Lennard Ag Company is a family-owned, three-generations deep business that’s been producing and delivering quality vegetables and grain crops since 1947. Specializing in potatoes and corn, we grow over 7,500 acres. We combine strong industry traditions with cutting-edge agricultural practices, advanced technology, and the latest management practices. Anchored by our strong history, Lennard Ag Company’s modern operations are complemented by their care for the land, their community and the people with whom they work.
Lennard Ag is hiring seasonal workers beginning July 21st through end of harvest in November for our Howe, Indiana facility. We are looking for the following:
Potato truck drivers
Farm equipment operators
Lennard Ag is always searching for quality personnel to add to our full-time team as well. Currently, we are interested in individuals who could manage a field harvest crew as well as maintain and repair equipment throughout the year, especially on the go in the field. We are also interested in individuals with mechanical ability to lead our production crew and maintain equipment on our grading line and in the shop.
Interested individuals can email Elaine Stidham, HR Manager, requesting further information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Conway, New Hampshire
Head Farmer at the
World Fellowship Center
In New Hampshire’s White Mountains
We are looking to hire a head farmer for the 2013 growing season.
We are located on 455 woodland acres, of which between three and four acres are cleared for farming, of which half an acre has been farmed organically continuously since the early 1970s. The primary purpose of the farm operation is to provide top quality organic vegetables for the sustenance of our guests and staff, but we look forward to exploring other future possibilities, including a CSA. We have a 17’ by 48’ greenhouse and a small, venerable International Harvester tractor.
If interested in exploring this opportunity, please send a letter of interest and a resume or the equivalent to Andy Davis at email@example.com. We hope to fill this position as soon as possible.
About the World Fellowship Center
Founded in 1941, World Fellowship is a multigenerational educational camp and retreat center devoted to peace and social justice. The centerpiece of our programming is a series of lecture/discussions from the end of June until early September about a wide variety of political issues, but we offer varied arts programming as well, and programs for children and youth. We are in the southeastern corner of the White Mountains, in the “backyard” of Mount Chocorua, set on 455 mostly wooded acres which border an Audubon sanctuary and the White Mountain National Forest. We have frontage on Whitton Pond, a pristine mile-long “great pond” that’s beautiful for swimming and boating.
We seek someone with the willingness, motivation and ability to take leadership in helping us develop our vision. We look forward to building a farm enterprise that is financially self-sustaining, supporting the direct costs of its operation. Farming shall be done using organic methods, however we are not initially committed to organic certification. Additional knowledge of permaculture, biodynamics and holistic management is a plus. There is wealth of opportunity for developing educational programs. Previous farm experience and references are required. Continue reading
127-acre diverse family farmstead in central Maine seeking 1 to 2 additional farm crew for the 2013 season. 3 acre organic garden, seedling production and sales, 4 season hoop houses including unique hoophouse tomato production, 250 bird laying flock, pork, and canning/freezing/pickling/drying. Farmers’ markets, wholesale, multi-farm CSA. Our community is increasingly recognized for our food hub projects. We have great help so far and would love to expand the team.
More information can be found at: http://onedropfarm.com/apprentice
Black Fox Farm in Montville, Maine is seeking 2 full-time live-in farm workers or a couple for the 2013 growing season. We are looking for individuals with at least one-year prior experience working on a farm and with a basic understanding of organic vegetable production. The ideal candidates would also have some basic experience around livestock and the ability/willingness to drive a large manual transmission truck down to Portland for deliveries. Chainsaw experience a plus. Work would be mostly geared toward the veggies with lots of weeding, hoeing, transplanting, harvesting and packing produce. Some help with animal chores and moving/building fencing would also be required. The schedule would consist of 10-hour days Tuesday-Saturday, and covering chores for us on Sundays.
Compensation: $100/week stipend and separate living quarters in the upstairs of our traditional farmhouse. Separate entrance and kitchen space available with shared bathroom/shower/ and laundry. Veggies, eggs and milk as well as some bulk staple foods provided.
