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Farm Manager - Nonprofit - Organic Farm

Date posted: 29-02-2016
Location: LaGrange, GA, USA
Contact Person: Judson Turner
Company/Business Name: Pineywoods Farm
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COMPANY DESCRIPTION
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Pineywoods Farm is an upcoming certified organic farm located near Lagrange, Georgia. The farm is comprised of eight productive acres including a 3/4 of an acre in high tunnel production. The farm seeks to create a model of sustainable agriculture to be replicated around the south. We will create closed loop systems and focus on ecologically sound and financially sustainable production. We plan to have a dedicated following of people, and to pursue a passion for producing great food.
JOB DESCRIPTION
We currently have 33,000 sqft under cover. we are growing heirloom tomatoes that will be in the ground no later than the end of March. Heated greenhouse, multiple tractors, plastic layer, plastic lifter, bed shapers, mowers, fertigation, vermiculture reactor 5x8 continuous flow, water wheel for transplants, and a lot more. Please visit www.pineywoodsfarming.com for more info. Position Description: Pineywoods Farm is seeking a creative, industrious, and productive Farm Manager to oversee and operate organic vegetable production on the farm. We are looking for someone who works hard, who is able to manage others, and who will work with outside staff to create a professional, integrated farm business. The manager will be expected to actively participate in all of the day-to-day work with employees in addition to applicable office work. An experienced organic farmer is available as to support operations for the first year. This is an opportunity for a candidate with a significant amount of experience to grow and excel in organic agriculture. This is not an easy job, but the tools are in place for the passionate and practiced candidate to succeed.

Responsibilities:
Prepare, oversee, and manage marketing efforts including wholesale and local direct sales. Operate farm plans within established budgets. Plan, manage, and execute planting, cultivation, irrigation, harvesting, and cultural management of all crops. Oversee disease and pest management. Purchase farm supplies and seeds. Maintain detailed farm records. Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work environment. Recruit, and manage seasonal and permeant employees. Train staff in the safe use of equipment and tools. Work effectively and cooperatively with the Pineywoods team to maintain set standards. Publish farm information including updates to blogs, social media and website. Experience Required: 3 to 5 years of organic fruit and vegetable production. History of wholesale marketing and/or farmers market management Understanding of agricultural management principles such as: whole farm planning, crop rotations, integrated pest management, cultural management of perennial crops and tree fruit, cover cropping, soil and plant sciences, Experience running and maintaining farm vehicles, equipment, hoophouses and greenhouses. Strong computer skills. Experience in business management. Experience in crop planning and budgeting.

Compensation

Salary is 32-35,000 USD depending on experience. The manager's house has been full refurbished and provided rent free. Families are welcome. If husband and wife / Couple team, please send both resumes we can discuss hiring both. House is on property.
Salary:32-35,000 USD
 
 
 
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