Tibbetts Family Farm hiring Two Employees

Lyman, Maine
Tibbetts Family Farm is looking for two qualified full time employees for the 2016 season.
Tibbetts Family Farm is a small diversified farm located in Lyman Maine. We have a greenhouse center, compost site, and approx. 35 acres of crop ground. We also hay approx 250 acres of hay. We are not certified organic, but we strive to practice integrated pest management and sustainable farming. The farm has vegetable production, greenhouses, laying hens, beef cattle, and pigs. We distribute our produce through wholesale, CSA, and two farm stands.
Position 1: Green house grower, manager, and retail operator. Looking for someone with experience in veggie seedling production, as well as some bedding plant experience. College courses and pesticide licenses are a plus, but are not required. Basic knowledge of dose-a-tron and fertilizer a plus. We use air seeders, germination chambers, and transplant teams, so any knowledge of those topics would be great. We run 1 large greenhouse, 1 small greenhouse, 2 hoop houses, 2 cold frames and a pergola. We offer professional grower services to other local businesses, so large scale production organization skills are a must. Training on site available. Non-Smoker, with valid drivers license only please.
Position 2: Full time laborer. Must be be able to lift 20 lbs constantly. Position includes daily picking crew, general farm labor, hay crew etc. Must have general knowledge of daily farm activities, be able to work alone on tasks, and be able to be personable to customers and other employees. Pay will be based upon knowledge and experience of required activities.
Valid drivers license only please. As always training opportunities are abundant.
These two positions can be mixed and matched for the right person. Positions can be seasonal or year round depending on interest. Job expansion and training available for the right person who is serious about working on a farm and expanding with us.
Contact: Kelly Tibbetts

Stony Creek Colors hiring Agriculture Manager

Nashville, Tennessee
Stony Creek Colors, an emerging company based in Nashville, TN, manufactures bio-based textile dyes that improve profitability and sustainability for farmers, while empowering our customers – fashion brands and textile mills – with greater transparency. We deliver the most reliable and sustainable plant based colorants to the textile industry worldwide, helping fashion brands meet their goal of reducing hazardous chemical use. Stony Creek Colors has developed complete agricultural supply chains based on new, specialty crops like indigo to replace imported, petroleum-based synthetic textile dyes with a reliable, consistent, and U.S. grown colorants. We are actively searching for a Agriculture Manager.
The mission of the Agricultural Manager is to ensure consistent, high quality plant biomass production from the company’s indigo research farm and with our partner contract farmers in Northern Middle Tennessee. The company has a successful history producing natural indigo crop across Tennessee and now is seeking an experienced agriculture manager to expand row crop production to over 1000 acres for the company’s new biomass processing facility. The ag manager position is hands-on in crop production, performing and supervising daily operations of the indigo crop production. He/she is responsible for managing farm operations, regular record keeping and crop scouting, scheduling and coordinating production and harvesting with processing plant manager, providing input on operational and capital budgets. Ag manager must be able to consistently collect and report data from field scouts and harvests.
The full job description can be found here:

Simpaug Farms hiring Production Manager

West Suffield, CT

Job Title: Production Manager
Company: Simpaug Farms

Simpaug Farms, a 250-acre working farm nestled in the Connecticut River Valley, is part of the Connecticut Department of Agriculture Farmland Preservation program. As part of this program, we are required to use this land solely for agricultural purposes. The farm is not certified organic, but strives to practice organic and sustainable farming methods.

The farm currently has vegetable production, greenhouses, fodder crops, hens, beef cattle, pigs, and is equipped with a commercial kitchen. Produce is distributed through CSA, retail, and wholesale outlets in both Hartford and Fairfield Counties. The production manager will be responsible for oversight of the vegetable operations on the farm, while working in close cooperation with other members of the management team. The production manager will have the opportunity to contribute to the long-term planning and development of the property and business.


  • This is a permanent, full-time, year-round position with varying hours through the seasons
  • Planning and oversight of all greenhouse and field production activities , including seed starting, transplanting, soil testing, irrigation, crop maintenance and harvesting
  • Responsible for hiring and managing the daily activities of seasonal farm labor
  • Record keeping and reporting of planting and crop yield using Farm Produce Manager software
  • Ensure best practices for post-harvest handling and food safety
  • Work closely with sales manager to effectively market produce
  • Communicate daily with management team

Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience and expertise in sustainable vegetable farming, livestock, and farm management
  • Thorough understanding of crop rotation, cover cropping, irrigation and soil maintenance
  • Knowledge of farm equipment to ensure proper function and maintenance
  • Skill in managing time efficiently, and effectively scheduling and supervising work crew
  • Ability to assess priorities and solve problems proactively
  • Mindfulness of budget and cost of production
  • Excellent communication


  • Salary will be commensurate with experience
  • Housing is not provided

Please send resume to info@simpaugfarms.com

Tetra Tech hiring Food Experts

Location Flexible

Tetra Tech, a leading multidisciplinary engineering and environmental consulting firm consistently ranked number 1 in Water Services and Environmental Management by Engineering News Record (ENR), is actively pursuing local food experts to support community technical assistance projects throughout the U.S. The successful candidate(s) will work as a team member to support outreach, planning and facilitation assignments related to community local foods assistance projects, under the direct supervision of a Project Manager. Typical responsibilities include: communicating with local communities and federal partner agencies to clarify community project goals, workshop planning, onsite outreach and facilitation, and preparation of a next steps strategy memo summarizing community workshop outcomes. Example community assistance projects include:

  • Creating year-round, downtown markets featuring foods from local farmers.
  • Planning cooperative grocery stores to help revitalize small-town main streets and existing neighborhoods.
  • Creating centrally located community kitchens or food hubs to aggregate and market local foods.
  • Incorporating downtown/neighborhood revitalization strategies such as business incubators to help entrepreneurs start food-related businesses on existing main streets.
  • Making it easier and safer for people to walk or bicycle to farmers markets and local restaurants.
  • Helping schoolchildren to grow their own food, and making healthy local food accessible to families, including via SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) benefits.
  • Developing community gardens in walkable, transit-accessible places.

