Hiring: Farm Viability Contractor – MDAR

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources’ (MDAR) mission is to ensure the long-term viability of agriculture in Massachusetts. Through its four divisions – Agricultural Conservation & Technical Assistance, Agricultural Markets, Animal Health, and Crop and Pest Services – MDAR strives to support, regulate, and enhance the rich diversity of the Commonwealth’s agricultural community to promote economically and environmentally sound food safety and animal health measures, and fulfill agriculture’s role in energy conservation and production.

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is accepting resumes and applications for the position of Farm Viability Contractor.  The contract will not exceed one year. 

A cover letter and resume must be submitted as part of the application process and attached “as relevant” to the requisition.  

This position is anticipated to be a term-limited one-year contract position. Salary assumes 1800 hours over a period of a year with an added stipend in lieu of benefits of $2.68/hour that has been included in the hourly rate. This is a contractor position with no benefits, except earned sick leave.

This position is available within Farm Viability and Agricultural Business Training Program team at The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. The Farm Viability Contractor will report to the Farm Viability Programs Supervisor to coordinate the Farm Viability Enhancement Program, provide stewardship support to farmers with land protected under covenant, and provide succession planning guidance and resources to Massachusetts farmers to help transfer their farms to the next generation.  We are looking for an experienced, motivated team member with an understanding of business, land use and agriculture in Massachusetts that is ready to develop strong relationships with farmers to help keep their farm businesses viable and productive.

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