) Horse(s) are welcomed! More children... maybe. This is more of an opportunity of a lifetime than a good paying job.... We just get by financially, we eat good food and this place has major potential for something more than it is. With the right people with grand ideas, there are major possibilities here. What can you contribute and why do you think you would be a great addition to the ranch? Looking forward to hearing from you all!

Posted: April 21, 2014 | Location: Forest Ranch, California

We are looking for an energetic harvest "intern" to work on our farm and at farmer’s markets during the 2014 harvest season (May-August). Do you have an interest in working on an established certified organic farm, in a beautiful part of California surrounded by miles of forests? The season is short, the hours are long, the days are hot, but the view is splendid! Housing may be provided. We are currently taking applications (resume + letter of interest) for paid internships for the 2014 season; this position involves co-managing the harvest crew, oversight of packing crew, quality control and logistics. Contact us for more information info@sierracascadeblueberries.com.

Posted: April 14, 2014 | Location: San Francisco, California

Veritable Vegetable is seeking a full time Purchaser. We provide full service distribution of certified organic fresh fruits and vegetables to retailers, restaurants, and wholesalers. Veritable Vegetable is a woman owned business, founded on principles of cooperation, participatory management, and ethical business practices. Located in San Francisco, California, we have been creating community alliances and promoting sustainable agriculture since 1974. We are the oldest organic produce distributor in the nation. Primary Responsibilities: Identify, evaluate, qualify and develop business relationships internally and externally with farmers and vendors Maintain, grow and strengthen relationships with organic farmers and within the industry and food systems community Represent our company as the grower’s distributor of choice Communicate our company values to staff, our community and all outside contacts REQUIREMENTS: 3+ years of experience in procurement and planning process within Food and Beverage Industry Knowledge of logistics and ability to work closely with our Transportation Department Knowledge of organic produce industry regulations and publications Outstanding relationship building skills; ability to manage strong vendor relationships Must possess strong communication and presentation skills Proficient in MS Office suite software applications Self-motivated, highly organized team player Strong analytical skills and creative problem solving capabilities An entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit DESIRED SKILLS: Project management Strong writing skills; experience with marketing communications (i.e., writing blogs) Strong skills utilizing databases Experience training growers (e.g. crop planning, production planning) Knowledge and/or experience in food safety compliance This is a full time exempt position.