Job: Program Manager for New Farmer Training Initiative at Angelic Organics Learning Center in Illinois

Angelic Organics Learning Center in northern Illinois and is hiring a Program Manager for their Farmer Training InitiativeApplication deadline: January 8, 2010

The Program Manager assists the program director with the development and implementation of our expanding Farmer Training Initiative.  We currently administer the farmer-led Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) for the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin region and we provide a business planning and mentoring program for new farm enterprises (Stateline Farm Beginnings®). The Farmer Training Initiative in expanding its offering to serve the needs of farmers in years 2 – 5 of business establishment, as well as member farmers seeking further education.  The Program Manager is will also be instrumental in the development and analysis of departmental budgets and grant management.  The Program Manager is directly involved in collaborative work with project partners, including Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, Land Connection, University of Illinois-extension, Land Stewardship Project, WI – Center for Integrated Agriculture Systems, Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. This position is full-time and grant funded. This position works closely with the department assistant, independent contractors and an extensive volunteer network.
Start date: February 2010
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