Massachusetts – New Entry hiring Incubator Farm Site Staff

Lowell, Massachusetts

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project  (based in Lowell, MA) is looking to fill a key position in our Farmer Training team that will work primarily with our incubator farm.

The position could be filled in one of two ways:

  1. Farm Business Training & Incubator Farm Site Manager: This is a permanent, year-round, and full-time position. The  main responsibilities are incubator farm site maintenance, teaching field trainings and mentoring beginning incubator farmers, teaching our Farm Business Planning course and offering business planning technical assistance, and grants management and reporting. We’re looking for someone who has business planning expertise and substantial production experience who would enjoy mentoring and teaching beginning farmers and building a robust farmer learning center at our incubator farm. See the full position description and details here.

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  1. Seasonal Incubator Farm Site Coordinator: This is a seasonal (March – November, flexible start and end dates), part-time position (25-40 hours per week). The main responsibilities are incubator farm site maintenance, teaching and supporting field trainings alongside other Farmer Training team members, and mentoring beginning incubator farmers. We’re looking for someone who has enough tractor and production experience to guide beginning farmers and is interested in being involved with a team that is building a robust farmer learning center. See the full position description and details here.

About New Entry Sustainable Farming Project: Our mission is to improve our local and regional food systems by training the next generation of farmers to produce food that is sustainable, nutritious and culturally appropriate and making this food accessible to individuals regardless of age, mobility, ethnicity or socio-economic status. In doing this work, New Entry provides critical training, career development and economic opportunity to new farmers. New Entry is a fiscally sponsored project of Third Sector New England.

About the New Entry’s Farmer Training Programs & Incubator Farm: New Entry provides workshops, classes, and an Incubator Farm Training Program for those interested in starting their own sustainable commercial farming business. After taking the Explore Farming workshop and graduating from New Entry’s Farm Business Planning Course, participants have the option of leasing land for up to 3 years on the incubator farm.  The incubator farm consists of three sites: 2 in Dracut and 1 in Newburyport, and all sites are equipped with equipment, wash station, cooler, tools and storage, as well as hoop house and greenhouse access. Many of the incubators choose to sell produce to New Entry’s Food Hub, which provides an initial market for beginning farmers as well as marketing technical assistance and coaching.

For any questions about the position, please feel free to email me: janel.wright@tufts.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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