Farm Practices Qualifying As Ecoservices
Farm practices qualifying as ecoservices
- Farming: Crop rotation, organic manures, organic food producers, low energy inputs, low/no agrochemical inputs, IPM and biological disease/pest control, monitoring for food-borne illness, local processing and distribution
- Ranching: natural and grass-fed beef, mixed herds, local processing and distribution
- Watershed: channel rehabilitation and low tech flood control (e.g., gabions)
- Soils: regeneration and preservation; stopping erosion
- Productivity/diversity Management: Improving rangeland; predator-friendly beef and lamb; herd management and predators; increasing native pollinators; Wind, solar, biofuel, water conservation and ecoservices; providing in-stream flows for sensitive aquatic species
- Fire ecology: restoring fire regimes and increasing production
- Water: Quality and Quantity: Improving low-quality waters (nutrients, sediments, temperature, bacteria, heavy metals), storm water flows, groundwater, trading water quality credits in water, stream mitigation banking (stream channel, banks, buffers, hydrology); Nutrient management & removing toxics from nutrient cycles
- Air: Air Quality and public health; Atmospheric Change and carbon-sequestration
- Animal welfare: Animal Feeding Operations, veal
- Biodiversity: Increasing native pollinators; Conservation banks — providing habitat for sensitive species; habitat, cover, water for game and wildlife. Populations and species-specific needs. Special habitats: wetland mitigation banks, in-stream flows, riparian
Invasive Species Management
- Ecoservices Portfolio management: Local, state and federal credit opportunities.
- Conservation Practices: Becoming guardians on remote public lands; cooperating in landscape-scale biotic community protection; Cultural Resources
- Other: Maps, Imagery, and Data, & Analysis
- Environmental Compliance vs. Ecoservice payments
Agrifood Green Jobs
- Ecoservices Portfolio Manager (assess opportunities, coordinate credits/funds, monitor compliance and success); Educational Certificates for Ranch-hand and rancher and Farm-hand and farmer ecoservices
- Biofuels: Manure management; Bioethanol; production, processing, distribution; forest/woodland thinning; Urban recycling; Algal production, processing and distribution; Pecan, orchard thinning
- Agro-ecoregional food hub jobs: Demo- and/or biocultural garden and livestock operators; Nature trail guides, rsestorers, and maintainers; Incubator farm operators; Ag educators( 4H, meetings); Organic Waste Recyclers and processors; Locavore restaurant workers
- Sustainable Ag Supply Store jobs: Solar, wind, and water conservation purchasers and retailers; value-added food producers (Sorting, Packaging, Batch Making); Process, Storage, Distribution, Dry, cool, and freezer workers
- Urban farm jobs: Greenhouse construction and operation; Power plant/industrial heat and Coolant water infrastructure construction, operation and maintenance; Grey Water systems construction and maintenance; Ag History Gardeners and Historians; Education Center occupations.
- Agritourism jobs: management and on-farm guides and sellers
- Urban Forestry and Nursery occupations
New and Transformed Agrifood Occupations
- Certifiers for ecoservice payments
- Ranch & farm ecoservice managers
- Agro-ecoregion breeders to resist and adapt to climate change
- Breeders and designers of integrated pest management and cropping to manage pests and pathogens
- Local meat processors
- New value-added food manufacturing
- Renewable energy and water equipment
- Local PR and NM brand advertisers
- Local logistics IT experts
- More co-ops (workers, managers) and farmers market associations
- Fair Trade brokers
- Green-lined local banks and co-ops
- Natural food companies, processors, wholesalers and retailers
- Conventional to natural or organic farming and ranching
- Natural/organic feeds production and supply
- Natural/organic fertilizer production and supply
- Institutional vendors/buyers
- Farm-to-Chef vendors/buyers
- Conventional to sustainable ag educational curricula and teachers
- Local drop-off and transport workers
Jobs in Value Chain That Could be Green Jobs As Local Food Economy Scales Up
- Farmers with sustainable practices
- Farm workers providing eco-services
- Agritourism workers
- Animal/crop breeders involved in climate change and reduced impacts
- Nurseries for local species to replace invasives or soil enhancement
- Greenhouses with low energy and water features, especially organic and native plant nurseries (includes nursery workers)
- Ranch-hand and farm-hand workers involved in eco-services; soil conservation (soil conservationist)
- Energy saving equipment: agricultural operators, farm equipment mechanics.
- Biofuel and diesel engine specialists.
- Renewable energy specialists.
- Between Farmer/Rancher and Food Manufacturer: Cooling and freezing equipment operators.
- Graders and sorters of agricultural products.
- Eco-friendly, worker-friendly and humane food manufacturing:Cooling and freezing equipment operators
- Slaughterers and meatpackers; meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmer.
- Machine operators and food batchmakers: food cooking and tenders (roasting, baking, and drying), cutting and slicing, extruding and forming operators, mixing and blending, crushing and grinding, casing finishers and stuffers
- Bakers and baking equipment operators.
- Dairy processing equipment operators.
- Green packing and filling: bottle packers and bottle fillers; less packaging; recyclable packing.
- Specialized mechanics in energy-saving equipment: heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics, industrial machinery mechanics; maintenance repairers.
- Management and Sales in green economy: Top executives, supervisors, production inspectors, and quality control technician; industrial production managers; advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers; sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing; computer programmers and systems analysts; bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks and procurement clerks, janitors and cleaners. Transport and Logistics: Hand packers and packagers; offbearers at docks; produce and product drivers, mobile sales representatives, brokers; freight, stock, and material movers; computer programmers and systems analysts for logistics.
- Consumer: Labelers.
- Farm-to-Chef, Farm-to-School logistics, farmer’s markets, CSA employees, buying club employees, specialty grocery store employees.
- Restaurant waiters and waitresses, servers, bartenders, hosts and hostesses. Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers. Limited-service eateries combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food; and counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop. Dishwashers.
- Elderly care, penitentry, asylum and other institutional care-givers.
- Research: Organic-oriented agronomists, green ag economists, geneticists, breeders, mechanical engineers, industrial engineers for reducing pollution and increasing energy efficiency, chemists, food scientists and technologists. Sampling technicians, climate-change climatologists, environmental engineers.