Job ID 29731
Salary: $70k – $80k
Job Overview: We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Organic Field Operations Manager to oversee and manage daily operations on our 40 acre organic farm. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in organic farming practices, leadership skills, and a passion for sustainable agriculture. The Field Operations Manager will play a crucial role in ensuring the success and growth of our organic farming operation.
Crop Planning and Management:
- Develop and implement crop planting and harvesting schedules.
- Monitor and maintain optimal soil health and fertility through organic methods.
- Coordinate crop rotations and cover cropping to maximize soil health.
Farm Personnel Management:
- Hire, train, and supervise farm workers, including field hands and seasonal laborers.
- Ensure a safe and productive work environment.
- Foster a culture of teamwork and excellence among farm staff.
Organic Pest and Disease Control:
- Implement organic pest and disease management strategies.
- Monitor and identify potential issues early to prevent crop damage.
Equipment and Infrastructure:
- Manage and maintain farm equipment and infrastructure.
- Ability to use various types of tractors and implements.
- Ensure all tools and machinery are in good working condition.
- Oversee repairs and maintenance as needed.
Irrigation and Water Management:
- Monitor and manage irrigation systems to optimize water usage.
- Implement efficient water conservation practices.
Organic Certification Compliance:
- Ensure compliance with organic farming standards and regulations.
- Maintain accurate records for organic certification requirements.
Harvest and Post-Harvest Handling:
- Plan and execute efficient harvest schedules.
- Supervise the proper handling, packaging, and storage of harvested crops.
- Maintain high-quality standards for all farm products.
- Implement quality control procedures and inspections.
Food Safety Compliance:
- Ensure compliance with all food safety regulations and standards.
- Develop and implement food safety protocols for the farm.
- Train staff on food safety procedures and best practices.
Soil and Plant Health Improvement:
- Utilize lab testing and analysis to assess soil health and nutrient levels.
- Develop and implement soil improvement plans based on lab results.
- Implement nutrient management practices to enhance plant health and productivity.
- Proven experience in organic farming, preferably in a managerial role.
- Strong knowledge of organic farming practices and principles.
- Excellent leadership and communication skills.
- Proficiency in driving tractors, using farm equipment operation and maintenance.
- Knowledge of pest and disease management in organic farming.
- Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions.
- Commitment to sustainability and organic farming principles.
- Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
- Fluent in both Spanish and English.
- Basic computer skills.
- Ability to motivate staff in a respectful manner.
- Salary negotiable and based on experience.
- Medical, dental, and vision benefits package
- Opportunities for professional development and training.
- The chance to work on a thriving organic farm dedicated to sustainable agriculture.
If you are passionate about organic farming, have the leadership skills required to manage a farm operation, and are committed to sustainable agriculture practices, we encourage you to apply for the Organic Field Operations Manager position. Join our team and contribute to the growth of our organic farm while promoting environmentally responsible farming practices.