North Carolina – Crane Bay Farms hiring Manager

Oak Island, North Carolina

Crane Bay Farms Manager

Position:             Farm Manager
Status:                Regular, Full‐Time, Non‐Exempt
Hours:                 40 hours per week

About Crane Bay Farms

Crane Bay Farms is being established in co-ordination with a new active senior living community in Oak Island, NC. The farming operation will A) provide fresh vegetables sold on a CSA model to residents of the community and the general public, and B) establish a perennial nursery for fruit and landscaping trees. All farming operations will use organic methods. The initial farm site will cover an approximately 25 acre area, with plans to expand and include additional agricultural enterprises over time.

Position Overview

The Farm Manager will oversee the development of the first two agricultural enterprises at Crane Bay Farms, an organic mixed vegetable CSA and a perennial nursery,

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Establish crop production for the community CSA and perennial nursery, including land preparation, crop design, ordering, planting, pest management, propagation, transplanting, weeding, watering, and harvesting

· Coordinate distribution of CSA shares to members and sales of surplus produce not sold through CSA

· Supervise and coordinate with other farmers renting land for operations

· Support farm infrastructure development, including irrigation systems, greenhouses, outbuildings, and equipment

· Greet and answer guest questions about the farm

· Lead volunteers and community members as required

· Manage a team of farm workers in day-to-day farm tasks

· Collect data and support organized record-keeping

· Assist in implementation of farm education and events

· Host guests and lead occasional tours

· Participate in regular staff meetings

Required Qualifications and Experiences

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Strong knowledge of the local season, geography, and area (Brunswick County/Southport, NC)

· At least 3 years of farming experience, especially within the fields of organic farming focused on vegetable production, Community Supported Agriculture, and nursery production, and marketing agricultural products

· Passion for interacting with, educating, and leading a diversity of community participants, volunteers and staff of varied ages and backgrounds.

· Strong knowledge of agricultural equipment use and maintenance.

· Cooperative, service‐oriented attitude and ability to work independently and take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion.

· Strong communication, interpersonal and relationship development skills.

· Creative skills and ability to experiment to attain new, better strategies, approaches, and solutions to problems.

· Flexibility and willingness to take on a variety of tasks along with an ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, team-driven environment

· Strong work ethic and ability to perform strenuous physical labor in inclement weather.

· Computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and email

· Detail oriented

· A valid driver’s license

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience. Crane Bay Farms offers a competitive benefits package.

Essential Physical Tasks

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Continuous walking, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting and pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs., cutting and carrying.

Crane Bay Farms is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please submit a resume to bloomis@pineforestplantation.com. Thank you!

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Washington – The Herbfarm Restaurant hiring Production Farmer and Kitchen Gardener

Woodinville, Washington

Production Farmer & Kitchen Gardener for The Herbfarm Restaurant

The  Herbfarm  is  a  one-of-a-kind  AAA  5-diamond-rated  restaurant  serving  9 course chef–selected menus for a  4-hour dining experience. The restaurant has had its own farm for 30 years and uses only locally sourced ingredients in its 20 different menu changes each year. It is America’s only 5-Diamond Restaurant north of San Francisco and west of Chicago.

Position:                Herbfarm Restaurant Production Farmer/Gardener, a full-time, year around position.
Start ASAP
Location:               The Herbfarm Restaurant and Farm in the Sammamish Valley, about 25 minutes northeast of Seattle, Washington
Gardens/Restaurant: 14590 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072
Supervisors:       The Herbfarm Chef and the General Manager
Phone: 425-485-5300      Email:    jobs@theherbfarm.com

Overview: Maintain the Herbfarm Restaurant’s 5-acre production farm that grows, harvests, & delivers high quality herbs, eggs, and produce to our restaurant. Animal care. Oversight of on-site display gardens. Oversee staff/volunteers. Computerized tracking of crops and harvested produce. Flexibility and willingness to work hard and sometimes long hours in all weather.

