Monday, September 28, 2015

NSAC Policy Specialist Position in Washington, D.C.

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities. NSAC is currently seeking a Policy Specialist for our Marketing, Food Systems, and Rural Development portfolio. This position is located at NSAC’s DC office on Capitol Hill. The Policy Specialist, one of six Policy Specialists at NSAC, reports to NSAC’s Policy Director.

For more information, see the full job posting.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Urban Agriculture Specialist, Baltimore, MD


Title: Agent

Functional Title: Agent (Urban Agriculture Specialist)

Position Number: 103415

Category Status: Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track, Full-Time

Unit:  AGNR-UME-Baltimore City (Statewide responsibilities, to specifically include: Baltimore City, Annapolis and the urban counties of Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, Anne Arundel and Prince George’s)

 Location: 6615 Reisterstown Road • Suite 201 • Baltimore, MD 21215 (Home Office)


The Urban Agriculture Educator is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, implementing, and evaluating Extension educational programs for Maryland urban and suburban communities and residents. Specifically, this position will provide leadership and delivery of educational programming related to urban agriculture and food systems including production, harvesting, packaging, marketing, food safety, and other sustainability issues. The Educator will facilitate partnerships with local and state agencies, elected officials, communities, landowners, residents, industry and environmental groups in developing economic urban farming opportunities while protecting, as well as advocating for a science-based and responsible approach to handling the state’s natural resources.


•          Identify urban agriculture and food system needs, issues, and opportunities of communities in Maryland, specifically Baltimore City, Annapolis and the urban counties of Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, Anne Arundel and Prince George’s.

•          Teach targeted audiences new urban farming practices, procedures, techniques and skills that will ultimately result in positive behavioral and/or practice change over time.

•          Provide expertise and support for sustainable urban agricultural practices in field and greenhouse operations throughout Maryland.

•          Serve as a Core Member on the Agriculture and Food Systems Focus Team, working collaboratively with UME Action Teams to identify and develop statewide priorities and signature programs, as well as how and where they need to be implemented across the state

•          Establish a subject matter expertise in urban agriculture and lead appropriate applied and problem-solving research in that area.

•          Interpret and disseminate the latest research findings in the fields relevant to the position utilizing publications and state of the art education and communication techniques.


•          Ph.D. in agricultural or horticultural sciences or related field of studies.

•          Background in area of agriculture and natural resource economics, agriculture production and technologies, and basic business and marketing.

•          Possess knowledge of sustainable farming practices that includes: integrated pest management (IPM), high tunnel and greenhouse production, plasticulture systems, soil fertility, irrigation, and the harvesting and handling of safe produce under GAP protocol.

•          Demonstrated leadership and management abilities with evidence of being able to work well with volunteers and diverse clientele.

•          Personal transportation and valid driver’s license. Must be willing to travel throughout the state of Maryland as needed.
•          Knowledge and use of computer technology for educational programming and management.

•          Flexible work schedule required for delivering evening and weekend educational programs and activities as determined by clientele availability and needs.

•          Evidence of excellent teaching & communication skills.

•          The successful candidate is required to obtain a clear background check by the State of Maryland and the FBI.


•          Extension or similar work experience.

•          Experience working with volunteers and diverse audiences in all socioeconomic levels.

Salary & Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Base $58,450 The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.


All candidates must apply online at A complete application packet includes a letter of application, a current (signed) resume or Curriculum Vitae, official transcripts, and three (3) professional references, including name, mailing address, telephone number, and E-mail address.

Closing Date:  September 30, 2015 or until an acceptable candidate is identified.

Agricultural Law Attorney Position, Bismarck, ND

Baumstark Braaten Law Partners, an established agricultural law firm in Bismarck, North Dakota is seeking to hire a new agricultural law attorney.  Contact the firm directly for more information.

In addition, members of the firm will be at the American Agricultural Law Association Annual Conference, October 22-23 in Charleston, South Carolina and would be available for interviews during the conference.

Derrick Braaten
Baumstark Braaten Law Partners
109 North 4th Street, Suite 100
Bismarck, ND  58501
Phone:  701-221-2911
Fax:  701-221-5842

Friday, September 11, 2015

Food Systems Professor, The Evergreen State College

Faculty Position in Sustainable Food Systems and Food Justice

This is a full time faculty position starting in the 2016/17 academic year.

The Evergreen State College seeks a broadly trained social scientist or historian with expertise in sustainable food systems and food justice. Applicants must be able to teach topics related to food sovereignty and food security through the lens of food/agricultural policy, economics and history. In addition, the successful candidate must have experience in community food advocacy.

Faculty at Evergreen are expected to teach undergraduates at all levels. Applicants should demonstrate commitment to developing interdisciplinary curricula with faculty colleagues and in helping undergraduates develop the capacity to link theory to practice. The preferred candidate would have experience in pursuing innovative teaching practices, as well as teaching diverse and under-represented populations. Evergreen's curricular structure facilitates project-based undergraduate research, as well as internships with public and private organizations, including local and state agencies and tribes. Candidates who will support and develop these opportunities in collaboration with the Center for Community Based Learning and Action are highly desirable.

For more information and to apply, visit the Evergreen State College website

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Assistant Attorney General: Missouri Ag & Environment Division

#01-150903-03: Assistant Attorney General
Company:  Office of the Attorney General
Posted Date: September 3, 2015

Job Description:

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking an attorney to serve in its Agriculture and Environment Division in Jefferson City.

The division enforces the state’s environmental laws, assuring that Missouri’s citizens are free from the impact of dangerous water pollution and air pollution and illegal hazardous waste.

Attorneys also work to protect and enhance agriculture and protect our food supply.

Attorneys appear in court and administrative proceedings.

This position presents excellent opportunities for significant courtroom experience, including trials and contempt proceedings.

Candidates should have excellent writing skills and a strong commitment to public service, and be licensed to practice law in Missouri.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Job Contact Information: Apply online or send resume to:

Missouri Attorney General's Office
 P.O. Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Expiration Date: November 3, 2015
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Corporate Associate - Mid-Level (Restaurant, Food & Beverage); Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking an associate to join its Business & Tax group, with a focus on the firm’s nationally-recognized restaurant and food & beverage industry practices. Candidates should have a minimum of three years’ experience in the areas of mergers & acquisitions and other business transactions, commercial contracts and general corporate law. Finance experience, including private securities offerings, or franchise experience is desirable. Candidates should have strong substantive skills, a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others, and an interest in working with exceptional restaurant and food & beverage clients. Practical work experience in the industry a plus.

In addition to Portland, Oregon, where the leaders of the restaurant and food & beverage teams reside, strong candidates will be considered for other DWT offices as well, including Seattle, San Francisco and New York. 

View the full posting here.