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Farm Manager at Professional Recruiters

Farm Manager

Professional Recruiters Bliss, ID Full-Time/Part-Time
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Watermelons, Pumpkins, Dry Beans

Bliss, ID (Relocation provided) (80mi SE of Boise, ID; 34mi NW of Twin Falls)

Must have good farm management - any agricultural products OK.

1. Previous management experience growing row crops including agronomic and watering decisions.

2. ability to prioritize and problem solve

3. Good with numbers and number decisions.

Farm grows melons, pumpkins, squash and beans. Grows mainly fresh produce, pack and ship directly to warehouse chains. Also grow and harvest dry beans for seed production.

Bilingual English/Spanish a plus

This person will manage all aspects of crop production and land stewardship in all assigned fields. This will include being accountable for the overall management, resources, opportunities, people, progress, and maximizing the farms profits. This position reports directly to the General Manager.

Reporting Positions :

Irrigation technician, and Irrigators (Direct reports could range between 10-30 depending on time of year)

Supporting Positions on site :

· General Manager

· Director of Field Operations

· All other Farm Unit Managers

· Shop Personnel

· Office Personnel

Duties: will manage 3000-5000 acres of crops.

Assist in the development of the annual field, crop, and unit input budgets.

Manage crop production in your unit for the best possible yield and quality. This may include the following crops: alfalfa, beans, beets, potatoes, corn, squash, watermelon, and pumpkins.

Manage, maintain, and improve the lands farmed for the greatest possible productivity and sustainable husbandry.

Manage and work with the Irrigation Foreman to assure that the irrigators and irrigation systems are providing timely and even applications of water to the crops.

Help formulate pre-season plans to for all activities and applications for each separate field.

Continually evaluate yield, quality, and production costs for efficiencies and improvements that will maximize crop revenues.

Assist in recruiting talented personnel to accomplish company and unit goals.

Supervise and be accountable for the planting of each crop in each field. If crops do not start right, they cannot end right.

Continuously, in conjunction with agronomist, scout crops for water requirements, fertility, pests, and weeds and take appropriate action to meet yield and quality goals.

Record all crop inputs and applications.

Work closely with landowners to inform them of anything that will affect them.

Coordinate with the Director of Field Operations for all actions involving farm equipment. This includes use of controlling calendars for all field operations.

Attend and participate in all assigned management and other meetings.

Speak up when something does not seem to be right or is not in alignment with stated company objectives and goals.

Assist management and quality checks of harvest crews in field.

Must not be shy of computers and technology. These will be used extensively.

Clean driving record and valid driver’s license

Other projects and duties, as assigned.

Full benefits.

Paid relocation.

  • Using passion for good food, great customer service, and strong product knowledge
  • Conduct weekly design production meetings
  • Attend weekly sales meeting and update Client loading charts
  • Assist with price estimates and the selling of agriculture products
  • Provide technical support on projects
  • Ensure the Performance Management system is properly executed for all applicable employees to drive performance, reinforce positive behaviors, and enhance leadership/operational potential
  • Provide overall direction and planning of all CAD related functions for the department
  • Evaluate current team's talent and outline immediate needs; recruit and maintain a skilled resource pool within group to meet the needs of the company
  • Support the Animal Housing team to identify and facilitate major capital repairs, routine repairs, and preventative maintenance programs
  • Provide supervision and mentoring to staff including instructions, training, and coaching
  • Ensure compliance with existing state and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines for agriculture and food processing plants
  • Implement individual pig care practices to maintain the health and well-being of all animals
  • Approve work schedules and hours Review and verify all CAD work ensuring compliance to Company standards
  • Ensure the implementation of BTW standard operating procedures, technologies, and other innovations to improve production and environmental stewardship through direct training and field/metric observations
  • Direct all practices that promote Bio-Security in coordination with Health Services
  • Ensure projects are done on time and within budgeted hours
  • Participate in recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, and accelerating the development of new team members
  • Regulate and care of the herd
  • Promote safe work habits, a safe working environment, and report all work related injuries
  • Originate and implement CAD related procedures, policies and standards

Recommended Skills

  • Crop Production
  • Crops
  • Farm
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  • Row Plants
  • Yield Management
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