February 24, 2020 @ 11:09 AM

The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems is seeking a full-time Food Systems Specialist to support capacity-building among and facilitate technical assistance to Michigan local food councils, Michigan food and health organizations, and countrywide grantees in the federal Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP).  the full position description is available here.  Applications accepted through March 10, 2020.

One half of this position will lead efforts with statewide food and health networks and associations and work with current Michigan Local Food Council Network coordinators to support councils, seeking to build organizations’ capacity to execute their individual and collective ...

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February 21, 2020 @ 10:16 AM

Keep Growing Detroit is seeking a Garden Development Coordinator to provide technical assistance and support for families, community groups, and organizations that are interested in growing vegetable gardens in the city, including gardens working with youth. The Coordinator is responsible for the logistics and distribution of garden resources, including soil tests, site visits and technical assistance for participants in the Garden Resource Program. The Coordinator will also support engagement of youth ages 14-19 in various KGD programs, including our summer youth Apprenticeship. A full position description can be found through this link.

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February 13, 2020 @ 11:09 PM

Henry’s Market on Main is looking for a Market Coordinator for the 2020 season that runs June 3rd to November 18th.  The position is a great fit for those looking to work with hospital and institutional food systems in their career.   You will get experience with hands on management of a produce market, using SNAP and other payment methods, volunteer management, and record keeping.
 
Please submit your resume and cover letter to tjohns25@hfhs.org by March 16th. The position pays $13 per hour.

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February 13, 2020 @ 10:57 PM

Kalamazoo Valley is currently seeking a Food Hub Manager for ValleyHUB, the social enterprise food hub operating within the Food Innovation Center at the Kalamazoo Valley Bronson Healthy Living Campus. The successful candidate will manage the operations of the food hub, which actively manages the aggregation, distribution, light processing, and marketing of source-identified food products from local producers to satisfy institutional demand in Kalamazoo and greater Southwest Michigan. The Food Hub Manager reports to the Director for Sustainable Food Systems, and uses a collaborative approach to supervise a team including a Food Hub Operations Coordinator, Food Hub Outreach and Marketing Coordinator, and Food Hub Logistics Technician, and ...

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February 13, 2020 @ 11:33 AM

We The People Opportunity Center is looking to hire a farm manager the upcoming 2020 season. 
 
Responsibilities:
● Collaborate with Executive Director to establish planting schedule for each unique growing
season
● Collaborate with Board Members and Executive Director to plan long-term development
strategies
● Direct and coordinate production activities such as planting, irrigation, cultivation, pest and
disease management, harvest, post-harvest handling, payroll, and recordkeeping
● Assist with farmworker hiring process
● Enforce safety regulations and farm policies
● Collect sales data for appropriate crop planning in future seasons
● ...

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February 13, 2020 @ 11:13 AM

FoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy. We do that by placing motivated leaders in limited-resource communities for a year of public service. Serving under the direction of local partner organizations, our service members focus on three areas of service:
·      Hands-on learning: students grow, cook, and taste new foods, which builds their skills and changes food preferences
·      Healthy school meals: the cafeteria experience steers students towards the healthiest options and gets them excited to try new healthy foods
·      Schoolwide culture of health: as a whole, the school ...

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February 3, 2020 @ 10:43 PM

Mastodon Farm in Clayton, MI is seeking a reliable individual with an interest in sustainable agriculture for the Summer of 2020.  I work in the Organic industry and travel anywhere from 2-5 days per week, mostly from July-Sept.  I need somebody who wants to stay at the farm and keep an eye on things while I'm away.  I raise cows, chickens and pigs (may discontinue the pigs), keep bees, and produce vegetables.  I'm developing more perennial fruits and mushroom production.  
 
- At minimum, I need someone who will be able to stay at the farm during the days that I'm out of town.  I will compensate mileage and a small stipend for the days spent at the farm.  
- At maximum, I ...

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February 2, 2020 @ 11:54 AM

The DeLano Farm at the Kalamazoo Nature Center, is looking for interns to be educated by the farm director in a wide variety of tasks, including, but not limited to: customer service and education on CSA days, animal care and feeding, transplanting, seeding, watering, weeding, mulching and harvesting vegetables, flowers and herbs.
Farm internships are educational positions, designed to provide a broad exposure to both the rationale and methods behind small scale regenerative agriculture. Experience is not needed, but enthusiasm and hard work are! We are part of the growing movement of no-till vegetable growing, exploring its potential to increase the carbon content of the soil as a way to combat global climate change.  Start ...

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