School District of Sarasota County
Farm to School Liaison
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|Posted On:||Tuesday, 31st July 2018|
Reports to: Farm to School Coordinator, Food and Nutrition Services
Promote and maximize the use of locally grown foods, especially food grown on school grounds, in the National School Lunch program and National School Breakfast program. Develop and maintain day-to-day operations of sustainable school farm programs in partnership with school sites and community groups. Write and maintain Standard Operating Procedures for school farm projects and educate and train students and adults on small farm best practices.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrates the ability to work with students, teachers, Food and Nutrition Services employees, administrators, and the agricultural community. Effective communication and presentation skills are essential. Knowledge of farm planning and operation, planting and harvest schedules, farm food safety, utilizing diverse growing methods, and leveraging community resources.
Light Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects.
Outdoor Work: Exposure to environmental elements such as heat, rain, cold, humidity, soil, water, chemicals, and other materials associated with farming in Southwest Florida.
Terms of Employment:
Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of work year and hours of employment shall be those established by the District.
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.
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