Thank you so much for your interest in the Desert Farming Initiative (DFI). We are very grateful to those interested in learning or working at DFI.  We are continually looking for ways to expand and provide opportunities for working – hands on learning experiences at our farm.

Employment Opportunities

Farm Production Manager – DFI is currently accepting applications for a unique and amazing opportunity. The Farm Production Manager will oversee, manage, coordinate, and execute the production and harvest of all vegetable and fruit crop operations at two field station sites.  Click here to view the full job description and to learn how to apply. Currently accepting applications!

Interested in working as a Student Employee?
Student employee positions work in the day to day farming tasks of a small commercial scale vegetable and fruit farm. We hire a few student employees throughout the year. We look for responsible and dedicated UNR students who are committed to work a full season, including all of summer break. We are especially interested in providing opportunities for students who interested in agriculture, food, health, and or just love and enjoy working outdoors.  If you are interested in a job at the DFI farm we encourage you to come volunteer for 4 hours to see if working on a commercial and educational farm is right for you, before you apply.

Interested in volunteering?
Are you interested in getting your hands dirty and learn how to grow vegetables, but not ready for a job farming? Or are you with an organization or company looking for volunteer opportunities? DFI strives to offer individual and group volunteer opportunities.

Work Trade Program: DFI is currently looking for 6 committed volunteers to participate in our new work trade program from March to October 2019.  You volunteer for one 4 hour shift per week and receive $20 value of vegetables or fruit from the farm per week, along with free admission to DFI on-farm workshops.  Priority will be given to UNR students.  Most work will include harvesting, washing, and packaging produce.  Must be in good physical health.

Contact Program Manager, Charles Schembre at cschembre@cabnr.unr.edu or phone 775-682-9783

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