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Farm Manage at Stahmanns Family Farms - 16299

Job Title: 
Farm Manage
Stahmanns Family Farms
La Mesa , NM ,
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Stahmanns Inc. Farming Operations Manager
We are searching for a Farm Manager to oversee our 3500-acre pecan farm in Las
Cruces, NM and to plant our 1400-acre farm in Lordsburg, NM. The Farm Manager’s
responsibilities include managing staff, developing and executing farming strategies,
purchasing supplies, preparing budgets, using farm management software,
performing and tracking experiments, working with the university, writing reports to
present to CEO and ensuring maximum profit. Long-term company goals are to
convert to organic within 10 years, to plant an additional 1,200 acres in Lordsburg
over the next 3 years, and to convert the original acreage to a pressurized irrigation
system over 15 years.

To be successful as a Farm Manager you must win the team over and be organized,
creative, detail-oriented, strategic, and hard-working. Outstanding candidates are
keen problem solvers who are focused on efficiency and take a hands-on approach
to management.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

- Analyzing existing operations, crops, staff, and financial documents and recommending improvements.
- Preparing plans and schedules for planting, fertilizing, harvesting, and pruning.
- Monitor the fields for proper irrigation, weed control, and pest control.
- Procuring fertilizer and agricultural chemicals.
- Oversee the Shop Manager. Make sure equipment and farm is well maintained.
- Communicating expectations to staff.
- Ensuring all staff adhere to health and safety regulations.
- Assisting with the recruitment and training of staff members.
- Collaborating with senior staff to prepare budgets and financial reports.
- Building professional networks and staying updated of developments in agricultural science.

Education & Experience: 

Required:

- Bachelor’s degree. Preferably in a technical field.
- Pistachio farming experience.
- Farm planting experience.
- Experience with organic conversion.
- Management experience.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish).
- A passion for Agriculture.
- Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
- Excellent computer skills are required.
- The ability to make decisions in stressful environments.
- Superb communication and interpersonal skills.
- Overtime will be required as with any farm job.

Preferred:

- Additional courses in Business Management or Administration.
- Walnut or pecan experience.
- Tree nursery experience.

Application Instructions: 
Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture