Job: CSA Farm Manager, Growing Green Mini-Farm – Minnesota

Title: CSA Farm Manager, Growing Green Mini-Farm Type: Full time Location: New Ulm, Minnesota Compensation: This is a full time position with Vacation, Sick leave, Holiday, Retirement Plan, Health, Dental and Life insurance benefits. To be filled by March 1, 2011 MRCI is looking for someone interested in working with people with disabilities, has commercial experience in Organic Gardening, and has supervisory skills. MRCI-New Ulm is one of the largest providers of vocational services for people with disabilities and disadvantages in Minnesota. In 2007, MRCI-New Ulm partnered with Putting Green, Inc., a non-profit environmental learning center, to create Growing Green Mini-farm, an organically grown produce CSA operation in New Ulm. MRCI-New Ulm provides workers with disabilities to do the growing/farm work.

Growing Green Mini-Farm started growing in 2008. They served 50 CSA members in 2010 and plan to expand to 70 members in 2011. Future plans include developing value added products and animal husbandry projects along with educational projects. This position coordinates the activity of 5 to 7 production crews and 10 to 12 individuals working at various business sites in the New Ulm area. The type of work includes packaging/assembly, cleaning and food service sites as well as the Garden. The primary duties include supervising 6 to 8 crew leaders, scheduling staff and client daily work assignments, maintaining relations with employers to insure their needs are met, assessing productivity of clients and covering site supervision if necessary. To apply contact Georg Marti, Branch Manager,  507-276-5637  gmarti@mrciworksource.org

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