Assistant Farmer Jim Adams Farms
- Date Posted September 24, 2017
- Location Atlanta, GA
- Category Agriculture
- Job Type Full-Time
Jim Adams Farms is a new urban agriculture venture in Atlanta, GA. We farm in fully-equipped greenhouses that support year-round production. Our top priority is to grow for our own storefront – Jim Adams Farm & Table – which includes a market for fresh produce and a café serving dishes made from our produce.
We are founded on three basic principles: financial viability, environmental sustainability, and social responsibility.Job Description
We are looking for a highly-motivated, high-energy farm assistant with some knowledge of basic farming techniques and a general agriculture skill set to support our farmer. This is a long-term, full-time position.
Requirements & Responsibilities
- On-Farm Management
Work with lead farmer in planning and overseeing crop schedule including planting, harvesting, packing, and delivery of vegetables and flowers.
Assist lead farmer with the maintenance and build out of all farm buildings as well as manage the use and return of all tools to appropriate locations, and ensure a general level of tidiness
Maintain and execute maintenance of small and large farm equipment
- Organic Production
Work alongside lead farmer in all production related activities – bed preparation, harvest, and general farm upkeep
Assist lead farmer with proper care and maintenance of all perennials
Work alongside lead farmer in apiary activities including hive inspection, honey harvest, and beehive construction.
Assist lead farmer in coordinating and executing weekly Atlanta restaurant deliveries and engage and educate customers in farm activities and opportunities to participate.
- Qualifications and Expectations:
Some experience with annual and perennial organic systems and production is required
Experience producing in greenhouses is preferred
Experience making deliveries and a clean driving record are required
Must be able to lift 50+ pounds on a regular basis
Good record-keeping skills
Ability to work alongside people from diverse cultures and demographicsCompensation this position is PAID: salaried, less than 50k Work visa This employer is willing to sponsor a work visa for international applicants How to apply