Farm Manager needed at Non-Profit in Dripping Springs, Texas ~ $45k-$50k

Hope Full Farm

Location
Dripping Springs, TX
Job Type
Full Time
Salary
$45,000 - $50,000
Date Posted
May 1, 2022
Housing Offered
Maybe
Experience
2-5 yrs

Mission:
Hope Full Farm is dedicated to growing high quality, nutrient dense produce through regenerative agriculture to address food insecurity among Central Texas students and their families; and supports apprenticeship opportunities for new farmers committed to these sustainable practices.

Job Overview:
The Farm Manager will develop and manage all aspects of farm production including growing produce, fruits and herbs to offer at a free or reduced cost to target communities; manage farm apprenticeship program and other interns or volunteers; and work with outside groups for education and community partnerships.

This position requires strong, practical knowledge of regenerative agriculture and farm management, and a passion for providing healthy food and education to help alleviate hunger in local communities.

Key Requirements:

  • Infrastructure planning, creation and maintenance
  • Irrigation planning and implementation
  • Soil building program
  • Produce annual field plans
  • Develop and maintain standards of production to ensure the highest quality produce
  • Seed ordering and material/equipment purchasing
  • Plan and implement planting schedule
  • Insect and weed control, fertility monitoring and general field observation
  • Maintain and monitor fencing
  • Participate in planning for long term farm development
  • Plan harvest schedule, harvest, market and deliver
  • Develop and manage apprenticeship program
  • Recruit and supervise interns and volunteers
  • Work with community partners
  • Assist with marketing and outreach efforts

Qualifications:

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in full-season management
  • Demonstrated farm planning experience
  • Working knowledge of regenerative farming practices
  • Team player with proven leadership skills
  • Able to work independently and communicate effectively
  • Great organizational skills and record-keeping
  • Self-motivated, cooperative and flexible
  • Experience with farm machinery, driving a box truck, operating farm equipment and able to repeatedly lift 50 lbs
  • Able to work in harsh weather conditions; evening or weekend hours for special events

Compensation: Farm Manager will receive a base salary with annual bonus opportunities in addition to a portion of production for personal consumption and sale.

To apply, forward bio & resume to our email address. No phone calls, please.

Visit website here: https://www.hopefullfarm.org/

Hope Full Farm - Texas

Email
[email protected]

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