Jobs - Farm Crew Members Wanted for 2014Farm Description Scenic Valley Farms is located just outside of Readstown, Wisconsin. They specialize in growing organic fruits and vegetables in high tunnel greenhouses. Our crop mix includes strawberries, blackberries, tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. At the moment, we have ten high tunnels in operation and will be adding at least one more this year. Job Description They are looking for full and/or part-time crew members to assist (and possibly supervise) in field, construction, repair, and distribution duties. The position runs from mid/late March to the end of November with the possibility of year round employment. For more complete description and two learn how to apply click "read more".
Field Duties: soil and bed preparation, irrigation and mulch installation, transplanting, erecting trellis systems, trellising, pruning, spraying, weeding, harvesting, grading, packaging, removing crops, recordkeeping and other duties as needed
Construction and Repair Duties: construct high tunnels (installing hoops, plastic, end walls, irrigation systems, etc.), construct solar thermal systems within high tunnels (excavating trenches, laying tubing, installing fans and pumps, etc.), conduct repairs and modifications to high tunnels, equipment, and facilities.
Distribution Duties: Potentially the employee will be required to make deliveries to the Twin Cities/Madison using a pickup truck and enclosed trailer.
The candidate should have experience in commercial organic fruit and vegetable production, tractor operation, fieldwork, and pest and disease management. Dedication, self-motivation, a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and good communication skills are also necessary.
Applicants must be prepared for physical labor and working in a variety of temperature conditions.
Ideally the candidate should have previous high tunnel/greenhouse experience. Additional experience with irrigation installation, electrical wiring, and general handyman duties is a big plus.
Rate of Pay
Pay is competitive and based on experience
How to Apply
Please contact Craig Gundacker by sending your resume or description of previous work experience to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our time frame for hiring is fairly short so if you’re interested please apply as soon as possible.