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The Farmer Services Coordinator supports CAFF’s Farmer Services program, and specifically the Food Safety program by providing in-person training to farmers and leading our Partner Farm Program. CAFF offers a wide variety of food safety trainings to meet farmers where they are at and help guide them in improving their farm’s food safety practices. This position will help co-teach the Produce Safety Alliance Grower training with guidance from the Senior Manager for Farmer Services. This position will provide FSMA 101 and basic GAPs trainings throughout the state with our local partners (UCSC, Center for Land Based Learning, First Generation Farmers, and others); provide small group farmer trainings throughout the state; and manage the Food Safety Partner Farm Program. The Farmer Services Coordinator will meet with farmers, help them develop food safety action plans, guide them through completing them step by step, and organize farm field days. The vast majority of the time for this position will be spent “in-the-field” providing trainings to farmers and talking with them 1-on-1 and in small groups. This position will include a fair amount of travel especially during January-March. Additionally, this position will spend a small amount of their time on supporting our new food safety e-course and in other areas of the program.
Part Time – 60%, with significantly more hours during November-March each year (closer to 90% FTE during that time, April-Oct. each year will be closer to 30% FTE; possibility for additional time to be added
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