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farm positions still available around the country

Such as this job, at one of our favorite farms – Juniper Hill in Westport, NY.  Other places to look include MOFGA (Maine), PASA (Pennsylvania) and nation sites like Good Food Jobs (which we partner with).

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Juniper Hill Farm has a full time farm worker position starting April/May 1st going through November/December possibly year round. Come join our team!

This is a 9-12 month position depending on candidate. Work involves harvesting and processing of vegetables, including washing, trimming and packing for wholesale and CSA customers.

The perfect candidate is:

  • Dependable,
  • Hard-working,
  • Highly motivated,
  • Detail oriented,
  • Good humored
  • Good communicator
  • Must be able to lift 50lb-75lb crates.

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summer job working with farmworkers

Live and work in Immokalee!

TheStudent/Farmworker Alliance (SFA), Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida (IA), and Just Harvest USA (JH) are currently seeking full-time interns for Summer and Fall 2014. Interns MarchingSummer applications are due Friday, April 25, 2014. Applications for the fall are due Friday, June 20, 2014.

Applicants should be flexible to organize with each of the three organizations — in partnership with the CIW — in a variety of tasks including logistical support for the CIW, office support, and national and local campaign organizing.

Exact dates are determined on an individual basis, though applicants should be prepared to commit to a period of four to five months: early January to mid-May. Interns are provided a modest monthly stipend and free housing.

For more information about this internship and how to apply, visit http://sfalliance.org/intern.html

 


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ranching jobs and apprenticeships

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New Agrarian Program apprenticeships

Other Great Opportunities
Please note, the opportunities listed below are not through the Quivira Coalition; if you would like more information on any of them, please look for the appropriate contact information for each opportunity below…
Working Ranch Manager Opportunity (Colorado): Seeking working manager for large-scale bison, cattle operation in Colorado. Knowledge of livestock highly important, but bison not. Looking for an experienced ranch person with an open mind to new and old ideas. Conservation of all resources, natural and non is important, as is: prioritization, planning, communication, people, working knowledge of mechanics, horsemanship, planned grazing. Job entails working with a large group of partners and coordination with the guest services arm (no direct management of ranch guests). Please submit resume, and a short narrative of what is important to you in life (this is personal, not professional) to ranchmanagersearch@gmail.com. Position open until filled.

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applications open for Quivira’s New Agrarian Program

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAQuivira’s New Agrarian Program grew out of the understanding that agriculture drives economies, creates green job opportunities and directly affects the health of our nation. Enthusiastic young agrarians are ready to take part in the sustainable food movement, but need opportunities to learn alongside established practitioners so that vital, experience-based knowledge can be transferred to a new generation of land stewards.

Our apprenticeship program works closely with carefully selected rancher and farmer mentors who are dedicated stewards of the land; practice beyond organic, regenerative methods of food production; provide excellent animal care; and who are natural teachers for young agrarians.

APPRENTICESHIPS:
For more information on the various New Agrarian Program apprenticeship opportunities and how to apply, visit the following pages:

  • San Juan Ranch (San Luis Valley, CO) – Ranching Apprenticeship
  • James Ranch Artisan Cheese (Durango, CO) – Cheese-Making Apprenticeship
  • Chico Basin Ranch (Colorado Springs, CO) – Level II Ranching Apprenticeship
  • 47 Ranch (Cochise CO., AZ) – Diversified Ranching Apprenticeship


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MOFGA farmer-in-residence opportunity

FIR-AdThis is an incredible opportunity, greenhorns.  Apply!

MOFGA’s Farmer-in-Residence (F.I.R.) Program offers aspiring farmers committed to organic agriculture and public outreach the opportunity to live and farm at MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine. Farmers-in-Residence participate in MOFGA’s Journeyperson Program, which gives new and aspiring organic farmers access to the land, resources, and support they need to establish successful farm enterprises.

MOFGA’s property in Unity encompasses 250+ acres in predominantly agricultural Waldo County. In addition to hosting the Common Ground Country Fair every September, the land is home to MOFGA’s staff offices, a number of livestock barns, an exhibition hall, and an ecologically-designed farmhouse. The F.I.R. journeypersons have access to the farmhouse to use as a dwelling and headquarters for their farming activities. They also have access to MOFGA’s agricultural resource base with which to establish and develop their own farm businesses.


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apply for 2014 allegheny mountain school fellowship!

fellowsAllegheny Mountain School is seeking seven to nine inspiring individuals to participate in the fourth cohort of our 18 month fully-funded fellowship program.   Applications are available on our website,www.alleghenymountainschool.org.  The deadline to submit your application is December 15, 2013.  Interviews begin January, 2014.

