job: farm manager
Aberdeen, Central Indiana's first Agri-Hood is searching for a Farm Manager. Aberdeen Farms is a for-profit entity whose primary goal is to provide the residents of the Aberdeen neighborhood both fresh/local food options and immersive farm experiences. Responsibilities include successfully growing and maintaining small-scale row crops, garden/specialty crops, and fruit trees. Additionally, the farm manager will help start and run a CSA program, stock a farm store, and manage volunteers. The Farm Manager will have a work schedule that expands in growing/harvest season and that tapers back during the offseason. He/she should thrive being outside most of the time, working in a labor intensive position, but also be able to plan out the season, manage farm assets, and engage community members & volunteers with a warm demeanor. For more details, visit AberdeenLiving.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
jobs: field managers / crew leaders
2 Field Manager/Crew Leaders $14-$15/hr, May thru September, PEARSON’S MELON FARM Howard, IN (Parke County).
Required: 2 yrs experience growing crops; driver’s license; physically fit. Desired experience: worker supervision; equipment maintenance; data collection. Send qualifications to email@example.com or call 765-562-2574 . Photo by Steve Evans.
With 12 tillable acres of fertile, highly productive 'Bottom Ground' this is a great opportunity to own this highly desirable land for your agricultural needs.
Located in Preble County Ohio, on the Indiana border. This is a mostly agricultural county, it's a great place to start and continue almost any type of farming practice.
This property also has a beautiful residence on it with plenty of room for additional buildings.
Go to our Website for photos and information, and feel free to contact us by your preferred method. You'll find all the contact information there. Thanks for your interest: https://5829wattroad.wordpress.com/
A new statewide sustainable ag nonprofit, Partners IN Food and Farming (PIFF), is hiring a full time Director of Partnerships! PIFF is growing out of HYFC's work, and we hope you will share this post.
We're eager to find candidates with the skills, passion, and drive to help grow this collaboration-focused organization. This is a full time position. Can be remote from anywhere in Indiana. Major functions include:
● Create and maintain robust relationships throughout the state with multiple stakeholders involved in the agricultural community
● Convene stakeholders to encourage collaboration among partners statewide, ranging from food councils and value chain coordinators to farmers, institutional buyers, eaters, and others
● Coordinate the creation of board policies and strategic plan with the Board of Directors as well as the overall launch, administration, and management of the organization. Guidance and direction are provided by the President of the Board, and by the Board and its Executive Committee.
● Implement the strategic plan and objectives of the organization
● With the chair, to enable the Board to fulfill its governance function
● Spearhead all fundraising efforts, including but not limited to grants, major donors, and sponsors
Full Job Description can also be found on our placeholder website as action item #4 at www.indianafarming.org. Questions, resumes, and cover letters can be sent to Jessica Murnane, Director of Operations for PIFF at Jessica@indianafarming.org.
land: 40-acre farmstead for rent
Retired teachers seek enthustiastic couple or family to revive beautiful farmstead outside of Albion, Indiana. Hand-made home, outbuildings, woods, and farmland:
We are looking for an interested party to rent and revive an approx 40 acre retired homestead. Facility includes a 4000 sq ft handmade home (open loft construction style using mainly recycled/repurchased building materials).
Partners IN Food and Farming seeks five dedicated souls to volunteer to help launch this organization. We need people with passion as well as skills to help with tasks large and small. PIFF is a new and small organization and so the board’s work will be both broad and deep. Board members will tackle “governing” tasks like filing IRS paperwork, reviewing policies, procedures, and strategic plans, and hiring our third co-director. The board will also tackle “working board” tasks such as making connections, helping with fundraising, and executing projects. This is an active leadership role and we are seeking members ready to bring their A game!
fresh connect seeks BIPOC, Female, Beginning, military veteran and other socially disadvantaged Farmers
Are you looking to diversify your sales and help feed fellow Food Insecure Hoosiers at the same time?
Fresh Connect Central has been working in conjunction with Legita Wilson from the Indiana Department of Health and Emily Buice from the Indiana Department of Agriculture to help food banks source local foods through the Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program (LFPA) Grant Opportunity through one of its two tracks (one is specific to food bank sourcing only and one is a local regional access approach). Fresh Connect Central is a nonprofit agri-food cooperative subsidiary of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana that sources and distributes fresh produce, dairy, and protein to food banks within the Feeding America Network.
This grant will focus on purchasing local food from Socially Disadvantaged Farmers or Ranchers which is defined as “a farmer or rancher who is a member of a Socially Disadvantaged Group. A Socially Disadvantaged Group is a group whose members have been subject to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age,
market seeks veggie farmers
The Seymour Area Farmers Market seeks vegetable vendors for their year-round farmers market in southern Indiana. Vendors can choose to participate for spring, summer, fall, and/or winter. Several vendors have retired recently, leaving a gap in the market. We have a tried and true customer base, a dedicated market committee, and a steady group of other vendors including food truck, beef, pork, lamb, chicken, eggs, melons, hydroponic greens, sourdough, baked goods, and more. Market handbook and application are here. Contact Market Manager Rachel Root for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
student seeks farmers to interview
I am Soleil Decher-Morley, an anthropology student at DePauw University conducting research for my senior thesis concerning the ways in which women, nonbinary, transgender, genderqueer, and/ or genderfluid farmers in rural areas of Indiana cultivate and sustain their communities and environments through various forms of ecologically conscious agricultural practices; including organic, regenerative and/or sustainable agriculture. I am searching for participants for my research.
The Horticulture Crops Research Manager will provide expertise and assistance to faculty and graduate students in the Departments of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Botany and Plant Pathology and Entomology and other departments within the College of Agriculture. Overall management of field operations including implementing and maintaining applied field research trials related to fruit, vegetable and specialty crops at the Samuel Meigs Horticulture Facility located within the Throckmorton Purdue Ag Center. You will be responsible for interpreting research protocols, assisting with trial design and installation, managing yearly field research rotations and making and implementing disease and pest management practices.
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