Carnation Farms is a community-based hub for regenerative food & agriculture that educates and empowers the work of culinary, food and farm professionals. We aspire to help create a thriving regional food system connecting farmers & culinary professionals around shared values of regenerative food, health & equity.
Carnation Farms (CF), a historically significant agricultural asset of the Snoqualmie Valley of King County, Washington, has embarked on an evolution of its 100-plus year role, purpose and mission in the broader Pacific Northwest farm and food communities. The board, staff, and family members of this nonprofit organization have embraced a transformation, focusing on healthy, regenerative food systems as its purpose and regenerative practices throughout its farming, culinary and educational activities.
Decades of factory farming, monocultural farming, and industrialization have led to a badly-managed and -damaged food system. This not only has significant implications for human and community health, but we are also contributing to dire ecological and climate conditions, hollowing out rural economies, and squandering our water and soil, maybe the most precious resources on earth. Transforming our food system is some of the most important work of our time. The quality of what we put on our fork can transform our world. CF has a sense of urgency to make the biggest possible contribution we can to avert a negative future and help create positive changes in our food system. For further information please visit: www.carnationfarms.org.
CF has operated an 800+ acre certified organic farm, mixed vegetable farm with a livestock program, for many years, and the organization’s leadership will now go further to fully engage in regenerative practices that build soil health, protect watersheds, and make resources and farm assets open and available to a broader, diverse community of stakeholders. The Director will play a leading role in this transformation.
Carnation Farms is seeking an experienced Director of Generative Agriculture who will lead the development and implementation of the farm’s future regenerative agricultural strategies, in partnership with the Board and Executive Director. This leader will help shape a vision for CF’s role in promoting healthier, regenerative food and farming systems in the Pacific Northwest. This person will need to be entrepreneurial, flexible, and ready to adapt to and lead change. It is a unique moment and opportunity. It is vital that this leader be as much of a businessperson and team manager & leader as a farmer. This position has 3-4 direct reports and a total of 10- 12 full-time staff.
Developing and Directing Strategy and Partnerships
Leadership and Management
Directing the Farming and Land Use (working through and with the whole Regen Ag team)
If you want to make a difference every day in support of the mission of Carnation Farms and have the experience and capabilities required for this position, please send your resume, along with a cover letter with salary expectations, explaining how your qualifications are a fit and why you are passionate about this leadership role, to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Women, People of Color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and people from other marginalized lived experiences are encouraged apply. We will accept applications until filled and begin interviews right after Jan 1, 2024. Reference and background checks for finalists are part of the recruiting process of Carnation Farms.