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Apprenticeship

Albuquerque

Entry date:December 12, 2017

Duration of position offered:2/20/18-12/14/18
  • Paid position

About Us

North Valley Organics grows certified organic fresh market vegetables for sale at grocery stores, CSAs and farmer's markets in Bernalillo county. At NVO, we believe that understanding and respecting the biological life in soil and plants is the driving force behind organic agriculture. As organic farmers, we are always growing 2 crops, one cash crop for us and one crop that is dedicated to the soil microbes that sustain all life. Based our success at applying these principles, we are a USDA-certified training site for those interested in principles of soil health and organic agriculture. We use a living mulch, minimal till cover-crop system for growing fresh market vegetables that allows us to farm intensively while simultaneously feeding our soil. Our principal cash crops are tomatoes, sweet potatoes, garlic, carrots, peas and green beans. All of our practices are inspired by the biodynamic worldview and values as well as the permaculture principal of holistic ecosystem management.

Job Description

For the 2018 season, we are looking for two qualified individuals to join our team as our Assistant Farmer and Apprentice Farmers. Applicants for the Assistant Farmer position are expected to have previous experience working in agriculture. Assistant Farmers will work 30 - 35 hours a week in exchange for a $300/week, unlimited farm produce for personal use, and a plot of land for personal use or sales at the farmer's market. Apprentice Farmers will work 18 - 22 hours a week in exchange for a $200/week stipend and access to farm produce.

Qualifications

We are seeking individuals with a long term interest in small-scale sustainable agriculture in New Mexico. To join our team, a person must be both self directed and willing to learn, able to manage their own work when necessary and also work as part of a team. The ability to communicate and to be upfront about personal needs and abilities is also important. Any candidate MUST be able to repeatedly lift heavy objects (25-50 lbs) and perform regular and frequent squats. They must also be able to perform long hours of manual labor in challenging weather conditions. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience being or working outdoors, particularly in the southwest or other arid climates. All candidates are required to have health insurance and to comply with safety standards on the farm.

Enrichment Opportunities

As a USDA-certified training facility, there are many additional benefits to working at NVO. All members of our team will be immersed in the sustainable, organic farming practices we use including living mulch systems, cover cropping, crop rotation, irrigation management and the use of beneficial biological inoculants. In addition, we hold bi-monthly "brainiac" meetings to offer opportunities for staff to discuss the intellectual basis of our farming methods and to explore literature relevant to our work. We also organize tours for our staff of other organic farms in the Albuquerque area. Finally, team members have the opportunity to network with our partners in major agricultural institutions such as the USDA, the Bernalillo County Extension service, Western SARE and many more.

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Corrales

Entry date:November 28, 2017

NOW HIRING: GREENHOUSE TECHNICIAN

Silver Leaf Farms is the leader in hydroponic and outdoor organic vegetable production in New Mexico. Currently, SLF has over 7 acres of field production as well as over 20k/sq of controlled environment agriculture.

Silver Leaf Farms is looking to hire a greenhouse technician to join our growing team. We're looking for positive, hard-working people. As the seasons change, so do the responsibilities, so team members need to have a strong ability to multi-task, ability to change plans quickly, and working farm knowledge. Skills should include: seeding, harvesting, transplanting, sorting and grading, basic understanding of plant physiology and biology. Previous hydroponic growing experience is preferred. If you're a self-starter and a leader looking to build a career in agriculture, please apply! If you have specific technical skills, tell us! Let us know what you can do!

Qualifications
• Positive attitude, strong work ethic and flexibility
• Previous farm experience preferred, but we will train
• Basic knowledge of crops, seedlings, and various soil types and conditions a plus
Physical Requirements
• Ability to lift 50lbs
• Ability to repeatedly kneel, bend, and squat
Compensation and Benefits
• Compensation is DOE, starting range at $10/hr. Paid bi-weekly as well as weekly supply of organic vegetables.

Starting Date: ASAP - Can start immediately.

To Apply, please email resume and two references to elan@eatsilverleaf.com. The Qualifications and Physical Requirements listed here are intended to communicate general priorities of this position, but should not be understood as an all-inclusive list of work requirements. Silver Leaf Farms provides equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. The duties listed above are general and not an exhaustive list of tasks performed on the farm. We are committed to training, developing, and promoting from within the company based on performance.

Silver Leaf Farms
Corrales, New Mexico
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Job

Albuquerque

Entry date:September 5, 2017

Duration of position offered:Fall 2017
  • Other

Need someone to plow and seed approximately 3.5 acres of forage crop for sheep we raise on our property. We have a tractor but not the implements for plowing and tilling. Our land is irrigated from the ditch and has been under production primarily with forage, (grass) for many years. Open to a variety of agreements from paid work to work-share or equity opportunity.

5842 Isleta Rd SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105
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Business Opportunity

Albuquerque

Entry date:January 2, 2017

Las Huertas Farmer Training is a skills development program operated by Rio Grande Community Farm and dedicated to training both current and aspiring producers in organic farming techniques in the high desert of New Mexico and minimizing barriers faced by young and disadvantaged populations wishing to begin production farming.

Las Huertas training program offers a thorough and diversified understanding of what it takes to produce in arid environments over the long term, and provides beginning farmers a way to lessen the learning curve.

Visit http://riograndefarm.org/farmer-training-farm-incubator/ for application materials.

2017 course starts Mid-February. Applications are being accepted now!

1701 Montano Blvd.
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87114
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Job

Arroyo Seco

Entry date:August 23, 2016

Need a single person to work 1-5 days in late Spring or early Summer: Cultivating seasonal crop of native grasses on 1 1/2 acres. This includes tilling, seeding & irrigating.
Need a single person 1-5 days in late Summer or Fall: Reaping and possible tilling and reseeding. Possibility of food & housing along with modest daily or hourly wage.

Hondo-Seco Rd (East of Crossroads)
Arroyo Seco, New Mexico 87514
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Business Opportunity

Albuquerque

Entry date:July 26, 2016

We have 6 lots located in the middle of downtown East of Old Town. Would like to see if a farmer would consider a business partnership.

723 14th St. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
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Property for planting and growing a garden. 100 feet wide by 50 feet long to work with. Irrigation adjacent to property.

7105 4th ST NW
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
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Los Ranchos

Entry date:May 28, 2016

I have 8 planter boxes 26' X 6' irrigated looking to be farmed, I have in the past sold to farm and table tomato, bell pepper, eggplant and they loved my produce, it is not to late to start a fall garden.

208 Nico Trail NW
Los Ranchos, New Mexico 87114
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I need someone to disc, seed, irrigate, and mow a 1.25 acre parcel in the front of my home and do the same on a 1/2 acre parcel behind my home.
I have been planting forage crops but melons have worked in the past.
The property has ditch and pump irrigation.
Please call me as I don't use email.
Thanks

Rio Grande Blvd.
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
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Job

Alameda

Entry date:May 25, 2016

Duration of position offered:June thru October
  • Paid position

I have three acres of which two are under cultivation. I also have a large area for herb and/or vegetable garden(s). At 65 years of age I need someone with mowing equipment to cut and bale my field (fescue / hy-bred grass hay. I can easily mentor someone about the process of flood irrigation--the how, the when, the why. Property has approx 22 large cottonwood trees. This Fall I would like to overplant my front and back field a drought resistant fescue (have just purchased the seed). I am willing to let someone plant any type of garden they would like and I have sufficient well water for watering purposes. I am on the "main" ditch and have water rights for flood irrigation. I also back-up to the clear ditch on my western boundary.

10537 4th Street, NW (Adjacent to Sandia Pueblo land)
Alameda, New Mexico 87114
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