Ohio – Gorman Heritage Farm hiring Manager

Cincinnati, Ohio

Gorman Heritage Farm ​Crops, Grounds & Facilities Manager Application
Job Description
Job​ ​Title:​ ​Crops, Grounds & Facilities Manager
Reports​ ​to:​ ​Executive Director
Category:​ ​Full time
Classification​: Non-exempt
Beginning​ ​Pay​ ​Scale:​ $30,000 – $35,000 annually, depending on experience, plus benefits

Purpose

Plans, budgets, implements and evaluates the crop production programs of Gorman Heritage Farm working in collaboration with other GHF staff and the Land Use Committee. Manages crop production, use and sales. Manages Farmyard volunteers. Maintains grounds and facilities in conjunction with the Land Use Committee and volunteers. Supports the Gorman Heritage Farm mission, promotes membership and acts as an advocate for GHF.

Job​ ​Responsibilities

Create, manage and document annual and long range plans for crop production and orchard. Select crops appropriate for educational purposes, market, animal feed, pastures, and bedding. Plant, irrigate, tend, harvest, utilize on Farm and sell crops each season.
Work to replenish soil/maintain soil health through use of cover crops, on-farm compost and crop rotation.
Responsible for grounds maintenance of Gorman Heritage Farm including moving, trimming and snow
removal as needed.
Responsible for maintenance of buildings, fences and other structures in farmyard.
Annual and monthly program budgeting. Responsible for achieving budgeted revenues and maintaining
expenses.
Assure compliance with standards for safety, best practices and overall aesthetics of fields, trails, grounds and
facilities.
Work with Livestock Manager to assure pastures are suitable for grazing.
Provide education as needed for GHF school groups, tours, summer camps, adult education, visitors, exhibits
and demonstrations. Collaborate with Education and Program Managers assuring that the farm offers
exemplary adult, family and children’s educational programs and workshops.
Supervise volunteers (including AmeriCorps, volunteers, interns or stipend workers) working in the fields.
Attend weekly Farmyard meetings and monthly Land Use Committee meetings
Represent Gorman Heritage Farm with environmental, agricultural, and educational organizations both locally
and nationally. Stay up to date on current trends and new developments in the field.
Other duties as assigned
Education/Skills​

At least 5 years experience required. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree is a plus.
Collaborative leadership style and strong team player.
Strong oral communication skills. Fun personality. Proficient in public speaking.
Ability to work with and teach a variety of ages.
Computer skills required but not limited to: Google Suite.
Nonprofit experience preferred but not required.
Physical​ ​demands​

This position requires very strenuous physical activities. The work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all kinds of weather.

Equipment​ ​operated​

Tractors, cultivator, baler, manure spreader, combine and other farm equipment as well as zero turn mower, hand tools, copier, telephone, and other equipment found in office, farm and teaching environment.

Visit https://form.jotform.com/73164335492155 to apply

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Ohio – Gorman Heritage Farm hiring Livestock Assistant

Gorman Heritage Farm is a 122-acre working farm and outdoor education center, inviting visitors to explore and learn the history, methods and values of a working family farm in a natural setting.

Evendale, Ohio

Job Title: Livestock Assistant
Category: Part time, 30-35 hours/week. 30 day probationary period.
Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Farm Manager
Pay Scale: $12 – $14/ hour, based on education and experience.

Purpose:
Working under the direction of the Farm Manager to care for livestock and poultry, grounds and building maintenance, and assist with management of Volunteers.

Job Responsibilities:
Daily correspondence with and oversight of Farmyard Volunteers
Help prepare Farmyard and Animals for education groups
Feeding, watering, cleaning, and pasture rotation for livestock and poultry
Take notes related to animal health, feeding, and pasture rotation, as well as volunteer tasks, education groups, etc.
Grounds maintenance including mowing, trimming and snow removal as needed
Other duties as assigned.

Education/Skills: Bachelor’s Degree preferred, High School Diploma/GED and relevant work experience required. Basic knowledge of animal care, livestock experience preferred. Good communications skills. Positive attitude. Passion for the mission of Gorman Heritage Farm.

Physical demands: This position requires very strenuous physical activities. Must be able to lift 50 pounds independently. The work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all kinds of weather.

Equipment operated: Tractors, truck with trailer, utility vehicles, zero turn mower, weed eater, hand tools, power tools, computer, printer/copier, and other equipment found in office, farm and teaching environment.

To apply: Send cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position along with your resume to tricia@gormanfarm.org.

Ohio – Bluebird Organic Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Cadiz, Ohio

Bluebird Organic Farm – Farm Manager

Full time

Start Date: Immediate

Compensation: $15/hr, produce

Join the team at Bluebird Farm, work beside and learn organic farming from OEFFA founding member and 40-year organic farming veteran Mick Luber.  Manage the production and harvest of apples, vegetables, and wild crops (including ramps, berries, and mushrooms) on a 65-acre certified organic farm. This full-time position will be responsible for all daily activities including (but not limited to) seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, setting up irrigation, and washing and packing vegetables. Candidates should be physically fit, able to lift 50 lbs., and expect to work on their feet for 10+ hours a day. Occasionally longer hours may be required on market days, during high harvest periods, episodes of drought, etc. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Mick Luber at bluebirdorganicfarm@gmail.com.

