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This job expired on May 17, 2023

Assistant Grower Winslow's Farm

  • Date Posted March 18, 2023
  • Location Augusta, MO
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Summer Job
Company description Our farm operates on rich Missouri bottom land and consists of 3 intensively farmed acres, 2 high tunnels in year-round production, and a propagation house where we start all of our own seedlings. We use regenerative and organic methods, keeping the health of the soil in mind in all that we do. We offer a CSA to our local community, vend at one farmer’s market on Saturdays April-October, and make weekly deliveries to outstanding St. Louis restaurants. We rotationally graze chickens and ducks for egg production. Job description Winslow’s Farm in Augusta, Missouri, is looking for an assistant grower. This position will be integral for our farm’s everyday functioning and long-term growth. Everyday responsibilities include field walks, collaborating on work plans for the day, and weeks and months ahead, and harvest scheduling for restaurants, farmers markets and our weekly CSA shares. The assistant grower will also collaborate on field prep strategies, weed management, transplanting and cultivation of our crops.

At Winslow’s Farm, we always strive to demonstrate efficiency, profitability, and productivity while being good stewards of the land. We share our knowledge and optimized growing systems with the greater farming community in Missouri.

This position will work in collaboration with our experienced team of farmers and field crew.

• Read, understand and follow a planting plan for diverse 3 acre growing field.
• Greenhouse production: Assist in seeding, watering, and transplant starts.
• Harvesting: Follow daily harvest schedule and packing directions.
• Assist in washing weighing, recording and packing customer deliveries
• Monitoring crops for weeds, disease and insect pressure
• Soil preparation
• Customer relations and communication

• 2 or more years previous experience working on small acre farm team
• Strong, resilient and healthy person.
• Ability to read, understand and follow directions.
• Self motivated adult with proven ability to produce excellent work independently and follow through on tasks.
• Fluent in English, Spanish a plus.
• Proven ability to work in and maintain a high standard of organization.
• Ability to work in inclement weather.
• Knowledgeable of mechanical equipment, preventative maintenance and proper use is extremely helpful.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Knowledge of Irrigation systems: use and understanding of drip, overhead & hand water systems.
• Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly.
• A positive, hardworking attitude.
• Must be self-motivated, well organized, with good communication skills.
• Must be able to endure a full growing season, long summer days outdoors, and fast paced farmers market.
• Basic knowledge of growing a wide variety of vegetables, including scouting for pests and disease
• Basic food safety knowledge
• Ability to work independently and unsupervised
• Ability to operate small machinery independently (weed wacker, mower, rototiller, etc.)
• Experience with greenhouse management and direct field seeding
• Able to receive and provide constructive feedback
• Able to do fast, quality, detailed production tasks like bunching, picking, seeding and
hand weeding

Compensation $17/hr
40 hours per week, ASAP-October
• Seasonal position.
• Equal opportunity employer Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions
This job expired on May 17, 2023
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