Midwest Farmland Coordinator – American Farmland Trust

The Farmland Coordinator plays a critical role in administrative responsibilities. As an integral part of the Midwest team, the Farmland Coordinator will support the Midwest Farmland Protection Manager with the Wisconsin Farmland Protection Partnership and growing Wisconsin programming by coordinating diverse groups of partners and programs, focusing on farmland protection, land access, and land transfer. 

What You’ll Be Working On

  • Support the development of programs for a diversity of stakeholders across multiple formats, such as webinars, networking events, educational workshops and field days
  • Coordinate event logistics for program and outreach events, including registrations, meals, meeting room rentals, webinar logistics and support, meeting materials, catering, A/V and other support as needed
  • Organize internal meetings and communications to ensure timely completion of program activities; 
  • Provide communications staff with content for social media campaigns, regular email updates, and other digital communications
  • Support engaging local land trust and municipal staff to help them act on a wide range of farm-related topics, including regenerative practices, land access, and succession planning;
  • Coordinate quarterly Wisconsin Farmland Protection Partnership meetings
  • Support the development of educational and outreach materials to support AFT’s land protection, access, and transfer efforts
  • Work with Wisconsin Farmland Protection Partnership partners to track progress toward mutual goals and ensure consistent messaging
  • Track contracts and memorandums of understanding between partner organizations
  • Respond to email and phone inquiries from farmers, landowners and the public
  • Represent AFT at public meetings, field days, educational events and in the community at large

American Farmland Trust is the only national organization that takes a holistic approach to agriculture, focusing on the land itself, the agricultural practices used on that land, and the farmers and ranchers who do the work. Since our founding in 1980, AFT has helped permanently protect over 6.5 million acres of agricultural lands, advanced environmentally-sound farming practices on millions of additional acres, and helped thousands of farm families make a go of it (primarily through programs that increase farm viability and/or enhance farmland access). Long a pioneering leader, AFT is now riding a new wave of growth, driven by agriculture’s most pressing needs and opportunities. For more information please visit American Farmland Trust’s website.

If this job sounds like a fit for you, apply here. Please answer the screener questions and be sure to include a cover letter and resume to be considered.

ORGANIZATION: American Farmland Trust