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Farm Manager at Savanna Institute - 14168

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Farm Manager
Savanna Institute
1360 Regent Street #124
53715 Madison , WI ,
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Job Description: 

This position will assist in the planning and implementation of farm operations within the Savanna Institute’s Spring Green Farm Campus in Spring Green, WI. This position will work closely with the Farm Director, Director of Agroforestry Adoption, and other Institute staff.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Key activities of this position include:
1. Expand the Institute’s Campus-wide farm management capacity by assisting in the development and implementation of the annual and long term campus-wide farm operations plan, formalizing management protocols, and ensuring robust data tracking and management for research and farming operations.

2. Day-to-day farm operations to include but not limited to; livestock care and management, annual and forage crop production, tree/shrub establishment and maintenance, and assisting in the management of the Campus’ forest resources.

3. Assist the Research Team in the stewardship of associated research projects within the Campus farms, including variety trials, management trials, water quality measurements and carbon sequestration monitoring.

4. Work closely with the Education team in overseeing the apprentices for implementing the on-farm experiential components of the Spring Green Campus Apprenticeship Program.

Education & Experience: 

- 3+ years experience managing diversified farming operations
- Livestock and/or field crops management and production planning experience
- Demonstrated safe tractor and farm equipment use and maintenance experience
- Experience in supervising/managing field crews
- Experience with tree crops
- Data collection and data management experience
- Experience managing research projects, especially field experiments
- Ability to lift 50+ pounds and work outside for long hours in challenging conditions
- Commitment to participating in an open and collaborative environment
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- Valid driver's license

Application Instructions: 

Submit a resume/CV and cover letter to

All applications must be received by 11:59pm CT on January 7, 2021

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