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Current listings:

PASA to Hire Director of Educational Programs - Millheim, PA
Sugarloaf Sustainable Farms Seeks Farming Operations Manager - Dickerson & Damascus, MD
Farming Internship at Heathcote Community - Freeland, MD
Flying Plow Farm in NE Maryland Seeks Apprentices - Rising Sun, MD
The Farm at Our House Apprenticeship - Brookeville, MD
Radix Farm Seeking Part-Time Farm Crew Member - Upper Marlboro, MD
Spring 2014 Education Intern & Volunteer Opps at Arcadia - Alexandria, VA

Real Food Farm Seeks to Fill Six Positions - Baltimore, MD
Extension Education (Field and Forage Crops Educator) - Penn State, PA
Your Chef's Table Farm Seeks Farm Assistant and Farm Manager for 2014 Season - Olney, MD
University of Maryland Department of Dining Services Seeks Half-Time Agricultural Technician - Upper Marlboro, MD

The Inn at Little Washington Seeks Farm Manager - Washington, VA
TALMAR Gardens and Horticultural Therapy Center Seeks Farm Manager - Parkville, MD
Summer Creek Farm Seeks Assistant Farm Manager - Thurmont, MD

Whitelock Community Farm Looking for Part-Time Assistant Farm Manager - Baltimore, MD
Side by Side Farm Seeks Two Interns and One Full-Time Farm Manager - Freeland, MD 
Flying Plow Farm Seeks Apprentices - Rising Sun, MD



4/10/14

PASA to Hire Director of Educational Programs

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) works to improve the economic viability, environmental soundness and social responsibility of food and farming systems across Pennsylvania and throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. As one of the largest statewide sustainable farming organization in the United States, PASA conducts programs that include farm-centered education, regional marketing and business support, consumer outreach, farmer advocacy and community building strategies. The successful candidate will be an important team player in advancing this overall mission, but will focus primarily on leading our efforts to redefine and deploy educational programs for farmers that are both relevant to sustainability and effective in transforming food and farming systems in the 21st Century.

SUPERVISION: This position will be supervised by the Executive Director of PASA.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in area of science related to agriculture and/or sustainability, or comparable training and job experience, required. Candidates with doctoral degrees encouraged to apply. Proven experience in adult-focused educational programming, grant writing and conducting research is required. Demonstrated supervisory, management, strategic planning and/or additional fundraising experience are significant pluses. Communication, computer and email proficiency required. PASA is looking for a generalist in terms of training and research background, who also displays cultural sensitivity and is comfortable speaking to farmers, consumers and other researchers in a constructive manner that advances our organizational mission and goals.

OBJECTIVES AND DUTIES: This position is responsible for working with our board of director's Education Committee in determining the organization's educational and research agenda, based on the demonstrated needs of our farmer members in particular, and implementing programs consistent with that agenda. Success will be measured and evaluated on a regular basis. Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:
• Collaborate as a member of the staff's Senior Management Team in making management decisions of relevance to the entire PASA organization.
• Participate closely with and provide leadership for staff and board members in conducting ongoing assessment of member needs and corresponding plans for future programming.
• Develop creative and user-friendly programs for information sharing among our members through on-farm field days, workshops, webinars and other online resources.
• Work with academic and industry partners to develop on-farm research opportunities that prove meaningful to our members, addressing identified information needs on their farms.
• Develop and maintain partnerships with businesses, agencies and other organizations to advance a sustainable food system through research and educational programs.
• Hire and supervise appropriate staff members who are competent, professional and supported in pursuing the mission of PASA and serving the needs of members.
• Continuously educate and engage the public on PASA's educational and research objectives.
• Represent PASA programs through speaking engagements and informational exhibits.
• Travel throughout the state and region for relevant meetings, programs and such other
activities that shall be determined from time to time.
• Contribute to the growth and financial health of the organization through effective budget
development and innovative programs that are efficient from a cost/benefit perspective.
• Work closely with our Capital Campaign Committee to secure financial infrastructure for future educational programming as prioritized by the board of directors.
• General fundraising and grant writing aimed at maintaining educational operations and staff.
• Develop and continually improve systems for data collection and analysis for application to
program success and outreach to partner organizations and other stakeholders.

RESIDENCY: Candidates living in central Pennsylvania are preferred with daily attendance at PASA's office in Millheim, PA expected.

COMPENSATION: This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position. Salary and generous benefits package available, according to qualifications and established policy.

APPLICATIONS: Please send cover letter indicating understanding/acceptance of mission/objectives of the position and resume to PASA, Educational Program Director Search, PO Box 419, Millheim, PA 16854, or to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Applications will be accepted continuously until the position is filled, but interviews will begin from among the first pool of candidates identified by Monday, May 5, 2014.


 

3/31/14

Sugarloaf Sustainable Farms Seeks Farming Operations Manager

Position Title: Farming Operations Manager
Status: Full Time
Compensation: Compensation package based on experience. Competitive wages & benefits for qualified hire.
Location: Dickerson & Damascus, Maryland. Start Date: Immediately

Position Description:

Sugarloaf Sustainable Farms is a new, diversified farming operation based in intensive rotational grazing and grass management philosophies along with Non-GMO grain & feed production. We utilize best management practices in the production of Certified Angus beef, Forest Finished Berkshire hogs, Texel sheep, Boer goats, pastured broilers & egg laying chickens along with various other axillary operations such as apiary production. We are seeking a highly qualified and experienced applicant to assist in the development and daily operation of our growing farming operations.

The position of Farming Operations Manager is responsible for the daily operations regarding the production division of Sugarloaf Sustainable Farms. The Farming Operations Manager reports directly to ownership and is responsible for the management of agricultural field staff. Representative tasks include animal welfare protocol development, grazing program design & management, animal husbandry, fencing construction & maintenance, forage production & soil health development. Employee is expected to demonstrate a superior knowledge of animal production and sustainable farming methodology as well as possessing strong leadership skills.

Position Character & Physical Requirements:

At Sugarloaf, character comes first above all else. Employees are expected to be honest, hardworking, detail oriented, self starters that can work autonomously with limited direction and pride themselves on the delivery of high quality results in all tasks.

