Cooperative Development Specialist -University of Wisconsin, Madison

Posted November 24, 2015

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

– 1-2 years of experience in community outreach, economic development, and/or working with diverse stakeholders in the development of new businesses.
– Knowledge of business planning, marketing, and feasibility analysis; business operating and financing practices; organizational structures; and business development principles and practices.
– High degree of competency using Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
– Experience with and/or knowledge of cooperatives preferred but not required.
– Experience with and/or knowledge of the food, agriculture, health care, natural resource management, and/or utilities industries preferred but not required.

Principal duties:

Cooperative Development (40%)
– Assess and respond to requests for assistance from established cooperatives and groups desiring to form new cooperatives.
– Provide guidance and facilitation to groups in forming steering committees, identifying objectives, creating development timelines, assessing project feasibility, and developing business plans.Outreach, Education, and Applied Research (30%)
– Develop and deliver cooperative-related education and training materials including but not limited to workshops, presentations, written reports, and online content.
– Provide training to cooperative members, boards of directors, and management. Areas of training might include: basic cooperative principles and practices, organizational structures, cooperative financing, and cooperative management and governance.
– Under the direction of the Director and Assistant Director, conduct research and publish findings on issues such as cooperative structure, innovative uses of the cooperative model in communities, and cooperative development principles and practices.

Grant and Event Support (30%)
– Support the preparation of grant proposals and progress reports to funders.
– Provide conference and event planning and support as needed.
– Initiate and maintain relationships with university colleagues, outside partners, and other cooperative development professionals.
– Provide input to the UWCC faculty and staff on Center website, newsletter, and other relevant Center publications and activities.

– Occasional travel throughout Wisconsin is required.
– The hire shall be given an initial 1 year appointment. This position may be extended up to a 24 month appointment or may be converted to a renewable appointment depending on program needs and funding availability.
In order to apply, applications must be submitted online at
Questions about the position can be directed to:
K Martin-Taylor
Phone: 608-262-8966
427 Lorch St.
Fax: N/A
Madison WI 53706
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required

National Farm to Cafeteria Intern – Conference Intern

Posted November 2o, 2015

Position Description: National Farm to School Network is seeking a conference intern to support the planning and implementation of the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference to be held June 1-4, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. The National Farm to Cafeteria Conference is a biennial event that convenes a diverse group of stakeholders from across the farm to cafeteria movement who are working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and to foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America. The Conference Intern will work closely with NFSN staff and consultants, gaining hands-on experience in conference planning and farm to school programming. This position is based in Madison, WI.

Compensation and Benefits: Intern positions are non-exempt, part-time (under 20 hours/week) and are not eligible for benefits. Hourly pay ranges between $12- $15 and is commensurate with education and experience.

Please send your resume along with an email indicating your interest in the position to, no later than 3pm CST on Tuesday, November 24th. Brief phone calls will be held with the qualified candidates ASAP – anticipated start date is December 8, 2015.

Clover Valley Farm and Vinegary – Sales Position

Posted October 26, 2015

Location: Primary sales efforts will be in MN and WI with future potential for surrounding states as needed. Wage: $12-15/hour + mileage + 10% commission + quarterly bonuses based on performance, no benefits at this time.

Employer Description: Clover Valley Farms & Vinegary is a small diversified farm just north of Duluth Among our other farm products we produce a line of artisanal fruit and herb infused vinegars and shrubs. As this enterprise has grown we now need full-time assistance in all aspects of the sales and marketing of our vinegars and vinegar products.

Job / Applicant Description: We are looking for a motivated person to be part of our farm team. The primary job responsibilities of this position will be to lead sales efforts on behalf of CVF’s. Tasks will include managing current wholesale customer accounts, following up on existing leads and generating new wholesale clients. The position will require close coordination with the farm owners to manage product inventory and billing. There will also be interaction with CVF’s accountant related to sales and billing of accounts. This person will provide assistance in retail stores that carry our products by conducting in-store tasting of our products for special events and provide sales assistance (wholesale and retail) at special events or markets we participate in during the year. As desired this person will also have the opportunity to work in and learn about all aspects of the farm operation related to the production and processing of raw farm products (i.e. fruit & herb production, honey bee care, etc.) into our specialty fruit and herb infused vinegars and other value-added farm products (i.e. shrubs, syrups, soaps, herb infused salts, etc.).

As our first sales employee this person has the potential to grow with our farm business. We are looking to support a person that has an interest in being a part of the local foods network of producers.

To apply, email a 1-2 page resume, cover letter and three references to Cindy Hale

To inquire further contact :                                                                                           Cindy Hale at Clover Valley Farms and Vinegary,                                                             6534 Homestead Road, Duluth MN 55804 / Phone: 218-525-0094

Paid Marketing Program Assistant Intern – DATCP

Posted October 20, 2015

Something Special from Wisconsin™ (SSfW™), Agricultural Development Division, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is seeking an individual to assist the Something Special from Wisconsin™ Director with membership management and project implementation.

The position requires an average of 10 to 12 hours/week during the office hours of 7:45 am. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday – Friday.

Pay $12 per hour. The application Deadline is Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Send resume and cover letter to:

Lois Federman at the Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

P.O. Box 2811, Madison, WI 53718-8911

T: 608-224-5124 F: 608-224-5111Email:

For a complete job description, please click here.

Education Coordinator – Farm to School / Youth Coordinator @ Wellspring

Posted October 16, 2015

Wellspring, is hiring an Education Coordinator who will be responsible for all facets of existing and new Farm to School programs provided by Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm. Presently 5 school districts participate in varying degrees from 4th or 5th grade classroom education, monthly cafeteria vegetable tasting, school  gardens, family education/engagement, grocery store veggie of the month, and classroom/youth group farm visits. This position will be responsible for all aspects of the program including developing and growing, oversight, planning, promotion, implementation, and evaluation.

