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This job expired on August 20, 2016

Field Manager The FarmOn! Foundation

  • Date Posted June 21, 2016
  • Location Copake, NY
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description FarmOn! Foundation is a non-profit organization and public charity that creates and funds youth educational programming and is working to preserve family farming in America. We are located at the historic Empire Farm in Copake NY where we produce a diverse range of organic vegetables for our 80 member CSA and for our custom growing program for our NYC chefs. Visit our web site at www.farmonfoundation.org for more information about us. Job description FarmOn Foundation is seeking a full-time (40 hrs./week) Field Manager. The FarmOn! Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization and public charity, was founded in 2011 to reinvigorate a respect for farming and launched the Friends of the Farmer Festival to raise awareness of local food choices and sources creating rural to urban marketplaces in support of sustaining local small-scale family farms. Reporting to the Executive Director and Farm Academy Advisor, the Field Manager will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations for a 10-acre market garden, with 5-acres in production and 5-acres in cover crop. 2015 was the first year of field production, The position will be focused on preparing, planting and maintaining fields for late-season vegetable production. In addition, the Field Manager will be working closely with visiting students, campers and kids groups. The ideal candidate will have a background in both small-scale intensive vegetable growing and farm-based education. 

Responsibilities: 
  • Field Preparation and Planting
  • Propagation
  • Maintaining Watering, Weeding and Harvest Schedules
  • Coordination with Restaurants and Vendors
  • Overseeing Visiting Students, Campers and Kids Groups
 Salary and Benefits: 
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Insurance
  • Workers Compensation
 Qualifications: 
  • Farm experience with at least 1 year of management level experience
  • Some background with farm-based education and interacting with the public
  • Good communication skills
  • Physically fit and able to perform all routine farm work
  • Positive attitude and wiliness to work creatively with a start-up organization
Compensation this position is : salaried Application instructions
This job expired on August 20, 2016
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