Farm Academy Roots hiring Farm Worker

Memphis, Tennessee

JOB DESCRIPTION
Position: Seasonal Farm Worker
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Start date: February 2016
Pay: Hourly; commensurate with qualifications and experience.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: We seek a high­ energy farm worker to assist the farm manager in all aspects of produce and flower production on our five­acre Certified Naturally Grown CSA farm. Nature of the work is intense and fast­paced. Farmers are expected to work quickly and efficiently in all weather conditions. Farm worker will assist the farm manager in the following responsibilities:

  • Farming and harvesting for a 150 member CSA farm and student farm;
  • Execution of all farm tasks on a sustainable vegetable farm, including: irrigation, soil fertility, pest and weed pressure, soil and bed preparation, planting, cultivation, harvest, and proper post­harvest handling for a variety of vegetables;
  • Properly maintaining farm infrastructure, tools, and equipment.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Ability to work quickly, efficiently, and cheerfully with other staff and student farmers. Work experience at comparable farm operations

ABOUT THE FARM: Roots Memphis Farm Academy is a non­profit farmer incubator program in Memphis, Tennessee with a mission to educate, train, and launch the next generation of sustainable farmers. Farm operations include irrigation, greenhouse, tractor and implements, BCS, and a wash­pack shed. Farm manager works alongside student farmers to meet weekly CSA harvest projections.

TO APPLY: Email a cover letter, resume, and three references to mary@rootsmemphis.org.

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