We are looking for someone (or a couple!) with significant farming experience in the above areas to take charge of the day-to-day farming operation and expand our markets, help us move into new niche markets and improve and expand farming operations in general.
Farm manager responsibilities will include: developing and following an annual work plan, budgeting time and costs, recruiting, training and supervising seasonal apprentices, managing all aspects of our CSA, Farmers’ Market and other accounts from making seed and plant orders and planning crop rotations, through greenhouse propagation to final harvest, packing and deliveries. Greenhouse experience, tractor experience and familiarity with common farm implements as well as working in a packing shed and dealing well with customers are all qualities we are looking for.
As well as maintaining the overall health of the soils and the conditions of our organic certification, the farm manager will be expected to expand our markets and move into new areas, in which we already have some experience, such as egg and poultry meat production, value-added products such as honey and apple sauce, growing grains and winter farming.
The position is a full time one-year contract with the prospect of a long-term relationship. Starting pay is in the $18,000 to $20,000 range, commensurate with experience. Additional cash incentives will also be offered for expanding farm production and sales.
Housing is provided in the form of two wood-heated yurts connected by a bedroom and powered with off-grid photovoltaic panels. Fresh produce is provided from the farm year round.
Learn more about the farm at http://www.oz-farm.com
To apply, contact: John Hooper, co-owner firstname.lastname@example.org; 415-626-8880