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Black Kettle Farm is Hiring

In search of: Experienced Field Crew for the 2017 Growing Season!

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Black Kettle Farm is in search of motivated, farm savvy individuals to join the Kettle crew for the 2017 growing season. The Assistant Grower positions are a step up from an apprenticeship and are an opportunity for motivated individuals pursuing a career in agriculture to hone keys skills, and gain significant experience in veggie production.

Strong applicants should be driven to learn more about farming by DOING, and should be motivated problem-solvers, responsible and accountable, able to work well independently and in a groups and execute tasks with great attention to detail. These positions are a good fit for hard workers, who are organized and are able to learn quickly and ask questions to clarify a task. Communication, flexibility and an out going, community spirit are valued in the Black Kettle Farm crew. This is a hard working, positive, proactive environment.

Assistant Growers will have opportunities to manage certain essential elements of the farm and will work closely with the Farm Manager in all aspects of production for over 30 different vegetables from seed to harvest to sale. Assistant Growers will develop expertise through practical experience in all that is required in the field to grow vegetables and herbs and raise pigs on a diverse organic farm, with additional exposure to crop planning, nutrient management, and CSA management.

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Position includes Monthly Stipend, On-Farm Housing and all the veggies you can eat.
Compensation commensurate with experience.

One full season working on a vegetable farm, with experience in some of the following,

Greenhouse seeding, hand transplanting, field cultivation, drip irrigation, large volume harvesting, customer service – farmers market and CSA distribution.

Other skills that would be GREAT!

Experience with animals, carpentry, tractor-work

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Black Kettle strives to produce beautiful vegetables, give back to our soil, feed friends, share food and create a space rich with gratitude and appreciation for the abundance that the farm provides. For more information contact Laura at blackkettlefarm@gmail.com

To apply – submit a farm focused resume, along with a letter explaining why you want to
work at Black Kettle farm, what skills you feel you are brining to the crew and what skills you hope to gain.

Contact Laura Neale to apply and for more information at –
blackkettlefarm@gmail.com.