We are looking for a strong candidate with a desire to share their knowledge as well as continually learn & develop their skill set.

Must Haves:

◦ A valid drivers license with reliable transportation
◦ Ability to lift and move items up to 50 lbs for extended periods of time
◦ Willingness to work varying and often long hours based on weather & seasonal conditions
◦ Respect for others, strong moral values & a constant "hustle" in task completion ◦ Detail oriented
◦ Agricultural Equipment Operation Experience
◦ Livestock & Forage Production Experience
◦ A passion for sustainable agriculture & grasslands management
◦ Strong computer skills

• Special Considerations For:

◦ Military Veterans
◦ Commercial Drivers License
◦ Sustainable Agricultural Related Education & Experience ◦ Pesticide Applicator License & Experience
◦ Native, Non-Native & Invasive Plant Identification Skills
◦ Nutrient Management Certification
◦ NRCS Technical Service Provider Certification

Applicant Submittal:

Interested applicants are requested to submit their completed resume along with a position specific cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by email only.


 

3/18/14

Farming Internship at Heathcote Community

Work on our organic farm under the guidance of our Farm Manager. Learn how to grow delicious organic food using permaculture and biointensive methods. Specific duties include preparing beds, starting seeds, planting, weeding, watering, natural pest control, harvesting, food preservation, composting, and maintaining perennial plants. The intern will also have the opportunity to undertake special garden projects such as enhancing our edible forest garden. Heathcote's farm has about 1 acre of land under cultivation plus two high tunnels, shiitake logs, and berry bushes. The internship is available year round. We also offer a special Permaculture, Ecovillage & Arts Community Education (PEACE) Program June 13 – July 13 that includes the internship plus workshops. For more information see www.heathcote.org, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 410-357-9523. To apply complete application questions that are posted online and submit to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with resume and 3 references. For more information on internship opportunities at Heathcote Community, please visit http://www.heathcote.org/cms/content/internships-heathcote-community.


 

3/06/14

Flying Plow Farm in NE Maryland Seeks Apprentices

Flying Plow Farm, located in Rising Sun, Maryland, is looking to hire two apprentices for the 2014 growing season. We run a 120-member vegetable CSA, attend three farmers markets, and supply to a local restaurant. Animals are important to the farm as well; we have a herd of grass-fed beef, broiler chickens, a flock of laying hens, draft horses, thoroughbred horses and a pig for turning the compost heap.

The apprenticeship positions are offered from April through November, with some flexibility. Prior experience in production agriculture is great but not required. FPF is seeking enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals who are hoping to have their own farm one day. Both educational and monetary compensation are provided. Apartment housing is also provided by the farm.
Individuals interested in applying or those with questions about the apprenticeship commitment should send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 

3/03/14

The Farm at Our House Apprenticeship

The Farm at Our House Farm seeks one motivated self-starter to assist in the production, marketing and sales of organic vegetables, berries, eggs and shiitake mushrooms on and off the farm. Apprentices typically works at least 40 hours per week. The position ends December 1st, 2014, with potential to extend the contract.

The Farm at Our House is located in Brookeville, Maryland, 23 miles north of Washington, DC. We grow certified organic fruits and vegetables on 4.5 acres owned by Our House, a residential job training center for young men ages 16-21. The Farm at Our House offers a 26-week CSA, sells at three local farmers markets and to local restaurants and grocers. While The Farm at Our House and Our House Job Training Center are distinct entities, we work in partnership to achieve mutually supportive goals. We also collaborate with other farmers who have recently started to make use of the 140-acre Our House property. 2014 will be an exciting year as we continue to grow our operation, invest in labor-saving equipment and infrastructure, and expand our winter production.

Responsibilities:

· Production: perform and eventually lead other farm staff in field work, including cultivation, irrigation, harvesting, packing of crops, and care of laying hens; assist with mushroom production, equipment maintenance/repair, building projects.

· Marketing: represent farm at one or more weekly farmers markets or CSA pick-up site; deliver produce to wholesale customers; possibly contribute to newsletter, website, and marketing materials.

· The Apprentices' responsibilities are matched with their interests and strengths to the extent possible.

Qualifications:
Preferred but not required: some farming or gardening experience; experience working with at-risk young people; some administrative/supervisory experience; very good communication and organizational skills. Experience operating tractors, walk-behind tillers, and other machinery a plus. Experience with construction, welding, and animals also helpful. Must be in good health, able to work in the heat and the cold, and able to lift 50+ lbs.

Compensation:
Weekly salary: $240; free produce from the farm; $150 towards professional development; free meals with Our House trainees; transportation reimbursement; access to CRAFT workshops, farm library and on line resources, $1100 bonus for completing the season. No housing is available.

Please forward resume, cover letter, and three references to Marc Grossman, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Position open until filled. Flexible start date March-April 2014.


 

2/10/14

Radix Farm Seeking Part-Time Farm Crew Member

Radix Farm, located just 10 miles from Washington, DC, grows vegetables on three acres using organic practices and sells to a CSA, two farmers markets, and restaurants.

Position Description
The Farm Crew Worker will participate in all aspects of running a small, diversified vegetable farm.
This is a part-time, seasonal position, three days per week (24-37 hours) Tuesday to Saturday. Ideal start date is in mid-April. Position ends in November.

Responsibilities
The PT worker will assist with all areas of production from seed to sale, including field work and staffing farmers markets. Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Regularly attend CSA pick-up and farmers markets
- Field work including seeding, transplanting, weeding, mulching, trellising
- Harvesting, washing, post-harvest management, and packing for CSA and Markets
- Assist with leading volunteers/interns
- Opportunity for independent projects

Requirements
- One or more seasons farming experience strongly preferred
- Excellent communication skills, good attitude, strong customer service skills
- Strong work ethic, fast learner, ability to anticipate and take initiative
- Experience selling at farmers markets or direct market sales
- Ability to work quickly and carefully
- Able to lift 50lbs, perform strenuous physical tasks, and work in all types of weather
- Driver's license, clean driving record, ability to drive manual transmission

Compensation
The Farm Staff will receive a weekly stipend (equivalent to $7-$8.50/hr depending on experience), an abundance of fresh vegetables, and opportunities for additional training, education, and regional farm visits. Upon successful completion of the season, there may be opportunities for advancement next year.

