Work with the PFI team and agricultural stakeholders across the Midwest to create more resilient farming systems.

Strategic Initiatives Coordinator 

Practical Farmers of Iowa is seeking a diligent, respectful and passionate person to serve as a strategic initiatives coordinator for the strategic initiatives team. For 35 years, Practical Farmers has worked to equip farmers across the state (and beyond) to build resilient farms and communities.

This work has always been rooted in our value of welcoming everyone and creating a culture of mutual respect. We believe that a diversity of people, ideas and perspectives strengthens our ability to find creative solutions, enriches our understanding and broadens our impact.

At Practical Farmers, we celebrate this diversity and are committed to ensuring that our policies and practices create an equitable and inclusive workplace. We take equal opportunity seriously, and seek to empower and support all applicants and teammates.

The strategic initiatives (SI) team works creatively to build collaborative connections between the private and public sectors that accomplish the goals of our farmer members on the broader Iowa and Midwestern landscape. The strategic initiatives coordinator will support that team by:

  1. facilitating effective, persuasive farmer-to-farmer education and learning events on cover crop and small-grain practices
  2. providing agronomic counseling in cover crop consultations with cost-share program participants and responding to farmer questions about cover crops, small grains production and fertilizer management
  3. writing articles, blogs and other outreach on cover crops, small grains production and fertilizer management for Practical Farmers and for distribution in other farm-related outlets
  4. supporting the SI team in data collection and information management processes

Practical Farmers offers a flexible, fast-paced work environment with opportunities for independent initiative and professional development.

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