This is a part time exempt position(multi-faceted candidate could possibly fulfill a full-time exempt position with room and board at Wellspring)


Teaching and/or program development experience required. Bachelor degree preferred in Education, Environmental Studies, Nonprofit Management, Agriculture or related field. Ability to work with all ages and to work thru others. Experience in volunteer recruitment/management and/or teaching and coordinating programs preferred. Must be committed to positively impacting our food system. Must have driver’s license and means of transportation. Able to lift and carry items 30-45 lbs. Spanish language skills a plus. Curriculum development experience a plus.

To apply, send resume and letter of interest (include 3 work references), and salary history over last 3 years to Executive Director at  Applications received through September 30, 2015. Position will remain open until the right candidate is hired.  

REAP- Taste of Wisconsin Holiday Sale Coordinator

Posted September 2, 2015

REAP Food Group is a nonprofit organization in Madison, Wisconsin, that connects producers,consumers, businesses, and organizations to grow a healthful, just, and sustainable local food system in Southern Wisconsin. For more than 15 years, REAP Food Group has been working throughout Southern Wisconsin to build and sustain a local food system that supports small family farms and locally owned businesses, promotes sustainable agriculture practices, and provides access to fresh, healthy food for the entire community. The Taste of WI Holiday Sale raises funds for area schools and the REAP Farm to School Program by selling items locally grown and crafted by WI producers and small businesses.

The Taste of WI Holiday Sale Coordinator will work directly with REAP staff to coordinate all aspects of the Holiday Sale. The Coordinator will communicate with schools and vendors to ensure all logistics of the Sale run smoothly. This is a limited term position from September – December 2015 with an average time commitment of 5-10 hours per week. Compensation $12.50/hour.

Please submit the following at your earliest convenience; position open until filled: 1. A cover letter stating your interest in sustainable food system work, and how your qualifications align with this position. 2. Your resume 3. One reference. Please email to: Natasha Smith, Farm to School Program Director /

Fall Internship Positions with Community GroundWorks’ Youth Programs

Posted August 25, 2015

Community GroundWorks is seeking several additional interns this fall to work at it’s Goodman Youth Farm and Troy Kids’ Garden sites. Interns will work with visiting school groups, leading hands-on organic gardening, culinary arts, and environmental education activities. Positions beginSeptember 1 and end on October 29. Interns will work 1-4 days per week, depending on availability. Time slots include:

  • Tuesdays, 8:00-1:00 (GoodmanYouth Farm)
  • Tuesdays, 12:30-5:30pm (Goodman Youth Farm)
  • Wednesdays, 12:30-5:30 (Troy Kids’ Garden)
  • Thursdays, 8:00-1:00 (GoodmanYouth Farm)

Both paid and volunteer positions are available. Preference for paid positions will be given to applicants who are available to work multiple days per week. College Credit is available for our internships, and we are happy to help you complete hour requirements and paperwork.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and available shift hours to Melissa Hayes (

Seeking AmeriCorps Members to Promote Healthy Schools in Northeast Iowa

Posted August 14

The Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative (FFI) in partnership with Luther College is currently accepting applications for 2015-2016 AmeriCorps positions. The AmeriCorps service members will join a team of enthusiastic people working in over 10 schools throughout Northeast Iowa to promote farm to school, active kids and school wellness.

On the ground, members will assist with school gardens, conduct nutrition and health education, and coordinate and train others to be leaders in this work.  Members will deepen the understanding for students, teachers and staff about the benefits of growing and consuming healthy, green, affordable food and being physically active.

AmeriCorps members can live in any community in the six-county region: Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, Winneshiek. Service members receive a modest living allowance, travel reimbursement and an education award which can be used for higher education tuition or loan repayment after completing a full term of service.  The term of service is September 1  – August 31.

Luther College is currently accepting applications until positions are filled.  Please submit an electronic letter of interest and a résumé highlighting experiences and rationale to Emily Neal, Director of School Outreach at Luther College

Goodside Grocery of Sheboygan is Hiring a General Manager

Posted July 24, 2015

Goodside Grocery and Food Co-op of Sheboygan is expanding its local grocery operations and seeking a qualified candidate for general manager. This is a full-time management position and will oversee all aspects of daily operations.

Purpose – To oversee all aspects of daily Co-op operations and meet organizational goals established by the Board of Directors while remaining within Board defined limits and aligned with the Co-op’s mission statement.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Establish organizational goals, performance objectives, guidelines and best practices that are based on Board Policy and strive towards achieving them • Oversee store operations based on the goals, objectives, and standards of the organization • Oversee, assist, and supervise volunteers and employees in planning and performance to achieve goals and objectives

Review of applications will begin July 15, 2015 ; SEE FULL POSTING HERE

Academic Specialist Position at Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS)

Posted July 24, 2015

The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) is accepting applications for an Academic Specialist to support existing CRFS initiatives, including the Michigan Good Food Fund.  This position will provide outreach and business assistance to Michigan food businesses to increase good food access in low-income communities.

This is a full-time, annual year position. Applications will be acepted until Monday, August 10, 2015, or until a suitable candidate is identified. To apply, visit the MSU Jobs Website and search for faculty/academic staff posting #1627.


Program Coalition Coordinator – Fondy Food Center

Posted July 23, 2015

Agency Overvew: The Fondy Food Center is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to connect North Side Milwaukee to healthy, locally grown food. The agency fulfills this mission byoperating Milwaukee’s largest open-air and producer-only farmers market in the heart ofMilwaukee’s North Side and a 40-acre environmentally sustainable farm in Port Washington.

Overall Responsibilities: Working with the Executive Director and the Development Director, the Program Coalition Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the startup and ongoing activities of a regional coalition of farmers markets to increase the consumption of locally grown fruits and vegetables by the low income residents. This position will also be responsible forassisting in the day-to-day operational aspects of the nonprofit, including processing accounts payable/receivable, donor record maintenance, and associated tasks.

