Ontario Soil Network

Employment Opportunity - Regional Coordinators

The Ontario Soil Network needs a few self-starters to support farmers and farmer-led events across Southern and Eastern Ontario.

This is a part-time job with flexible hours and involves talking with farmers, coordinating and advertising events, finding local sponsorship and partnerships and record keeping. Project management, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and communication skills are required, along with a clean drivers record and personal vehicle for travel. Knowledge of cropping systems, strong rural and agriculture networks and social media skills are a benefit.

Please send your resume and cover letter (five-page maximum) to Gabrielle Ferguson, gferguson@ruralontarioinstitute.ca, by November 23, 2018.


The Ontario Soil Network (OSN) is a farmer-led extension in Ontario with the goal of increasing the adoption of soil-building Best Management Practices such as cover crops, minimum-tillage and soil amendments. Based on peer-to-peer knowledge exchange, and framed as a leadership challenge, OSN will connect and support 40 'early adopters' in their collective outreach and peer-engagement efforts.

Participants in the course will be challenged and supported to host education events on their own farms, speak at farm events across the province, participate in media campaigns and mentor other farmers who want to take the first steps towards soil health. They will also be involved in evaluating the efficacy of their approaches, in order to become more effective influencers in the future.