Job – Farmer connecting land, community, economy, OHIO

The New Agrarian Center PO Box 357 Oberlin, OH 44074 Working to connect land, community and economy in Northern Ohio, Home of City Fresh & The George Jones Memorial Farm The George Jones Memorial Farm is a 70 acre farm managed by the New Agrarian Center (NAC). The NAC's goal is to develop a dynamic Agrarian Learning & Training Center that is integrated with a financially-viable farm. Our operation features inter-linked agrarian enterprises that combine ecological restoration with intensive agricultural production in an urban-influenced region of Northeast Ohio. We grow for a CSA, Oberlin College Dining Services, City Fresh and the community.

We are seeking a dedicated, energetic and skilled Farmer who will combine management skills, farm skills, a amiable personality and dedication to growing food in a sustainable manner with a commitment to the George Jones Farm as a business enterprise. Resumes must be received by Friday, March 4. The position will remain open until filled. Mail OR Email Resume & Cover Letter with 3 references to: Sandy Kish Jordan, Executive Director The New Agrarian Center PO Box 357 Oberlin, OH 44074 Kishjordan@roadrunner.com ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES Intensive agricultural position responsible for the daily operation of the farm; Upkeep and cleanliness of the farm grounds and buildings; Supervision of interns and volunteers. QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS Deep interest and enthusiasm for organic farming; 2-3 years experience in farming; Excellent interpersonal/ communication skills; Positive personal interaction skills; General problem solving abilities; Ability to work cooperatively; Strong organizational and collaborative problem-solving skills; Mechanical and construction skills. PREFERRED SKILLS Experience growing a variety of crops using sustainable methods; Experience in supervising employees, volunteers and students. Chester J. Bowling, Ph.D. Extension Specialist, Community Development Associate Professor, OSU Extension 25 Agricultural Administration Building 2120 Fyffe Road Columbus, OH  43210 Tel.  614-296-1174 Fax   614-292-7341 STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION: The New Agrarian Center (NAC) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. Complaints or grievances of discrimination in any hiring decision or activities organized by NAC should be directed to Beth Blissman, Board Co-Chair of NAC, MPO Box 357, Oberlin, OH 44074, or 440-774-3627

2 Comments on Job – Farmer connecting land, community, economy, OHIO

  1. Sir

    I am 51 years old Indian very interested in agrifarm jobs but I dont have single
    piece of land

    • Nizar, this is certainly a limitation for many. If it makes you feel any better, I don’t have any land either. Best of luck to you.

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