Commitment: This is a full-time, grant-funded, salaried position with medical/ dental benefits. To Apply: Send a resume WITH COVER LETTER via email to  SEE POSITION POSTING HERE

Full Harvest Farm is Seeking Field Workers

Posted July 14, 2015

Full Harvest Farm, LLC, a certified organic vegetable farm north of Hartford, WI, is looking for several full or part time Field Workers to help plant, maintain and bring in the harvest. Our Field Workers are a vital part of our farm.  They perform a wide variety of jobs and receive both a wage and lots of certified organic vegetables.
Among their jobs are: prepare beds for planting, help transplant, harvest produce, weed plants, lay mulch, construct support frames, lay drip tape, seed flats, cut grass, etc.
Field work requires you to lift heavy loads a short distance, bend over, kneel and even crawl on the ground in all kinds of weather.  You do not need prior farming experience.  You do need to be responsible, work hard, willing to learn new skills, ask questions, follow directions, have your own transportation and a place to live nearby.
If you’d like more information and an application, please contact us at:

Growing Home Hoop House Program Manager

Posted July 7, 2015

Position Description: Growing Home is a local food program of HALO Inc. The Hoop House Program Manager is primarily responsible for the daily operations of the hoop house. This involves all aspects of plant propagation, maintaining the facilities, plant and produce sales and marketing, managing volunteers, and supervising a training program out of the hoop house.

This is a part-time, 20-25 hr per week position that pays $11/hr. No Benefits. Possibly starting as an unpaid internship until funding is secured. Start Date is ass early as July 2015.

Program Background: HALO Inc. is a homeless shelter in Racine Wisconsin. In 2012 we received a grant for a hoop house and to develop a training program in urban agriculture, primarily focused on season extension and hoop house production. The program will provide training focused on low income individuals who wish to find agricultural work or are already involved in agricultural production but wish to extend their growing season using hoop houses. The products grown in the hoop house will be sold locally to fund the program.

Qualifications: High school diploma required, bachelor’s degree preferred;Supervisory experience, preferably with volunteers or farm workers; Strong organizational skills and ability to follow through on tasks; Ability to work independently but communicate as needed for guidance and clarification; Demonstrated experience in project, program and/or organizational management; Experience, familiarity, and/or passion with urban agriculture and local food systems ;Ability to work weekends required; At ease working outside in an urban environment during all seasons and all weather; Ability to perform hard and repetitive physical work, and lift at least 50lbs; Willingness to work among diverse populations; Computer literacy, comfort with technology, social networks and email outreach.

To Apply:

Email resume and 3 professional references to Sasha Broadstone

Farm to School Americorps Position – Winnebago Co.

Posted June 26, 2015

The Winnebago County Health Department is seeking candidates to fill an opening for a full-time AmeriCorps Farm to School service position, beginning August. The AmeriCorps Farm to School program is a unique opportunity to engage in public service and gain guided professional development while actively participating in the Farm to School movement. As an AmeriCorps Farm to School Member you will be engaged in the tasks of a nutrition education and community outreach, as well as special service days and projects as an AmeriCorps. The AmeriCorps member serving in this position will work with school districts in Winnebago County to expand the purchase of local seasonal foods in school meal programs and provide student education about fresh, local, and nutritious foods.  The member will work primarily with elementary and middle school students, teachers, farmers, food service personnel, parents, and a wide range of community partners.

This appointment is full-time, beginning August 19, 2015 and ending in August of 2016,  with a 1,700 hour commitment (approx. 33 hours/wk).

Application Procedure and Deadline: Please submit a resume, contact information for two professional references, and a letter of interest including a statement explaining why you think farm-to-school is important for Wisconsin schools by July 1, 2015 to Sarah Wright,  For more information, call Sarah at (920)232-3025.

REAP Food Group

Posted June 23, 2015

Farm to School Program Coordinator: This person will provide management and training support to four half-time AmeriCorps Farm to School educators. Additionally, the Farm to School Program Coordinator will work directly with school staff, area chefs, and community organizations to carry out chef in the classroom programming, manage farm to school volunteers, plan educational farm to school events and provide general program support. Link to more info:


Updated August 1, 2015

Reap Food Group is seeking candidates for a Graphic Design and Communications Director to develop and implement REAP’s communication program, including designing REAP’s printed and digital materials, promotion of REAP’s mission and events, and managing social media outreach. The Graphic Design and Communications Director will be involved in event planning and represent REAP at media events and before audiences at other outreach events. For more information, please visit :

REAP Food Group is hiring Farm to School Educator Positions

Posted June 8, 2015 

REAP Food Group is seeking candidates to fill four 50% time AmeriCorps positions with the REAP Farm to School program. This is a one-year appointment with a 900 hour commitment (average 20 hours/wk). The position will begin August 15, 2015 and end August 14, 2016. Contingent on funding, members will be under contract with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture’s AmeriCorps program and will be under the supervision of REAP staff to continue and expand upon existing farm to school programming in Madison public schools.

REAP AmeriCorps members will be based out of REAP Food Group’s office in downtown Madison, WI and will report directly to the REAP Farm to School Program Manager. Work hours will fall primarily between 8am-4pm Mon-Fri; it is imperative that members have availability during these hours. Occasional weekend and evening hours may be required.

Application Deadline: 5pm July 10, 2015

Contact: Natasha Smith, HUnatashas@reapfoodgroup.orgUH, 608-310-7836

Employment Opportunity at the Biodynamic Association

Posted May 29, 2015

The Biodynamic Association (BDA) is a nonprofit association of individuals, groups and organizations in North America who are committed to healthy food, healthy soil and healthy farms. Founded in 1938, the BDA today serves thousands of gardens, farms, vineyards and agricultural operations striving to create diverse, balanced farm and garden ecosystems that generate health and fertility. Biodynamics is not just a holistic agricultural system, but a potent movement for new thought and practices in all aspects of life connected to food and agriculture.

We currently have openings for one or several individuals to join our staff team, based in our Milwaukee, WI office.

To fill the roles that we currently have open, we are seeking candidates with skills and experience relevant to: Budgeting and financial management; Database maintenance and development (ideally CiviCRM or similar); Tracking and acknowledging memberships, donations and grants; Event registration; IT and phone systems; Other administrative and staff support tasks, including data entry and filing.

