LFG is excited to be filling the vacant position of Connecticut Field Agent. “There is a lot going on in CT around land access,” says Kathy Ruhf, Executive Director, “with a strong collaboration of partners leading the charge to make land in CT more available and affordable, and to provide education and services to farm seekers, farmers and landowners.”
LFG has been part of an ad hoc Farmland Access Working Group that is also looking at improving the state’s farm link program. The LFG Field Agent will work closely with groups on the ground as well as the CT Department of Agriculture on programs and services, while building the service network. We’re eager to find a good candidate who can dive into this work.
This Connecticut Field Agent will play a critical role in our mission of ensuring the future of farming in New England by putting more farmers on more land in Connecticut. Our field agents educate and consult with farm seekers, established farmers and landowners. They partner with other groups on education, community outreach, advocacy and special projects toward improving farmland access and transfer across the region.
The Connecticut Field Agent is a part-time contract position starting at 8-16 hours per week with possibilities for more hours. Responsibilities include direct consulting with individuals and organizations, delivering workshops and educational programming, and developing and coordinating collaborative projects.
The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and networking skills, a strong interest in farmland access issues, and familiarity with Connecticut. Education and/or practical experience in agriculture, land planning, and/or community development is preferred. Read the full job posting to apply. The deadline is March 15 or until the position is filled.