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Posted: January 19, 2021 | Location: Soquel, California

Looking for people to work primarily in the greenhouse. That consists of production work like seeding and transplanting as well as helping to get plants ready for deliveries. There is a chance that driving a delivery truck or working a farmer’s market would be part of the job as well. 30-35 hours a week. The season starts in February and goes at least to July with some people staying on until November depending on the amount of work at that time of year. Pay is $16/hr and a .50 cent bonus for every hour worked at the end of the season if you stay till the end. 

Posted: January 19, 2021 | Location: Rancho Cordova, California

Job Summary The accounting assistant is responsible for a variety of accounting and administrative functions and provides support to the Chief Financial Officer and Soil Born programs. Tasks include maintenance of Accounts Payable ledger and other accounting support in Quickbooks and Salesforce; extensive spreadsheet usage for tracking and maintaining records for programs; weekly deposits and cash handling; admin support tasks and errands; event support; special projects; communication and interaction with a variety of individuals and groups. Key Responsibilities Detail Accounting SupportEnter accounts payable and accounts receivable in QuickbooksHeavy use of spreadsheets to track various financial itemsHandling incoming money, weekly deposits, preparing change for markets & eventsGrant tracking and reporting assistanceManaging daily credit card transactions and communicating with payersMaintaining petty cash accountsInvoicingReconciliation of credit card & petty cash accountsAssistance with inventory maintenance and tracking in Quickbooks Miscellaneous DutiesEvent and outreach support Experience RequiredAttention to detail and typing accuracy essentialExcel spreadsheet skills necessaryGood communication skills and phone etiquette necessaryEasy to work with and comfortable working from home, as well as in an open office settingBookkeeping, money handling experience necessaryFamiliarity with Quickbooks necessaryKnowledge of Salesforce a huge plusProof reading skills a plusKnowledge of Word mail merge a plusExperience/desire to work in the non-profit sector helpfulKnowledge of design and layout software a plus Hours and Compensation This is a 16-20 hour position with the potential to grow for the right multi-talented candidate. This position can be done all on-site or could be part on-site and part remote during the COVID stay at home orders. Will occasionally require working evenings and weekends. Hourly wage based on experience. 401k, paid holidays, paid time off and farm produce provided. If position becomes full time, medical, vision, dental insurance also available. Please send your resume and a letter of interest to curner@soilborn.org

Posted: January 15, 2021 | Location: ,

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Posted: January 11, 2021 | Location: Carnation, Washington

CARNATION FARMS Carnation Farms is a nonprofit organization on a mission to transform the way that people want to eat. We celebrate delicious and nutritious food produced in a sustainable manner by providing inspirational and educational experiences that positively affect health, the environment, and local economies. We develop the next generation of food citizens and grow new farmers. JOB DESCRIPTION Field Manager and Lead Ag Instructor Full Time, Salaried Position Reports to: Director of Agricultural Production Position Summary: Carnation Farms operates an organic farm and livestock operation that serves as the foundation for our Farmer-in-training (FIT) program. We grow new farmers, equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to make a positive difference in the sustainable production of organic food. We are looking for a hard-working and motivational Field Manager and Lead Ag Instructor to work closely with our Director of Agricultural Production and beginning farmers. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: The Field Manager and Lead Ag Instructor mentors and leads beginning farmers in production agriculture with a focus on the annual plan for vegetable and livestock operations, propagation, harvest, planning, postharvest, and distribution to our culinary department, Farmstand, CSA, Farmers Markets, and other wholesale customers. Executes and aids in the development of curriculum for the FIT apprenticeship programManages the production acreage by implementing plans generated by the Director of Agricultural Production, to include field prep, planting, harvest, irrigation, and post-harvest.Works to build collaborations and partnerships with schools, farms, local organizations, restaurants, growers, and other farm entities in the Snoqualmie Valley and beyondMust work effectively and balanced with production, mentoring, and teaching objectivesLeads farm tours and field walksTillage, Cultivation, Weeding & Thinning (tractors, wheel hoes, stirrup hoes, hand weeding)Farmers Markets and CSA distributionAssist with Livestock as needed Other Specific Requirements:Have at least 3 years of farm experience in a decision-making role (crew lead, field lead, etc.).Minimum 2 years professional experience teaching or leading trainings.Candidates must be committed to the farming lifestyle and all that it demands.Attention to detail is critical and a passion for growing food is essential.The ability to meet the physical requirements of the position, including lifting heavy objects (50+ lbs.), working outside in all weather conditions, and working around animals.Experience/understanding of farming for a non-profit organizationCompletion of a farmer training program, or a 4-year degree in environmental studies, agriculture, or related field Key Competencies:Comfortable working independently and with an amazing team of peersOrganizational skills, record keeping, and directing the work of othersAbility to work in a fast-paced environmentAbility to follow directions and problem solveAbility to multi-task and work with a sense of urgencyAbility to use a computer, email, and excel programsFlexibility, sensitivity, strong communication, time-management and people skills are essential. Certificates/Licenses/Registrations:Valid driver’s LicenseBackground check Compensation$43,000 – $45,000 DOEShared housing if neededVegetables, paid time off, health, dental and vision insurance, etc. To apply Qualified candidates, please send a resume and cover letter to tiffanybc@carnationfarms.org before January 25, 2021. 28901 NE Carnation Farm Road Carnation, WA, 98014 www.carnationfarms.org

