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Lead Farmer Posted Feb 24
Husky Meadows Farm , Norfolk, CT
 
Husky Meadows Farm is seeking an enthusiastic, passionate and dedicated candidate to fill the Lead Farmer position. The lead farmer’s primary role will be to participate in all aspects of the garden operation, including, but not limited to:
• Planning & layout of the garden
• Participating in developing a planting and harvest plan
• Working with property manager to develop weekly and daily schedules such as planting, harvest, watering, pest control
• Working with property manager to create schedules and applications for organic pest control, fertilization, soil amendments
• Working alongside farm assistant and interns to help them successfully complete daily tasks
• Determining produce available for weekly prepared foods production
• Representing Husky Meadows Farm on occasional Saturdays at the Norfolk Farmers Market

This position will also require office work, including:
• Record keeping: harvest quantities, crop sales, pest & disease records, inputs, etc.
• Placing seed & seedling orders
• Ensuring that all farm operations comply with Baystate Organic standards

Finally, it is expected that the Farm Manager attend the Norfolk farmers market (Saturdays from 10-1) on a rotating schedule with other employees. This will require working occasional Saturdays.


REQUIREMENTS

An ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

• 3 + years of vegetable farming experience in a managerial role
• Attentiveness to precision and detail
• Team player; adaptability, collaboration and empathy
• Ability to perform labor-intensive tasks
• Computer literate
• Familiarity with record keeping and organization

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office; including Word, Excel, Publisher
• Experience using Square Reader
• Understanding of accounting
• Experience working on an organic vegetable farm & familiarity with organic farming standards

Position begins April 1. Interviews will be dependent upon the time that we receive applications but will be scheduled no later than March 17.







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