Opportunities to use our equipment- including a bucket tractor, power tools, and garage space, as well as garden/pasture space available to the right individual. We think this could be a good opportunity for someone looking to get started with their own operation and in need of the space and resources to do so. We are open to someone growing their own crops or livestock here and have some flexibility in our schedule to accommodate this.
About Us: Black Fox Farm is a new and evolving diversified farm in its second year of production in Montville, Maine. Our primary focus is growing 3-4 acres of mixed vegetables for sale through 1 farmer’s market, a small CSA, and wholesale accounts. We also manage some ducks and chickens for egg sales, a flock of sheep and goats, 2 jersey cows and their calves, a team of work horses and 3 farm dogs. We are working to update our old dairy barn and milk room and hope to obtain our license to sell milk by next season. Continue reading
Middletown, Rhode Island
Big Black Dog Farm (BBDF) is a boutique artisanal grower of flowers, micro greens and vegetables located on Aquidneck Island in Middletown, R.I. Our focus is on providing local naturally grown seasonally aligned products that are driven by the food community. Big Black Dog Farm’s unique assortment of products is a key differentiator of the Farm. We work in close collaboration with our clients, which include some of the leading restaurants on the Island, to identify and grow an unusual variety of the highest quality products.
We are looking for a Farm Assistant to begin immediately and work through the season, five days a week for at least four hours a day. The right candidate for the job will be a hard, energetic worker with high personal integrity, a can do attitude and a passion for agriculture. This role requires significant manual labor in all weather conditions. The Assistant will work with the farm owner planting, maintaining and harvesting a unique variety of flowers, micro-greens and vegetables in a beautiful setting. Farming/gardening experience preferred.
Interested candidates should send their contact details and a brief description of their background to firstname.lastname@example.org
Farm Store Manager
Berea College is currently recruiting for an individual to serve as the Farm Store Manager. The Farm Store Manager will be the primary staff member responsible for operating the Berea College Farm Store as a retail space for selling raw and value-added products from the Berea College Farm and as an educational laboratory to support active and engaged student learning about agriculture and food. The manager’s responsibilities will include operation of the retail store, development and production of value-added products, training and supervision of student workers, and coordinating with the faculty and staff of the Berea College Farm and Agriculture and Natural Resources program. This person could also be involved periodically in teaching or team-teaching a course in value-added food production if they have the appropriate credentials. More information about the academic department, degree program, and educational farm can be found at http://www.berea.edu/anr.
Candidates should have the following: BA or BS in agriculture, food science, business, marketing, or a related area is required, MS, preferred; experience in grocery marketing and sales or restaurant operations, retail business management, and supervision and training of employees who handle food and conduct retail sales. All applicants must have knowledge of food safety, HACCP, POS systems, inventory and record-keeping for retail business with a broad understanding of agricultural sustainability and food systems. Also required is experience in MS Excel; web-based social media and a valid KY driver’s license; GAP training and a food manager/handler certification are desirable. (For a complete position description, please visit our website at: http://www.berea.edu/people-services/staff-positions/) Continue reading
Seasonal: April 1 – Nov. 30
Reports to: Cambridge Program Director, Liz Anderson, email@example.com
CitySprouts is a nonprofit school garden organization that partners with public schools to integrate academic and environmental education in the schools and neighborhood. CitySprouts provides every Cambridge Public School, elementary through 8th grade, with on-site gardens that function as outdoor classrooms; on-going maintenance and development of these outdoor classroom gardens; support to teachers in integrating their classroom curricula outside to the school garden; and a summer internship program for youth ages 11-14.
The Garden Coordinator is a seasonal position, spring through fall. The Garden Coordinator maintains the physical space, supports teachers’ use of the garden for teaching during the school year, and leads one section of the 8-week summer youth internship program.
- Experience teaching children in a public school setting, preferably outdoor education
- Experience working with middle school-aged youth
- Experience managing a food-growing garden
- Working knowledge of organic gardening practices
- Strong communication and organizational skills
- Ability to do physical work outside
- Access to a car or truck for occasional use Continue reading