Experience Requirements:
At a minimum, the successful candidate will have a background and bachelors degree in agricultural/local food related field and 5 or more years of related experience. Education and demonstrated work experience related to strong communication and public speaking skills are required, along with background or training in local food systems, innovative marketing, and/or urban agriculture and local food business entrepreneurship. Must be computer literate and have knowledge of MS Word.

Relocation Assistance: None

Tetra Tech is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in this exciting role, please send your resume and salary requirements by email to RTP-water@tetratech.com. No phone calls please.

Early Morning Farm hiring Harvest Manager

Genoa, New York
Early Morning Farm hiring Harvest Manager
Early Morning Farm cultivates around 100 acres of certified organic vegetables and markets primary via our 1500 member CSA program. Our farm is just north of Ithaca NY. We currently have an opening for a Harvest Manager position beginning in early March of 2016.
This position manages all aspects of the harvest, including leading a harvest crew, assessing harvest readiness of crops, and reporting cultivation and crop health issues. The Harvest Manager is also involved in other areas of production including packing, washing and planting.
Qualifications: Must have several years work experience in organic vegetable farming, preferably on farms larger than 20 acres. Experience managing people is preferred. Being a good communicator and a strong self motivated candidate is essential.
Compensation: This position is a salaried position on our farm. Salary depends upon qualifications.
Send letter of interest and resume to: anton@earlymorningfarm.com

Rogue Farm Corps hiring Interns

Various Locations, Oregon


Do you want to be a farmer? Rogue Farm Corps’ FarmsNext internship program is a great launching point for you to try out farming for a season. You will gain tons of real world experience working on a sustainable farm in Oregon.

FarmsNext is a full season (6-8 month) entry-level residential internship program. This on-farm experience combines field training with a mentor farmer, classroom learning, tours of local farms, and opportunities for farm-based independent study. No experience necessary. Learn more and apply today! http://roguefarmcorps.org


Are you ready to take your education and training to the next level and kick start your farming career? Our FarmsNOW apprenticeship program will teach you to manage and run a diversified, sustainable farming operation.

FarmsNOW is an on-farm program for those with some farm experience who are seeking mastery in the art and business of sustainable agriculture. Hands-on training, classes, seminars, and guidance on farm business development will help you gain the skills to plan, design, and run integrated farming systems on your own. Find out more and apply today! http://roguefarmcorps.org


Rogue Farm Corps is the only organization in Oregon that offers structured, entry-level and advanced farmer education and training programs rooted in real-world farm businesses. Our host farms are located in the Rogue Valley, the Portland Metro Area, the South Willamette Valley, and Central Oregon and offer experiences with vegetable production, animal husbandry, dairy, and more. For complete program descriptions, information on our host farms, and applications:http://roguefarmcorps.org

Family Owned Farm seeking Farm Operations Manager/Groundskeeper

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Seeking: Farm Operations Manager / Groundskeeper

The Job: Family owned/operated producer and seller of 100% grass fed beef, seeks a farm operations manager for the coordination and execution of its new grass-fed beef operation, based in Mechanicsburg, PA.

This position is an opportunity to manage and build our grass-fed beef production company. We’re looking for someone with foundational expertise in grass-fed cattle farming and a desire to be accountable for the growth of a business.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ration preparation and cattle feeding on pasture
  • Cattle moving, sorting and routine handling
  • Rotational grazing system management
  • Permanent and temporary fencing
  • Daily record-keeping and data management
  • Maintaining the 500 acres (mowing, snow plow, etc.)

Qualifications: Must have proven skill in all forms of communication, large animal husbandry, machinery operation, fencing, data management, and general farm maintenance.

Ability to work independently, ask questions, handle challenging situations, and solve practical problems required. 5+ years experience in the grass-fed cattle industry, animal nutrition, and/or business management is required.

Specific Skills Required:

  • Cattle handling and care experience
  • Proficiency in digital communications, including e-mail, mobile phone and text communication
  • Record-keeping and digital data managment
  • Farm tool and machinery operation, welding, mowing, etc.

Start Date: Interviewing will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Compensation: Housing provided, health insurance, company truck, and possible sales comission, dependent on experience.

To Apply: Send résumé, including work-related references via e-mail to: susiemumma@gmail.com. Qualified inquiries only.

Location: Mechanicsburg, PA. Located just outside of Harrisburg, PA.

Who We Are: We started our farm to develop regional top-quality 100% grass-fed beef to local families and restaurants. This means our team manages both cattle production — specifically grass finishing — and all aspects of a grass-fed beef business.

We are a growing, family owned business with just over 100 head of cattle.

We look forward to hearing from you.