CSA Farm Manager Job in Illinois, Full Time

Sola Gratia Farm, LLC in Urbana, Illinois is hiring for a CSA Farm Manager Job, Full TimeVegetable Farm Picture Start date: November 15, 2012; Salary: $32,000 (some allowance for benefits) POSITION DESCRIPTION: Sola Gratia Farm seeks a farmer to manage a three-acre Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. Responsibilities will include: • developing a yearly organic fruit/vegetable crop rotation plan including cover crops; planting, weeding, watering, managing fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides and harvesting produce; expanding the Farmʼs production from three to four and ½ acres; advertising the farm and soliciting annual shareholders maintaining shareholder and client relationships; managing weekly distribution and pickup for shareholders and donated produce; overseeing work of volunteers, seasonal interns, and community outreach programs; working with farm board to develop responsible and realistic annual budget; developing a plan for direct sales of some of the production. For full details and information about how to apply click "read more" ->

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: At least 2 years full-time experience working on a Community Supported Agriculture farm or vegetable farm in the Midwest. Preference given to candidates who can show expertise and experience in converting traditional farmland into organic vegetable production and ability in developing a yearly growing plan, managing budgeted money, and achieving shareholder goals in marketing. SOLA GRATIA FARM, LLC: Sola Gratia Farm is a Community Supported Agricultural organization affiliated with St. Matthew Lutheran Church. The Farm is dedicated to producing locally-grown, high-quality, natural foods for its shareholders. The Farm promotes healthy living in our community through education, service and outreach programs.  Responding to the Gospel, St. Matthew Lutheran Church and the Farm have committed to leveraging at least 10% of its produce to support regional hunger programs. Send cover letter and resume by September, 15, 2012 to Brian Sauder, 1001 S. Wright St. Room 7, Champaign, IL 61820 or electronically to brian@faithinplace.org.  Call 217-649-1898 with any questions.

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