Loon Organics

Farm Manager

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Posted On: Sunday, 25th November 2018
Category: Skilled Labor
Location: Hutchinson, Minnesota
23229 200th St, Hutchinson, MN 55350
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

About Loon Organics:

Loon Organics Farm is a certified organic 40-acre vegetable farm in Hutchinson, MN (70 miles west of Minneapolis). Loon is looking for an energetic, motivated, and hard-working manager to round out the 2019 farm team. Ideally this is a minimum two-year position, with management responsibilities depending on previous experience.  At least two years of previous experience on a vegetable farm is desired. Position is full-time from April through October. Compensation is $12+/hr, depending on experience, plus ample farm veggies. See full job description and benefits below. To apply, please send a relevant resume and 3 professional references to Laura & Adam at loonorganics@hotmail.com. Serious candidates must be able to visit the farm for a working interview. For more about our farm, visit www.loonorganics.com

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Organization and co-management of farm systems: greenhouse, transplanting, weeding, drip irrigation, harvesting, and recordkeeping associated with the above tasks.
  • Managing farm crew in harvesting and production tasks, emphasizing quality and efficiency.
  • Limited tractor work and basic mechanical fixes.
  • Involvement with CSA and farmers market activities: selling, marketing, display-making, farm tours.
  • Hoop house management and season-extension: venting and closing houses, irrigation schedule, harvest, pest and disease monitoring.

 

Position Qualifications:

Loon Organics is looking for managers-in-training that are self-motivated, organized, good communicators, and have an eye for efficiency and detail to help grow some of the highest quality, organic vegetables around! At least two years of previous production farm experience is preferred, and this position is suited for those seriously interested in farming as a profession. Loon is a production farm and we have high standards of efficiency and pace, and expect you to be able to step up, move quickly, think ahead, and keep up. This will be a great place for people that want to work hard, get management experience and build skills, while having fun in the process.

Employees must have a vehicle, a positive attitude, be physically fit and able to regularly lift 40+ lbs, be interested in working in community with other farm employees, and enjoy working outside in all types of weather and sometimes uncomfortable physical situations.

 

Compensation:

Starting Pay is $12+/hr, dependent on experience.  Housing stipend available. On-farm housing is not provided, but we can help facilitate a housing search. We offer structured learning plans, farm talks with a neighboring organic vegetable farm, and training and support for the right candidate to take on increasing responsibilities in their management role. Meals are on your own or with other farm staff.  There is an employee summer kitchen and break room on the farm.

 

To Apply:

Send current resume and three work-related references to loonorganics@hotmail.com. Applications accepted on a rolling basis but we hope to secure a candidate before 2019. Serious candidates must be able to visit the farm to have an in-person working interview.

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