How To Apply
Applicants should send a resume including previous farming experience and three references (at least one farm related reference) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

More info at: www.radixfarm.wordpress.com and http://foodmyths.org/food-hero-films/


 

2/10/14

Spring 2014 Education Intern & Volunteer Opps at Arcadia

We're looking for Farm Education Interns to assist with all facets of our educational programming, with a focus on Field Trips! Our Farm Education Interns play an integral role in our Farm Field Trip program and Farm to School initiatives. Interns gain important skills and knowledge that help prepare them for careers in sustainable agriculture, outdoor education, nutrition, nonprofit management, and more. We are also looking for Farm Education Volunteers.

"Every moment spent at Arcadia was amazing! I did really enjoy those little moments when the kids would be hesitant to try the salad bar or a plant, and then with a little encouragement they would go for it and ended up loving it!" - Farm Educator, Spring 2013

Interns commit to 2 days/wk and Volunteers commit to 1 day/wk, from 9:00am to 2:30pm during a three month period: March 17th - June 13th. Deadline to apply for the Internship is February 21, 2014. View all of the job descriptions here and learn how to apply for Farm Education Intern and for Farm Education Volunteers. Both opportunities take place at Arcadia Farm in Alexandria, VA, and educators must provide their own transportation to/from the farm.

We are also looking for a Mobile Market Education Volunteer to work with our Mobile Market School Visits at DC and VA schools from May to mid-June.

Come join the Arcadia team! Learn more about our mission & programs at www.arcadiafood.org.


 

1/30/14

Real Food Farm Seeks to Fill Six Positions

Mission Thrive Summer Crew Leader Position:

The Mission Thrive Summer program is a six week summer program for 25 9th and 10th grade students. Launched in the summer of 2013, Mission Thrive keeps teens engaged, learning, active, and healthy throughout the summer. Teens practice team work, healthy habits, and job skills (and receive a paycheck) while working on Real Food Farm (a six acre sustainable urban farm), cooking healthy dishes with farm produce, learning yoga and basic fitness routines, and planning and facilitating a health expo for the community. We're seeking passionate and dedicated Crew Leaders to help make this summer a success in building a community of healthy teen leaders who are changing Baltimore!

General Responsibilities
During all activities, including group activities and fieldwork, Crew Leaders are responsible for the safety and well-being of the crew. Mission Thrive staff train Crew Leaders for a week and a half prior to the beginning of the summer program. Crew Leaders will also receive weekly feedback from the staff as well as informal daily guidance from program supervisors and fellow Crew Leaders. Mission Thrive Team Crew Leaders report to program staff from Real Food Farm/Civic Works and the Institute for Integrative Health.

Mission Thrive Crew Leaders will be tasked to:
• lead a crew of five-six teen participants throughout the six week program
• direct and assist participants with farming tasks, including planting, weeding, and harvesting
• direct and assist participants with cooking tasks, including healthy snack preparation and clean up
• co-lead and participate in mini-lessons about the food system, nutrition, justice, resume writing, interviewing skills, and communication
• lead and enthusiastically participate in team building games with participants
• assist with preparing/setting up and cleaning up breakfast and lunch daily
• assist participants with planning an end-of summer community health expo
• assist staff in upholding behavioral standards and provide input on participant evaluations
• participate in city-wide field trips with the entire group

Hours
Crew Leaders are expected to work 35 hours per week from June 9th – August 9th.

Sample week:
Monday - Thursday
8am – 9am: breakfast, sign in, preparing for the day
9am – 12pm: supervise and work with crew of participants during breakout session: farming,
harvesting food for lunch, cooking lunch
12pm – 1pm: lunch and nutrition workshop
1pm – 2pm: lead or participate in high-energy team building games, yoga, exercise
2pm – 3pm: afternoon workshop or health expo planning

Friday
8am – 9am: breakfast, sign in, preparing for the day
9am –3pm: supervise participants in off-site field trip (such as to a local restaurant, a
community garden, the pool, a nature reserve, or canoeing)

Qualifications
We are seeking four vibrant, dedicated Crew Leaders to assist with creating a transformative experience for our participants. We hold high expectations for our teen participants in order to foster their potential and expect our Crew Leaders to be strong role models of the healthy living and work ethic that are a core part of the program's focus. Crew Leaders must be fully invested in the program for the six weeks (in addition to two weeks of training prior and one week of wrap up after) and possess an enthusiasm for working with teens. While our program focuses on nutrition, cooking skills, agriculture, and mindfulness (yoga), we do not require that Crew Leaders are experts in all, only that candidates are open to learning and engaging along with the participants. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:
• High school diploma
• Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
• Experience working with teenagers, formally or informally
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively
• Ability to work outside performing physical labor in summer heat
• Comfort in leading and motivating a group of teens
• Be dependable, organized, flexible, and have a sense of humor
• Enthusiasm for sustainable food movement, youth development, food justice, nutrition, or cooking
• Be an excellent role model for community behavior and job performance standards
• Working towards an education, environmental science, nutrition, or culinary degree are preferred

Terms of Employment
This is a Civic Works AmeriCorps position of 300 hours to be completed over the course of the summer. Crew Leaders will receive a biweekly stipend of $125 and an education award of roughly $1,100 that can be used for college, trade school, or to repay qualified student loans. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or lawful permanent resident; and able to pass a drug test and sex offender registry check.

How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Brandin Bowden at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until April 25, 2014.

Summer Field Trip Intern Position:

Civic Works' Real Food Farm is a six-acre urban farm providing fresh, nutritious produce to Northeast Baltimore's communities. In addition to producing a variety of produce for sale at our mobile market, farmers' markets, and restaurants, we welcome school groups from across the Baltimore region for hands-on learning during our field trips, internships, and service learning opportunities. We also host workshops and educational programs related to farming to support those of all ages interested in urban farming and the food system.

General Responsibilities
Real Food Farm is seeking energetic, responsible individuals who work well with children in outdoor educational settings to assist with the execution of our summer field trips and elementary school farm club. This position is suited for a college student seeking course credit, or a Baltimore-based individual interested in learning about outdoor education without a high weekly time commitment.

