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California: Slide Ranch seeks Ranch Steward

16 Jul

Reports to:     Director of Ranch Operations

Available:       Open until filled

Residence:      One bedroom cabin

Compensation:  $17,000 – $19,000/ year + housing, health benefits, food

Position:         Ranch Steward (Full Time, Resident position)

Slide Ranch – Mission and Background

Slide Ranch teaches visitors the impact our choices have on food, health, and the environment, through hands-on activities and independent exploration of our farm and coastal wild lands. 

Founded in 1970, Slide Ranch is a non-profit agriculture and environmental education center.  Overlooking the Pacific Ocean just north of San Francisco within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) between Muir Beach and Stinson Beach, the facility sits on a 134-acre historic dairy farm that is over 100 years old. Organic gardens, goats, sheep, and chickens, along with the coastal wild lands and tide-pools, provide an ideal outdoor setting for teaching environmental awareness.  Continue reading

Midwest: Driftless Organics seeks Sales and Marketing Associate

9 Jul

Driftless Organics seeks a part-time Sales and Marketing Associate to grow their young Sunflower Oil enterprise.  This person will work directly with the grower to expand the market for this product through in-store demos, developing buyer relationships, and general product marketing.  Frequent travel within the Twin Cities, MN/Madison, WI market area will be required.  This is a 10-20 hours/week position that would begin immediately and last at least through May 2012, with potential for long-term employment.  Wage $12-15/hour commensurate with experience.  Continue reading

Missouri: Aquaponics Greenhouse seeks Manager

9 Jul

Large Aquaponics/Greenhouse operation located in Trenton, MO is seeking a highly motivated individual to supervise the aquaponics/greenhouse/field vegetable production. Continue reading

North Carolina: Poplar Ridge Farm seeks Chef

7 Jul

Position Available: Part-Time Chef on Certified Organic Produce, Flower and Herb Farm

Waxhaw, North Carolina

The owners of Poplar Ridge Farm are seeking a part-time chef for weekly lunch and dinner food preparation, cupboard stocking and menu planning. The chef will work four to five hours each day, Monday-Friday, and some weekends, on the farm beginning  August 29 or September 5.  A sooner start date is possible. Continue reading

California: Marin Sun Farms seeks Ranch Manager

5 Jul

Livestock and Pasture Ranch is seeking a very qualified Supervisory Production Manager to oversee Properties and Employees in Marin County. Innovative and cutting edge ranch/pasture management with an emphasis on local, sustainable, 100% grass fed and pasture raised livestock production.

ONLY VERY QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS ARE TO APPLY. Continue reading

Iowa: Seed Savers Exchange seeks Field Manager

5 Jul

Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit, member supported organization dedicated to the genetic preservation of heirloom, and open-pollinated food crops. As part of this mission, SSE permanently maintains a collection of thousands of endangered vegetable varieties, making us the largest non-governmental seed bank of its kind in the United States.  Heritage Farm, our farm and headquarters, is an 890 acre farm with certified organic gardens, located in Decorah, Iowa.  Please visit our website at seedsavers.org for more information.

In support of this mission, Seed Savers Exchange is currently hiring a Field Manager to manage and perform all aspects of organic seed production and vegetative crops propagation of our collection varieties.  Working under the guidance of the Collection Curator, the Field Manager will be directly involved with and responsible for all stages of germplasm regeneration and collection maintenance in the field.  Continue reading

DC/Maryland: Organic Farm seeks Local Field Organizer

3 Jul

Duration: 6-12 months

Application Deadline: August 5, 2011

The County Executive of Montgomery County, Maryland is proposing to replace a 31-year-old organic farm, operating on public land, allowing a private soccer organization to build non-public fields in Potomac, MD. 
 
The community is in an uproar—Nick’s Organic Farm is Montgomery County’s only organic seed farm (one of a few in the entire Chesapeake region). It’s also strategically isolated and protected from cross-pollination by GMO crops grown on nearby conventional farms. This seed operation and its soil, under continuous organic management for last three decades, cannot be easily moved elsewhere.
 
A countywide campaign has begun to Save Nick’s Organic Farm and expand the scope of the working farm to include hands-on educational experiences for school children to learn about local food and agriculture..  For more information about the campaign, go to:Change.org; http://www.savenicksorganicfarm.org; article; video. Continue reading