Salary: $60000 / per year Location: St. Anne, Illinois
Black Oaks Center for Sustainable Renewable Living (BOC) is a BIPOC-led, non-profit institution dedicated to local food system development in Illinois and the surrounding region. Situated in the historic Black farming community of Pembroke Township, we’ve been actively restoring its legacy of Regenerative Farming since 2011. As of 2024, over 20 parcels, totaling 300+ acres, are earmarked for small farm viability projects, encompassing vegetable and melon production, fruit (berry and fruit tree) cultivation, livestock management, high tunnel production, hemp, grain, and legume cultivation.
Our 100-year Vision is to restore this once-fruitful farming community to a thriving natural environment and food production hub. We are actively seeking a producer experienced in any of the following to apply: organic, ecological, or regenerative farming. If you are passionate about what is possible in the current global energy transition, and want to be a part of a land-based solution to the climate crisis, join us in this mission. The ideal candidate is ready to lead, teach, and contribute to sustainable and regenerative practices. At BOC, we believe in preserving culture and the planet through our commitment to healthy and regenerative farming, ensuring the highest quality and quantity of nutrient-dense harvests. Each production season, we grow, harvest, process, package, and distribute fresh vegetables and medicinal and culinary herbs to individuals, health collectives, wholesalers, and specialty retail outlets throughout Greater Chicagoland.
As the Farm Production Co-Manager in 2024, you’ll play a crucial role in the efficiency and success of our production plans. Your responsibilities will span from the seed to the sale of our high-quality products. This involves overseeing production personnel, ensuring proper training in compliance with company and safety standards, managing farm equipment maintenance, and meeting production demands. You will collaborate with a Farm Education Co-Manager charged with responsibility for the Pembroke Farmland Restoration Educator training program. Farmer Educator Trainees will engage in farm system upgrades, train in a comprehensive curriculum for regenerative farming, and support our EcoCampus farm production. We invite you to consider joining us as we grow the Black Oaks Center, and bring our 100-Year Vision closer to reality with each passing season.
Ideal Candidates Should Have:
Experience and efficacy in regenerative, sustainable, ecological farming and management:
Black Oaks Center For Sustainable Renewable Living
Pembroke Eco-Campus & E 3000S, St. Anne, IL 60964