Posted: January 11, 2021 | Location: Davis, California

UC SAREP is seeking a new staff person to coordinate statewide agritourism support by UC Cooperative Extension and the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), with an anticipated state date of March 2021. https://sarep.ucdavis.edu/about/careers Applications due 1/15/2021 Position Summary: Under the general supervision of the Food & Society Coordinator at the UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP), work primarily with UC SAREP and provide administrative coordination and programmatic leadership for agritourism activities for UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. Responsibilities include design and implementation of extension and outreach programming on topics related to diversification of agricultural operations through agritourism and direct marketing, fundraising to support these activities, administrative and programmatic support for other SAREP projects, participation in SAREP unit planning, and participation in appropriate UC ANR workgroups and conferences.

Posted: December 7, 2020 | Location: ,

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Posted: December 7, 2020 | Location: Ashburn, Virginia

Willowsford Farm is looking for seasonal farmers to help support our CSA and wholesale operation in Northern Virginia. We grow certified organic produce and raise laying hens on pasture to support our 400+ member CSA, local wholesale outlets, and online sales. The seasonal farmer will help with all aspects of production, including seeding, transplanting, field maintenance, harvest, packing, and more. This is an opportunity for professional farmers to hone their skills and take on more responsibility. $15-17/hour, season running from April-November.

Posted: December 2, 2020 | Location: ,

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Posted: December 1, 2020 | Location: Paicines, California

The vineyard at Paicines Ranch is a uniquely designed polyculture with a partial overhead trellis system that allows for grazing of the vineyard throughout the year. This eliminates the need for tillage/mowing/herbicides and encourages a diversity of perennial and annual plants on the vineyard floor. Paicines Ranch is 7500 acres of holistically managed, certified organic rangeland, irrigated cropland and vineyards located on the central coast of California. Our focus is on how to imagine, design, create and manage agricultural practices that grow and support ecosystem health, are economically viable and inspiring. In particular we seek an intelligent/hard worker who is creative, open-minded, and skilled in viticulture principles and practices. Applicant should have a passion for working with nature to restore health, diversity and beauty to the natural world. Primary responsibilities: This position would work directly with the director of vineyard operations and assist with all aspects of the vineyard farming operation including irrigation; disease and pest monitoring, prevention and control; soil health improvements; management of vineyard biodiversity; pruning and training; harvest; yield estimates; equipment care; record keeping; etc. Job requirements:• Three years or more of related experience• Openness to new ideas, innovation and experimentation• Good organizational and practical skills• Appreciation of and capacity for doing physical work for extended periods of time along with periodic office work• Ability to work with, train, and mentor workers and apprentices/interns• Competence in operation of standard transmission vehicles, quads, tractors, and skid loader, and a good driving record• Experience with organic certification compliance and record keeping• Private Applicator Certificate or ability to obtain this• Creative problem solving and decision-making• Experience supervising workers and apprentices• Ability to work both collaboratively and independently• Good communication skills and ability to document and explain work to others• Computer skills including competency in Excel• Experience with compliance and record keeping for organic certification and other certifying organizations Additional skills that would be valuable to this position:• Bilingual – English/Spanish• Experience working with livestock (sheep) Benefits:• Compensation is dependent upon experience• Paid time off – vacation, sick leave, and holidays• 401(k) retirement plan with company matching contributions• Health Insurance• Housing on the ranch is a possibility (if single) (Benefits available after 3 month trial period)

Posted: November 30, 2020 | Location: ,

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Posted: November 12, 2020 | Location: Franklin, Tennessee

This position will be responsible for the stewardship of land management for all aspects of the orchard and fruit production on the property. Currently the orchard is 3 acres, 1300 apple trees with a 2000 capacity - espalier style management.​ ​This role may work part-time in annual vegetable production or animal husbandry. Orchardists will assist with resort events and guest engagement when related to orchards.

