Purpose of Role:
● Be the subject matter expert and offer guidance on best agricultural practices in the farm to enhance efficiency and production
Qualifications and Experience Required:
● BSC AGRONOMY /AGRICULTURE
● Atleast 5 years experience in a similar position.
● Thorough knowledge of farm equipment and materials and ability to manage the use of materials and equipment.
● Ability to keep records of time, production, and costs, and to make reports and recommendations for improvement in methods and equipment
● Ability to plan and direct large-scale diversified farm activities, to supervise groups of farm workers in farm activities, and to direct skilled and unskilled employees in varied farm operations
● Computer Skills: Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Ag Management Software. (e.g. Tiger Jill)
● Familiarity with Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), Fair Trade, Food Safety Regulations, and other labels
● Schedule: Work week will generally be six days per week with hours varying as
● Inspect the greenhouses and other units; confer with and advise CEO/Farm Manager/Directors on problems; requisition equipment and materials; approve work schedules
● Plan and supervise the planting, cultivating, harvesting, and storing of crops on large and diversified farming operation
● Create reports on: time, equipment, materials, costs, and production; keep records and prepare estimates of needs
● Manage and implement crop protection programs
● Research and make recommendations regarding new or replacement plantings, changes in crop mix, and/or cultural practices
● Hire, supervise, and train employees as needed and/or assigned
● Coordinate receiving and storage of crops with Packing Room/Warehouse Manager to ensure optimal utilization of space and to minimize handling
● Research and make timely recommendations to CEO/Farm Manager/Directors regarding equipment and supply needs
● Efficiently operate farm and power equipment(s) to care for crops and to maintain or adjust equipment
Be the subject matter expert and offer guidance on best agricultural practices in the farm to enhance efficiency and production
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