Details:

  • Creating and maintaining growing schedule for The Herbfarm farm based on the chef’s
  • Planting. Cultivating. Weeding. Harvesting to kitchen specifications. Transplanting. Seeding. Trellising. Irrigation.
  • Operating a tractor, walk-behind tractor, rototiller, and mulching
  • IPM and biological soil & plant management for sustainable techniques. Composting.
  • Occasional interaction with public when restaurant classes & events are at the farm or at educational events.
  • Care of apiary, pigs, chickens.
  • Oversee farm
  • Oversee, train, manage, keep happy: Assistant Farmer and small team of seasonal workers and volunteers.
  • Represent The Herbfarm in local community agricultural organizations and
  • Communicate consistently with the General Manager and The Herbfarm

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 2+ full growing seasons experience with row crop vegetables and culinary herbs (preferably in Western Washington or similar climate)
  • Creative skills to manage all aspects of mixed vegetable, fruit, flower, & herb production
  • A long term interest in farming & local food production
  • Good physical condition: able to lift 50# repeatedly with stamina &
  • Simple tinkerer/fixer with basic carpentry skills
  • Experience with small gas powered machinery, i.e. rototillers & mulching mowers
  • Experience driving tractors and using farm implements
  • Be self-directed and comfortable working alone AND be a team player reaching for shared goals
  • Strong communication skills—written and verbal
  • Experience managing growing and harvest data
  • Understanding of IPM, biological soil and plant management

Character Traits:

  • Works well with others and alone takes direction well
  • Self -starting, motivated
  • Dependable, timely
  • Takes pride in work well done Organized and tidy
  • Guest oriented
  • Cares for staff
  • Creative AND willing to take artistic direction Must be interested in food
  • Communicates well Trustworthy and honest Doesn’t give up easily

To    Apply:

Send resume and cover letter. Come by for a tour of restaurant and garden any day between 10 and 3. Direct emails to: jobs@theherbfarm.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New York – Glynwood hiring Senior Director of Farm

Cold Spring, New York

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF GLYNWOOD’S FARM

About Glynwood

Glynwood’s mission is to ensure that the Hudson Valley is a region defined by food, where farming thrives, where farmers prosper, food entrepreneurs succeed, residents are nourished and visitors inspired.

Located on a 225-acre property near Cold Spring, NY, in the Hudson Valley, Glynwood is focused on creating robust regional development and growth in the Hudson Valley, based on regenerative agriculture, that preserves and expands land in farming, feeds our families, and provides an example of a food system which is healthier for us, our communities, and our environment. Vegetable and diversified liverstock farming operations, training the next generation of sustainable farmers, and support of regional farmers are key initiatives that bring our mission to life. For more information on Glynwood and its programs, see http://www.glynwood.org.

Glynwood is seeking a hands-on, talented, experienced, respected and engaging Senior Director of Glynwood’s Farm, a farmer with a whole-farm vision and excellent planning and program management capabilities to implement that vision;  a bridgebuilder with outstanding organizational and teaching skills, as well as strong supervisory management skills; and a leader and mentor who is approachable and inspiring. Successful candidates will be mission-driven leaders with passion for excellence in farming and in training of the next generation of regional farmers.

As part of Glynwood’s Leadership Team, the Senior Director of Glynwood’s Farm will play a critical role in advancing our work to provide excellence in Glynwood’s experiential farmer training programs based on a working farm, managed to the highest standards of regenerative agriculture. In partnership with Program Directors, this position will oversee our Apprentice Program and other farming education programs.

The Senior Director of Glynwood’s Farm reports directly to the Vice President of Programs and is an integral part of Glywnood’s leadership team. This position has three direct reports (Livestock Manager, Vegetable Production Manager, and Director of Farm Stewardship).

