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This job expired on June 09, 2019

Assistant Vegetable Field Manager Empire Farm

  • Date Posted April 10, 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

We are searching for an assistant farmer familiar with vegetable production practices to assist the Field Manager farm a 2 acre mixed vegetable garden that supplies the Empire Farm Store, culinary programming, events and wholesale accounts. The Assistant Field Manager is also responsible for assisting in 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 taking direction from Field Manager and giving direction and overseeing daily tasks with the field crew.  We are looking for a candidate who is an enthusiastic and talented grower, self-directed, detail oriented, creative and generous of spirit. 


  • Assist Field Manager in implementing, managing and participating 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.
  • Assist implementing field crew schedules; monitor and be accountable for the progress of all fieldwork. 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.
  • Assist Farm manager in maintaining 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. 
  • 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 supervisory experience
  • Experience planning and managing work schedules; experience managing/directing 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 June 09, 2019
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