The Land Stewardship Project is seeking a fulltime soil health grazing organizer that will focus on base-building an audience of farmers and graziers in western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota. We are looking for a person with a background in rural organizing and/or regenerative grazing and who wants to work with livestock farmers in their communities on better soil health practices and building farmer involvement into the organization.
The organizer will be a supportive and engaged member of the Soil Health Team. The organizer will be expected to develop and lead at least one peer-learning group of graziers in the organizing region. Building power by unifying rural and urban people through education and community engagement on agricultural and rural community issues is core to program department work. In collaboration with the Soil Health director, the organizer will be expected to help develop and execute their work plans and weekly goals in accordance to program annual plans. Applications are being accepted until Oct. 16, 2022.
The Land Stewardship Action Fund (the 501 c4 political leadership development partner of the Land Stewardship Project) is seeking to bring on temporary staff to assist the political organizer in implementing our grassroots, power-building electoral work and engaging rural Minnesotans in the political process both as activists and as future candidates. Some level of organizing experience is required (whether that be through issue organizing, on a political candidate’s campaign, or something similar), and the successful candidate must have a commitment to building the power of people to make a difference in society on the issues that impact them.
Through the Land Stewardship Action Fund, we can advance our values for people, communities, and the land by identifying and supporting candidates running for office who will champion our issues and govern in deep relationship with us once elected. This position begins as soon as possible and runs until the end of November 2022.