My name is Isis Eynon and I am managing the purchasing for the LFPA Track 1 grant. I wanted to share with you that LFPA Track 1 Farmer and Producer Registration is now live! We will be accepting applications from today, 12/12/22 through 1/31/23. Once the application window closes, I will reach out to prospective parties to discuss specifics of next steps, distribution and MOUs (memorandum of understanding).
Please find the application here: https://www.freshconnectcentral.org/lfpa
The Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program (LFPA) Track 1 is a USDA program designed to strengthen our local and regional food system and ensure distribution of fresh and nourishing foods to neighbors in identified underserved communities. In addition to increasing local food access, grant funding to the Fresh Connect Central cooperative – consisting of all food banks serving Indiana and their distribution networks – this will help build and expand economic opportunity for local and socially disadvantaged producers...
...(those subject to discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or religion). We will be purchasing all products from socially disadvantaged producers at market rates and connecting these producers with the Indiana Food Bank in their area to establish long-term relationships that extend past the grant period. Please note, ONLY socially disadvantaged producers are qualified to participate in this particular project. Thank you very much for understanding.
We widely encourage you sharing this link with your community to help us reach as many Indiana farmers and producers as possible who qualify to participate in this grant project!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Thank you so much!
Isis Eynon (she/her/hers)
Supply Chain & Business Development Manager
Fresh Connect Central
p: 317.925.0191 ext. 150
a: 3737 Waldemere Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46241
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Seeking applicants for Monroe County Fellowship Coordinator...apply by 12/30:
We've run the Hoosier Beginning Farmer Fellowship for two years...and thanks to generous support from the city of Bloomington and the National Young Farmers Coalition, we are able to tailor our Fellowship program to focus on BIPOC farmers in the Monroe County area. We are also able to offer our Fellows $5,000 as compensation for their participation in the Fellowship. The goal of the funding is to acknowledge the work farmers put into being fellows, and to allow beginning farmers to build their farm’s capacity, scale up their farm to the next level, and/or intensify their farm’s impact on local and regional food systems throughout Indiana. Ideally, the funds will offset costs incurred by participating in the Fellowship, and let the farmer tackle a major farm project that will advance their growing businesses.
The Monroe County Fellowship Coordinator will oversee the administration and execution of the Fellowship program. They will be given a broad array of day-to-day tasks to ensure the Fellowship program runs efficiently, and will be asked to participate in bigger-picture discussions to help improve future Fellowship offerings.
Ideal candidate has some of the following:
The Hoosier Young Farmers Coalition is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, political orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, LGBTQ people, or those who are members of other
More details and how to apply here. Applications due 12/30.
SOLD! THIS FARM FOUND A NEW FARMER.
Farm for sale near Bloomington/Bedford.
Details below about the farmhouse, the growing acres (already deer fenced in!), and neighbors who want to see a beginning farmer thrive on this land:
5+ acres bordered on 2 sides by small streams
1000 gallons of rainwater storage
Large well amended garden plot
Additional previously tilled areas
8 ft deer fence around 2.5 acres
The Hoosier Harvest Market, Inc is hiring a part-time Sales & Marketing Coordinator [a.k.a. “value chain professional”] to work with Hoosier Harvest Market online farmer cooperative to bring locally grown and raised foods to the Indianapolis and Southeast Indiana marketplace.
Applicant should have experience in local food marketplace and good relationship building skills. For the next two years, this position will be 12-18 hours per week at $18 per hour with the potential to expand hours and pay based on sales from the market.
The HHM is an online farmers marketplace that sells direct to consumer and to wholesale customers. Please share this brief job description with people you know seeking work in the local food supply chain, and who are self-starters and enjoy selling local food and the importance of buying local to customers. Full job description available upon request: 812-614-0752.
Nightfall Farm is hiring a part-time apprentice for the Fall, via the Savanna Institute's Agroforestry Apprentice Program. Apprentices help care for our sheep flock, meat chickens, laying hens, pigs, and turkeys on pasture. More details about the work and learning involved below:
Compensation: $10/hr plus room and board on work days.
Commitment: Part time (20 hours/week) x 10 weeks. Timing is flexible (could be two
Indiana Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general agriculture organization, is looking for a self-motivated candidate with a passion for agriculture who can provide guidance, training and direction to our county Farm Bureaus and their volunteers and assist them in better serving our rural communities. The organization is seeking a regional manager to support northwest Indiana and one who will support southwest Indiana. The selected candidate would join a team of experienced regional managers who help cultivate relationships in their local communities and statewide with elected officials, farmers and ag industry partners and they help educate consumers about general agriculture practices. Duties would include organizing and attending agriculture-related events at the local and state levels, and travel to the Indiana Statehouse and to national agricultural activities to help our members share their stories and concerns with elected officials as they push for legislation that supports and protects agriculture and rural communities in Indiana. The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree (Ag-specific degree preferred but not required), a minimum of three years of work experience, strong communication and organizational skills and be a self-starter. In return, Indiana Farm Bureau offers flexible hours and the opportunity to work from home, excellent medical benefits, tuition reimbursement and a generous paid vacation/sick time package. Apply today at https://infb.org/careers
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