Featherstone Farm hiring Horticulture Team Leader

Rushford, Minnesota

Featherstone Farm is seeking an experienced organic vegetable horticulturalist to lead its horticultural team in all aspects of planning and executing greenhouse, transplant, and field production on 120 acres of organic vegetables in SE Minnesota. A minimum of 3+ years’ experience in mechanized, scale organic vegetable production required. Demonstrated leadership ability a must.

Qualifications:  qualified applicants will have a minimum of 3-5 full season’s experience working directly with scale field production of organic vegetables.  Academic background in horticulture, agronomy or related agricultural science a major plus.  Demonstrated ability to manage teams, produce projected yields on time, and to operate farm equipment (tillage, seeding, cultivating and harvesting equipment, among others) is essential.  Conversational Spanish very desirable.

Featherstone Farm highly values good communication and team-work skills for all employees.

The horticulturalist position also requires someone able to work in a very focused, detail and data intensive way; follow through in every aspect of plan administration is just as important as design of the plan itself.

Schedule:   horticulturalist(s) must be present at Featherstone Farm, ready for full time engagement, by February 1, 2014.  Earlier employment and engagement is also a possibility (starting November 1, 2013 or beyond).  Horticulturalists work a 50+ hour week in season (early April through late October), with alternating Saturdays off.  Off season / winter hours are considerably more flexible.

Compensation:  Salary and housing based on experience and responsibility level.  Flex schedule in winter.  Free produce year round.  A positive, engaging work environment.

Visit www.featherstonefarm.com/employment-opportunities.html for more information.