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Texas: Paul Quinn College seeks Farm Manager

6 Apr

Location: Dallas, Texas

Job title: Farm Manager and Director of Agricultural Programs

Organization: Paul Quinn College, 3837 Simpson Stuart, Dallas, TX 75241

This is a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial and creative individual who is interested in helping to build a sustainable food/social entrepreneurship program at the oldest historically black college or university (HBCU) west of the Mississippi River.

Paul Quinn is a private, HBCU, founded by a small group of African Methodist Episcopal preachers in Austin, Texas, April 4, 1872. Since 1990, the College has resided on 147 acres of beautiful rolling hills and trees just south of downtown Dallas. The mission of the College is to provide a quality, faith-based education that addresses the academic, social, and Christian development of students and prepares them to be servant leaders and agents of change in their communities. Academic excellence lies at the heart of the College’s mission, along with the values of integrity, service, leadership, accountability, fiduciary responsibility, and an appreciation of cultural diversity.

Our working organic farm will be a key resource for both the College and community. The success of this venture is critical because the community surrounding the College is a food desert.  Even though the school, and its surrounding community, is a mere eight minutes from downtown Dallas, there are no legitimate grocery stores or healthy dining options within a five mile radius.  The College is undertaking the creation of the organic farm to provide quality and nutritious food for both its students and the surrounding neighborhood.  The farm includes (1) a production garden that will begin providing food for the campus, local restaurants and families from the community this fall and (2) educational gardens used to demonstrate and teach lessons in agriculture. Continue reading