Tag Archives: agriculture

Intern, The Pasture Project, Winrock Int’l (VA)

Application Deadline: April 14th, 2014

The Wallace Center has been a key organization in fostering a more sustainable food and agricultural system in the U.S. since 1983. Today, the Wallace Center is focused on expanding and accelerating the expansion of sustainable and community-based food systems throughout the U.S., with a vision to bring more good food—healthy, green, fair, affordable food—to more people. Wallace Center is doing this through business models and social networking that bridge the gaps between producers, consumers, non-profit organizations, government, and for-profit food companies; in order to “scale up” good food distribution beyond the direct marketing realm to wholesale and traditional food outlets (e.g., food service, institutions etc.)

See the full internship description here.

Program Manager, Experience Int’l (Everson, WA)

A challenging, rewarding, full-time salaried position is available with Experience International, a non-profit educational organization based in Everson, Washington. In addition to other programs, EI is designated by the US State Department as a J-1 Exchange Visitor-Trainee Program and brings qualified foreign nationals to the United States for up to 18 months of practical training & work-experience in the fields of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and natural resource management and conservation. Please email cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and references to Director at: ei@expint.org. Learn more.

Vermont Farm Viability Project Summer Internship

 

The Vermont Farm Viability Program, a program of the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, provides business planning to Vermont farmers in order to enhance the long-term economic viability of Vermont agriculture.

The Vermont Farm Viability Program is seeking a summer intern to conduct research and outreach, as well as other projects as they arise. Work would involve a combination of travel to farms and office. For more information, please contact Liz Gleason, Program Coordinator, at 802-828-3370 or liz@vhcb.org .

Agricultural Innovation Prize

In Washington DC , the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and the University of Wisconsin-Madison announced the launch of the 2014 Agricultural Innovation Prize in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture.
 
The competition is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students across all academic disciplines and runs through spring 2014, when teams will compete for the chance to win $215,000 in prize money, with a grand prize of $100,000; making this the largest agriculture-focused student competition in the world.
 
The contest encourages student teams to develop innovative plans to address social and agricultural challenges within food systems, improving the standard of living and quality of life for the world’s population. 
 
Additional information is available on this website.
 
We are very happy to answer any questions, or follow-up with you about this new and exciting opportunity for students.

Agriculture Sustainability Project Manager, Environmental Defense Fund (Washington, D.C.)

EDF seeks a talented, outgoing, and self-motivated Ag Sustainability Project Manager to play a significant role in the development and execution of EDF’s work to leverage the supply chain to drive conservation agricultural management at the scale needed to meet pressing environmental goals while meeting growing food demands. Learn more/apply.

Natural Resource/Agricultural Economist, EarthInnovations.Org (San Francisco)

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Economist will conduct policy and economic analysis in support of state and national-level strategies to support the transition to a Low Emissions Rural Development model. The Economist will focus work in select tropical regions delivering innovative, quantitative and original research in support of inter-disciplinary solutions to challenges of environmental sustainability and natural resource scarcity. The Economist will contribute to Earth Innovation Institute¹s work under the ³Forests, Farms, and Finance Initiative² currently focused on Central Kalimantan, Brazil (Mato Grosso) and Colombia and the ³Southern NGO Alliance² focused on Brazil, Mexico (Chiapas) and the Peruvian Amazon. Learn more. Please send cover letter referencing Job# 2307FHDCN13, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 referencestojobs@earthinnovation.org . Please reference Job# 2307FHDCN13 in the subject line of the email.

Real Food Challenge GIM 2/27

REAL FOOD CHALLENGE GIM

Are you interested in sustainability,

social justice, or just eating good food?

Do you care about how or where your food was grown,

who grew it, or what it tastes like?

Does “real food” mean anything to you?

 

Whether “real food” already means a lot to you, or you just want to learn more about what it is and how we can bring more of it to Tufts, come to our GIM!

 

When: Wednesday, February 26th, 7pm

Where: Eaton 202

Who: A group of enthusiastic, committed food-lovers who want to work to be in control of what we eat in the dining halls while also acting as catalysts to transform the way our food system works on a larger scale.

