The Seed Farm Hiring a Farm Manager – PA

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 The Seed Farm is Hiring a Farm Manager for the 2018 Season in Pennsylvania

The Seed Farm, a nonprofit organization located in eastern Pennsylvania, is hiring! We are seeking a full-time, year-round Farm Manager to begin ASAP.

About The Seed Farm:

The Seed Farm is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of farmers. Working closely with partners such as Lehigh County and Penn State Extension, our organization trains new farmers and assists them in establishing sustainable farm businesses.

Since our first training season in 2010, Seed Farm training program graduates have gone on to start or manage eighteen local farms, and seven farm businesses have been launched through our agricultural incubator. We are now seeking a full-time, year-round, professional Farm Manager to help fulfill our mission and be part of the organization’s growth in 2018 and beyond. 

Hiring a Farm Manager:

The Farm Manager will report to the Executive Director. This unique farm management position will be responsible for the management of our working and educational farm site in Emmaus, PA. The farm includes a 1.5-acre diversified vegetable market garden, large pole building, high tunnel, 2,000 square foot greenhouse, perennial herb garden, two ponds, and an agricultural incubator where multiple, new farm businesses are in operation.

Applicants for the Farm Manager position should have several years of farming experience with extensive knowledge of organic vegetable production. Applicants should be able to demonstrate the ability to work with new/aspiring farmers, and be able to manage our agricultural incubator by coordinating equipment/infrastructure use and mentoring the farm business entrepreneurs launching farms on our site. It is critical that the Farm Manager have experience operating and maintaining farm equipment, as tractors and a wide variety of implements are used frequently in the training program and incubator. Previous farm safety training is required.

 
As The Seed Farm is an educational and working farm, the Farm Manager can expect to engage frequently with program participants, volunteers, and farm visitors of all ages.
 

Compensation:
Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and lots of farm-fresh veggies.

The Seed Farm is Hiring a Farm Manager. For full job description and to apply:
http://www.theseedfarm.org/employment

 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Position to begin immediately.

 
To learn more about farming jobs and internships or to post an opportunity on beginningfarmers.org, go to: http://www.beginningfarmers.org/internship-and-employment-opportunities/

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