Farm Manager

Farm Manager Position Opens January 2013 

Description:

Cardo’s Farm Project is a first year community farm and education center located nearDenton,TX-a community eager to jump on the food revolution bandwagon. Currently, one acre is cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides, producing a variety of vegetables for a 25 member CSA, the farmers market, 3 restaurants and the local natural food store. Our farm project continues to expand with each season. CFP seeks an experienced and dedicated individual to manage the vegetable production operation. We specifically seek an enthusiastic person skilled in vegetable production, horticulture, sustainable growing methods, and human relationships. The ideal candidate will be a beginning farmer with some experience in farm management, who is seeking an opportunity to flourish. Land, tools, seeds, additional labor, volunteers, business infrastructure, product demand, marketing, and eager community are provided.  Position begins October 1, 2012.

Responsibilities:

–         Crop Planning

–         Green House Management

–         Tractor work

–         Irrigation

–         Grounds Maintenance

–         Record Keeping

–         Harvesting

–         Soil Fertility Management

–         Resource Management

–        Pestand Disease Control Management

–         Volunteer Management

–         Scheduling and Leading Field Work

–         At least 60 hours of work per week during Spring, Early Summer, and Fall

–         Average 40 hours of work per week during Late Summer, Late Winter

–         Produce Delivery

–         Run Farmers Market booth every other Saturday, May-October

–         Fostering community

Qualifications:

–         Preferred academic degree, equivalent work experience, or both in related field

–         At least 1 full year of vegetable farming experience

–         Completed multiple seasons as farm intern or apprentice

–         Lead Intern or Assistant Management experience

–         Crop planning experience

–         Able to work successfully in a partnership

–         Able to lead volunteer groups

–         Competence with tools and farm equipment

–         Basic carpentry and mechanical skills

Compensation:

Salary, room and board. Increase in salary is dependant on success of vegetable production and growth of farm business. Possible stipends to attend conferences and workshops.

Application:

Email or mail resume, cover letter, and the contact information for three references to:

Cardosfarmproject@gmail.com

Amanda Austin

Cardo’s Farm Project

P.O. Box142

Ponder, TX 76259