Farm Labor Link Network

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is charged with maintaining an agricultural jobs network linking farms and facilities processing agricultural products grown in the State with available workers who wish to work on a farm or in a local food industry. Whether you are an employer or someone interested in pursuing the rewarding work of farm and food productions, this can be a first step towards meetings your informational needs.

Search for Jobs in Agriculture

Employer Resources

Job Seeker Resources

Additional job postings in agriculture, agribusiness, plant science, natural resources, environmental services, animal science, agricultural mechanics, food science, and biotechnology can be found here:

  • AgCareers – An international online career portal and job board for agricultural, food, and biotechnology industries.
  • ATTRA – National sustainable farming internships and apprenticeships directory of on-the-job learning opportunities.
  • Craigslist – A free site for employers to post jobs and employees to post their services.
  • Farm and Food Jobs – A nation-wide resource for paid and volunteer opportunities in agriculture and food related industries.
  • Good Food Jobs – A resource for opportunities with farmers, food artisans, purveyors, retailers, restauranteurs, and more.
  • Indeed – A popular international job posting website and career portal.
  • MOFGA – An online resource for organic farming which includes a help wanted forum.
  • USA Jobs – A listing of all federal employment opportunities nation-wide and internationally.
  • University of Maine – A listing of positions available at all University of Maine locations, including positions with the cooperative extension.
  • WWOOF – A network of international exchange programs for volunteers to work on organic farms in exchange for room and board.
  • Word-of-Mouth - Many agricultural jobs are found through word of mouth so direct contact with farms and service providers may be beneficial. An extensive list of farms and service providers can be found on our website: get real. get Maine!

Training Resources

  • Agricultural Education & Training Resources - Looking to learn more about current farming practices and enhance your background in agriculture? The Agricultural Resource Development Division has compiled the following list of resources in order to assist farmers and persons interested in furthering their agricultural education and skills set.
  • Contact your local CareerCenter for information about training opportunities.
  • Training Information for Adult Workers - The CareerCenter can work with you to set goals, find training and identify financial resources to make your plan possible.
  • University of Maine Cooperative Extension - Offers a wealth of informational and educational experiences for those job seekers looking to gain knowledge in agriculture, food safety, small business, and the Maine Food System. Whether its educating gardeners or those wanting to preserve the harvest with canning, freezing, and drying workshops, there are opportunities to advance your skill-set for personal or professional causes. Aspiring, beginning, and transitioning farmers can find resources to help them succeed at the Beginning Farmer Resource Network.
  • SafetyWorks! Maine Department of Labor - SafetyWorks! can help you prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths and reduce related costs. They offer free services, are confidential, and they don't issue fines or citations. SafetyWorks! professionals can train employers and employees on a wide range of safety and health topics-at no cost to you.
  • National Ag Safety Database - The National Ag Safety Database (NASD) is a web-based central repository of health, safety, and injury prevention materials for the agricultural community.
  • Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) - EPA's Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is aimed at reducing the risk of pesticide poisoning and injury among agricultural workers and pesticide handlers.
  • National Education Center for Agricultural Safety - National Safety Council (NSC) has helped raise awareness of safety issues in rural communities for several years. NECAS is the only organization with a hands-on farm equipment safety training center. The facility also houses classrooms, a library and a resource center.
  • The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing - The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Program (AgFF) provides leadership to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses among the nation’s agricultural and forestry workers and fishermen.
  • Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program - Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship is dedicated to providing a guided pathway to independent dairy farm ownership, developing grazing careers, and strengthening the economic and environmental well-being of rural communities and the dairy industry. For more information, please contact the Maine Education Coordinator, Rick Kersbergen, at: richard.kersbergen@maine.edu or 207-342-5971