Farm to School Fellow

Farm to School Fellow

Center for Rural Affairs


Goal:                                     Create access to healthy locally grown food for Nebraska’s school children

Title:                                      Farm to School Fellow

Hours per year:                    Full time

Location:                              Center for Rural Affairs office, 145 Main Street, Lyons, NE

Rate of compensation:        $30,000 + benefits (health insurance, sick and vacation time)

Report to:                             Kathie Starkweather, Director, Rural Opportunities

Start Date:                            February 3, 2014, (can be flexible)

End Date:                             January 2, 2015 – with possibility of a second full year term


The Center for Rural Affairs is launching a Farm to School (F2S) project. The goal is to source food from local and regional farmers for pre-school through senior high schools in Nebraska. F2S also provides agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities. It improves the health of children and communities while supporting local and regional farmers.


Principal Activities and Outcomes

1.    Build connections for F2S programs in rural Nebraska through face-to-face networking

2.    Organize training for farmers and school food service personnel in farm product safety and usage

3.    Provide individual F2S facilitation for 10 pilot schools

4.    Raise awareness of F2S, laying the foundation for future expansion



This position requires working cooperatively with farmers, school principals and food service directors, rural community members and leaders, and with Center staff. It requires travel: day-trips by car (company car is available on occasion). You will also have the opportunity to attend the national Farm to School conference in Austin, Texas, in early 2014. This is not an Americorps position.


This position announcement will close January 13, 2014.


The full job description and more information about our organization may be found here:


Your letter and resume or vitae should be emailed to:

  Adele Phillips

  Rural Sustainable Food Systems Specialist

  Center for Rural Affairs


Thank you; we look forward to receiving your application!


Adele Phillips

CENTER for RURAL AFFAIRS|Rural Opportunities and Stewardship Program|Direct: +1(402) 687-2103  Ext. 1022|

Nebraska (Statewide)
Publicaton Date: 
Monday, December 23, 2013 - 12:00am
Company Name: 
Center for Rural Affairs
Deadline to apply: 
Monday, January 13, 2014 - 5:00am
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