Job Opening: Farm Hand/Farm Trainee

Job Opening: Farm Trainee
Job Opening: Farm Trainee

The Grain Place is current seeking a Farm Hand/Farm Trainee, to assist the Resident Farmer/Farm Manager in performing all tasks associated with the design, establishment, and subsequent upkeep of the farm to ensure a certified organic, sustainable and profitable model is maintained and the health of both animals and crops are kept at the highest level of current certified organic and Regenerative standards.

This person would help operate and develop the farm on behalf of the Foundation and family shareholders consistent with the philosophy and systems historically practiced (rotation plans, field layouts, etc.) and the vision and purpose of the Foundation to advance management of life forms in symbiotic relationships for the production of food, feed, and fiber through operations in cooperation with the local ecology and by providing educational programs.

The Farm Trainee would help develop innovative/non-conventional ideas and practices with a willingness to learn from failures as well as successes, a process requiring flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to document activities and results using available technology (pc, tablets, etc.)

This is an entry level position with opportunity for the right person to grow with the job.  This could be a full or part-time position. 

More information, including who to contact regarding this position, is available on our Job Opportunity page.

Watch our 2020 Farm Tour & Field Day Any Time!

Our 2020 Grain Place Foundation Field Day is now available to watch from wherever you are! You can see our Farm Tour, make a visit to Grain Place Foods, hear our keynote from Brise Tencer of the Organic Farming Research Foundation, or watch the panel discussion the followed the keynote.

Grain Place Farm Tour 2020
Grain Place Foods Tour (our on-site organic grain processing facility)
Keynote address from Brise Tencer, Executive Director of the Organic Farming Research Foundation
(plus a quick tour of our Foundation House on the farm)
Panel conversation with Brise Tencer of the Organic Farming Research Foundation, David Vetter of Grain Place Foods, Bill Whitney of the Prairie Plains Resource Institute and Graham Christensen of GC Resolve. Plus GPF Board Member Dr. Kathleen Delate of Iowa State University.