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Farmer for Non-Profit Initiative at By Faith Farm - 16908

Job Title: 
Farmer for Non-Profit Initiative
By Faith Farm
7721 Whites Creek Pike
37080 Joelton , TN ,
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

By Faith Farm is seeking a passionate, full-time farmer with a desire to serve others to join our non-profit mission!

By Faith Farm’s food project is a 501c3 non-profit partnering with Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee to produce and distribute nutrient-dense food, grown chemical-free, to the needy. Across our 97-acres, the farm also has several agritourism operations including a farm-stay apartment, event space in a beautiful barn, and a “You-Pick” flower garden. All of which all help to sustain the mission of increasing access to fresh produce to those in need in Middle Tennessee.

The Perks:
• An annual salary commensurate with experience.
• Access to fresh produce.
• Access to on-farm recreation including hiking, fishing, ponds, and waterfall.
• Opportunity for on-farm living quarters with reduced rent.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

• Oversee planning, field preparation, planting, and harvest of 2-acre fruit & vegetable garden for donation using regenerative farming practices.
• Oversee general farm maintenance, equipment maintenance, and other property management tasks.
• Oversee ½ acre “You-Pick Flower” garden (training available with flower consultant).
• Coordinate and oversee volunteers and projects with help of volunteer coordinator.
• Communicate issues that require attention to the farm owner and BOD by maintaining and sending a list regularly.
• Evaluate soil health and implement fertility programs (compost tea and biodynamic prep applications, annual manure compost application, cover crop rotations).
• Assist in long-term beautification projects around agritourism sites on the farm.

Education & Experience: 

• Love the land!
• Have a heart for people!
• Have a knowledge of regenerative, chemical-free farming practices.
• Have at least one season in a management position or multiple seasons as a field worker on a commercial vegetable farm. (Significant experience in subsistence farming/home gardening setting may be considered on a case-by case-basis).
• Able to communicate openly, honestly, and clearly with people inside and outside of By Faith Farms.
• Can bend, kneel, squat, stand.
• Can lift up to 50lbs repeatedly.
• Have a strong ethical compass.

Application Instructions: 

Send an email with your resume to info@byfaithfarm.com. Please indicate how you heard about your job and why you feel you are a good fit for the position.

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture
Horticulture/Gardening
Volunteers/Volunteer Management