Our field trips are designed for groups of up to 25 students (and sometimes many more!) to explore the farm and experience hands-on learning about food, farming, nutrition, the environment, and the food system. Education Interns will be trained to give tours of the farm and facilitate pre-planned field trip activities to groups of 7-12 youth. Interns may also be responsible for developing field trip curriculum, assisting with maintaining growing spaces utilized for field trip activities, and conducting outreach to schools and youth organizations. Our field trip schedule varies weekly, depending on demand and availability.

Our elementary school farm club is held at a nearby community center's garden/hoop house one morning each week. Up to 20 students are involved with growing and harvesting food, maintaining the garden, preparing healthy dishes, making garden crafts, and playing cooperative games. Education interns will help plan and facilitate weekly sessions and maintain the garden.

Primary responsibilities:
• Facilitate small-group experiential learning, based around age-appropriate environment, food, and nutrition themes
• Lead field trip groups of Pre-K through high school-aged students through the farm
• Facilitate weekly garden activities for elementary school students
• Assist with garden maintenance, including planting, weeding, watering, cutting grass, and making signs for garden areas

Hours
Position is flexible, 8 – 20 hours/week weekdays from May – August, depending on availability. Up to 4 intern positions are available.

Qualifications
A successful candidate will be one with: excellent communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills; experience working with elementary-aged students, formally or informally; proven ability to work independently and collaboratively; manage details and complete assignments in an efficient and effective manner; enthusiasm for sustainable food movement, food justice, nutrition, outdoor education, or gardening/farming. Individuals working towards an education or environmental science degree are preferred. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be: at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or lawful permanent resident; and able to pass a drug test and sex offender registry check.

Terms of Employment
This position is unpaid. Interns who can commit to completing 300 hours over the summer may be eligible for an AmeriCorps education award of $1100. Additionally, interns are welcome to take home surplus farm produce, which is often available. Interns will be invited to regular on-farm workshops about sustainable agriculture and the food system as well as field trips to other Baltimore-region farms.

How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Molly McCullagh at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until April 25, 2014.

Summer Urban Production Intern Position:

Civic Works' Real Food Farm is a six-acre urban farm providing fresh, nutritious produce to Northeast Baltimore's communities. In addition to producing a variety of produce for sale at our mobile market, farmers' markets, and restaurants, we welcome school groups from across the Baltimore region for hands-on learning during our field trips, internships, and service learning opportunities. We also host workshops and educational programs related to farming to support those of all ages interested in urban farming and the food system.

General Responsibilities
Summer Urban Production Interns will help with all aspects of Real Food Farm's production, including weeding, harvesting, washing, facilitating CSA distribution, greenhouse management, seeding, transplanting, watering, etc. Interns will work alongside our dynamic and diverse production team, including our Farm Manager, Field Managers, Field Interns. Interns may also work with our many youth and adult volunteers, during our open volunteer days (two or three times per week). This position is suited for a college student seeking course credit, or a Baltimore-based individual interested in experiencing the operation of an urban production farm hands-on.

Primary responsibilities:
• Harvesting, cleaning, and storing vegetables
• Seed starting in greenhouse, thinning seedlings, and nutrient application.
• Bed preparation: rock picking, cultivating, weeding, and working with drip irrigation
• Direct sowing in fields.
• Crop maintenance (mulching, weeding, feeding)
• Composting and vermicomposting
• Farm upkeep: mowing tractor ways and grass borders, weed-whacking, building,
repairs, painting
• Helping direct youth and adult volunteers

Hours
Position flexible, 8 – 20 hrs/week from May – August, Monday - Saturday, depending on availability.

Qualifications
A successful candidate will have: excellent communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills; proven ability to work independently and collaboratively; able to lift 35 pounds; manage details and complete assignments in an efficient and effective manner; enthusiasm for sustainable food movement; and able to work in all weather conditions.

Terms of Employment
This position is unpaid. Interns who can commit to completing 300 hours over the summer may be eligible for an AmeriCorps education award. Additionally, interns are welcome to take home surplus farm produce, which is often available. Interns will be invited to regular on-farm workshops about sustainable agriculture and the food system as well as field trips to other Baltimore-region farms.

How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Tyler Brown at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until April 25, 2014.

Mobile Market Coordinator Position:

Real Food Farm is Civic Works' innovative urban agricultural enterprise engaged in growing fresh produce on six acres of land in Clifton Park in northeast Baltimore. The Mobile Farmers Market is one of the tools we use to bring fresh produce to our neighbors in the Clifton neighborhoods. Last year was the second full operating season for the Mobile Farmers Market, and we're looking for an enthusiastic individual to help us continue to grow its success in 2014.

General Responsibilities

The Mobile Market Coordinator will manage all aspects of Mobile Market programming including scheduling, promotion, and execution. The MMC will engage with organizational partners and community members daily and will serve as the representative of Real Food Farm whenever making market stops and home deliveries. The MMC is responsible for tracking all market sales and related data and will assist with Community Supported Agriculture program distribution. The MMC will work closely with the Mobile Market Assistant throughout the market season.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Work with partners and community members to schedule stops/home deliveries and to promote markets
  • Communicate with partners about available produce and pricing on weekly basis
  • Drive Mobile Farmers Market truck to scheduled stops and home deliveries
  • Manage customers sales at market stops and home deliveries and track sales data
  • Coordinate customers transactions at Lake Montebello CSA pick-up
  • Participate in general production activities on farm as needed

Hours

The Mobile Market Coordinator position requires 40 hours per week on average from March to October. The nature of the Mobile Market schedule requires long days when market stops and home deliveries are scheduled so daily hours will vary.

Qualifications

Candidate must have driver's license and experience driving in city traffic. Only candidates with a safe driving record will be considered. Candidate must be able to lift 40 lbs and be comfortable working outside under varying weather conditions. Experience in organic vegetable production and customer relations desired. Computer proficiency, business and marketing experience, and nutritional and/or cooking knowledge are also a plus. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be: at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or lawful permanent resident; and able to pass a drug test and sex offender registry check.