Bluebird Organic Farm – Farm Hand

Cadiz, OH

Full Time

Start Date: Immediate

Compensation: $8/hr, produce

Join the Bluebird Farm team and apprentice with OEFFA founding member and 40-year organic farming veteran Mick Luber.  Assist in the production and harvest of apples, vegetables, and wild crops (including ramps, berries, and mushrooms) on a 65-acre certified organic farm. This full-time position will assist with all daily activities including (but not limited to) seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, setting up irrigation, and washing and packing vegetables. Candidates should be physically fit, able to lift 50 lbs., and expect to work on their feet for 10+ hours a day. Occasionally longer hours may be required on market days, during high harvest periods, episodes of drought, etc. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Mick Luber at bluebirdorganicfarm@gmail.com.

Ohio – Gorman Farm hiring Farm Assistant

Evendale, Ohio

www.gormanfarm.org
Job Title: Farm Assistant

Category:  Seasonal, April – November. Part time, 25-35 hours/week.
Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Farm Manager
Pay Scale: $12 – $14/ hour, based on education and experience.

Purpose:

Working under the direction of the Farm Manager to care for livestock and poultry, grounds and building maintenance, and assist with management of Volunteers.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Daily correspondence with and oversight of Farmyard Volunteers.

  • Inventory and purchasing supplies as needed.

  • Work with Education Team to educate visitors and groups, including all prep for groups.

  • Manage Volunteer groups to maximize efficiency of work in Farmyard.

  • Feeding, watering, cleaning, basic medical care and pasture rotation for livestock and poultry

  • Maintain all records including but not limited to animal inventory, health, feeding and pasture rotation, volunteer tasks, daily tasks, etc.

  • Grounds maintenance including mowing, trimming and snow removal as needed

  • Maintenance and upkeep of buildings, fences, gates, latches and other property and equipment

  • Attend and take notes at weekly farmyard meeting

  • Deliver livestock to processing facility

  • Assist with meat sales at Farm Shop.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/Skills: Bachelor’s Degree preferred, High School Diploma/GED and relevant work experience required. Basic knowledge of livestock care as well as grain crops. Good communications skills. Positive attitude. Passion for the mission of Gorman Heritage Farm.

Physical demands: This position requires very strenuous physical activities. The work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all kinds of weather.

Equipment operated: Tractors, truck with trailer, utility vehicles, hand tools, power tools, computer, printer/copier, and other equipment found in office, farm and teaching environment.

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to aatkinson@gormanfarm.org by 5pm on 3/31/17.

Gorman Heritage Farm
10052 Reading Rd.
Evendale, OH 45241

Ohio – Bellwether Farm hiring Farm Manager

Wakeman, Ohio

Diocese Seeks Farm Manager for Bellwether Farm

Bellwether Farm Camp, Retreat, and Education Center, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, will offer a model for sustainable living that promotes physical and spiritual wellness, fidelity to the environment, and social justice by incorporating farming, food production, and environmental stewardship into land-based educational programs for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Our 137-acre property in Wakeman, Ohio, will support a residential summer camp program for up to 100 campers per session, retreats for individuals and groups up to 80 people, school field trips, classes, workshops, and seasonal community events. The Diocese is also partnering with various organizations in Northern Ohio to provide innovative programs that serve targeted populations, including economically disadvantaged children and families.

The project team is seeking candidates for the position of farm manager with an expected start date of April 1, 2017. Please review the job description for more information and requirements.

Job Description:

The Farm Manager will be responsible for all matters related to the farm operations at Bellwether Farm. This includes working with the program staff to develop an educational curriculum about sustainable, regenerative agriculture, as well as coordinating with kitchen staff on supporting food service for the center and the teaching kitchen. The farm manager will also engage with the center’s administration to develop and institute land management practices that meet the highest standards of environmental stewardship.

Specific duties of this position include:

Production

  • Starting with 1-2 acres of mixed vegetable production and 15+ acres of pasture in the first year, develop and implement (daily) a production management plan consistent with organic practices which includes: soil testing, crop selection, seed starting schedule, planting schedule, crop rotation plans, harvest plans, soil fertility plans, integrated pest management, and equipment maintenance schedules.
  • In consultation with the center administration, build a farm budget and oversee the implementation of the budget, including farm purchases.
  • Build a progressive farm plan that improves management of the farm, increases production totals and land use (up to 7 acres of mixed vegetable crops, and 15+ acres of pastures), details new projects, and addresses overall sustainability.
  • Oversee all daily work on the farm, including any farm workers, interns, and volunteers.

