High Tunnel Manager and Harvest Crew Jobs at My Minnesota Farmer – Full Time
My Minnesota Farmer is looking for an energetic, motivated, and hard-working high tunnel manager to round out the 2018-19 farm team.
Position is from March through November with the possibility of winter work as available. Housing is a possibility. Position is an exempt, full-time managerial position. Previous experience is necessary but we are teachers as well as farmers. This job is an educational experience. Commensurate with proven experience and ranges between $18,000 and $23,000 annually.
High Tunnel Manager Responsibilities:
- Organization and management of greenhouse production, and all aspects of high tunnel production including transplanting, weeding, trellising, drip irrigation, harvesting, and record keeping associated with the above tasks.
- Managing high tunnel harvest crew for quality and efficiency.
- Limited tractor work and basic mechanical fixes
- Post harvest handling and packing of produce for CSA, retail, farmers market and wholesale accounts following food safety standards.
- High tunnel management and succession planting, irrigation schedule and monitoring, harvest, pest and disease monitoring and controls.
- Participate in field harvest and weeding crew as needed.
- Crop and high tunnel weekly observation, either with Dean and Jean, or on your own.
My Minnesota Farmer is looking for managers-in-training that are self-motivated, organized, good communicators, and have an eye for efficiency and detail to help grow some of the highest quality, organic vegetables around! 1-2 years previous production farm experience is preferred, and this position is best suited for those seriously interested in farming as a profession. It is preferred that candidates have experience with growing in high tunnels. My MN Farmer is a production farm and we have high standards of efficiency and pace, and expect you to be able to step up, move quickly, think ahead, and keep up. This will be a great place for people that want to work hard, learn the business of farming, and have fun in the process!
High Tunnel Manager must have a positive attitude, be physically fit and able to regularly lift 40+ lbs, be interested in working in community with other farm employees, and enjoy working outside in all types of weather and sometimes uncomfortable physical situations. Our goal is day is to work hard, sweat, become physically exhausted, have fun and look back on our great accomplishments each day.
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Field and Harvest Crew – Full Time
My Minnesota Farmer is looking for a couple energetic, motivated, and hard-working field and harvest crew helpers to round out the 2018-19 farm team. This is a 40 hour a week position from May through October. Pay is $10 an hour depending on experience and motivation. Benefits include free farm veggies and eggs, and discounted meat.
Farm Laborers will be part of our harvest and handling team. Duties will include, harvesting numerous varieties of produce, weeding, transplanting, trellising tomatoes, and assisting in the prep and packing of produce for CSA and other sales outlets. My MN Farmer is a production farm and we have high standards of efficiency and pace, and expect you to be able to step up, move quickly, think ahead, and keep up. This will be a great place for people that want to work hard, learn the business of farming, and have fun in the process!
Candidates will have experience working efficiently in a team. Self motivation, good communication and a positive attitude are a must.
Employees must have a positive attitude, be physically fit and able to regularly lift 40+ lbs, be interested in working in community with other farm employees, and enjoy working outside in all types of weather and sometimes uncomfortable physical situations. Work hard, sweat a lot, have fun, uplift your team and look back with pride at a job well done each day.
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