March 19, 2014 @ 4:27 PM

The UPREC Farm Incubator Assistant, under direct supervision of the Farm Incubator Manager, will be responsible for day-to-day maintenance and upkeep of farm facilities, vegetable production and harvest. The Assistant will help the Manager conduct variety trials on various vegetable crops both in a hoophouse and in the field. Trials will be on-going to examine the efficacy of cold storage methods as well. Developing the infrastructure on the farm will be another primary task in preparation for the Apprentice and Novice farmer program. 

The Incubator Farm Manager assistant position will be a temporary, hourly position, beginning on May 1, 2014 (flexibility on start date), not to exceed one year. Beginning pay rate is $11/hour and on-...

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March 19, 2014 @ 4:21 PM

The MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center in Chatham, Michigan has an opening for a full-time Program Instructor in Farm Management. 

Position Overview
Provides leadership and oversight of the incubator farm program at the Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center (UPREC) located in Chatham, MI as part of the Greening Michigan Institute; oversees and ensures program/project development, promotion and expansion activities; assists with data gathering for impact evaluation efforts; and works in conjunction with supervisor, program participants and community partners to attain both short-term and long-term goals and objectives. Through supervisor, works in concert with the appropriate MSUE Institute and/or work team(s) ...

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March 16, 2014 @ 5:51 AM

The Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) seeks a full-time Program Manager for Lansing Roots to start ASAP. The Lansing Roots Program Manager will be responsible for management of the Lansing Roots program, including managing the farm site, managing staff, grant and funding reporting, and ensuring the long term success of the program. This position is both hands-on in the field and in the office supporting individuals starting their own farm businesses. The GLFB is looking for an energetic and outgoing person to help grow our new program.  Visit greaterlansingfoodbank.org for more information on Lansing Roots, or view the position description.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 28th. It is the intent to fill...

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