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Agricultural Development Section Chief (Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets)

Organization Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Location 116 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620

Position description

Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets seeks a dynamic individual to join the Agricultural Development Division leadership team.  We are seeking someone with great passion for local agriculture and experience supporting working land businesses with experience in program and budget development and staff management. As agriculture and food businesses diversify across our region, the assistance and development needs of the industry and the supporting supply chain are also evolving.

This Agricultural Development Section Chief will assist with policy and legislative direction, program development guidance and budget creation around farm to school, direct to consumer marketing, farm to institution, produce safety, working lands, food system development, domestic trade and international export. The position will have ongoing engagement with agriculture and food based businesses, industry stakeholders, legislators, nonprofit and public-sector partners, and consumers. As an advisor to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Vermont Legislature, the Ag Development Section Chief should enjoy collaboration, public speaking, managing group dynamics and complex problem solving plus being a part of a dynamic group of committed public service providers.

Date Posted September 12th, 2017
Deadline September 27th, 2017
# of Positions Available 1
Categories Food system media, Food Production, Specialty foods / snacks, Farm to School programs
Type Full Time
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