As Farm Manager you will be responsible for directing all activities directly related to growing up to 3,000 acres of almonds, walnuts, grapes, and a variety of row crops from pruning, thinning, and harvesting, to irrigation and pest management. Working directly with the Owner/Ranch Operations Manager, and working with a talented group of supervisors, you will be responsible for directing the efforts of employees to help grow quality high-yield crops.
The successful candidate will be forward-thinking, open to new technologies and ideas, organized, have strong people skills, and excellent communication. This position requires someone who can both work independently as well as collaboratively with a diverse group of people.
Job type: Full-time
A competitive benefits package including healthcare, 401(k), and paid vacation and sick time.
$47,000 – $62,000 yearly
Report directly to the Owner/Ranch Operations Manager
Direct and operate the overall operations of a variety of crops
Manage and supervise pruning, irrigation, cultural practices, and harvest
Coordinate Irrigation management using Excel spreadsheets
Coordinate spray applications and soil fertilization management (must-know calibration)
Coordinate with other employees for efficient team-driven results
Oversight of proper documentation and reporting directly to the office
Assist with strategic and operational planning
Optimize the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of all field operations while maintaining a safe working environment
Ensure compliance with all Federal, state, and local laws and regulations
Perform all other duties as assigned
Bachelors degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Management, or a related field preferred
5 years of work experience managing a farm required
Experience with orchard, vineyard, and row crop production
Ability to communicate and interact with others
Possess a valid drivers license with a clean DMV record
Must have good computer and analytical skills
Technologically savvy work with high-density orchards, platforms, sensors, etc.
Must be able to stand for long periods of time
Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
Must be able to tolerate temperature extremes of below freezing in the winter to several consecutive days with highs over 100 degrees in the summer
Strong leadership and decision-making skills
Ability to plan ahead and see the whole picture
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
The company is a growing agricultural, commercial, and residential real estate company focusing on farming and investment properties in the Central Valley and Central Coast of California. Our office is ideal for self-driven individuals who like working with a team.