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Agmenity-Harvest Green Village Farm
Richmond, TX 77406

Contact: Scott Snodgrass

Email: info@agmenity.com

Website: http://www.agmenity.com

Last Updated: 10-07-2016

General Description: Agmenity designs, develops and manages agricultural amenities for developers and homeowners associations. We believe that by bringing neighbors together to encounter agriculture that we can truly cultivate community.

The Village Farm is an 18 acre interactive agricultural amenity, nestled prominently at the primary entrance of the Harvest Green Community. The farm provides educational opportunities to Harvest Green residents, local educational groups and the larger Richmond community.

The farm is designed to be a working educational experience, in that the farm itself is actually a production farm, supporting many of its expenses by selling produce. It also serves as a venue for agriculturally related community events.

We're looking for passionate Farm Educators who want to be a part of Houston's first agriculture-centered master planned community!

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Number of Interns: 2
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Minimum Length of Stay: 1 year

Meals: A full share of produce will be provided to all staff. Some limited cooking equipment exists on the farm.

Skills Desired: Experience-At least a year of prior farm experience with at least some management involved is strongly preferred. Educational experience with a range of age groups is also weighed heavily.

Education-Applicants with education (formal and informal) in agriculture, education and other select areas will be given special consideration.

Abilities-Must have the ability to be timely to scheduled shifts, ability work as part of a team and take directions, ability to work at a constant pace for up to 10 hours a day, ability to tolerate weather extremes and do physical labor outdoors year-round, ability to lift 60 lbs and carry it 40 feet, ability to stay in a positive mind-set (even under duress). Must be able to drive tractors and delivery trucks (or be willing to learn) Must also be able to work in group settings, communicate clearly, be willing to constructively criticize others and take constructive criticism.

Drug Testing/Background Check-Candidates must submit to drug testing prior to hiring and may be tested at the will of the company. The company will run background checks on all candidates.

Educational Opportunities: While most of the education that happens is the Farm Educator educating the public about agriculture, the Harvest Green Village Farm does partner with the local agricultural extension agency and local schools in an academic setting that fosters learning. Agmenity also provides educational opportunities by providing access to local workshops and other educational materials.

Stipend: Wages range from $10-15/hr based upon relevant experience.

Five paid vacation days are earned per year after the first six month of continuous employment.

Housing: No housing currently available.

Preferred method Of Contact: email

Internship Details: As part of the skilled and dynamic team running a community based agricultural amenity, your responsibility will be to manage (as a part of a small team) the production and sales of produce, as well as community interactions with the farm. Farm Educators will spend much of their day out in the fields, but will also be required to complete duties in the office. This position will be involved in every aspect of the amenity at which they work, but will specifically oversee certain areas (to be determined by management and team).

This position requires significant public facing experiences through our tours, classes, chefs dinners and other events. Farm Educators will also be expected to interface with local education and community groups.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

Coordinating with other Farm Educators to ensure successful growth, harvest and sales of crops

Planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, tending livestock, working with small equipment, etc

Plan and teach agricultural and/or cooking classes

Maintaining a disciplined and well-paced work environment

Ensuring premium quality of all produce leaving the farm

Ensuring premium experience of all visitors to the farm

Maintaining sanitary, safe and organized work and storage areas

Writing newsletter columns, social media posts and emails to update community members of the goings on at the farm as well as public speaking at events

Farm Educators will work a flexible schedule depending on season and weather but will average around 45 hours a week (exempt from overtime). Most weeks Farm Educators will receive two consecutive days off. Weekend work and on-call status will regularly be required.


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