Farm Manager Position

 

We follow agroecological farming practices and are committed to farming using sustainable and restorative techniques. Our operations include on site farm stand (including market-style CSA), u-pick, farmer’s markets and wholesale to local grocers and restaurants, educational and community field trips and events.

Job Description

  • Provide oversight and management of the farm crew, working closely with the Farm Owner

  • Work closely with Farm Owner to develop and model proper and efficient techniques and systems

  • Oversee and inspire farm staff training and development, scheduling and day-to-day management to meet the farm’s goals

  • Works in a time efficient manner, can take / give feedback in time management or operations

  • Develop and implement planting schedule, crop and variety selection, working closely with the Farm Owner

  • Manage cover cropping, composting, planting, cultivating, weeding/weed suppression, pest management, all aspects of soil management, disease scouting and prevention using organic production methods

  • Post-harvest handling, storage, and preparation of crops while maintaining rigorous quality standards

  • Assist with orchard maintenance, including thinning, pruning, tracking insects/disease

  • Work with the Farmstand and Distribution Manager to coordinate harvests for the farmstand, restaurant, and grocery orders

  • Record and document daily work flows, create lists of projects, and generally maintain detailed records including harvest, inputs, plantings and other field activities

  • Help with general farm work building, maintenance and other projects, select and procure supplies

  • Operate a variety of mechanical equipment including but not limited to: tractors, implements and other vehicles, drills, seeders irrigation systems, plumbing equipment and electrical like timers, fans, heaters ect.

  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment, including work site and equipment including directing of farm team to do the same

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of documented work experience on a farm with at least two of those years being in a personnel management capacity

  • Able to perform physically demanding and repetitive tasks; able to lift 50+ lbs repeatedly

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

  • Must work well as a team

  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions

  • Experience in computer management software and Google suite including Google Docs and Sheets

  • Communicate as needed with team via email, cell phone and text message

  • Experience with the organic certification process a plus

  • 4 season growing experience with knowledge in hoophouse and greenhouse production a plus

  • Knowledge of farm equipment machinery and repairs a plus

Compensation: Salaried dependent on experience

Employment Type: Full Time

Application Instructions: Please send resume, cover letter, and professional references or questions to 24carrotfarms@gmail.com.