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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

farmhouse rainbowWaihuena Farm, North Shore Oahu
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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