Terms of Employment

This position is a 900-hour Civic Works AmeriCorps position which includes a modest biweekly stipend, skills training, health insurance, and an education award upon completion of service. Surplus produce is available for all farm team members on a weekly basis.

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest and completed application to Real Food Farm, 2445 E 32nd St, Baltimore, MD 21218 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Applications are due by Feb. 10th. If you have any questions about Real Food Farm, the Mobile Market, or the position, please contact Shelley at the email address listed above or call 443-531-8346.

Production Assistant I Position:

Real Food Farm is Civic Works' innovative urban agricultural enterprise engaged in growing fresh produce on six acres of land in Clifton Park in northeast Baltimore. We are pleased to announce we are looking to fill a full-time AmeriCorps Production Assistant position from March – November 2014.

General Responsibilities

Under supervision of the Farm Manager, the Production Assistant assists all daily work and food production

activities at the farm, as well as leading orchard, composting, and other special projects.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Help implement weekly planting schedule
  • Assist with harvesting, weeding, planting and other daily duties;
  • Managing insect and weed control
  • Carrying out general field observation
  • Managing youth and adult volunteer labor
  • Staffing a weekly farmers market stand

Hours

The Production Assistant position requires 40 hours per week on average from March to November.

Qualifications

Successful candidate should have a strong interest in food systems, nutrition, public health, environmental studies or sustainable agriculture. Employee must be and remain drug free. Candidate must be able to lift 40 lbs and work in varying weather conditions. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be: at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or lawful permanent resident; and able to pass a drug test and sex offender registry check.

Terms of Employment

This position is a 900-hour Civic Works AmeriCorps position which includes a modest biweekly stipend, skills training, health insurance, and an education award upon completion of service. The Production Assistant will gain extensive first-hand knowledge of sustainable, organic farming practices, volunteer management skills, and food retail experience. Real Food Farm will support and encourage opportunities for professional development in the sustainable agriculture field during the term. Surplus produce is available for all farm team members on a weekly basis.

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest and completed application to Real Food Farm, 2445 E 32nd St, Baltimore, MD 21218 or via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Applications are due by Feb. 10th. If you have any questions about Real Food Farm or the position, please contact Tyler at the email address listed above or call 443-531-8346.

Production Assistant II Position:

Real Food Farm is Civic Works' innovative urban agricultural enterprise engaged in growing fresh produce on six acres of land in Clifton Park in northeast Baltimore. We are pleased to announce we are looking to fill a full-time AmeriCorps Production Assistant II position from April – October 2014.

General Responsibilities

Under supervision of the Farm Manager, the Production Assistant II assists all daily work and food production activities at the farm.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Help implement weekly planting schedule
  • Assist with harvesting, weeding, planting and other daily duties;
  • Managing insect and weed control
  • Carrying out general field observation
  • Managing youth and adult volunteer labor
  • Staffing a weekly farmers market stand

Hours

The Production Assistant position requires 30 hours per week on average from April to October.

Qualifications

Successful candidate should have a strong interest in food systems, nutrition, public health, environmental studies or sustainable agriculture. Employee must be and remain drug free. Candidate must be able to lift 40 lbs and work in varying weather conditions. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be: at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or lawful permanent resident; and able to pass a drug test and sex offender registry check.

Terms of Employment

This position is a 675-hour Civic Works AmeriCorps position which includes a modest biweekly stipend, skills training, health insurance, and an education award upon completion of service. The Production Assistant II will gain extensive first-hand knowledge of sustainable, organic farming practices, volunteer management skills, and food retail experience. Real Food Farm will support and encourage opportunities for professional development in the sustainable agriculture field during the term. Surplus produce is available for all farm team members on a weekly basis.

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest and completed application to Real Food Farm, 2445 E 32nd St, Baltimore, MD 21218 or via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Applications are due by Mar. 1st. If you have any questions about Real Food Farm or the position, please contact Tyler at the email address listed above or call 443-531-8346.


 

1/28/14

Extension Education (Field and Forage Crops Educator)

Penn State is currently searching for applicants for an Extension Education (Field and Forage Crops Educator).   Interested individuals should apply here for job #41678 and select “Penn State Extension” as the location.

1/27/14

Your Chef's Table Farm Seeks Farm Assistant and Farm Manager for 2014 Season 

Farm Assistant Position:

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and self-directed individual who wants to explore and learn about local, sustainable agriculture. The Farm Assistant works under the direction of the Farm Manager and farm owners to maintain production and farm operations. The position is an hourly position guaranteeing at least 20 hours per week and more during the busiest parts of the season. The position can begin as early as April 2014 and ends in November 2014. If necessary, start and end dates can be flexible around a school calendar.

Responsibilities include, though not limited to:

· Assistance in care for 20+ varieties of table vegetables (including: soil preparation, plant propagation, planting, cultivation, irrigation, harvest and packing)
· Working with heavy equipment and farm implements as needed.
· Assist care for broiler chicken flock (including: feeding, watering, moving coops...)
· Working as part of the farm team with the Farm Manager and farm owners to plan planting and harvesting schedules as well as labor needs
· Assistance with farmer's markets as needed and available.
· Assistance in farm construction projects and building maintenance.

The Farm Assistant works under the supervision of the Farm Manager and is part of the work team with other hourly labor, including youth from Our House, volunteers and work share members.

Benefits and Compensation:

· Hourly minimum wage--$7.25 per hour.
· On-going education and enrichment, including classes from Maryland Extension and other farming organizations.
· Mileage reimbursement
· End of season bonus based on performance and completion of term of service.

Requirements:

· Interest in farming and farm work. Experience is appreciated.
· Physical ability to lift at least 20- 50 pounds for an extended period of time. Also able to work in heat and cold.
· Ability to complete assigned tasks in a timely manner with limited supervision.
· Flexibility and willingness to work smart and hard.
· Valid driver's license and good driving record.
· Attention to detail while being able to multi-task.

To apply: please send cover letter and resume, with three references to Russ Testa at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please email for additional information. If you would like to ask questions, please email your telephone number and the best times to reach you.

