Get Involved!

Do you want to learn more about farming and food justice?Are you interested in pursuing a career in farming or another food related field?

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This is an exciting time to be involved in work to change our food systems for the better!

There are hundreds of diverse opportunities to engage locally and globally.  You might be a farmer, a policy-maker, a lawyer, or an economist, a journalist, an artist, or an entrepreneur – these fields and many more offer different ways to grow a stronger and more connected food system that is more just, sustainable, and humane!

Check out the categories below to learn more about the issues and how YOU can become more involved food systems work! 

Listserves:

Sign up to these listserves to receive daily/weekly emails with the latest job postings and other food/farming news.

Comfood – A listserve with articles, research and events about the food system.

Comfoodjobs – Posts jobs related to the food movement from farmers to policy writers.

NE Food Jobs – Jobs and more related to the food movement specific to New England.

Boston Food System (BFS) – Postings specific to Boston about jobs, articles and events.

LandJobsStuff – A google forum with diverse posts about farming based out of Rhode Island.

NH Food System – Listserve with updates and jobs specific to the New Hampshire food system.

 

Organizations and Networks:

Peruse these links to learn more about organizations doing work to promote sustainable agriculture and food justice and to learn about job opportunities.

Young Farmer Network : Network that hosts potluck farmer dinners at farms in south east MA.

CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture – Farming jobs in Western MA

National Sustainable Ag Info Service – National listing of sustainable agricultural positions.

NESAWG (Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group) – Food system related postings and information.

Beginning Farming Network – Network of farmers sharing best practices and questions.

Good Food Jobs – From the kitchen chef to the farmer, job board for all food related positions.

Beginning Farmers – Resources trainings and jobs for the beginner.

Sustainable Agriculture Jobs  – National Job Board

Fair Trade Job Board – Fair trade related positions only

Northeast Organic Farming Association – Resources for all NOFA members and the public.

Internships in Canada – Agricultural positions in Canada.

Working Abroad Opportunities – Opportunities to work all over the globe in farming positions.

Devex (Keyword: agriculture) – National website with specific keyword search.

Idealist (Keyword: food) – National website with specific keyword search

 

Volunteer/Service Opportunities:

Check out these organizations, offering volunteer/service opportunities for undergraduates and recent grads.

In addition to this short list there are hundreds of service organizations offering positions with a number of food related positions offered.

To learn more about these programs if you are a Stonehill student, please contact Kris Silva at ksilva@stonehill.edu

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) – Short term and long term opportunities to volunteer in exchange for housing on organic farms.

Food Corps – Year of service working at numerous small food related non-profits

Conservation Corps – Year of service at conservation compaigns

Green Corps – Spend a year with different environmental grassroots campaigns

2Seeds Network – Based in Tanzania, 2Seeds provides project support to rural and urban communities.

 

Fellowships to fuel your passion in Food Systems work:

There are many other fellowship opportunities available that you can choose your specific focus, however, these fellowships have specific ties to the food movement.

Food Recovery Network – Work to eliminate waste in the food system on college campuses.

Real Food Challenge Fellowship – Year long position aimed at creating more sustainable purchasing practices at the institution level.

 

Graduate/Certificate Programs:

Many different programs are cropping up all of the time.  Sign up on the list-serves shared above to keep up with new programs.

University of Vermont, Food Systems Graduate Program

Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

UMass Amherst, Sustainability Science Masters with Food and Agriculture

Concentration

NYU Steinhardt, Masters in Food Studies

Green Mountain College: Masters in Sustainable Food Systems

University of California – Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

 

Local Farmers Who We Love:

Langwater Farm We are proud to be a family-run business.  We are an energized crew with diverse and converging backgrounds in small-scale sustainable agriculture.

Small Businesses that Promote Sustainable Agriculture:

The FruitGuys We founded The FruitGuys in the kitchen of our one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco back in 1998 with the idea to help companies provide healthy options to employees during their workday. Today we are the nation’s #1 provider of farm-fresh fruit to businesses and schools. We are still family owned and operated and maintain a commitment to giving back as well as expanding our network of family farms in each of our regional hubs in San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Phoenix. Inc. Magazine has named The FruitGuys one of the fastest-growing companies in the USA each year since 2008.

Food and Farming Blogs We Love:

 Modern Farmer There has been a movement afoot in recent years to make connections between what we eat, how we live and the planet. Modern Farmer exists for people who want to be a part of that movement—it is for window-herb growers, career farmers, people who have chickens, people who want to have chickens and anyone who wants to know more about how food reaches their plate.

Food Politics-Marion Nestle Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health (the department she chaired from 1988-2003) and Professor of Sociology at New York University. Her degrees include a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition, both from the University of California, Berkeley

101 Cookbooks A site about cooking with whole, natural foods. Chef and author, Heidi Swanson highlights recipes from favorite cookbooks, as well as recipes she write myself – inspired by ingredients that intersect her life, travels, and everyday interests.

 

This is a list that will continue to grow and change as opportunities evolve.

Please contact Farm Manager, Bridget Meigs, bmeigs@stonehill.edu with ideas, questions and to connect around these issues and ideas.

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