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This job expired on May 26, 2019

Vegetable Field Manager Empire Farm

  • Date Posted March 27, 2019
  • Location Copake, NY
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Empire Farm is a beautiful 220 acre educational farm that administers a mixed vegetable program and CBD hemp production. Job description
  1. We are searching for a farmer familiar with intensive, regenerative practices to manage a 2 acre mixed vegetable garden that supplies the Empire Farm Store, culinary programming, events and wholesale accounts. The Field Manager is also responsible for establishing and maintaining a Pick-Your-Own Flower Garden and Educational Garden, as well as, managing 3 acres in summer cover and a small flock of laying hens,. We are looking for a candidate who can start immediately and work through December, with the possibility of winter greenhouse work and a multi-season role. This is a full time position (40-50hrs/wk) and involves managing a full time assistant farmer and one seasonal field hand. We are looking for a candidate who is an enthusiastic and talented grower, self-directed, detail oriented, creative and generous of spirit.



    • Implement, manage and participate in all aspects of the vegetable and flower production: propagation,

      greenhouse management, field prep, transplanting, weed and pest management, harvest, wash/pack and

      post harvest handling.

    • Create field crew schedules; monitor and be accountable for the progress of all fieldwork. Train and work

      alongside crew to ensure timely completion of daily tasks

    • Work closely with the farm store manager, education director, event planner, chefs, etc. to generate weekly

      harvest lists.

    • Maintain all aspects of record-keeping including propagation, cultivation, orders and harvest records.

    • Maintain a clean and safe field and wash/pack environment. This farm is open to the public.

    3. Qualifications:

    • A minimum of two years experience with intensive, regenerative farming practices with demonstrated

      knowledge of crop rotation, cover cropping, IPM and soil fertility management.

    • A minimum of one year farm management or supervisory experience

    • Experience planning and managing work schedules; experience training staff

    • Interest in farm-based education, community interaction and events

    • Comfortable with spreadsheets and Google docs

    • Good communication skills and a respectful management style

    • Comfortably able to lift 50lbs

    • Valid driver’s license

    • Ability to safely operate tractors and other farm equipment desired by not required

    • Familiarity with egg production desired by not required

Compensation this position is : hourly, $15/hr + Application instructions
This job expired on May 26, 2019
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