The Technical Assistance and Incubator Farm Site Coordinator is responsible for providing year-round technical assistance (TA) and training to small-scale beginning farmers, both on and off the field, on multiple aspects of farm enterprise development. Manage New Entry incubator farms and equipment, determine best approach for site improvements, and facilitate crop production (emphasizing organic techniques) to achieve lease compliance.
Essential Job Functions include:
- Conduct Farm Business Planning courses and other skills workshops in sustainable agriculture. Provide feedback and evaluation for all students, establish standards required for graduation, and work with students to meet the required standards for graduation.
- Provide comprehensive individual TA to beginning and advanced farmers in order to help them attain farm business planning goals. Track farmer competency and skills development and develop new training materials for farmers and service providers for TA activities.
- Review and solicit farming resources to assist farmers looking to scale up, capitalize, or expand farm enterprises.
- Determine workshop and training needs of incubator farmers. Organize and coordinate farmer meetings and participation at meetings, trainings, conferences and field trips in order to meet farmer training needs.
- Establish data collection and tracking systems and post data to New Entry’s cloud-based Salesforce system. Complete project reports on all activities to provide to funders.
- Establish roles and expectations for farm sites in order to support the needs of multiple constituents (growers, neighbors, land owners). Assist farmers to understand roles and expectations.
- Determine equipment and supply needs and make purchases. Maintain equipment and facilities, including tractors, grounds, other tillage equipment, greenhouses, and irrigation systems in order to ensure continuity of incubator farm site operations.
- Coordinate contractors in order to ensure integrity of their work.
- Coordinate and supervise volunteer work days on the farms, and supervise interns and work-study students in order to maximize impact.
- Work with farmers and provide farm services, including land preparation/tillage, custom tractor work, and the use/management of greenhouse, irrigation, cooling / storage, and other farm supplies and equipment in order to maximize impact of New Entry resources.
The ideal candidate will have farm business ownership experience and can safely operate heavy duty farm equipment with multiple implements. For a complete job description and to apply, click here.
New Entry/TSNE is an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage applications from diverse communities.