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Farmer at Soil Born Farm Urban Agriculture & Education Project - 14004

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Soil Born Farm Urban Agriculture & Education Project
95670 Rancho Cordova , CA ,
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Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture and Education Project
Sacramento, CA
Phone: (916) 363-9685

Position: Farmer
Program: Food Production and Farming Education – American River Ranch
Reports To: Farm Management Team
Direct Supervisor: Farm Manager

Job Summary
Position requires a passion for educating young farmers and growing high-quality organic fruit and vegetables in an evolving regenerative production system. The ideal candidate must be able to clearly exhibit an understanding of the pace and work ethic required for successful production farming. They must also show a desire to learn, embrace challenges, and persist through setbacks. This is a full-time, year-round position.

Organizational Background:
Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture & Education Project is a non-profit educational farm in Sacramento, California. Our programs focus on promoting health and providing experiential learning opportunities for youth and adults, producing healthy food, improving access to healthy food for all and modeling land and environmental stewardship.

Site Background:
The American River Ranch, a 55-acre historic ranch located within the American River Parkway, is the permanent home of Soil Born Farms. It provides a wonderfully diverse landscape to engage both youth and adults in hands-on activities educating and connecting them with the natural world, healthy food, healthy eating, job and life skills, hard work, and service opportunities.

Hours and Compensation:
Wages commensurate with experience
90% medical, dental and vision after 90 days
5 PTO (paid time off) accrual after 90 days
Opportunities for advancement

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Roles and Responsibilities
Greenhouse work
Transplant, irrigate, cultivate, harvest
Operate farm machinery
Pest management
Wash and pack produce
Deliveries and on-site farmstand sales
Lead work groups
Orchard Care
Prune, thin fruit, irrigate, and harvest
Fertility and disease management
Plant trees
Lead work groups
Contribute to Soil Born Farms mission and culture
Interact with public
Event support
Teach mini classes and lessons as needed
Play role in year-end fundraising
Demonstrate a commitment to personal growth and straight talk principles

Education & Experience: 

Required Qualifications:
At least 1-2 years of experience in sustainable agricultural systems
Ability to work quickly
Team skills: ability to follow directions, multi-task, self-motivate, communicate directly
Ability to work with, and empower people of all ages and backgrounds
Interest in developing skills in leadership, communication, self-reflection and personal growth.
Experience with greenhouse operations, produce procurement and produce sales is a plus.

Application Instructions: 

Please email cover letter, resume, and two references by January 31, 2022 to Tyler Stowers, Farm Manager, at Position open until filled.

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