Job: La Semilla Food Center in New Mexico is seeking an experienced organic Farm Manager to oversee daily production operations of La Semilla Youth Farm, 2013
La Semilla Food Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster a healthy, self-reliant, fair, and sustainable food system in the Paso del Norte region of southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. La Semilla works with children, youth, and families to build awareness around food issues, provide informed analysis, and create alternatives for healthier environments and communities.
La Semilla Food Center is seeking an experienced organic Farm Manager to oversee daily production operations of La Semilla Youth Farm. The mission of La Semilla Youth Farm is to increase access to fresh and locally grown produce for families, increase access to sustainable agriculture training opportunities, demonstrate the viability of small and sustainable agriculture, and inspire a new generation of farmers, food activists, and engaged community members in the Paso del Norte region.
La Semilla Youth Farm is located in Anthony, NM on 12 acres of farmland. The Farm Manager will be responsible for ensuring diversified vegetable and fruit production of 3-5 acres in year one, with increasing production in subsequent years. In addition to managing production, the Farm Manager will collaborate with staff to provide educational workshops and identify marketing opportunities for distribution of farm products within the region. The Farm Manager will help create long term strategies and goals to develop La Semilla Youth Farm into an economically viable, sustainable education and demonstration farm. Ideal candidates will also have experience working with diverse populations and help to teach beginning farmers.
La Semilla Youth Farm will demonstrate viable small-scale and integrated approaches to arid land farming, incorporating sustainable practices and methods, permaculture and agroecology principles, with an emphasis on reestablishing links to our native Chihuahuan Desert plants, particularly edible varieties.
La Semilla Food Center
P.O. Box 2579
Anthony, NM 88021