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Farm Manager (Vegetable Production)

Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center

As a key member of our team, the Farm Manager is responsible for the management, planning and oversight of our sustainable vegetable farm, which includes the production of vegetables, herbs, and flowers on 3-8 acres. This is a production-oriented position, but because we are open to the public and regularly host school programs and events, the Farm Manager will also demonstrate flexibility in scheduling daily tasks to accommodate other farm programs. We will be expanding our environmental programs over the next several years, and we seek a Farm Manager that is excited to help integrate our working farm with broad-based environmental education objectives, including active demonstration of regenerative agriculture best practices and continual improvement of our production systems while maintaining an ethic of long-term land stewardship.

Job Duties

Supervise, plan, schedule, and participate in all aspects of our produce operation: seeding; greenhouse management; cultivation and field prep; transplanting; weed and pest management; harvesting, washing, and marketing crops
Develop crop production plans for greenhouse, high tunnel, and field to cultivate a diverse and dependable revenue stream through our CSA, retail farm stand, wholesale, and U-Pick
Monitor and be accountable for the progress of all field work
Train and work alongside the farm crew as needed to ensure timely completion of daily tasks
Manage all aspects of farm record-keeping, including harvest records, sales, farm expenses, and annual budgets
Order materials and supplies; maintain inventory and keep records of same
Use mechanized farm equipment; recommend new implements and/or methods to increase productivity and quality of produce
Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work environment

Job Qualifications

A minimum of 3 years of experience farming for commercial markets on 4 acres or more
Farm management experience or 2-4 years of supervisory work in a related field
Experience planning and managing work schedules; experience training staff
Demonstrated knowledge of organic farming practices including crop rotation, cover cropping, composting, IPM, and soil fertility management
Experience meeting production targets and revenue projections
Demonstrated ability to stay informed of current research and/or implement new methods in sustainable agriculture
Ability to safely operate tractors and other farm equipment
Comfortable working with databases or farm-planning software, POS retail/inventory management software, and email marketing apps

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