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Rutland, VT, 05701
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Farm Manager Position at Dutchess Farm

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Farm Manager Position at Dutchess Farm

Amanda Landry

OVERVIEW:

Dutchess Farm, a 5 acre vegetable farm, has an immediate opening for an enthusiastic, passionate and dedicated individual to fill a full time, year round Lead Farmer position. This is an excellent opportunity to learn all aspects of vegetable farming with people who not only love farming but also enjoy life off of the farm.

Located in Castleton & Poultney Vermont, Dutchess Farm is a tight knit, family farm that has been in business since 1986. We grow a variety of produce for our CSA members & wholesale accounts. We are known for our garlic, herbs, greens, sweet peppers, tomatoes and more. We use cover crops extensively and grow with organic inputs.  More information is available on our website at Dutchessfarmvt.com.

JOB DESCRIPTION/DUTIES:

The lead farmer's primary role will be to participate in all aspects of the garden operation. This includes, but is not limited to:

Assist owners in the planning & layout of the garden

·       Work with owners to develop weekly and daily schedules such as planting, harvest, watering, pest control

·       Work with owners to create schedules and applications for organic pest control, fertilization, soil amendments

·       Manage a small crew and weekly volunteers to help them successfully complete daily tasks both inside greenhouse & out in the field

·       Determine produce available for weekly shares and wholesale accounts

·       Share weekend responsibilities with the owners on a mutually agreed schedule

·       Co-Manage greenhouses year round

·       Set up drip irrigation

·       Run tractor, tillage & weeding equipment

 

REQUIREMENTS:

An ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

·       Experience in vegetable farming, possibly in a managerial role

·       Dependability

·       Attentiveness to precision and detail

·       Team player; adaptable & collaborative

·       Ability to perform labor-intensive tasks

·       An interest in agriculture and local foods

·       Ability to lift 50lbs

·       Mechanical aptitude

·       Familiarity with organic farming standards is a plus

 

COMPENSATION & PERKS:

·      This position is paid hourly, depending on experience & performance

($14-$17/hour)

·      Great produce & local foods

·      Housing is not available with this position

Contact Dutchess Farm at dutchessfarm@gmail.com or call (802) 468-5893 to apply.