To request the full position announcement, e-mail: or call 262-649-9212 x6


Posted May 12, 2015

The Development Intern will work directly with REAP’s Development Director to assist with research, outreach, and administration. This internship is an excellent opportunity for students interested in nonprofit development, event planning, and communications. The internship requires a minimum of 15 hours per week (flexible schedule) at the REAP Office during regular business hours. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required. The internship begins as soon as possible throughAugust 28, 2015.


Application Deadline: May 15, 2015


Posted May 12, 2015

The Event Planning Intern will work directly with REAP’s Executive Director and Farm to Business Program Manager to assist with event research, outreach, and administration. This internship is an excellent opportunity for students interested in nonprofits, event planning, communications, and public relations. The internship requires 8-10 hours per week at the REAP Office during regular business hours. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required. The internship begins as soon as possible through August 28, 2015.


Deli Bakery Team Member

Posted May 8, 2015

The Free Market, a relatively new Local Organic Grocery Store in Appleton is in the early stages of creating healthy bakery and deli alternatives for our customers.  We strive to use organic and gluten free ingredients to meet our customers needs.  We want a person who wants to be part of a close team and make a difference.

Contact Cindy Weinfurter for more information: 920/968-1260,

Summer Intern for Food Security Project

Posted April 30, 2015

General description: The student will be employed by the UW-Madison Population Health Institute but all work will be conducted at Centro Hispano of Dane County. This project is a one summer pilot conducted by Centro Hispano of Dane County consisting of educational workshops and listening sessions with Latino residents of South Madison. The pilot will have three sessions with four workshops each from July through September. The goal of the program is to explore outreach and education strategies specifically designed to increase food procurement strategies, such as SNAP, WIC, and community gardens, with the aim of increasing fruit and vegetable consumption. The main objective is to expand Centro Hispano’s general support services to include trainings and referrals related to food access. The target population for this pilot is the Latino community receiving services at Centro Hispano.

Employer: Centro Hispano     On Busline: Yes
Pay: $10/hour     Deadline: 5/8/2015     # of positions: 1
For more information, contact: Hester Simons,, 810 W Badger Rd, Madison, WI 53713, 608-255-3018,

Micro-Farming Innovation & Diversity Assistant

Posted April 28, 2015

Timeline: (June 1 – August 31, 2015)   15 hrs/ week; (Sept. 1 – November 20, 2015) 5 hrs/ week
Purpose: To support further development of the UW-Extension Micro-farming program as both an innovative and replicable model which fosters a diverse group of emerging farmers. The Micro-farming program seeks to continue building its impact as a sustainable program model, collaboratively working with UWEX colleagues, partnered organizations, and local businesses.
More information:

Farmers Market Internship

Posted April 23, 2015

Sheboygan County Interfaith Organization is looking for a reliable passionate individual to help increase access to fresh and healthy food through Foodshare and EBT sales at the Sheboygan and Plymouth Summer Farmers Markets. The position will be responsible for marketing food share and EBT usage at the Market through community partnerships, outreach and social media. This position will also support the Farmers Market Coordinator with the Market Information Booth. The Farmers Market Intern is expected to have a thorough understanding of the SCIO Farmers Market Mission and be familiar with the Vendor Guidelines and Rules. This position requires strong customer service skills, a team-oriented attitude, and the ability to think on your feet in a fast-paced environment. This is a physical job and applicant must be able to lift 50lbs.  Contact Heidi for more information:

Seasonal Garden Program Manager – Lake Valley Camp

Posted April 15, 2015 

Lake Valley Camp is a summer Resident Camp located outside of Boscobel, WI. The camp provides enrichment and educational experiences for children living in underserved neighborhoods of Milwaukee. This free program provides life changing experiences to over five hundred young people every year.

The Garden Program Manager will oversee the production and educational aspects of the camp’s garden. The one-acre garden provides educational opportunities for 9-14 year-old participants, jobs for 17-year olds who have grown up in the Lake Valley Camp program and provides fresh produce for the camp’s food service operation.

Significant garden knowledge, teaching skills, as well as the ability to motivate a group of teens towards a common goal are requirements of the position. The commitment runs from June 10th – August 14. Schedule within that timeframe will be discussed during the interview process. To apply, please go to, Click the “Join our Team” tab to view position information and to submit your application! Also, contact Jim Flint, Camp Director at (414) 431-4508 for more information!

National Farm to School Network- Paid Intern

Posted April 11, 2015

National Farm to School Network (NFSN) is seeking an intern to support the work of Seed Change, an initiative aimed at changing the dynamics of farm to school at the state level to improve health outcomes for children and economic opportunities for farmers. Starting with Kentucky, Louisiana and Pennsylvania, this new initiative will jump start school level farm to school programs and statewide networks to increase local food procurement by schools and elevate food education for more than 1.8 million school children.
The Seed Change intern will gain direct experience with farm to school programming, including mini-grant management, assisting with coordinating and planning for trainings, and researching and developing resources for schools.
The intern will work closely with Seed Change staff. This position is based in Madison, WI.
Compensation $12/hr for 5-10 hrs per week
See attached for more information and contact Lihlani Skipper with any questions:

Urban Agriculture Coordinator – PEOPLE

Posted April 9, 2015

This position is part of the Community and Regional Food System Project and involves implementing the third year of an urban agriculture and food system curriculum in the PEOPLE Program at UW-Madison.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES/ Spring 2015:   Prepare for the summer program by leading the steps outlined in the Program Guidebook, including the search for program instructors, tour arrangements, curriculum review and improvement, making arrangements for the urban ag internships, and communication with PEOPLE Program staff

Summer 2015:  Supervise the overall program, co-prepare curriculum for the 1- or 3-week course, evaluate the 2015 program and update the Program Guidebook for 2016.

QUALIFICATIONS: Pursuing a degree in a field related to urban food systems; Master’s degree candidate preferred but junior or senior undergraduates may apply; Excellent communication skills; Excellent organizational skills; Experience working independently and on teams; Experience working in multicultural settings

POSITION DETAILS:  Approximately 10 hours per week in the spring, 30 in the summer; Student hourly position; $14-$17/hour depending on experience; Approximate start date: April 22nd, 2015

If interested, send a *brief* email introduction explaining your interest in this position accompanied by your resume to by April 17th, 2015.