Allegheny Mountain School (AMS) was founded in 2011 as a not-for-profit experiential fellowship program designed to serve communities in developing a more secure food system.  The fiscal agent for AMS is The Highland Center (THC), a non-profit organization located in Monterey, Virginia.
Our intention at AMS is to assemble a cohort of highly curious, hardworking individuals, with complementary skills and experiences, in order to create a cohesive and cooperative team for living, working and studying. Our goal is to build skills to help communities create a vibrant and accessible local food economy.


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waihuena farm

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July Internship/Immersion & Live-on Farm Positions

ALOHA!   With 17 new acres to expand into we are looking for great teammates.  Waihuena Farm currently operates a small 20 share per week organically grown (non-certified) Community Supported Agriculture Program, hosts permaculture & wellness related events and has long-term as well as vacation rental housing onsite. We are located across the street from Pipeline and neighboring Pupukea Paumalu nature reserve on beautiful North Shore Oahu.

This July we are hosting a camp-on-farm WWOOF style volunteer program for those simply looking for a week in nature, or those interested in joining our team.  Weeks will start Sunday 3pm, July 7, 14 & 21. Stay for one or three! Work will start at 8am daily and will be along side our current team members and wrap up daily w/ team lunch.  $20 application fee, Application available (soon) at www. meleanasfarm.com.

We are looking to fill one position to help with our current offerings and fill at least one new position to help with clearing (experience with chickens and goats to help as well as with machines would be awesome) and orchard planting. Preference given to those with a PDC.


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seeking farmhand in austin, texas

downloadJob Opening – Tomato Packing Crew Position in Austin, TX

Johnson’s Backyard Garden is an organic CSA farm located in Austin, TX.  We grow over 30 different types of vegetables year round on 190 acres and sell them through our CSA, at all the Austin farmers markets and to local restaurants and grocery stores in Austin.  We are currently hiring for our tomato packing crew.  This is a seasonal position with full time hours.  We are hiring ASAP.  This position will last until the end of the tomato harvest which is typically at the beginning of August in Austin.  The hours vary but work usually starts early around daylight and 10-11 hour days are normal. The pay is $9.00/hour plus a weekly share of organic vegetables ($33.00 value) and bonus pay of $1.00 per total hours worked for those completing the full season. Duties include washing, sorting and packing tomatoes at our farm location 10 minutes outside of downtown Austin.  We are looking for fast-paced, detail-oriented hard-workers who can work in the heat and maintain a positive attitude.  Successful candidates must be dependable and have reliable transportation. Must be able to lift 50 lbs repeatedly and experience driving a forklift is preferred but not required.  If interested, please send your resume to sonya@jbgorganic.com.


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ranch jobs!

via the Quivera Coalition.

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Quivira Coalition – Land & Water Program Opportunity
Summer Watershed Restoration Intern: Download the PDF for full job descrption & application. The Quivira Coalition seeks a 2013 summer intern who is passionate about land health to assist with a variety of tasks linked to our Comanche Creek Watershed Restoration project. The intern will work under the direct supervision of Mollie Walton, Ph.D., Quivira’s Land & Water Program Director. This is an amazing opportunity and involves projects that will require both field work and office work. Interested? Take a look at the application – pdf attached in this email – and apply as soon as possible. Dr. Walton will be filling this position as soon as possible.
 
Other Great Opportunities:
A few of the opportunities listed below were in the April newsletter. Khalsa Greenhouses is hoping to find one additional intern who would be interested in over-wintering with them – see job description and contact info below if you’re interested. Chico Basin is good to keep in mind if you’re interested in ranching, and can plan several months ahead of time. Spur Lake has regular openings for people with horseback experience…. Zapata Ranch is listed again, but with new positions… Continue reading


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dairy grazing apprenticeships

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Earn while you learn! The Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship is the first legally recognized, fully accredited apprenticeship for farming in the United States.

Mission

The Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship of GrassWorks, Inc., is dedicated to providing a guided pathway to independent dairy farm ownership, developing grazing careers, and strengthening the economic and environmental well-being of rural communities and the dairy industry.

We accomplish this mission by:

  • Linking current and aspiring graziers in the transfer of farms and graziers skills and knowledge.
  • Developing alliances with agricultural, environmental, and consumer groups.
  • Providing opportunities for farmers and their customers to invest in the next generation of grazing farmers.

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kansas ranch seeks apprentice

 JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
 Resident Apprentice for Dubuque Land & Cattle
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Dubuque Land and Cattle (DLC) works in partnership with Pheasants Forever (PF) and is an award winning 3rd generation family farm/ranch exceeding 1,700 acres located near Dorrance, Kansas.