Education

  • Work with education staff to develop educational materials and activities for youth and adult farm visitors and oversee the implementation of these materials and activities.
  • Develop educational materials and experiences for any farm workers, interns, or volunteers and oversee implementation of these materials and experiences.

Land Stewardship

  • Work with center administration to develop a plan to reach organic certification.
  • Work with a team to advise and develop place-based education around the importance of the farmland to the overall mission of the retreat center.
  • Continually improve the farm’s use of natural resources, so that the farm becomes an example of sustainable production in northeast Ohio.

Travel

  • Must be able to travel to local or regional meetings.

Supervisory responsibilities

  • The Farm Manager must supervise interns, volunteers and, possibly, seasonal workers.

ADA

  • The physical requirements of this position are related to a standard farming environment.
  • Must be able to lift, bend, carry, move equipment, and use farming machinery, equipment, and standard tools.
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to hear, talk, stand, walk, reach, stoop, or kneel.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Experience required:

  • Three years management experience on a vegetable farm
  • Two years experience in animal husbandry
  • Tractor or other farm machinery experience
  • Three years personnel management experience
  • Some teaching experience

Additional qualities desired:

  • Strong land ethic that values that which contributes to and preserves the integrity, stability, and beauty of the land and its human and non-human community.
  • Creativity around resource use, reduction of waste-streams, and problem-solving.
  • Eagerness to learn and apply principals of regenerative agriculture consistent with mission.
  • Willingness to live on-site.
  • Understanding of ecological processes and systems.
  • Good organizational and communications skills.

Salary and benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Housing – available in late 2017

Submit resume with cover letter by March 1, 2017, to:

Katie Ong-Landini, Project Director, Camp and Retreat Ministry
2230 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2499
Email: kong-landini@dohio.org
Phone: (216) 774-0454

Ohio – Urban Farms of Central Ohio hiring Farm Manager

Various Locations, Ohio

To apply, please visit: https://midohiofoodbank.applicantpro.com/jobs/496479.html

PROJECT SUMMARY:

Urban Farms of Central Ohio, an initiative of Mid-Ohio Foodbank, transforms vacant sites in underserved neighborhoods into thriving farms that provide communities with increased access to fresh produce, jobs and job training, and opportunities for civic engagement.

Currently, UFCO operates two five acre sites in Columbus, Clarfield Farm and Wheatland Farm. Both farm sites use intensive, organic growing practices, and high-tunnels for season extension to grow high-quality produce for a variety of beneficiaries and/or market buyers. The farm sites also benefit the communities in which they’re located in by being a space for education, job readiness training, and civic engagement.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Farm Manager will be responsible for developing, overseeing, and managing Clarfield Farm and Wheatland Farm. The Farm Manager will oversee all aspects of vegetable production, the operation of four high-tunnels and seedling start greenhouse, produce marketing and distribution, and facilitate on the farm training and educational programming with the Program Manager. The Farm Manager will also be responsible for recruiting, managing, and leading support staff, apprentices, and community volunteers.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Manage farm business by creating, implementing, and managing annual farm plan including farm budget, operation, production, marketing, sales, and distribution plans in accordance to business plan.
  • Develop labor and work plans, provide supervision and management of farm help including Site Leads, Seasonal Farm Assistants, apprentices, and community volunteers.
  • Operate, maintain, and enhance farm infrastructure, equipment, and materials to manage and improve sites, including high-tunnels.
  • Oversee produce marketing and the distribution of produce through multiple streams, including restaurants, farmer’s markets, CSA, and farm stand.
  • Participates in, when necessary, and leads daily farm-related tasks including planting, weeding, harvesting, irrigating, and general maintenance.
  • Collect and maintain all records to prepare monthly reports on the status of the urban farms for supervisor and Mid-Ohio Foodbank leadership, and to comply with organic certification requirements. Work closely with supervisor to plan, coordinate, and budget for urban farm sites.
  • Build and maintain relationships with local community residents and stakeholders, volunteer groups, local restaurants and buyers, community advocates for anti-poverty and health initiatives, and philanthropic entities.
  • Assists with general Strategic Initiative activities, including the identification and assessment of future sites, and development and implementation of educational and training programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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Cattle Operation hiring Farm Hands

Various Locations – Ohio and New York

WANTED

Managing Partners – Cattle & Timber Operations

Sweat equity opportunity for the right woman or man

Harrison County OH & Tioga County NY

 We need honest, hardworking individuals to run and manage our operations. Job encompasses everything needed to work the cattle and improve/maintain our farm.

This is a “HANDS-ON” get dirty & smelly position, not an “I’m the boss” role.

Combination cattle, hay production, timber and land management. Working knowledge of farm equipment and strong all around repair and maintenance skills.

Superior Compensation & Benefits, plus long-term partnership package. If you believe you are the “Right One” – Call Now! Ask for Nick 216.789.3775

Send your resume in confidence: nick.mayer@nickmayer.com