Vegetable Farm Production Manager in Norwich, VT

Sweetland Farm
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Job Description

Sweetland’s Vegetable Production Manager is the driving force behind our primary farm enterprise; growing high-quality produce on 12 acres of prime, sustainably-farmed soils. The VP-Manager is responsible for all aspects of planning, growing, and harvesting a season’s worth of vegetables for our 350-member CSA, thriving farm stand, and farmers’ market. 

As one of the core management team, the Vegetable Production Manager works with the Head Farmer, Equipment Manager, and Farm Stand Manager to plan and prioritize tasks, trouble-shoot problems, delegate responsibilities, and discuss big-picture planning. Independently, the VP-Manager plans, oversees, and/or executes vegetable and cover crop planning, seed ordering, greenhouse work, fertility management, field seeding, transplanting, cultivation, pest monitoring/control, harvest, post-harvest handling, and record keeping.

The VP-Manager is responsible for training and overseeing 2-3 Field Crew, a Vegetable Production Specialist, and a Wash/Pack Lead in proper vegetable production and post-harvest techniques. They are also responsible for requesting field prep, irrigation, and mechanical cultivation services from the Equipment Manager, and coordinating produce orders with the Farm Stand Manager. Setting standards for efficiency, attention to detail, and consistency in all tasks related to vegetable production, and ensuring follow-through, are key responsibilities of the VP-Manager. The VP-Manager must stay a step ahead of the crew and sets up tasks, gathers supplies, and plans workflows to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of the Crew.

Though their primary focus lies with vegetable production, the VP-Manager occasionally assists with ‘all hands’ aspects of our diversified farm. These include rotating weekend chores, chicken slaughter, orchard care, and helping on hay production days. The VP-Manager is an essential part of our core farm team and is expected to think and work like a professional farmer. Attention to detail, an efficient and strong work ethic, the ability to identify and carry out big-picture projects, an inquisitive nature about improved production methods, great communication skills, and the capacity to effectively lead a small crew are essential and expected attributes.

Full-time year-round

On farm housing in private, sunny, timber-framed appartment

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Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $48,000.00 – $56,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Norwich, VT 05055: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • Describe your previous farming and farm management experience

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Farming: 5 years (Required)

Work Location: One location