Community Gardens Program Assistant

Posted April 3, 2015

Community GroundWorks is seeking a Community Gardens Program Assistant! This is a full time job with benefits! This person will be responsible for helping to coordinate the technical assistance of the Dane County Community Gardens Network. We are actively seeking to enhance our organizational diversity, so candidates with non-dominant backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

For a complete job description and application information, please click here.  Applications are due April 15, 2015. Please send all inquiries to

Nourish is Hiring: Urban Farm Manager and Program Coordinator

Posted April 1, 2015

Urban Farm Manager

Nourish is a farm-to-table, education organization that empowers the community through experiential learning opportunities that focus on healthy, local food that has been grown sustainably. The urban farm manager will oversee vegetable and fruit production, coordinate volunteers, and facilitate garden-based education on a 1/4 acre urban garden and in a rural hoophouse. Food grown on the land will be distributed to Nourish programs, as well as community partners and nonprofits.Full job description:

Program Coordinator

Nourish Farms Inc. is seeking candidates for a Program Coordinator position. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about food, sustainable agriculture, experiential teaching and learning, helping and making an impact in our community.Full job description:

Interested parties should send their cover letter and resume to:

Heather Cleveland

E Mail:

Snail Mail: P.O. Box 1191, Sheboygan, WI 53082

Paid Internship with FairShare
Posted April 1, 2015
Work includes:
 – On-farm cover crop research
 – Farmer program evaluation
 – Educational resource development
Please submit your application and any questions to Claire Strader,, by 4/20/15 for priority consideration.

Regional Food Systems Educator Position – University Of Nebraska Extension

Posted March 30, 2015

Do you have the drive to lead production development in a regional food system? Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused, comprehensive learning programs for improving production, profitability, environmental stewardship, food security, entrepreneurship, business opportunity, and consumer awareness in regional food systems?

We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Weeping Water, Nebraska that serves east central Nebraska.  We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment. The focus of this position will be Regional Food Systems.  This person will teach and coordinate regional food systems programs regionally in a) improved profitability and sustainability with emphasis on yield potential, input efficiency and integrated pest management; b) reducing environmental and food safety risk and encouraging resource stewardship; c) enhanced resiliency of regional food systems from climate variability; d) entrepreneurial and business planning practices; and e) expanded consumer and youth awareness of regional food systems and food security issues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with one degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Horticulture, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Regional/Local/Urban Food Systems, or other closely related field required.  Master’s degree must be completed by start date.
  • Successful experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, web media, presentations).
  • Specific knowledge and/or experience in regional/local food systems.

For a detailed job description, additional qualifications and how to apply, go to and search for requisition F_150061.

Supported Gardening Program Facilitator
Posted March 27, 2015
Community GroundWorks is seeking to hire a part-time facilitator for our supported gardening program, Gardening For Good! Starting wage is $11/hour. Must be available Thursdays from May-October. Experience working with people who have disabilities and their Dane County support networks is strongly encouraged.
For a detailed job description and application instructions, please visit our website:
Deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

Northeast WI Food Hub Is Hiring a Coordinator!

Posted March 25, 2015

Are you someone who is interested in working with farmers and local food producers to bring high quality, local products to institutions such as schools, hospitals and restaurants?  We need a charismatic, innovative, and energetic part-time/temporary Food Hub Coordinator to help support the Goodwill Grows Program.

The Food Hub Coordinator will be responsible for activities to coordinate the first season of the Northeast WI Food Hub which includes producer and buyer communication, software troubleshooting and logistics coordination.  The person in this roll will need to have an ability to work with a diverse group of people and volunteers that make the Food Hub program a success.

The Position : 20-25 hours per week, 6 month temporary position which can be extended based on performance and funding.  Starting salary is $12.00 / hr. This position offers our Great Rewards benefit package for part-time team members. Bachelor’s Degree is required with 2-5 years professional experience. For more information, contact Alex Tyink at : . Interested in applying? Click here.

Communications and Project Support Intern

Posted March 18, 2015

Project:  The Community & Regional Food System Project is a 5-year, USDA-funded research, education and outreach project that is evaluating innovation and promoting success within community and regional food systems as a means of alleviating food insecurity and related goals in American cities. The project has entered its final year, and staff assistance is needed to help compile and disseminate project findings and products to a national audience of food system practitioners, academics and the general public.  Key partners include the UW-Madison, Growing Power, the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute and UW-Extension.

Position:  Part-time internship, 15-20 hours per week – Intern can work with staff to craft flexible schedule, $12/ hour, Duration: April 13, 2015 – January 31, 2016

Send email introduction, ONE writing sample and resume to:   George Reistad, Communications Coordinator,  APPLY BY WEDNESDAY APRIL 1, 2015 FOR FULL CONSIDERATION

Summer Garden Caretaker

Posted March 18, 2015

Washburn School District in Bayfield County is hiring a full time Summer Garden Caretaker!

Position Overview: Help install and maintain new and existing school gardens including a vegetable garden, an orchard, a rain garden, a butterfly garden, high tunnel, school forest, and aquaponics lab. Work with other caretakers and the Green and Healthy School Instructor.  More information.

Application Deadline: April 30th or until filled.  To Apply, return a letter of interest, completed employment application and any references to: Greta Kochevar, Green & Healthy Instructor, C/O Therene Gazdik, P O Box 730, Washburn WI 54891 or electronically to

St Croix County UWEX Internship

Posted March 13, 2015

St Croix County Extension (Baldwin, WI) is looking for a student or recent graduate passionate about local food systems and food production looking for an engaging summer internship experience. This intern will be helping us in Extension at the St Croix County office in Baldwin to build awareness of local food and food producers, food preservation and safe food handling and help us build connections between our producers and consumers. This intern will also help us find create ways to draw more local people to farmers markets in the county as well and also find ways to draw more urban people out to western WI to experience horticulture and agriculture while contributing to the economic vitality of St Croix County. The ideal candidate will be outgoing and possess good communication skills, some web-savvy and a passion for local foods! Deadline for application is March 27, 2015.



