. Computer experience, including Windows Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
. Masters preferred in Horticultural Sciences or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
. Some travel; good driving record required.
. Public speaking experience
. Grant-funded project management experience
. Knowledge of organic agriculture/farming and National Organic Standards
. Research experience using various methodologies a plus
. Self-starter with experience working on projects independently and with a group
. Respond to public inquiries from local gardeners and statewide farmers via email, phone and in person at outreach/tabling events (avg. ~4-6 events/yr. around state).
. Conduct research for and prepare presentations for reports and presentations, including developing survey instruments, analyzing and reporting on data, and developing visual materials such as slides and posters.
. Organize workshops for small-scale gardeners to large-scale growers.
. Provide information to growers and other industry partners about Farm Bill programs, and work with industry partners and policy makers to improve programs. Knowledge of conservation programs a plus.
. Track grant budgets, deliverables and reporting requirements, and work with staff as needed to submit reports to granting agencies on time
. Contribute to grant development/writing
Florida Organic Growers & Consumers (FOG)
PO Box 12311
Gainesville, FL 32604
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