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Organic Vegetable Farm Manager

Date Posted: 31-7-2012
Location: Alexandria, LA, USA
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OPPORTUNITY: Manage a sustainable diversified organic vegetable operation on 13 acres, expanding to 50 acres over five years.

COMPENSATION: We provide housing and utilities on the farm in a three bedroom, two bath, newly renovated house with central air and heat. We offer health insurance and a 401K matching program, and a 35 to 45K salary, depending on experience and skills. Opportunity for profit sharing as the business becomes successful.

KNOWLEDGE NEEDED:
Knowledge of Organic Vegetable Farming Infrastructure
Tools and Equipment of Organic Vegetable Farming
Soil and Nutrient Management
Crop Rotation
Plant Pathology
Pest Management
Weed Management
Succession Planting
Post-Harvest Handling
CSA and Farmers Market Knowhow

SKILLS NEEDED:
Analysis prior production and plan for future production.
Development of operational plans for current tracts.
Development of infrastructure plans for new tracts.
Facility with farm implements and equipment.
Labor management in the methods of organic vegetable production.
Good people and communication skills including the ability to teach and learn.
Financial and yield management skills.

EXPERIENCES NEEDED: At least five years experience in all of the above with a commercially viable organic vegetable operation.

THE COMPANY: Inglewood is a certified organic vegetable farm, forage-fed chicken and pig farm, organic pecan orchard, and nature preserve. Since January we have been growing certified organic vegetables on ten acres and selling at three farmers markets a week as well as local grocers and distributors. In January we hope to launch a CSA. We employ humane, dignified, environmentally sustainable practices to raise nutritious organically raised food for local consumers.
Salary: 45000

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