Posted March 5, 2015

Positions will include a paid stipend based on hours of service. Service hours for each position, the term range from 450 to 900 hrs. Applicants should be passionate, self-motivated individuals who have an interest and experience in supporting local agriculture and increasing access to local foods in area schools.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Marilyn Volden, Food Service Director, Viroqua Area Schools, 100 Blackhawk Drive, Viroqua, WI 54665 or email application materials to Contact Marilyn, 608-637-1645, for more information.

Positions will begin upon enrollment. Term ends August 14, 2015.  Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.  Screening of applicants will begin immediately. EOE.


Posted March 5, 2015

Background: Hunger Task Force operates a 208-acre Farm and Fish Hatchery in Franklin, Wisconsin. The Farm is the only urban farm in the state that grows fresh fruits and vegetables for the express purpose of feeding the hungry, and hosts a variety of one-of-a-kind programs that benefit our community in many ways. The Farm is home to 173 acres of tillable land, an on-site fish hatchery, a 43-acre Oak Savanna, and a unique child nutrition education program which includes a quarter-acre school garden.

The Intern Position: The Farm and Fish Hatchery seeks Farm Interns to assists the Farm and Fish Hatchery Manager with the planting, maintenance and harvesting of vegetable and fruit crops at the Hunger Task Force farm in Franklin, Wisconsin. This full time intern position works in the greenhouse, fields and orchards and operates trucks, tractors, other equipment needed to cultivate and plant fields and orchards; irrigate crops, control weeds and harvest produce. The goal is to provide the Farm Interns with a dynamic, hands-on experience in the trades of agriculture, sustainability, nutrition, and hunger prevention.

On Saturday, March 7 we will have a Farm Open House event where we will be conducting farm intern interviews and providing a farm tour for potential candidates. If you are interested in attending this event please RSVP to Gary Zajc, Associate Director, via email ( as soon as possible! The interviews will begin at 9:00 AM and will be conducted at our farm at 9000 S. 68th St, Franklin, WI.

If you have questions regarding this event please contact Gary at your earliest convenience. If you cannot make the open house, let us know and we can make alternative arrangements.

Food Justice Coordinator

Posted February 26, 2015

Milwaukee area social service organization Tikkun Ha-Ir seeks a part-time coordinator for its fresh produce distribution program for people in need.  The position works with providers and recipient agencies to get fresh produce to people who need it.  Hours are variable especially depending on the season.  Salary is $15-$20 per hour depending on experience.

Deadline for application is March 25, 2015.  Cover letter and resume should be sent to Judy Baruch, Executive Director, at:

Farmers Market Coordinators

Posted February 25, 2015

Farmers Markets in Ferryville, Gays Mills and Prairie du Chien seek qualified and motivated individuals to manage operations in the upcoming 2015 season.  Salary is $14.11/hr, for approximately 180 hours per season, typically May through October. Each market’s part-time temporary coordinator position will be up to 8-10 hours per week.   Some evening and weekend hours may be included.  The application deadline is 5:00 P.M. Friday, February 27, 2015.
A full job description for each coordinator position with duties and qualifications is available upon request.  Please reference the contact information provided below.  To apply, send a resume and brief cover letter to same.
Contact: Ferryville Farmers Market:  Sherry Quamme at or 920-210-4560; Gays Mills Farmers Market:  Sharon Murphy at or 608-624-3409; Prairie Street Farmers Market:  Michael Douglass at or 608-326-4964

Customer Service Manager: Seasonal Part Time Work

Posted February 25, 2015

Fair Field Flowers, a cut flower marketing group located in Madison, WI, is looking to hire a Customer Service Manager for the 2015 season. Applicant must have working knowledge of local cut flower industry; excellent communication skills including email, website, and telephone.  Season runs May through October, 10-20 hours per week, hourly wage $11-15 per hour depending on knowledge and skill level. Applicants send resume and inquiries to enter “FFF CSM” in subject line.

Sales/Driver: Seasonal Part Time Work

Posted February 25, 2015

Fair Field Flowers, a cut flower marketing group located in Madison, WI, is looking to hire someone to drive the company’s vehicle during the 2015 season.  Applicant must have excellent customer service skills, valid driver’s license, working sales knowledge of local cut flowers, computer ease, and ability to lift 40 lbs.  Season runs May through October; 3-4 days per week, 150-200 round trip miles per run; hourly wage $11-15 per hour depending on knowledge and skill level. Applicants send resume and inquiries to enter  “FFF Sales/Driver” in subject line.

NuGenesis Garden Interns

Posted February 24, 2015

NuGenesis is hiring two part time Garden Interns for the 2015 season.  This is a part time seasonal position with flexible start dates that can run from April through October. Hours can range from 10-20 per week depending on your interests and availability.  This position is designed to offer someone interested in community and educational gardens, experience in the following:  Organic growing techniques; Garden education; Garden design; Hoop house production; Volunteer management; Non-profit event/fundraising planning and organization

A full description and application information can be found here:

More information about NuGenesis can be found here:

Farmers’ Market Manager

Posted February 20, 2015

The Garden District Farmers’ Market, Milwaukee is seeking a Market Manager. The Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the summer farm market in addition to marketing and other administravia (approx. 10 hours per week). You will work with vendors, customers and the GDNA Board to help promote and enhance the Market. Skills needed: Experience with farm markets a plus. Literacy in social media outlets, MailChimp & other Web-based communication Word, Excel and spreadsheet programs for reporting and record-keeping Some heavy lifting (up to 50lbs) This is a contractual work relationship and the manager will report to the GDNA Board of Directors. Compensation will be $10-$14 per hour based on experience. Confident, energetic, diplomatic and organized candidates should submit their resume to

DeForest Farmer’s Market Manager

Posted February 20, 2015

This is a part-time seasonal position that will oversee the DeForest Area Farmers Market. This position is expected to work 230 hours for the market season. The position averages 8 hours/week for the 24 week market season plus limited additional hours during the off-season. Pay rate is $13.00/hour.