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Direct and increase integration of Glynwood’s livestock and vegetable farming operations
  • Propose, get alignment on and implement a Whole Farm Plan that clearly articulates best practice goals for farm practices and improvements, infrastructure needs, stewardship initiatives, and farm enterprise business goals
  • Lead, evaluate, and further improve Glynwood’s farmer training programs, including apprenticeships, farm business incubator, and peer learning workshops for regional farmers
  • In partnership with the Director of Farm Stewardship, advance the practice of resilient and regenerative agriculture onsite and oversee on-farm research initiatives
  • Develop and manage farm and farm program budgets, including revenue and expense tracking
  • Develop and implement a protocol for testing efficacy of innovative farming methods
  • Establish and maintain strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders such as peers, partners, grantors, agencies, participants, farmers, community groups, and organizations
  • Consistently develop and deliverperational goals for farming operations and farmer training programs
  • Maintain Organic and Animal Welfare Approved certifications
  • Partner with Glynwood’s Directors of Regional Food and Public Programs to ensure alignment on programs and events
  • Serve as the engaging spokesperson for Glynwood’s farm and farmer training programs
  • Develop a marketing and sales program for Glynwood’s farm products that will provide experience in business best practices for farmer training participants
  • Work collaboratively with property team to ensure property and infrastructure needs are met
  • Actively participate in leadership meetings
  • Be an engaged bridgebuilder between Glynwood’s farm and programs
  • Support fundraising for the farmer training programs, including support in grant writing, reporting, funder relationship cultivation, and networking
  • Teach in the farmer training programs, and develop managers as excellent teachers of apprentices.
  • Effectively lead and supervise direct reports on staff of the farming operations and farmer training programs, and develop their capabilities in a team-based environment

 

Requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years management experience in vegetable and pasture-based livestock farm operations with an increasing scope of responsibility
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of supervisory management experience
  • Minimum 4-6 years experience teaching or mentoring beginning farmers and/or apprenticeship training program experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Extensive knowledge of regenerative farming practices
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills
  • Internal and external bridgebuilder
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Outstanding teacher in experiential learning methods and environments
  • Experienced and effective in budget and program development, management, and reporting
  • Excellent written and public speaking communications skills, with a desire and proven ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and knowledge levels
  • In-depth network of colleagues in the farming sector and the Hudson Valley is a plus
  • Results oriented: ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously and in a collegial manner
  • Proficient computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite, Google suite, and social media platforms
  • Outstanding initiative: highly effective and solutions oriented
  • Reliable, resilient, and organized
  • Excellent follow-through with outstanding judgment and a positive attitude
  • Respected in the field and continuously striving to be up-to-date in regenerative agriculture
  • Highly effective and at ease in working in a team-based environment

If you want to make a difference every day, if you have the capabilities, experience, and desire to succeed in this role and want to join an exceptional and impactful organization, please send a cover letter and resume, including salary requirements, to jobs@kkandp.com. Please include “Senior Director of Glynwood’s Farm” in the subject line.

Glynwood offers a highly competitive annual compensation package with excellent benefits. Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and email. Background checks and computer literacy tests are required for final candidates for this position.

Glynwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

 

 

California – Coastal Roots hiring Community Farmer

Encinitas, California

Position:                 Community Farmer

Status:                    Regular, Full‐Time, Non‐Exempt

Hours:                    40 hours per week, Sunday-Thursday. Evenings, weekends, and holidays on occasion.

Reports to:          Assistant Operations Manager

About Coastal Roots Farm

Coastal Roots Farm (CRF) is a nonprofit community farm and education center. We cultivate healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom.

Since our inception in 2014, Coastal Roots Farm has provided dignified access to fresh food for those who need it most. Inspired by Jewish agricultural practices, we raise organic crops and share the harvest with our community through pay-what-you-can farm stands, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, and direct donations to local hunger relief organizations. Through field trips, workshops, agricultural festivals, and community events, we offer hands-on education and invite our neighbors to connect to the land and each other.

Coastal Roots Farm is located in Encinitas, CA on approximately 15 acres of land. Our Farm consists of vegetable gardens, greenhouses, a food forest, animal pastures, compost systems, and a vineyard. Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation and received 501(c)(3) public charity status in 2016.