Farm Manager Position:

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and self-directed individual who wants to deepen their knowledge of local, sustainable agriculture.  The Farm Manager manages the day to day operations of the farm in coordination with the farm owners.  The position is a full-time position.    The position can begin as early as February or March 2014 and ends in December of 2014.  Extension of term of service is negotiable depending upon performance.  Start and end dates can be flexible around a school calendar if necessary where the manager might do some part-time work.

Responsibilities include, though not limited to:

$1·       Regular care for 20+ varieties of table vegetables (including: soil preparation, plant propagation, planting, cultivation, irrigation, harvest and packing)
·       Working with heavy equipment and farm implements as needed.
·       Direct supervision for hourly and volunteer labor
·       Regular care for broiler chicken flocks (including: feeding, watering, moving coops...)
·       Pasture care (including seeding, mowing, irrigation, moving temporary fencing and other care)
·       Partnering with farm owners to plan planting and harvesting schedules as well as labor needs
·       Co-managing the Wednesday shared market with MarVa Harvest.
·       Assistance in farm construction projects and building maintenance.

The Farm Manager will supervise the Farm Assistant and other hourly labor as needed; including, youth from Our House, volunteers and work share members.  This supervision is in coordination with the farm owners.

Benefits and Compensation:

·       Modest bi-weekly salary based on experience.
·       Basic health insurance coverage
·       Room and board at farm owners' house (located 12 miles from farm in Wheaton, MD)
·       One day of vacation per month (scheduled with work in mind--can be combined with other months)
·       On-going education and enrichment, including classes from Maryland Extension and other farming organizations.
·       Mileage reimbursement
·       End of season profit share and bonus based on performance

Requirements:

·       Knowledge of farming and farm work.  At least one year of farm experience preferred.
·       Leadership experience and understanding of the supervisory role
·       Physical ability to lift at least 20- 50 pounds for an extended period of time.  Ability to work in heat and cold.
·       Self-directed personality that can work by oneself as necessary.
·       Good communications skills for supervision and customer interaction.
·       Attention to detail while being able to multi-task.
·       Valid driver's license and good driving record.

To apply:  please send cover letter and resume, with three references to Russ Testa at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .    Please email for additional information.  If you would like to ask questions, please email your telephone number and the best times to reach you.

Your Chef's Table Farm is a new farm venture in Montgomery County, Maryland (suburban Washington, DC).   It is the addition to Your Chef’s Table, LLC a personal chef service specializing in sustainable local ingredients.   The farm is a mixture of table vegetables (approximately 2 acres) and pastured broiler chickens, with plans to expand the pastured meat offerings and added value products.  The farm uses sustainable, organic growing practices, though is not organically certified.  The farm partners with two groups that run seven farm markets.  Your Chef's Table Farm grows on the grounds of a non-profit, Our House, which offers work training and direction to at risk youth.  Some of the farm labor is provided through the service of the young men in the Our House program.   The main farm is located near Olney, Maryland. The farm is owned by Russ Testa and Megeen White-Testa.


 1/21/14

University of Maryland Department of Dining Services Seeks Half-Time Agricultural Technician

The University of Maryland Department of Dining Services, in collaboration with the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is establishing "Terp Farm", a University of Maryland sustainable farming operation to be located at the University's Upper Marlboro farm facility. Terp Farm will offer four-season vegetable production for Dining Services and provide produce to food-insecure members of the campus and College Park communities. The goal of the project is to create a successful farming operation that may be expanded to further meet the food supply needs of Dining Services in alignment with the Sustainable Food Commitment, adopted in 2012 by the Department of Dining Services. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has committed two acres at the Central Maryland Research & Education Center – Upper Marlboro facility for Terp Farm, located 15 miles from the College Park campus. Terp Farm will integrate coursework from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to ensure students benefit from this extraordinary new campus program and are able to get their hands dirty in farm operations.

The Department of Dining Services is seeking a half-time (20 hours per week) Agricultural Technician for Terp Farm. The position is ideal for a farmer interested in applying their experience, creativity, and passion to start a new vegetable farm and collaborating with academic, farmer-training, and community-service programs. The Agricultural Technician will support the Farm Program Manager to coordinate all aspects of farm operations including:

Production
o Manage daily farm operations including planting, maintenance, and harvesting of crops
o Develop and execute a diversified vegetable production plan that facilitates the involvement of students in farm tasks with practices that are in accordance with the National Organic Program standards

Infrastructure
o Collaborate with Upper Marlboro Research Farm team to perform care and maintenance of: vehicles and equipment, buildings and structures, and high tunnels used by the Terp Farm Program

Record keeping
o Acquire and maintain MD GAP/GHP Certification
o Prepare and carry out nutrient management plans
o Develop and maintain of records of farm equipment, systems, production, and planning documents
o Provide requested reports on farm activities

Personnel and Volunteers
o Provide task lists and oversight for Student Farm Interns
o Outline tasks for farm volunteers and assist with organized volunteer workdays
o Collaborate with Upper Marlboro Research Farm team and academic instructors to support the integrated Terp Farm Program
o Assist with the planning and participation in outreach and educational programs

Physical Demands/Work Environment:
• Heavy lifting
• Extreme weather conditions
• Working environment may have allergens—dust, mold, grasses etc.
• Hazardous materials
• Wear and work in personal protection equipment
• Occasional work must be performed beyond normal work hours due to weather and other factors

Qualifications: This position requires three or more full seasons managing a sustainable vegetable farm operation. Comprehensive knowledge of farming practices and integrated pest management, and the ability to use, maintain and repair farm and specialized agricultural equipment are required. The ideal candidate should have excellent communications skills and basic computer skills, be comfortable working with large groups or alone, and be passionate about sustainable agriculture and local food systems. Candidates must possess the ability to self-manage but also be willing to take direction and work on a team. The position requires a Pesticide Applicator's License (or ability to obtain within 1 year of employment) and valid Maryland Driver's License (CDL) (or ability to obtain within 1 year of employment). Candidates must be able to lift up to sixty pounds; to climb and to withstand long periods of standing and walking; to work in extreme weather conditions; and to wear and work in personal protective equipment.

Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills and abilities required for full performance of the work may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Apply online at: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/23989

Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with questions.


