Indigo Ag is a mission-driven company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. We innovate across a breadth of technology and science disciplines to help enhance agriculture's long-term sustainability and profitability and mitigate the climate crisis. We seek to positively impact the world through the digital and biological solutions we bring to the market, creating a more resilient earth, healthier economies, and thriving communities. Our people build partnerships, explore the science, and engineer the technology to help grow the future of sustainable agriculture. The only way to achieve it is through a unique combination of expertise – from Fortune 500 to academia, soil science and agriculture, to tech start-ups.
The Sustainability Science & Modeling team connects cutting edge science and research with quantification methodologies at scale through deeply cross disciplinary work. We define the science requirements behind high-quality carbon credits, collaborate with scientists across academia and industry, and work on world class data sets and experiments to advance the science around sustainability and agriculture. Field experiments are vital to enhancing the ability of growers and producers to utilize and implement regenerative practices studying their effects on carbon sequestration potential.
Your role as a Grant Manager is to identify agricultural lands within Tribal Nations or Native American producers across the US for grazing and row crop production practices, ensure collection of high-quality data from demonstration sites, ensure practices are being implemented as expected and deliver a great and seamless experience for our partner growers and producers. Activities will include identifying, recruiting and engaging producers to participate in the projects identified in the grant. Also assist with data capture and data shepherding, setting up and monitoring grazing activities with cattle producers in perennial grasslands as well as cover crops in croplands. You will work with our Ground Truth and Measurement squad to coordinate logistics of field protocols as mentioned above, ground truth on farm (as necessary) and perform any tasks to assist our partners with world-class services. Location is remote but prefer to be located centrally in the US. Position is for approximately 20 hours per week. Specific timing of hours can be flexible to accommodate academic or other work.
- Handling all outreach activities to new and current relationships with tribal nations and Native American producers
- Responsible for maintaining good relationships with all partners across Indigo's Carbon field experiments and demonstrations
- Identifying tribes and Native American producers that can participate in the grant either on croplands or grazing lands
- Working with those nations or producers to recruit and enroll in the grant and/or Carbon by Indigo
- Ensure payments and supplies that are needed by the participants are completed & reimbursed by the grant
- Coordinating logistics for implementation and data capture with each partner, paying close attention to data quality and grower needs
- Coordinating sampling events on these lands & build/sustain positive relationships with grower partners by delivering on commitments to growers
- Coordinate any in-person site visits that are needed for the success of the grant program & in conjunction with NRCS and other partners in 2023 & 2024 at these select sites, based on grant requirements
- Work on building out tribal lands where agricultural activities are occurring and identifying the bottlenecks for participation in Carbon by Indigo and what remedies would be needed to alleviate those constraints
- Building awareness of Indigo Ag's Carbon program in tribal lands
- Empathy in interactions with all stakeholders
- Willingness and desire to work with native producers regularly
- Team player and collaborates effectively with team members
- Strong attention to detail with solid organizational and prioritization skills
- Passionately devoted to improving farmer profitability, consumer health, and environmental sustainability of our food system
- Some knowledge of agronomy and row crop production practices along with cattle production and grazing strategies
- Excellent communication skills due to remote working environment
- Self-motivated and able to create working schedules that align with field tasks across large geographic area
- Willing to travel and stay overnight at locations to ensure all tasks are complete for selection times and events
- Valid driver's license
- Working remotely as part of a team
- Position is for approximately 20 hours per week
- Farming background or working knowledge of row crop farming practices, cattle and implementation of grazing systems
- Preferred experience working with Native producers on tribal lands
At Indigo, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national, social or ethnic origin, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, marital status, family or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, family medical history or genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Indigo believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion among our team members are critical to our success. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
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