 Position Overview

The Community Farmer will support the operational teams with the cultivation, development, maintenance and follow through of projects within the following five organically maintained production areas: vegetables, food forest, vineyard, chicken runs, and composting program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Production Areas:

  • Support crop production on the farm, including pest management, greenhouse propagation, transplanting, weeding, watering, and
  • Support infrastructure development, irrigation, farm maintenance, cleanliness and organization, distribution efforts, occasional deliveries, and farm stand shifts.
  • Lead volunteers as
  • Collect data and support organized record
  • Support resource development for department as
  • Chicken coop and chicken run upkeep and care.
  • Incorporate Jewish agricultural practices into the development and management of the

Education and Events:

  • Assist in implementation of farm education and events.
  • Host guests and lead occasional tours, highlighting our
  • Provide support for Coastal Roots Farm programs and

General Administration:

  • Participate in regular staff

Required Qualifications and Experiences

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience or a relevant college degree, especially within the fields of organic/biodynamic farming focused on vegetable production and Community Supported
  • Passion for interacting with, educating, and leading a diversity of community participants, volunteers and staff of varied ages and
  • Knowledge and passion for community farming, food justice, food systems development,
  • Strong knowledge of agricultural equipment use and
  • Cooperative, service‐oriented attitude and ability to work independently and take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and relationship development
  • Ability to be open and flexible to new ways of working with diverse
  • Creative skills and ability to experiment to attain new, better strategies, approaches, and solutions to
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on a variety of tasks along with an ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, team
  • Strong work ethic and ability to perform strenuous physical labor in inclement weather.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft
  • Detail
  • A valid driver’s

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Certification in organic farming and/or experience with biodynamic
  • Food safety
  • Technical knowledge and familiarity with irrigation construction, troubleshooting, and
  • Knowledge of species and climate specific to Southern
  • Experience as an agricultural or environmental
  • Familiarity with Jewish agricultural or arboreal concepts, texts, and
  • Project management
  • Training in active listening and constructive communication techniques such as Non‐Violent Communication, meeting facilitation,
  • Understanding of working within a non-profit organization.

Reporting Relationship

Reports directly to the Assistant Operations Manager.

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience. Coastal Roots Farm offers a competitive benefits package.

Typical Working Conditions

The Community Farmer will work outdoors conducting a variety of tasks, often times repetitive and under the supervision of a multitude of coordinators. There will be exposure to Southern California outside temperatures, chemicals used in the agricultural industry, and loud noises.

Essential Physical Tasks

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Continuous walking, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting and pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs., cutting and carrying.

Equipment Used

Mechanical and manual tools used in compost production, laying hen production, agriculture and landscape maintenance.

Application Process: Please visit our website, https://coastalrootsfarm.org/the-farm/#job-opportunities and click on the View and Apply for Open Positions link to apply online.

Coastal Roots Farm is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

Pennsylvania – Pocono Organics Farm hiring Farm Manager

Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Job Title: Farm Manager/Educator Pocono Organics Farm

SUMMARY: The Farm Manager/Educator is responsible for the farm operations and Veteran training of the Pocono Organics Farm.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Farm Operations/ Education

  • Manage day to day activities of Farm Operations and Training programs at the Pocono Organic Farm.
  • Provide mentoring and advisement in organic management practices and research to owners and students.
  • Monitor and control resources by assisting in developing budgets.
  • Launch Veteran Farming Training Program at Pocono Organics Farm by registering and welcoming new students, performing intake interviews, and organizing meetings and tours of Rodale’s farm and the Pocono Organic Farm.
  • Coordinate curriculum development and delivery and assign instructors as necessary.
  • Assist in providing outreach, marketing and recruitment for Veterans Farming Training Program, with emphasis on working with military personnel and military veteran groups in the region.
  • Deliver field-based experiential learning, including field trips to military veteran run farms, farm network field days and lunches with service providers and other farms, including urban farmers.
  • Complete and follow the Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) implemented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
  • Work with external contractors for facility services.
  • Operate farm equipment as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Working knowledge of Soil Microbiology and Botany.
  • Experience in operating farm equipment.
  • Basic computer skills necessary.
  • Ability to work in all types of weather.
  • Capable of lifting in excess of 50 pounds.
  • Possess good communications skills – both written and verbal.
  • Flexible in work hours as farm work can be unpredictable.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: 

  • 5 or more years’ experience in managing a farm.
  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science

Travel

Pick up supplies and parts as needed.

