About the Position:
This full-time staff member is a new position that will support organic production practices with food producers across the state with comprehensive technical assistance. They will also provide outreach to consumers to encourage a broader understanding of the value of making local organic food a purchasing priority. The Statewide Organic Agriculture Coordinator will foster meaningful connections with other small farm and business support providers throughout the state to create a pipeline of services that encourages the adoption and implementation of organic agricultural practices with an emphasis on the specific market, climate, and cultural needs of Louisiana. The Statewide Organic Agriculture Coordinator will be expected to work collaboratively with the relevant programs at Louisiana Central, Market Umbrella, and Sprout Nola to ensure program goals are met, they will be based at the Louisiana Central office in Alexandria, LA and answer to the Executive Director for Farm and Food there. This position will also work closely with the Louisiana Small Scale Agriculture Coalition (LSSAC) member organizations to ensure that outreach and education opportunities are statewide and cohesively integrated into existing and new programs.
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