 1/18/14

The Inn at Little Washington Seeks Farm Manager

The Inn at Little Washington, just 67 miles west of Washington D.C., a renowned 5 Star / 5 Diamond Relais & Chateaux country house hotel internationally renowned for its Chef/Proprietor's pioneering of Refined Regional American Cuisine, is seeking a FARM MANAGER for our on-site organic farm.

This position is on a small ½ acre non-certified but organically managed and diverse market garden. Additionally, there is one greenhouse, one hoop house and 18 raised covered beds. The garden provides vegetables and fruit to the restaurant and is located on the property.

For more information please visit www.TheInnAtLittleWashington.com/job-details-Organic-Farm-Manager.

Please e-mail (in .pdf or .doc format ONLY, please--NOT zipped), mail, or fax your resume to:

Director of Human Resources
The Inn at Little Washington
P.O. Box 300
Washington, VA 22747
Fax: 540-675-3134


1/15/14

TALMAR Gardens and Horticultural Therapy Center Seeks Farm Manager

SUMMARY OF ORGANIZATION: TALMAR is dedicated to the mission of enhancing and improving health for all people of all ages and abilities. On our 10 acre non-profit farm (five acres in propagation), we work with individuals with special needs to produce a variety of vegetables, herbs, flowers, and produce in Cromwell Valley Park in Parkville, MD.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: We are seeking a dynamic farm manager to support a broad range of activities on our farm. The Farm Manager will be responsible for staff and volunteer management, farm operation, seasonal planning, and general farm maintenance at TALMAR. The farm manager will report directly to the Executive Director. Responsibilities include:

  • Staff management
    • Scheduling, organize daily and weekly tasks
    • Training and evaluation
  • Volunteer training and management
    • Conduct weekly volunteer orientation
    • Organize jobs and tools to keep volunteers busy and happy
  • Field production
    • Seasonal planning
    • Greenhouse cleanliness, maintenance, planting
    • Oversee field maintenance (mowing, weeding, etc)
    • Plan for soil development, pest management, etc.
  • Markets/Marketing
    • Lead point person for farmers markets: communication, prepping product, staffing, pricing and set-up
    • Flower deliveries: organize time and staffing for delivery
    • Oversee CSA:
      • Advertise for shares, organize membership database
      • Weekly communications with members
      • Provide recipes, and alternative recipes for new foods
      • Organize harvest, washing and presentation
    • Other: florists, restaurants, etc
      • Send availability lists, prepare orders, coordinate delivery
  • Social media
    • Maintain website especially blog
    • Post to twitter, facebook, instagram, vine, pinterest 4-5 times/week
    • Develop email campaigns for volunteers, CSA, general supporters via Mail Chimp
  • HT, Vocational Skills Training and CBL Program leadership
    • Assist in leading groups on farm
    • Identify tasks and tools to suit individual needs/abilities
  • Property management
    • Caring for chickens nights/weekends
    • Watering and opening cold frames in hot weather
    • Liaising with groups on property after hours (permaculture class, painting groups, birthday parties, etc.)
  • Other: general administrative support as needed

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have >2 years farm production experience
  • Valid Driver's License
  • No criminal record
  • Applicant should be experienced and capable of safely operating heavy equipment without direct supervision
  • Pesticide applicator license a plus
  • Ability to complete manual labor including sitting, bending, and lifting and/or moving items weighing from 20-50+ pounds. Good vision abilities are needed for close vision, distance vision, and color vision.
  • Ability to work outdoors in extreme weather for extended periods of time
  • Willing to work a flexible work schedule, including weekends
  • Basic knowledge of MS office and other basic computer skills is a plus
  • Flexible, energetic, with a strong work ethic

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Able to multi-task
  • Excel in operating independently when given proper instructions and equipment
  • Proven ability to work with a variety of people and handle stressful situations calmly is essential
  • Confidence in operating heavy equipment and safely handling food and agricultural chemicals

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Modest salary is supplemented with health and dental benefits, organic produce and on-site housing with a lease, monthly compensation toward electric.

POSITION START DATE: ASAP

DEADLINE: To apply, please provide a work history or resume and three references to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by Friday, January 31, 2014.


 1/14/14

Summer Creek Farm Seeks Assistant Farm Manager

3-4 days per week. Salary depending on hours. Starting March 15 - Nov. 15. An employment as well as educational position.
Summary of Responsibilities - Looking for a hard working inividual that is interested in improving their farming/business skills while working on an established organic farm. You will be responsible for overseeing a small work crew as well as performing day-to-day crop and poultry work. Work includes green house, high tunnel, field work, poultry husbandry, CSA packing, commercial order handling and farmers market prep.
About Summer Creek Farm - Summer Creek Farm is a 33 ac, diverse organic farm raising vegetables, small fruits, poultry and grains. Established over 20 years ago, SCF has a strong reputation for reliable delivery of quality products and innovative growing practices.


 1/10/14

Whitelock Community Farm Looking for Part-Time Assistant Farm Manager

To apply, please provide a resume and three references to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by January 19th.

Summary of Organization:

Whitelock Community Farm is a resident supported urban farming effort in Reservoir Hill, Baltimore, Maryland. The goals of the Farm are to: pursue affordable sustainable fresh food sources, provide neighborhood job creation, and help revitalize the neighborhood through greening and positive community activity.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: We are seeking a dynamic individual to support a broad range of activities on our farm. The Assistant Farm Manager is a part time position. The Assistant Farm Manager will report directly to the Whitelock Community Farm Manager.

