Business / Organization Name:
Green Thumb Farms, Inc.
123 West Fryeburg Rd. - PO Box 147
Row Crop Production Manager
Farm Production Manager - Potatoes, Corn, Heirloom Beans, & Cover Crops
Green Thumb Farms, a successful family farming operation in Western Maine, is seeking a farm manager to assist with the managing, planning and control of farm operations from land preparation through storage. The Row Crop Production Manager will assist the Senior Vice President of Row Crop Production in managing, planning, and controlling of daily farm operations. The Row Crop Production Manager will need to be able to work independently as well as with a team. The Row Crop Production Manager will also be responsible for carrying out the Company’s mission, objectives, and financial goals while ensuring production efficiency, quality, and service. The Row Crop Production Manager will report directly to the Senior Vice President of Row Crop Production. Responsibilities and Duties: -Assists with directing and coordinating of worker activities, such as planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, and storage of crops. -Records information relative to farm regulation requirements set by the state and federal authorities. -Assists with research and purchasing of fertilizer, seed, chemicals, and any necessary equipment. -Assists with organizing the maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment. -Maintains knowledge of pests and diseases and an understanding of how they spread and how to treat them. -Documents all yields and land use to meet funding requirements from outside sources as well as performs internal analysis. -Assists with developing schedules for crop rotation. -Enforces health and safety standards and provides ongoing safety training -Helps ensure production efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources. -Competently deals with unexpected situations. -Assist with the purchase, storage, and application of chemicals. -Use and coordinating of real time Kinematic RTK Global Positioning Systems -Assist in coordinating with marketing on development of new varieties and crops -Supports the Vice President of Row Crop Production and assumes all responsibilities in his absence -Attend leadership team meetings -Assist in carrying out the strategic plan to advance the company’s mission, objectives and financial goals. -Coordinate with owners on purchasing equipment and other operational needs. -Performs any other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
Plant and Soil Sciences
Sustainable Food and Farming
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Application Requirements (resume, cover letter, etc.):
Resume and Cover Letter Resumes should be e-mailed as an attachment to Brenda@greenthumbfarms.com. If you have questions, please contact Brenda at 207-935-3341.
Skills and Specifications: -Two year Associate’s Degree or better in a related field. -Understanding of crop production & current farming practices with at least three to five years of experience. -Ability to effectively manage personnel. -Coordination and good organizational skills and the ability to multitask -Critical thinking and complex problem solving. -Evaluation of farming procedures and efficiencies -Quality Control Analysis. -Conflict Resolution between farm associates -Must obtain and maintain a pesticide applicator’s license. -Honesty and Integrity. -CDL Driver’s License preferred. -Experience with GPS preferred. -Proficient knowledge and experience with farm equipment repair and maintenance. -Knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs. -Willingness to work a flexible schedule. -Ability to work independently and with a team -Strong ability to communicate with all types of personalities
Wage, Salary & Benefits Description:
Salary and benefits commensurate with education and experience