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Land For Good Seeks Connecticut Field Agent

Land For Good’s (LFG) mission is to ensure the future of farming by putting more farmers more securely on more land in New England and beyond. Since 2004 we have provided caring support and expert guidance to help farmers, landowners and communities navigate the complex challenges of land access, tenure and transfer. Our field agents educate and consult with farm seekers, transitioning farmers and landowners. They partner with other groups on education, community outreach, advocacy and special projects to improve farmland access, tenure and transfer in each New England state and across the region.

The Connecticut Field Agent is a part-time position budgeted for 8-16 hours per week. Core responsibilities include: consulting with individuals, families, organizations and agencies; delivering workshops and other educational programming; and partnering with organizations and agencies to develop, improve and deliver land access and transfer services. Regular additional hours and responsibilities are possible for candidates with interest and experience in any of the following areas: website and database administration, online communication (email, social media), grant or creative writing, project coordination.

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, networking and oral and written communication skills, plus a working knowledge and/or strong interest in farming and farmland access and transfer issues. Education and/or experience in agriculture, farm business, land planning, and/or community development is preferred, as is strong familiarity with Connecticut.

The Connecticut Field Agent will work closely with other LFG staff throughout the region, but will be based in a home office, or in a space provided by a Connecticut organization or agency. Work schedule is flexible, and travel time, mileage and related expenses are compensated. This position is budgeted between $18-22/hour, with final wages dependent on qualifications. Compensation includes paid holiday and vacation time, and a contribution to a SIMPLE IRA.

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This is a unique opportunity to work with a committed team and wide network of professionals who are working to keep farmland in farming. We’re working on critical issues facing our farmers, rural communities, and regional food system: accessing and passing on farms and farmland.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to shemariah@landforgood.org (Subject: CT Field Agent) before March 11th. LFG will review applications as received and anticipates a start date in March. Position will remain open until filled. People of color and those from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline to apply: March 11, 2019

 

Equal Opportunity Employer