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Farm Manager Reed's Organic Farm

  • Date Posted May 20, 2022
  • Location Egg Harbor Township, NJ
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description A Meaningful Purpose was founded in 2020 to address the needs of food insecurity, soil regeneration, and community inclusiveness in Atlantic County, NJ.  This mission is carried out at the historic Reed's Farm, continuing a legacy of local food production in the region.  The farm operates organically year-round, hosts a sanctuary for farm animals, and provides educational and vocational programming to local schools and organizations with a focus on people with cognitive disabilities.  We aim to provide a community hub that inspires all who gather here to engage with nature and celebrate its healing capabilities. Job description

Reed’s Organic Farm (A Meaningful Purpose 501c3) is a Nonprofit Regenerative Farm and Animal Sanctuary located in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.  Our location is uniquely suited for our mission in our community, which is to become essentially a community hub for organic healthy food and an educational resource. Our vision involves working with underserved community members through programming and workforce development as well as helping to build a healthier food system with focus on nearby Atlantic City.

 

Farm Manager Position 2022

-Field management

-Irrigation upkeep and support

-Harvest projections and leading the crew for weekly bulk harvests schedules

-Assist and implement seeding regimen and schedule

-Transplanting and crop rotation implementation 

-Managing the established farm crew 

-Distribution management 

-Tractor work and assistance included but not limited to, bed forming, minor tilling, overhead watering 

-Cultivation

-Pruning and trellising for our tunnels 

-High tunnel maintenance, weeding, transplanting, monitoring

-Attention to detail for crop health and plant life 

-Reports to farm director 

 

Responsibilities

-Supervising farm crew and volunteer work force 

-Assist to oversee and manage 78 acres, 8 farmed acres, 3 production high tunnels 

-Inventory management and flow for current amendments, seeds, supplies 

 

Requirements

-5 full workdays, 40 hour weeks, one weekend day required during sales season from May-December

-Ability to lift 50lbs 

-Ability to work in the elements, rain, wind, heat, snow etc.

-Valid driver’s license

-High school or equivalent education

-Ability to adapt to new experiences, projects, people, unexpected events, and maintains objectives to shifting priorities

-Ability to take initiative and see tasks and projects through to completion 

 

Education/experience

-Minimum of 3 years of full season experience on a produce/flower farm 

-extensive knowledge on plant phases, soil health, regenerative practices

-experience working with farmers markets, CSA, farm stand sales, restaurant accounts  

-tractor/ machinery experience is welcomed, but not required

 

~Pay for this position is $18-$22 hourly and depends on experience

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