Comments Sought on the Organic Livestock and Poultry Rule

On January 19, 2017, the USDA published the final rule on animal welfare standards for organic livestock and poultry in the Federal Register.  Implementation of the rule has been delayed until November, 14th 2017, and the USDA recently announced that it is asking for comments on whether to implement the rule on the planned date, suspend the rule indefinitely and possibly change or withdraw it, delay the implementation further, or withdraw it altogether. Comments are being accepted until June 9, 2017 here. Continue reading ‘Comments Sought on the Organic Livestock and Poultry Rule’

Minnesota Department of Agriculture Produce Safety Program: Project Specialist Position

This position will assist with implementation of projects and tasks associated with Minnesota Department of Agriculture, FFSD Produce Safety Program development.  These projects and tasks include the development of standardized reports, assisting with data analysis and maintenance of performance measure data for the program, assisting with the development of quality control procedures, and planning, implementing, and evaluating outreach activities. Apply by May 30, 2017. Continue reading ‘Minnesota Department of Agriculture Produce Safety Program: Project Specialist Position’

Dairy Sheep Team Position with Shepherd’s Way Farms

Shepherd’s Way Farms is looking for energetic, reliable individuals to be part of our farm team.  A pasture-based sheep dairy with on-farm cheese production, Shepherd’s Way Farms is located near Northfield, Minnesota. www.shepherdswayfarms.com Continue reading ‘Dairy Sheep Team Position with Shepherd’s Way Farms’

Work Crew Position Available with Local Roots Landscapers

Local Roots Landscapers is a small sustainable landscaping business based in St. Paul. We are seeking a strong, creative and hard working individual to be part of our small field work crew of 3-4 this growing season.

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Market Vendor Position Available with Cherry Tree House Mushrooms

Cherry Tree House Mushrooms is a farm near the Twin Cities that specializes in organic log-grown mushrooms and products.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and reliable person to run our Saturday and Sunday farmers market booths in Minneapolis for the 2017 summer season.  Competitive salary and fresh or dried mushrooms or other farm foods are benefits.  You can find more details about the position, or other paid or intern opportunities at: https://cherrytreehousemushrooms.com/

Organic Certification Specialist Position with MOSA

Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA) is seeking a qualified individual for a Certification Specialist position. MOSA is a nonprofit organic certification agency rooted in the Midwest with growth extending throughout the United States. We are recognized for our high quality service, knowledgeable and courteous staff, our timeliness and transparency, and our consistent commitment to and advocacy for organic integrity. We certify crops, livestock, processors and handlers. Apply by June 2, 2017. Continue reading ‘Organic Certification Specialist Position with MOSA’

Tiny Diner Farmers’ Market in Minneapolis Seeks Vendors

It’s almost farmers market season, and the Tiny Diner Farmers Market in South Minneapolis is preparing for our 2017 season. We’re seeking vendors – farmers, flower growers, value-adders, bakers, artisans, and more, to fill a few open slots at our market. The market opens June 29, 2017. Continue reading ‘Tiny Diner Farmers’ Market in Minneapolis Seeks Vendors’