Texas – Cooper Farms hiring Farm Manger

Fairfield, Texas

Farm Manager

Farm Description:
Cooper Farms is a 300 acre peach farm that is located in Fairfield Texas. Cooper Farms Supplies HEB and other grocery store with fresh produce. We grow plums, figs, nectarines, donut peaches and white peaches as well. Cooper Farms also grows some vegetables to supply its retail store. Cooper Farms sells roughly half of its crop wholesale and the other half retail through its country store and roadside trucks. Cooper Farms is family owned and operated.

Position Duration:
Full Time- Year around-Permeant position

Responsibilities:
The Farm Manger will work closely with the crew to plant, thin, harvest, and prune throughout the year. Cooper Farms is looking for a fast paced highly motivated individual who can keep productivity high. The right candidate should be easy going, passionate, work well alone and with a group. Candidates must be able to safely lift and carry 50 lbs., have a valid driver’s license, and the ability and interest to work long hours outside in any type of weather. Candidates should be able to drive and operate a tractor and will need to have an agricultural background. The candidate will need to be able to problem solve and look for ways to be more efficient.

Compensation:

Salary will start out at $50,000 per year and after a 3 month probationary period to determine if the candidate is the right fit for Cooper Farms then the Farm Manager salary will be increased to $60,000 per year.  Continued increase over time is possible. Possible living quarters may be available.

Please email a resume and an explanation of why you would be a good fit for Cooper Farms.

Contact
Brady Johnson
903-3908543
brady.johnson1@yahoo.com

 

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Massachusetts – Red Fire Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Various Locations, Massachusetts

As spring approaches we are now planning for our growing season on Red Fire Farm in beautiful Western Massachusetts.  Please share and post these positions to anyone you know looking for farm work on an organic farm. Thank you!

Tractor Operator

Experienced tractor operators or mechanically minded farmers looking to get into tractor operating. Two positions open, one in Granby, one in Montague, MA.

http://www.redfirefarm.com/about/employment/open-positions/tractor-operator/

Fruit Grower, Tractor Operator and Manager in Training

This position is for someone with substantial tractor experience and some experience in growing various fruits who is looking to develop their farm management skills over the next several seasons.  It is located in Granby, Massachusetts.

http://www.redfirefarm.com/about/employment/open-positions/fruit-growertractor-operator-and-manager-in-training/

Greenhouse and Flower Assistant, Montague, MA

http://www.redfirefarm.com/about/employment/open-positions/greenhouse-and-flower/

Greenhouse Assistant and Field Crew, Montague, MA

http://www.redfirefarm.com/about/employment/open-positions/greenhouse-assistant/

Farm Intern


This position is ideal for someone relatively new to commercial farming who is seeking to gain solid real world experience. http://www.redfirefarm.com/about/employment/open-positions/farm-apprentice/

 

To apply, please email cover letter outlining relevant experience, resume, and three references to jobs@redfirefarm.com. You can also reach us there for any questions.

Peruse other current job openings here: http://www.redfirefarm.com/about/employment/open-positions/

New Hampshire – Heron Pond Farm hiring Farm Hand

South Hampton, New Hampshire

Heron Pond Farm

We grow vegetables, small fruits and cut flowers on 55 acres of crop land along the Powow River in South Hampton, NH. Our produce is marketed through our farm stand in South Hampton, farmers markets in several locations, CSA and wholesale. We’ve been farming here for almost 20 years, on the site of a longstanding farm. We love our work and are happy to share our knowledge with curious minds.

We are currently hiring for several full time seasonal openings on our harvest crew. We are busy until Thanksgiving bringing in storage crops and other cold hardy vegetables. Harvest work can be dirty and does require the ability to lift baskets of produce weighing 50 pounds multiple times a day. Besides harvest, other duties include washing vegetables and occasional planting. Driver’s license required, as we use farm vehicles throughout the day.

Starting hourly wage is $10.50 to $12 depending upon experience. Year round work possible for the right candidate. Apply by contacting Greg Balog, greg@heronpondfarm.com.

Meadowland Farm hiring Farmer

Clinton Corners, New York

Opening For An Entrepreneurial Vegetable Farmer

Historic Meadowland Farm (located in Dutchess County, the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley) is looking for an experienced and entrepreneurial farmer to expand its vegetable and fruit operation. This is an exceptional opportunity for a young farmer (or couple) eager to lease land from a highly supportive owner on attractive financial terms and to build a business with the benefit of existing customer relationships.

We presently grow vegetables on 3 acres and have an additional 2 acres devoted to an orchard and berry production. Expansion is possible. A full range of equipment, dedicated storage facility/office, washing station, and refrigerated storage room are available for the farmer’s use. Also, a modern and private one-bedroom apartment can be included.

Meadowland Farm enjoys the support of loyal customers who visit us at the Pawling Farmers Market, participate in our CSA, or buy from our roadside store. We also have valued relationships with select restaurants.

Interested applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of growing and marketing experience
  • An outgoing personality and an ability to work well with others
  • Strong business development, planning, and problem solving skills
  • A disciplined work ethic including a willingness to work in a wide variety of weather conditions
  • Basic knowledge of soil/insect science and management
  • Ambition to build a business and pursue a long term farming career

Given Meadowland Farm’s reputation, we encourage applicants to respond as soon as possible. For additional information, please go to www.Meadowlandfarmny.com.

Interested parties should send a resume, cover letter, and references to: Judah@Meadowlandfarmny.com.

River Bluff Organic Farm hiring Interns

Hastings, Minnesota

River Bluff Organic Farm offering internship opportunity for 2012 growing season.  

Current Operation:
Over 80 varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers are grown on this small 5-acre farm. Organic methods are employed using manure and green cover crops as the basis for compost. The primary purpose of the farm is to provide healthy, chef-inspired organic food to about 40 local families through a CSA. Eggs and broilers are also offered in shares.

Internship Description:

The internship involves a season-specific curriculum, with hands-on skill building. Interns will be work side by side with the field manager completing many tasks over the course of the growing season. Interns will spend time in the greenhouse planting seeds and handling seedlings. In the field interns will work to prepare the soil bed for planting, plant and transplant seedlings, irrigate, and hand-pick bugs as a means of pest management, weed, and harvest produce.  Interns will also assist in the sorting and boxing of produce on CSA pick-up days.  Interns will also be responsible for fulfilling other tasks as needed. Continue reading