The Farmers Market is held every Tuesday from May 12 – October 20, 2015 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at Veterans Memorial Park. An additional market will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM for Garage Sale Day. The Market Manager is expected to attend every market.  The coordination hours may be performed at home.  Prompt responses to phone calls and emails are required; a Village issued cell phone and email address will be provided.   Essential job duties and responsibilities include: Market logistics and vendor coordination; Publicity including written press release, social media; Building and maintain musical calendar; Working with steering committee on policy development and special events

A full job description and application instruction can be found on the village website under Farmers’ Market Manager:{0FA38872-3893-4B51-9C87-51410F30725C}

Goodman Youth Farm Crew Leader

Posted February 17,2015

The Goodman Youth Farm is seeking to hire a Crew Leader responsible for assisting the Youth Farm Manager in all aspects of farm and program management, including but not limited to: leading field crews of students, iterns, and volunteers, developing educational programming, preparing program supplies, maintaining farm records, and facilitating large group activities. The deadline to apply is March 5, 2015.

For a detailed job description click here.

To apply send a resume and cover letter to

Land Steward LTE

February 17, 2015

Community GroundWorks seeks a hardworking and flexible assistant to care for the land at Troy Gardens. The Land Steward will help oversee our food forest and edible landscape, woodlands, open spaces, and natural areas (prairie, old field, wildlife corridor).The deadline to apply is March 5, 2015.

For a detailed job description and application instructions click here.

Artist Residencies

Posted February 12, 2015

The Wormfarm Institute is looking for artists with an interest in sustainability and connection to the land.  Applications are accepted year-round, however our primary review period is December 15th through February 15th.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Digitally, using the form found at: Please note that if you apply digitally, you must also email us with samples of your work and a resume.
  2. Via US Post. Click here to download a pdf application and send it to us using the instructions on the pdf form.

Questions? Contact Jay Salinas at

Development Director

Posted February 12, 2015

The Wormfarm Institute is enjoying an exciting period of rapid growth and national attention. We are seeking a multitalented, super-organized and creative thinker to help us further develop and manage systems and strategies for effective revenue development.  The Development Director, a new leadership position, will plan and implement Wormfarm’s fundraising efforts, including donor appeals, grant writing, sponsorships and plans for increasing earned income. S/he will coordinate all related communications strategies including media, public and donor relations.  The Development Director will report directly to Wormfarm’s Executive Director.

Academic Specialist

Posted February 11, 2015

The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) is accepting applications for an Academic Specialist to support outreach and research efforts promoting good food access and awareness in childhood development and education environments. The position will support existing CRFS initiatives and help to develop additional programming capacity in this arena.For the full position description and to learn more about CRFS, visit is a full-time, annual year position. Applications will be accepted until February 20, 2015 or until a suitable candidate is identified. To apply, visit and search for faculty/academic staff posting #0656.Questions about the position or search process should be directed to Karen Sturdivant, CRFS Managing Director and search committee chair, at or 517-432-0049. Please do not send application materials to the search committee chair.

Gardener-in-Residence Job Opening

Posted February 11, 2015

Community GroundWorks is seeking an experienced educator and grower to serve as Gardener-In-Residence at Lapham Elementary school. Candidate must have at least two years experience facilitating outdoor youth programs and gardening or farming using sustainable and/or organic practices. Starting wage is $12/hr. For a detailed job description and application instructions click here.  Learn more about Lapham Elementary School’s innovative Gardener-in-Residence program that facilitates garden-based learning in Lapham’s recently expanded Outdoor Classroom and Community Garden by visiting or finding Lapham Garden & Green Team on Facebook.Deadline to apply is February 15, 2015.

Organic Specialist

Posted February 10, 2015

ABOUT MOSES The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) is a nonprofit that provides education, resources, and expertise to help farmers grow using sustainable, organic practices. Our office is located in Spring Valley, Wis., one hour east of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. Visit our website to learn more:

JOB DESCRIPTION The Organic Specialist serves as an expert for MOSES by providing education and resources about organic and sustainable farming practices to farmers and other stakeholders. This position manages the Research Forum at the MOSES Organic Farming Conference and the workshop presenters. The ideal candidate is outgoing and enjoys interacting with people.

Co-op Manager

Posted January 26, 2015

The SLO Farmers Co-op is hiring a manager! We are looking for an outgoing individual who is passionate about increasing access to locally produced food throughout Northeast Wisconsin.
The SLO Farmers Co-op is in a phase of rapid growth and is seeking a co-op manager to help drive this growth and be a part of our success!  To review the complete job description, please visit:
Interested in applying?  Send your resume and cover letter to
Interviews will occur on a rolling basis with the intent to fill this position ASAP. Applications received prior to February 6, 2015 will receive preferred review. Preferred start date is February 23, 2015.

Value-Added Associate

Posted January 16, 2015

The Wisconsin Food Cooperative (WFHC) is committed to building a socially and economically vibrant local food system with respect for the land and our communities. The cooperative is a group of farmers and value-added producers working together towards this goal. The Cooperative distributes the products of the members to major wholesale buyers.
The Value-Added Associate will be responsible for maintaining relations with buyers and producers for the value added program, developing new relationships with buyers, working with producers to understand requirements for sales, and coordinating paperwork required for value added sales with the business manager.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Tara Turner at  If you have questions about the position, you can ask Tara or myself.  I can be reached at

Community GroundWorks 2015 Internships

Posted December 30, 2014

Community GroundWorks has internships available in organic agriculture, environmental education, natural areas, and non-profit administration. We offer both paid and unpaid internships at Troy Gardens and at our other sites in Madison, WI. Learn about our organic vegetable farm, natural areas, kids’ garden, and youth farm positions and find application instructions on our website:

Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2015

AmeriCorps VISTA – Community Food Systems

Posted December 9, 2014

Dane County UW Extension is seeking candidates for a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA position to work within our community food system to assist with community gardens throughout Dane County and to increase access to healthy foods for people living in poverty. This is a one year appointment beginning in April 2015. In return for their service, the AmeriCorps VISTA member will receive a modest living allowance and health benefits during their service, and have the option of receiving a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or post-service stipend after completing their service.

