Job Location:  Must reside in the West Central region (from Kansas City regional Food Shed could be

KS or MO).

Join our Team in being a strong contribution to the overall performance and success of the New Growth program(s).

APPLICANT MUST complete West Central’s application before being fully considered for this position.  Please see details below. 

Please include the position title and posting number (FOC10042023) on your application.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Farm Outreach Coordinator (FOC) will enhance New Growth’s current food systems program by doing farmer outreach and assistance work.  This work includes management of programs and outreach to farmers.   The FOC will help find farmers and outreach for underserved producers, especially beginning farmers in the West Central region of Missouri. 

REQUIREMENTS:  High School Diploma, Bachelor’s degree or 2 plus years’ experience in an equivalent field.

Experience working with farmers and some knowledge of farming practices; experience and knowledge of food systems and/or agriculture is preferred.

Proficient in written and verbal communications and computer work (i.e. Microsoft suite, typing, etc.

A self-starter, well organized and ready to take on the projects tasks.

Effective public speaking and audio-visual and social media experience is helpful.

Be a positive team player with excellent people skills.  Have the ability to communicate and work professionally

with all farmers, clients and co-workers with a positive and caring attitude.

DETAILS:  This is a full time position working 36 hours per week.  Salary:  $34,000 – 40,000/year.  Starting date:  November 6, 2023. Application deadline: 10/18/2023.  Grade:  5.

EXCELLENT BENEFITS:  4-day work week, vacation, sick leave, holiday pay and employer paid health insurance.  We offer life, dental, and vision insurance; 403B Retirement Fund; Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Spending Account.

West Central understands the challenges of work/life balance and has instituted a compressed work week to allow staff more time for family and commitments outside of the office.

Interested candidates:  Resumes are gladly accepted but a completed and signed application is required to apply for all job openings.  Please complete an online application on West Central’s website:, 1) Work With Us, 2) Application, then [Please fill out our online Application HERE ].   To request an application be mailed or emailed, contact Human Resources 660.476.2185 x 1107 or email: KEJones@wcmcaa.orgApplications may be returned by mail to:  West Central Mo. Community Action Agency,  Attn:  Human Resources, 112 W. 4th St, Appleton City, MO  64724, or by fax to: 660.476.9246.

This position reflects the mission, vision, and values of West Central Missouri Community Action Agency, adheres to the agency and Community Action Code of Ethics and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

West Central Missouri Community Action Agency shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, reprisal, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in recruitment, selection, employment, placement, promotion, training, assignment, separation or any other personnel action. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D/V/AA