Farm Manager Jobs in Pennsylvania for 2013 Season

Farm Manager Jobs Available in Pennsylvania - apply by November 14, 2012 Pennypack Farm, one of the largest and most successful vegetable CSAs in Southeastern Pennsylvania, is expanding its operations and is recruiting for the 2013 growing season.  Our operations for the 2013 season will include organic vegetable production on two different sites supporting a CSA of approximately 450 families, a farmers market and a food pantry program. Their locations are in Eastern Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, just a few minutes off 276 and a few miles north of Philadelphia. They will be hiring two farm managers to oversee CSA farming operations for the 2013 season.  The managers will oversee organic vegetable production operations at each of the sites with the support of the Farm Director.

Responsibilities will include: ·     Working with Farm Director to develop responsible and realistic annual budget. ·     Developing and implementing an annual farming plan including planting dates, crop varieties, crop rotations and cover crops. ·     Planting, weeding, watering, managing fertilizers, pesticides and harvesting produce. ·     Managing weekly distribution and pickup for shareholders and donated produce. ·     Supervising work of staff, volunteers, work share members and seasonal interns. Qualifications: Minimum 5 years of farming/horticultural experience Minimum 3 years of personnel supervisory experience Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Mechanical experience preferred Ability to lift 50 pounds. Ability to walk, stand, kneel, drive, bend for long periods of time Ability to engage in other strenuous tasks as necessary including but not limited to tractor and implement operation, tractor and implement repair, tractor, implement and vehicle maintenance, etc. Valid Driver’s License Criminal Background and child abuse clearance Knowledge and skills needed: Operation and maintenance of tractors, tools, and equipment. Soil and nutrient management. Crop rotation Pest and weed management Succession planting Post-harvest handling Financial and yield management skills Record keeping skills for crop production, fertilizer and pesticide use and as necessary for Food Alliance Certification. Mechanical ability to do simple repairs. This is a full time permanent position with expectations of 50+hrs/week in season, with some weekend work during the planting and growing season. Winter months are less intensive.  Benefits include paid vacation/sick leave, medical, and an IRA.  Housing is also available. The position is supervised by the Farming Director.  See our website for more information about our organization, www.pennypackfarm.org. To apply: please submit a resume and letter of interest to pennypackfarm@gmail.comApplication deadline is Wednesday, November 14, 2012.

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