Posted: November 10, 2020 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

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Posted: October 30, 2020 | Location: Location Flexible,

AgBiome is a revolutionary agriculture research and discovery company in Research Triangle Park, NC. We are committed to decreasing risk and improving yield in order to feed our growing world population. The Agronomist - Organic Production is considered a valuable member of the organization and must have the vision, drive, creativity, and interpersonal skills to succeed in meeting company objectives. This role will have accountability to the Director of Technical Service/Field Biology and will be responsible for being a key technical partner to organic producers and a key resource to the larger AgBiome company. This position requires a broad understanding of the business model and the role organic producers play in the entire agricultural/food value chain. The ideal candidate has a solid grounding in crops and farming techniques. AgBiome launched its first biological product HowlerⓇ fungicide in 2019 and plans to launch its next biological fungicide Theia™ in 2021. In addition to these initial launches, the company has a rich pipeline of biological products currently in various Research and Development phases. The Agronomist - Organic Production is responsible for understanding the unique needs of the organic agricultural producer. This role will serve as a key partner to growers in the US and Canada and will serve as a bridge between the producer and AgBiome. The Agronomist - Organic Production position is entirely field-based. At periods of time, there may be significant travel (~75%) expected including to customer locations and to the AgBiome headquarters in Research Triangle Park, NC. Location flexible. Key Responsibilities and Activities:Identify and work with key organic growers to understand their unique business challengesBe a resource and expert for the AgBiome organization in integrated organic production of key crops, production of technical collateral, and other sales toolsBuild awareness of and demand for AgBiome products with organic growers and recommend as appropriateDrive and support sales of AgBiome products into the US/Canada organic crop sectorSupport and work within the AgBiome Technical Service and Sales teamIdentify key influencers in the sector - University, Governmental and Private Organizations, and Supply/Food Chain - gain knowledge, represent AgBiome’s interests, influence the direction of these organizations, and ensure that the AgBiome brand is promotedRepresent AgBiome and network at trade shows/conferencesDevelop written reports about the efficacy and performance of AgBiome products for use in marketing materials, trade journals, technical reports, and other publicationsDetermine and evaluate the technical positioning of AgBiome products in organic crop management programsIdentify new opportunities for AgBiome productsRecommend best methods for using AgBiome products in producers’ agronomic practicesCoordinate demonstration work with growersRecommend evaluation programs for R&D trials, and participate in new product design activitiesIdentify and characterize competitive products in the sector as well as potential business development and acquisition opportunities.Serve as a technical resource to AgBiome employees on organic production and pest managementPredict and communicate future trends to the larger AgBiome communityUnderstand the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) requirements for organic production and the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) certification process and monitor changes Qualifications and Experience:B.S. in an agricultural discipline, such as agronomy, horticulture, crop production, pest management. M.S. is preferred.Minimum 5 years+ working in organic productionCertified Professional Agronomist (CPAg) or Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credential a plusPossess a broad understanding of organic crop production, pest management technology, and field research techniques including the use of statistics and analyticsStrong interpersonal and networking skillsExcellent written and verbal skillsMotivated, proven self-starter Principals only, please Please apply through our website https://www.agbiome.com/careers/

Posted: October 7, 2020 | Location: ,

CCOF is currently seeking multi-scope organic inspectors who live near the following areas:Salt Lake City, UtahAustin, TexasSouthern San Joaquin Valley, CaliforniaNorthern Sacramento Valley, CaliforniaSanta Cruz, CaliforniaInquiries from all regions are always welcome The basic qualifications for an organic inspector are: At least two years of farming or livestock work experience or food processing work experience. Passing the related IOIA Basic Crop, Livestock, or Processing Inspector course(s) (see https://www.ioia.net/schedule_LOL.html).A bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field (e.g. agriculture, plant science, or food science). This third item is sometimes negotiable, depending on your work experience related to farming or processing. Applicants who are qualified for organic farm and processor/handler inspections will be given preference, but we will consider applicants who are qualified for either organic farm or organic processor/handler inspections. Please email resume and cover letter to inspectionoperations@ccof.org.