What: A GIM to learn more about the Real Food Challenge, its platform, and how we as students can work with this organization to initiate change within the food system on campus.

 

Additional Info: http://db.realfoodchallenge.org/schools/150

Multiple Positions – One Acre Fund (Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi)

One Acre Fund is a start-up initiative that works with persistently hungry farm families in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre invests in farm families to generate a permanent gain in farm income. Our “investment bundle” includes education, financing, inputs, and export market access.

One Acre Fund is looking to fill multiple positions, both in rural areas and Nairobi. We are looking for entrepreneurial, ambitious, and independent people who can be given large amounts of responsibility – immediately – to develop One Acre Fund’s program model. Expatriate staff have made significant contributions to our success, from building our monitoring & evaluation systems to scoping potential districts for expansion; from trialing new crops to managing and mentoring other staff. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, have a strong work ethic, and are passionate about creating change in the lives of others, please consider joining our team!

For more information and to apply, click here.

Youth Conservation Corps Staff (Boston, MA)

Deadline: March 31, 2013

Boston Natural Areas Network is looking for committed, energetic adults with a passion for the outdoors to work with YCC teens.

We are hiring for 3 staff positions:
• Field Manager/Coordinator (1 opening)
• Crew Supervisor (3 openings)
• Urban Agriculture Crew Supervisor (1 opening, begins mid-spring)

Click HERE to download job descriptions and requirements for all staff positions.

To Apply:
Send a detailed cover letter and resume to Dana Chepulis, Interim Program Manager at dana@bostonnatural.org. Please include your first and last name in the title of your file attachments. Staff Application Deadline: March 31, 2013.

Organic Land Care Program Coordinator – NOFA/Mass

Deadline for application is February 17.

The NOFA/Mass Organic Land Care Program, in its 13th year, is the statewide educational and outreach resource for organic landscaping information. The coordinator position is for a self-starter with flexible hours who can not only develop and envision the job, but set his/her own schedule and coordinate/collaborate with NOFA/Mass staff, NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals (AOLCPs), other industry organizations and non-profits, and collaborate with CT NOFA and the Organic Land Care Program committee.

Position requires working closely with NOFA/Mass Education/Executive Director, Organic Land Care Program Manager (in CT), and volunteer NOFA/Mass Organic Land Care committee to:

  • Develop, publicize, market and fully coordinate two professional-level trainings in Organic Land Care (one half-day intensive and one full day on Organic Turf) as well as educational programming and outreach events targeted at homeowners/ consumers (as deemed appropriate and where time allows)
  • Maintain a NOFA/Mass Organic Land Care steering committee composed primarily of AOLCPs to help guide program development and sustainability and to build up the NOFA/Mass volunteer base on the land care topic
  • Direct inquiries from the landscaper and consumer/homeowner community toward appropriate resources
  • Collaborate with NOFA/Mass outreach staff and CT NOFA staff to promote and advocate for organic land care topics at OLC related events, trade shows and conferences

This part-time job will require approximately 300 hours per year, with the majority of hours worked between Oct. 1 and April 1. Starting compensation is $13/hour. Working with NOFA/Mass is for folks who have an entrepreneurial bent, see this work as part of a living in the world of organic sustainability and enjoy working with others who have a passion for social change.

Skills required:
·       MS Word and Excel
·       Online social media networking proficiency
·       Interest in / basic familiarity with topics in organic land care and farming

Skills preferred:
·      Accredited Organic Land Care Professional strongly preferred. The ideal candidate has direct experience in landscaping, horticulture, nursery production and/or soil fertility
·      InDesign, Quark, PhotoShop or other design software experience helpful
·      Marketing, outreach or community organizing experience is also helpful

Send resume, cover letter and 3 letters of recommendation to Julie Rawson at julie@nofamass.org. Questions, email or call Julie at 978-355-2853. This position will start on March 15, 2013. For more information, click here.

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