Travel to and from Kutztown farm and Poconos farm.

 Other Institutional Expectations:

To be trustful and respectful to all staff and visitors.

Please send resume and cover letter to Director of Finance/Human Resource, Elaine Macbeth, at elaine.macbeth@rodaleinstitute.org.

Massachusetts – Boston Area Gleaners hiring Gleaning Coordinator

Waltham, Massachusetts

Do you want to harvest carrots in the fall, but not have to weed them in the summer? Do you want your harvest to provide a healthy meal to folks who otherwise couldn’t afford to buy local, fresh, and healthy fruit and vegetables? Do you want to get to know and learn about many different farms in eastern Massachusetts? Come work with the Boston Area Gleaners for the 2018 Gleaning Season! Both positions are full time and from July – early January, and are based from our office in Waltham, MA.

We are looking to fill our Gleaning Coordinator position for the 2018 season. This position is equivalent to the responsibility of an Assistant Grower position on a farm. You will enjoy working with volunteers while harvesting all of the surplus vegetables and fruit that eastern Massachusetts has to offer. And you will know that this produce and this work is helping to reshape the food system so that local and healthy food access in our region increases across all walks of life. Pay range for qualified Gleaning Coordinators is $16-$18, based on experience.

We are also looking to fill a Gleaning Assistant position, which is equivalent to a field crew or farm worker position, but with the added benefit that you know your work is fulfilling our mission of rescuing surplus farm crops for people in need. Pay range for qualified Gleaning Assistants is $14-$16, based on experience.

If you are interested in applying to work with us, please visit our website to learn more about these positions and application instructions: http://www.bostonareagleaners.org/job-opportunities.html.

To learn more about our organization (including how to volunteer if you are interested), visit our website: www.bostonareagleaners.org.

 

New York – Bear Creek Farm hiring Farm Supervisor

Stanfordville, New York

Bear Creek Farm is an innovative and growing flower farm that uses sustainable practices to grow premium dahlias and peonies in the beautiful Hudson Valley, New York. Recognized by New York Magazine as the “Best Dahlias” in this our third year, we are seeking an energetic, self-starter with an organized mind who enjoys working on complex multi-faceted projects to join our team.

Passionate about flowers, the farm supervisor will be directly managing and coordinating activities of horticultural workers and will help add structure to all operations from the seeding schedule, to weeding, to harvest and post-harvest handling both in open fields and high tunnels. The supervisor is directly responsible for keeping workers on task and ensuring that flowers are properly grown, harvested and distributed. At times, the physical duties of the job may include assisting in soil prep and harvest. This will enable the owner to focus more on marketing and rapid growth. The supervisor will be involved in every aspect of creative problem solving and managing people.

We look forward to receiving your application. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Crop production health and yield for flower acreage from 3 to 8 acres
  • Managing daily schedules of harvesting and packing
  • Quality control and inventory procedures
  • Soil analysis, pesticide and fertilizer scheduling and application
  • Proactively troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Mentoring and motivating growing farming team
  • Ensure equipment is well maintained
  • Inspect facilities to determine maintenance needs
  • Lead continuous improvement to operating efficiencies knowing the confines of a small budget

Qualifications and Skills

  • 3 years commercial farming experience, 2 years in a managerial role
  • Ability to work carefully and quickly, with precision and extreme attention to detail
  • Positive, upbeat, can-do attitude, willing to get hands dirty and work hard, not just supervise
  • Be comfortable working with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Must have a clean drivers license
  • Knowledge of farm equipment machinery and repairs

Please note that we are very sorry but given time constraints, only those applicants with commercial farming experience will be considered for this position and will receive a response. Applicants with other very positive experiences such as landscaping, gardening, etc., though very viable and interesting, unfortunately will not fit these requirements.

Benefits

Compensation commensurate with experience; above average remuneration for floriculture training. Bonus program based on individual and farm performance. Weekly flowers.

Our farm is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates, regardless of race, gender, age, or sexual orientation, are encouraged to apply. Please send resume and cover letter to info@bearcreekfarm.com