10- FARMER-TRAINEES - Economic Development & Planning

 

March 25, 2020

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

10- FARMER-TRAINEES

Economic Development & Planning

Open: March 20, 2020

Closing: April 17, 2020 @ 3:00 p.m.

PRIMARY FUNCTION

As part of the Gitigaanike Food Initiative Farmer Training and Incubation Project, Farmer-Trainees are responsible for various seasonal activities in the Training Garden and on the future Incubator Farm, including preparation for planting, taking care of crops, harvesting, and food distribution. Farmer-Trainees are also required to complete the Farm Business Management Curriculum to apply to their hands-on training. Reports to Farm Incubator Coordinator, wage range: $11.40 to 14.25 per hour (approx. 900 hours per year).

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

• Attend specified Farm Business Management Curriculum classes as scheduled.

• Work in the Training Garden applying classroom training from the Farm Business Management Curriculum to the planting and care of produce.

• Develop and prepare the Incubator Farm by installing fencing, setting up the irrigation system, preparing soil, selecting farm equipment, and designing the planting layout, rotation, and succession.

• Prepare and handle produce according to safe food handling standards.

• Harvest crops from the Training Garden.

• Assist with the selling of harvested produce at the Gitigaanike Farmers Market and mobile farmer's markets operating in the four Red Lake communities.

• Deliver harvested produce to established commercial customers.

• Prepare the Training Garden, Incubator Farm, and equipment for the winter.

• Graduate to the Incubator Farm to learn how to operate a small farm business.

• Work closely with the Farm Incubator Coordinator and Program instructors.

• Maintain effective communication with all members of the Project Team.

EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

• GED/High School Diploma

• Physically capable of handling job requirements

• Willing to work irregular hours as necessary

• Be reliable and dependable

• Team member and team building skills

• Native American preference

• Employment contingent upon successfully passing Pre-Employment Drug/Alcohol Test

TO APPLY: Applications and copies of certificates/diplomas are being accepted at the Government Center – Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 Phone (218) 679-1847.


 

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