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Since 2006, the Iowa Organic Association has been a statewide leader in advancing organic agriculture and food systems in Iowa by providing technical support, delivering educational programs and resources, organizing advocacy efforts, and strengthening community partnerships.

We are always looking for talented individuals with a passion for organic agriculture and production. Take a look at our open positions, below.

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Organic Farm Advisor - Full Time, Remote

(Posted 4/25/2024)

The Organic Farm Advisor will provide point-of-contact support for Iowa farmers looking for resources and guidance about organic transition and production. Additionally, the Organic Field Advisor will be responsible for leading the Organic Mentorship Program and conducting education and outreach to increase farmer knowledge and confidence in organic production.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide technical guidance, support, and resources to Iowa farmers about organic transition and production; including information about National Organic Program (NOP) standards and organic certification, viable options for organic rotations, pest and weed management practices, organic markets, and USDA programs and products.
  • Lead Organic Mentorship Program by providing oversight and technical advice to cohorts, sharing resources, and organizing education activities (cohort check-in calls, field days, and webinars).
  • Develop NRCS CAP138 and/or Organic System Plans for farmers in the Organic Mentorship Program.
  • Collect and document project metrics, evaluations and materials.
  • Travel across Iowa to meet with farmers, farming businesses and stakeholders to provide organic technical support and resources.
  • Attend industry trade shows, conferences, programs, and events.
  • Identify farmers, businesses, organizations, and other stakeholders to participate in and/or support IOA programs.
  • Complete required trainings and keep current on organic standards, issues, and resources.
  • Monitor and ensure program budget compliance.
  • Submit timely and accurate program and grant reports.
  • Attend Board and Committee meetings, as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

DOWNLOAD JOB DESCRIPTION

HOW TO APPLY

Please download and complete the job description, and submit to [email protected] along with:

  1. Resume and cover letter outlining your interest and skills related to this position.
  2. Three (3) professional references

 


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If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, we encourage you to apply! Please review the following documents for an overview of the role.


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