Farmers Wanted

 

With hundreds of farmers and influencers in our network, and thousands of public supporters, we enter our next phase of growth with excitement and confidence launching our Ag-Academy season to educate and inspire youth and aspiring farmers to experience the farm life and become leaders.

 

Our Generous Partnership with GOOD FOOD JOBS provided the following job openings: Current Openings

 

We are seeking staff and interns – PAID and STIPEND: part-time and full time seasonal farm crew, young farmers, educators, caretakers, marketing and social media expertise, chefs and culinary coordinators for our teaching kitchen and apprentices interested in farming and the business of food. We pay a fair living wage and offer flexible hours as well as scholarships for youth.

 

Please send any questions or inquiries by email to info@farmonfoundation.org

 

FarmOn! Foundation is a leading voice in the locavore movement, providing food education and farm experiences in the business of food for rural prosperity and succession on family farms with the community at large. By connecting consumers to the source of fresh food from local small scale and family farms we create an economic engine and re-learn how to eat, what it impacts and why that matters.

 

At Empire Farm, we use sustainable organic practices for ecological and environmentally sound farming methods and then integrate business based curriculum into hands on learning for youth providing life experiences on our time and dime though youth scholarships. In our project based applied learning model, youth gain real life skill sets vital for viable livelihoods to set up successful entrepreneurs to create commerce and preserve resilient agriculture.

 

By teaching the population where their food comes from and providing immersive experiences, the impact is long-lasting. By showing consumers that they can source their food just down the road from responsible and honest food sources, instead of trucking it in globally and allocating our food dollars to the big food business with packaged and processed food agendas that promise convenience but sacrifices nutrition, we take an active role to change food.

 

Our local food system is an economic engine to rebuild local economies and attract future generations to keep feeding us well. By connecting the community to seed + soil with food sourced directly from the farm, we create commerce and provide hands on experiences in agriculture with interactive learning. This imprints and fosters change in our food ways with consumer buying habits simply by meeting our farmers.

Volunteers & Community Service

 

We Cannot Do This Without YOU! If You Ate Today, Thank a Farmer!

 

Volunteer, sow, grow, and harvest seeds on a working farm and greenhouses. Lend your handy skills, join farm tours, sign up to help at our teaching kitchen, workshops and event tickets available to volunteers.

 

Work on the farm, in the office, at FarmOn! events, or bring the family to garden in the community FarmOn! Victory Garden to assist students in an edible education as part of our Ag-Academy scholarship program.

 

Individuals, students, WOOFers, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Veterans, community groups, local business and corporate community service projects are welcome to Empire Farm! Thank you for your interest in supporting the FarmOn! Foundation with your valuable time!

 

Whatever your talents or interests, we have a volunteer opportunity for your or your group. Please contact us at volunteer@farmonfoundation.org or 518.329.FARM with questions or sign up HERE for more information to join our volunteer community!

 

Volunteers play a vital role in the success of our mission. The time is right to celebrate the farmer and fund youth educational programs in agriculture to foster the entrepreneurial spirit on family farms to rebuild robust economies and secure local food sheds as a national security issue.

 

Currently our greatest needs are VOLUNTEERS and COMMUNITY SERVICE:

 

        • Youth Education Talks– Donate your time to teach and inspire with talks and lesson plans for youth with educational ideas, workshops and conversations. All welcome!

       

        • Plow & Build – Lend your handy skills to work our fields and fix our barns!

       

        • Sow Seed, Plant, Learn to Farm – Time to plant! Our field as classroom is a student run farm! Join us in the greenhouse to successive seed and companion plant!

       

        • Talk, Share, Engage – When you Become a FarmOn! Leader just by sharing FarmOn! Foundation with you network of family, friends and colleagues, you further our mission.

       

        • Event Staffing Help at Cool Events!

       

 

Through our events and fundraising efforts, we create and fund a variety of youth education programs. We Need YOU to Grow! All volunteer applications are reviewed with consideration of current volunteer opportunities. Completed forms are held securely and confidentially, only authorized staff will have access to your information. Applicants must answer all of the questions. Failure to answer honestly will disqualify the applicant from service as a volunteer with our organization. We appreciate your offer to support our mission and look forward to speaking with you soon! To download our Volunteer Application: Click Here!