- Published on Monday, 03 August 2015 19:48
Kalamazoo Valley Community College is currently seeking a full-time Production Manager for the Food Innovation Center at the new Kalamazoo Valley Bronson Healthy Living Campus. This position will be responsible for the operations of a high-tech growing facility, including indoor, outdoor, and greenhouse production spaces. The Production Manager will also support educational programs offered at the facility and the operations of an on-site Food Hub.
Visit jobs.kvcc.edu for full position details and required qualifications, and to apply. Applications accepted through 8/9/2015. KVCC reserves the right to close this job posting early should a significant applicant pool be established prior to published closing date.
- Published on Monday, 03 August 2015 19:47
The Organic Farmer Training Program offers nine months of intensive instruction in year-round organic farming. The program focuses on diversified production of vegetables, livestock, flowers, fruits, and herbs for local markets. Participants manage all aspects of a 15-acre certified organic farm, including passive solar greenhouses used for year-round production in cold climates. Participants also manage the Student Organic Farm's field and hoophouse production, use equipment, create business and production plans for their future farm businesses, travel around the state to visit dozens of other farm and food businesses, and engage in direct marketing of produce. Produce is grown for the farm’s primary markets, including a 48-week CSA, seven-month on-campus farm stand, and sales to campus dining services.
Participants develop competencies in farm skills and business planning through skills trainings, individual advising meetings and engagement in the daily operation of the farm. Hands-on training is combined with workshops, lectures, readings and assignments that build participants’ knowledge and understanding of organic farming principles and practices. The program is designed to give participants a strong background in production skills, as well as the knowledge, management, and decision-making skills necessary to operate a diversified small farming business.
Scholarships available! Merit and need-based scholarships are made possible by funds raised at our annual Hoophouse Gala, sponsored by MSU Residential and Hospitality Services. We are proud and excited to be able to offer these scholarships in order to decrease barriers to training for new and beginning farmers.
Early Application Deadline: September 1st. Application fee waived!
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- Published on Monday, 27 July 2015 06:16
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.
Please click full position description for more details about the position and to submit an application on the MSU Jobs Website.
This is a full-time, annual year position. Applications will be accepted until Monday, August 17, 2015, or until a suitable candidate is identified. To apply, visit the MSU Jobs Website jobs.msu.edu and search for faculty/academic staff posting #1627.
Please DO NOT APPLY directly to Karen Sturdivant or Rich Pirog; you must apply on-line to the MSU Jobs Website
- Published on Monday, 27 July 2015 00:35
- Published on Monday, 27 July 2015 00:30
FoodLab Detroit is a community of good food businesses and partners who are committed to growing a just, green, healthy, and thriving “good food” economy in Detroit.
This is an ideal role for someone who is dedicated, detail-driven, and looking to support a great organization working towards a more just, green, healthy, and delicious Detroit.
Have you been looking for a way to get more involved with the FoodLab community? Are you detail-oriented and organized? This position might be for you!
This is a part-time position paid hourly with a guaranteed 10 hours/week of work (up to 20 hours of work on busier weeks). There may be opportunities for increased hours or transition to a salaried role, dependent on performance and funding.
The Membership Services Administrator will report to and be coached by FoodLab’s Membership Director. We are looking for someone who can start work in August or September 2015.
Read more about this opportunity and how to apply here!