AmeriCorps VISTA’s mission is to create and expand programs that ultimately help bring low-income people and communities out of poverty. The Dane County Community Food Systems AmeriCorps VISTA will serve as a member of the Dane County UW-Extension educator team. The VISTA will work closely with UW-Extension staff as well as the Dane County Food Coalition to build partnerships and strengthen our community food system to increase access to healthy foods for Dane County residents living in poverty.

Apply by February 1, 2015. Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis. Send cover letter and resume via e-mail to or via surface mail to: Carrie Edgar, Dane County UW-Extension, 5201 Fen Oak Dr. Madison, WI 53718.

More information:

4-H Youth Development Program Assistant

Posted December 9, 2014

This is a part time (50%) limited term employment position in the Dane County University of Wisconsin Extension department.  The position will work closely with the Dane County UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development Educator and Program Advisor.

4-H is the youth development component of University of Wisconsin-Extension. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Dane County youth and adults learn together to think clearly and make decisions, to care about others, to develop skills for living, and to practice healthy lifestyles. Education happens in both rural and urban settings through 4-H projects, group programs, fun activities, and in-depth learning experiences. 4-H youth and adult volunteers work to improve their individual lives and communities in which they live.

To apply visit:

More information:

Sustainable Agriculture/Outreach Specialist

Posted December 9, 2014

If you have education and experience in agriculture, communications, marketing, and food policy, then NCAT is interested in you! We are seeking a sustainable agriculture/outreach specialist for our Jackson, Mississippi, office.

You will create and distribute outreach communications to communities in the Gulf States region to assist them to be healthier and more profitable by adopting sustainable agricultural practices, while helping to improve environmental conditions for all. You will also serve as a knowledgeable technical resource for farmers, ranchers and other producers.

The position requires the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, agriculture, environmental studies plus a minimum of four years of experience.

Visit our website for the full job description and application information. You can also contact our Human Resources Specialist Jerrid Burk at 406-494-4572 or

The deadline for applications is December 14th, so apply today!

Global Food Systems and Nutrition Assistant Professor at Kansas State University

Posted November 24, 2014

A new position has been announced for an Assistant Professor, Global Food Systems and Nutrition, at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.

The successful candidate for this tenure-track, 100%-research position will conduct, collect, analyze and synthesize research relating to global food systems, nutrition, and health. The position is housed in the USAID Feed the Future Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab (SIIL) hosted at K-State. The main responsibilities will be to conduct research and other work relating to global agriculture and food systems for improved food handling, processing, quality and safety; improved human nutrition and health; and to develop summaries, critical analyses, reports, position papers and journal articles that will help promote evidence-based agricultural practice and policy that supports the adoption of high impact sustainable intensification practices in developing countries.
The ideal candidate will have a record of original research on linking agriculture, food processing, nutrition and/or health in an international development context, and will have or be capable of producing high quality scientific publications, reports, policy briefs and popular materials in this field. The position will have a home in either the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry or the Department of Human Nutrition, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. You may download the full job description at

Review of applications will begin January 7, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.  For more information, contact Gary Pierzynski at 785-532-6101.

Assistant Professor in Food Safety and Consumer Food Production

Posted November 20, 2014

Iowa State University (ISU) has launched the Presidential High Impact Hires Initiative to support targeted faculty hiring in areas of strategic importance. The University provides an intellectual environment committed to academic excellence and diversity, and offers mentoring programs for new Faculty. The Departments of Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management (AESHM) and Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) in collaboration with Extension and Outreach seek applicants for a 12-month tenure-track faculty with expertise in food safety and consumer food production. The position appointment is 50% Extension and Outreach, 25% teaching, and 25% research.

More information:

FairShare CSA Coalition is now hiring up to 3 Spring 2015 Interns

Posted November 18, 2014

FairShare interns contribute to our work and help to grow the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement.  Internships are a great way to gain experience in nonprofit administration, event support and planning, food security support, farmer program support, and more.

Internship positions are 10-15 hours/week and open to students and community members able to commit to a regular schedule for a minimum of 4 months. FairShare Internships are volunteer positions, though course credit may be available to qualified students.

Visit our website to view available position descriptions and find out more about FairShare.

Application deadline is Friday, December 19th.

Victory Garden Initiative Urban Farmer and Educator

Posted November 11, 2014

Victory Garden Initiative is a non-profit organization that builds communities who grow their own food, reintegrating human and food ecology.

We are a small, and growing organization seeking the right set of people to take the organization to greater level of success. This is an exciting time to get involved in the creation a local, sustainable, nutritious, socially just food system for all, buy working for one of the leading Milwaukee food organizations.
Job Posting: Urban Farmer and Educator
Reports to: Executive Director
Description: Full-time position beginning January 2015, with benefits package. 
To Apply
1) Send cover letter describing your interest in this work and your specific experiences related to the position.
2) A complete resume

3) Three references
Applications can be sent to Gretchen Mead with Job Application in Subject Line. 

REAP Food Group is looking for two interns for Spring of 2015!

Posted November 11, 2014

REAP Food Group is a nonprofit organization in Madison, Wisconsin, that connects producers, consumers, businesses, and organizations to grow a healthful, just, and sustainable local food system in Southern Wisconsin. For more than 15 years, REAP Food Group has been working throughout Southern Wisconsin to build and sustain a local food system that supports small family farms and locally owned businesses, promotes sustainable agriculture practices, and provides access to fresh, healthy food for the entire community.
1) Farm Fresh Atlas Intern
Contact:   Miriam Grunes, REAP Food Group Executive Director/
2) Buy Fresh, Buy Local Intern
Contact: Sarah Larson, Farm to Business Program Director/
Interns would work for 8-10 hours/week to help support REAPs mission and programming and receive a $400 stipend upon completion of the internship.
Application Procedure and Deadline:
Please submit the following by November 15, 2014:
1.  A cover letter stating your interest in sustainable food system work, and how your qualifications align with this position.
2. Your resume
3. Two references
Details on these two opportunities are attached and can be found on the REAP website here: