Assistant Farm Manager

School Lunch Organic Farm & CSA

69 Stephens State Park Road

Hackettstown, NJ 07840

 

Contact: Margaret Noon

 

Phone: 908-451-0051

 

Email: margaretmnoon@gmail.com

 

Position: Assistant Farm & CSA Manager, School Lunch Farm & CSA, located on a

70 acres in Northern NJ, is seeking an Assistant Farm Manager from Spring to late fall of the 2016 season and beyond. Ideal candidate is highly self- motivated with a minimum of 2 years experience in organic vegetable production. The Assistant Farm Manager in partnership with the Farmer will be responsible for greenhouse work, fieldwork, CSA distribution, and farmer’s market. Assistant Farm Manager will help train, direct and work with apprentices, interns and volunteers.

 

 

General Description: School Lunch Farm is dedicated to building healthier soil and community by growing nutrient dense organic vegetables and fruits, heirloom and specialty crops for community supported agriculture shareholders, schools, low-income community members, farm markets, and restaurants.

 

Internship Starts: 04-04-2016

Internship Ends: 11-30-2016

App Deadline: when position is filled

Minimum Length of Stay: 8 months

 

Meals: We provide all the vegetables you need.

 Skills Desired: Responsibilities will include: Mechanical tillage, soil fertility, direct seeding, transplanting, cultivation, irrigation management, disease & pest control, crop rotation, routine equipment maintenance and daily record keeping. The ideal candidate would be available to start in April/May

2015 and have excellent mechanical skills, and valid drivers license, and the ability to lift at least 50 lbs.

 Educational Opportunities: Daily activities will include, activities such as:

• Seed starting in greenhouse, thinning seedlings, and feeding. Direct sowing in fields. • Record keeping • Bed preparation: rock picking, cultivating, back pack flaming, weeding, and working with drip irrigation • Foliar spraying of crops for feeding and pest control • Harvesting: how to harvest different vegetables, cleaning, and storage • Tractor safety, tractor and implement maintenance, implement hook up and adjustment, • Farm Maintenance: mowing, tractor ways and grass borders, weed wacking, building, repairs, painting • Working with volunteers—adults and children

 Stipend: Salary: Commensurate with experience

 Housing: Assistance in find local housing.

Location: 
Mount Olive, New Jersey
Publicaton Date: 
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 12:00am
Company Name: 
School Lunch Organic Farm
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