Job Detail

  • Job ID 29858
  • Experience Farm Related Equipment Operation, Irrigation, Basic Agronomy, Maintenance, and Safety.
  • Industry Agriculture
  • Qualifications Business Management

Job Description

Salary: $90k – $125k

Black Gold Farms invites you to grow with us. We strive to provide our employees. Work with a Purpose. We recognize that our operation relies on many skilled and talented individuals to successfully grow, harvest, sell and distribute our crops throughout the United States. We work on the farm, in the field, at the office, and on the road. We do what we can to be good stewards of the land, good community members, and good industry partners.

Black Gold Farms has an opportunity available for an experienced Farm Manager at its Winamac, IN location. This position has opened due to a promotion.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Directing all farm operations, including planting, input application, irrigating, harvesting, equipment needs, shipping, storage operations, and coordinating off-season activities.
  • Creating and executing the crop plans for the location, including planting, input application, Communicating and conducting record keeping on the crop, including inputs applied, projected yield, crop progress, and quality.
  • Planning and managing the budget and assuming overall responsibility for the location’s P&L.
  • Interacting closely with the sales department and customers to ensure on-time delivery of quality products.
  • Providing leadership and direction for farm and packaging staff, including hiring, training, supervision.
  • Managing, hiring, coaching, and leading employees.
  • Overseeing the hiring of a large seasonal staff, including utilizing the H-2A program.
  • Create and maintain positive relationships with our land partners to assist with procuring quality land. Participating in land acquisition that supports the crop plan, growth initiatives, and is conducive to growing a quality crop.
  • Ensuring the location is properly allocating resources and managing expenses, including maintaining the operation’s budget.
  • Monitoring and adhering to customer expectations to ensure their satisfaction, including implementing quality and service programs.
  • Ensuring the location maintains a high standard of cleanliness and safety.

 

Who We Are Looking For:

  • Demonstrated leadership experience is required.
  • Production agriculture experience, preferably in row crops.
  • Experience with farm related equipment operation, irrigation, basic agronomy, maintenance, and safety.
  • Post secondary education in agriculture (or a related field) or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in resource allocation, budgeting and record keeping,
  • Experience with business management software and Microsoft office.
  • Willingness and ability to work extended and flexible hours, including some weekends.

 

Joining the Black Gold Farms team means more than just a job – it means becoming part of a thriving agriculture community. As a Black Gold Farms employee, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your skills and expertise in a supportive and challenging environment that values stewardship of the land, good community members, and good industry partners. You’ll work alongside some of the most skilled and knowledgeable professionals in the industry, all while benefiting from competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits packages, and a strong focus on work-life balance.

Black Gold has an excellent benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life insurance, a company funded health savings account, short term disability, critical illness insurance, accident insurance, a 401(k) program with company match, paid time off, paid holidays, retirement bonus, and an incentive bonus. A company vehicle, laptop and cell phone reimbursement are also provided with this position. Relocation assistance may be provided if necessary.

Black Gold Farms is an equal opportunity employer.

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