Education and Experience: Training in horticulture and experience in management of year round organic production, CSA programs, marketing, and staff management desired.
Last Day to apply: November 10th, 2010.
Farm Manager Position Description:
Identifying ways for vocational program clients to participate in the daily farm work:
-Finding and adapting jobs for the clients, explaining tasks to the program coordinators daily, managing timing of projects and year round activities for the clients.
-Communication and coordination with CBI directors, and office staff.
-Farm planning, and season extension planning of vegetables, herbs, flowers, and some fruit with needs of the clients and accessibility in mind.
– Seed and supply inventories and orders.
– Promotion and marketing of CSA and additional produce.
-Scheduling of crops and harvests, accessing needs of crops, managing and maintaining soil fertility, irrigation schedules, input applications, weed control, integrated pest management, and cover crop management.
– Monitor food safety issues and maintenance of farm infrastructure and equipment.
Managing farm staff:
-Prioritizing labor needs daily, weekly, monthly.
-Finding and hiring summer farm staff.
-Directing seasonal farm staff.
-Approving scheduling, hours, and mileage.
Record keeping for certification and produce sales:
-Complete application to be certified organic.
-Seeding, transplanting, and harvesting records.
-Compost, amendments, and IPM records.
-Monthly farm expenses.
-Weekly farmer’s market and restaurant sales.
Self education and research.