Overview:  Full time resident apprentice is focused on learning specific needs of DLC in regards to balancing sustainability between crops, range, livestock, wildlife, family, finance and community while preserving the historical value of the property.  Work is performed under the guidance and supervision of the resident owner/manager with opportunities for advancement.  Veterans are welcome.
read the full posting HERE
 


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north carolina apprenticeship

Farm in the Beautiful Mountains of North Carolina!

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We have a position open for farm work for trade of room and board.  We have a small farm 30 minutes outside of Asheville and we raise sheep for lamb and wool (40 head flock), have a small flock of Heritage poultry and fowl and grow small-scale vegetables and fruit.  We have a cute little camper to live in with electricity, running water, heat and a separate bathroom.  We are asking for 35 hours a week of work in exchange for room, board (fresh food from the farm! and staples) and an education in organic farming.  Learn about intensive rotational grazing with sheep, poultry and fowl, gardening, food preservation, construction, holistic animal health and breeding.  Please email with questions/interest and references.  No pets; no previous farm experience required; must be able to lift 50 lbs.  Contact: Seth and Sharon at blackthornfarm@hotmail.com

 


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ridge to reef apprenticeships

Ridge to Reef Farm is seeking reliable, hardworking, and dedicated individuals who are passionate about growing food to join our 2013 farm crew on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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About Ridge to Reef Farm:

Ridge to Reef Farm, located in the Northwest corner of St. Croix called the Rainforest, supplies a 100-member CSA program with fresh organic produce and tropical fruit, in addition to weekly market-stand and restaurant sales. The farm also hosts agritourism events, retreats, tours, farm-to-table guest chef donation dinners, and farm stays.

All activities center around fruit, vegetables, and grazing animals on the 120-acre primary property and a nearby 20-acre historic mango orchard. The farm crew consists of a core of on-farm managers, local employees, and revolving farm and agritourism apprentices.  Together with the Farm Director, the crew is an efficient and effective team growing premium organic produce and living a peaceful and cooperative lifestyle. Further information can be found at www.ridge2reef.org

Farm Apprenticeship Description:

The 2013 Ridge to Reef Farm Apprenticeship is a six-month seasonal position running
from May 20th to November 24th. We are also offering a summer apprenticeship from May 20th  2013 to August 28th 2013.  Continue reading


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apprentice at great song farm

Biodynamic, Horse Powered Vegetable CSA  in New York’s Hudson Valley Seeking Apprentice for 2013 Season April through November.

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Serving 90 on farm CSA members vegetables along with 40 Winter CSA Members. Cultivating 5 acres of vegetables, herbs, and flowers of 90 acre farm, with 25 acres in pasture, 10 in wetland, and 50 forested acres.  2 Suffolk Draft Horses for all field work, 3 Cows (handmilking and processing) and young bull, Small Chicken Flock, apiary. Continue reading


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burnett farm seeks interns

Burnett Farm is seeking one more intern for the 2013 season. We are a NOFA NY certified organic mountain farm.  Our season is short and intense. The variety of floral and fauna here in the Catskills is adapted to a pure, fierce and strong habitat.

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The farm is located through a saddle that collects and runs filtered and spring waters. Our ‘weeds’ accordingly are noble or at least on top of their game. We have 150 acres that run from forest to fields, to marsh, streams and many ponds (for swimming). It’s productive and if you can taste a view… We have some good tastes happening here that we’re eager to share.  We would love for you to learn alongside us.  Help us to nourish the productivity of our vegetable operation – we have four acres of field crops as well as 3000 ft in hoop-houses; we’re also developing hydro and aquaponics and raising hogs and chickens.  We have a smoke-house and storage.   We have an apiary. We’re learning like crazy.  Help us plan a better irrigation system and build the next of our cold-frames.  You would be happier with your own vehicle as town is two miles away and the nearest movie theater a 40 minute drive, but you’re not here for that.  There are many many neighboring farms worth visiting and learning from.  Regardless, we’ll make sure your needs for food and shelter and fun are met while staying with us.  Our markets are here at the farm, in nearby towns, and a weekly trip to NYC restaurants.  We host events at the farm.   You would stay in a tent house by the farm-manager’s cabin and farmstand.  The farm manager is very nice and she will share whatever she has (namely, books) with you.  Together we would tailor your responsibilities to suit your strengths, interests, and curiosity.  The longer you stay the more we’ll learn together.  A month would be great! forever would be better.  Special diets accommodated. We have limited foreign-language powers but are willing to learn.  Please get in touch for more details. tianna.kennedy@gmail.com

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