Responsibilities include:

Volunteer training and management
Must be comfortable working with all age groups
Assist in educational and other programs with our neighbor partners
Field production
Seasonal planning
Greenhouse cleanliness, maintenance, planting
Oversee field maintenance (mowing, weeding, etc)
Plan for soil development, pest management, etc.
Manage the community compost drop off
Maintain and record information/documentation such as production, farm management practices, etc.
Aid in the expansion site of the Farm
Markets/Marketing
Assist in the harvesting, washing and prepping of produce for the markets and CSA
Social media
Post to Facebook regularly
Assist with social media outreach
Property management
Watering and opening cold frames and hoophouse in hot weather
Other:
General administrative support, as needed
Assist with the representation the farm in public forums as necessary with stakeholders and opinion leaders
Participate in farm events, potlucks, community activities, etc.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Applicant should be experienced and capable of safely operating heavy equipment without direct supervision
Must have 1 years farm production experience
Valid Driver's License
Ability to complete manual labor including sitting, bending, and lifting and/or moving items weighing from 20-50+ pounds. Good vision abilities are needed for close vision, distance vision, and color vision.
Ability to work outdoors in extreme weather for extended periods of time
Willing to work flexible work schedule, including weekends when needed
Basic knowledge of MS office and other basic computer skills is a plus
Flexible, energetic, with a strong work ethic
Aware of and sensitive to working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural groups
Strong decision–making skills
Comfortable with a team approach to programming and the ability to manage several activities
Ability to interact skillfully and diplomatically with numerous counterparts
Knowledge of gardening and organic methods of producing food

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Modest salary is supplemented with organic produce and the potential for an AmeriCorps educational stipend.

POSITION START DATE: February 1, 2014 or as soon as the position has been filled.

DEADLINE: To apply, please provide a work history or resume and three references to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


1/09/14

Side by Side Farm Seeks Two Interns and One Full-Time Farm Manager

Internship Positions:

Our farm is located in a country setting, but is less than an hour's drive north of Baltimore, MD and 20 minutes south of York, PA. Side By Side Farm is Certified Naturally Grown (CNG), uses organic growing practices and we manage our farmstead utilizing permaculture principles. It is our intention to help the farm's soil return to its own well-designed eco-system and we strive to grow food that is naturally nutrient-dense, beautiful, and delicious. Our farm is 12 acres; we grow on 3 acres for our vegetable CSA, have several kinds of brambles, berries and fruit trees, and the balance of the land is woodlots and pasture. We also grow a handful of specialty crops, including baby ginger, lemongrass, shiitake, and oyster mushrooms. In addition, we have several flocks of chickens and other animals, which we rotate. To read more about the farm, visit our website at: www.sidebysidefarm.com.
We are looking for a hardworking, open-minded, energetic individuals to join our team.

Full-Time Internship: This position requires prior farming experience. The position is full-time, 40 plus hours a week, and for a length of one year. We prefer that you commit to one full year, but we have some flexibility with start and end dates. Housing is available as well as food from the farm. You will receive a monthly stipend, commensurate with experience.
Part-Time internship: Experience is a plus, but is not necessary for the part-time internship. This position part-time and runs from mid-March to the end of October. Housing may be available as well as food from the farm. You will receive a monthly stipend, commensurate with experience.

Interns will receive hands-on experience in all aspects of small-scale farming, are expected to work 40 plus hours a week, attend Farmers Markets, and make some deliveries. We encourage participation in the educational opportunities available at the many nearby farms. We have an extensive library; will provide you core sustainable farming texts, some more technical and others philosophical, and will discuss these with you.
To apply, please email Deborah with the below attached to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it :
(1) A cover letter detailing your interest in farming and any related work experience. Please also tell us what your availability will be, including start/end dates and for part-time, which days of the week work best for you.
(2) Resume
(3) 2-3 work references

Farm Manager Position:

Side by Side Farm is seeking a full-time farm manager, to oversee its 3 plus acres of Certified Naturally Grown vegetable, fruit, and egg production. The farm is 12 acres, is located in a quiet rural area, and is only 40 minutes north of Baltimore and 20 minutes south of York, PA. We run a 50 member CSA and have well-established restaurant accounts and farmers markets. The farm already has all of the necessary infrastructure in place: 2 high tunnels, 3 tractors (including an Allis-Chalmers G cultivating tractor), a new pole barn and hand tools galore. Side By Side Farm is looking for a hardworking, open-minded, energetic individual to join our team.

Job Description:
The manager will be responsible for all aspects of running a diversified small-scale farm. The Manager will work closely with farmer/owner throughout the season. This is a full-time position, 40+ hours a week, including farmers markets and some deliveries.

Qualifications:
̶ Prior farm management experience
̶ Experience growing in hoop house/high tunnel
̶ Extensive growing experience with crop planning
̶ Experience or understanding of selling to and distributing to CSA, wholesale/restaurant accounts, and farmers markets
̶ Excellent communication skills
̶ Strong attention to detail and ability to work as a team member with minimal supervision
̶ Organizational skills, including ability to multi-task and prioritize
̶ Good recordkeeping skills
̶ A demonstrated ability to manage employees, interns and volunteers
̶ Knowledge of tractors, other farm-based equipment, irrigation, cover cropping, and pest management using organic methods. (Large farm equipment training available)
̶ Implement, with owners or other staff, on-site educational activities

Responsibilities
̶ Implement and adjust production plan to achieve harvest goals
̶ Records for crop selection, propagation, plantings, cultivation, pest and disease management, , fertility inputs
̶ Utilize, train, and communicate with interns, volunteers, and workers effectively and efficiently (email, phone, and internet)
̶ Place order for seed and farm supplies, in accordance with budget
̶ Create/provide educational materials as needed
̶ Training Available for software utilization (Word press, Icontact, Excel)
o Manage CSA Sign up, payment, Share planning, on-farm and drop off point distribution, CSA newsletter- Construction and distribution, Availability List Distribution for Restaurant and Individual Orders
̶ Perform sales related and other tasks. Ex: Generate invoices, tags, lists
̶ Marketing - increase customer base.
̶ Promote community involvement through collaboration with partners, build relationships, and attend meetings, if necessary.
̶ Attend or conduct staff meetings as necessary.
Compensation:
̶ On-site housing, food grown or raised on the farm
̶ Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
̶ Incentive/bonus opportunity

Please send your cover letter, Resume, and 2-3 references to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 1/09/14

Flying Plow Farm Seeks Apprentices

We are a diverse 56-acre farm in Cecil County, MD. We use people, tractor and horse power to grow 5 acres of vegetables for our CSA and farmers markets. We also raise beef, layers and broilers. We are seeking full season apprentices. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for an application and visit flyingplowfarm.com and fb.com/flyingplowfarm to learn more about us.