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Farm Manager at Twin Buttes Farm at Twin Buttes of Durango - 14439

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Farm Manager at Twin Buttes Farm
Twin Buttes of Durango
690 Twin Buttes Ave.
81301 Durango , CO ,
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Southwest Colorado Agrihood seeking farm manager for 2022 season. 1 acre of 30" permanent raised beds under no-till management. Greenhouse and high tunnel, small flock of chickens, apiary and perennial flowers bordering fields. Farm markets primarily wholesale to local restaurants and natural food stores in addition to retail sales through on-site farm stand.
Position begins February 2022, 40-50 hours / week during peak season April - October. Part time hours available in the off season.
Hourly rate commensurate with experience.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

•Farm Operations Management- Utilizing seasonal farm labor, implement season-long vegetable production using successions of direct seeded and transplanted crops to adequately meet needs of markets. Anticipate bed-preparation, irrigation, and cultivation needs in all plots to maintain consistency in product throughout the season. Mitigate production strain on soil through use of cover crops and compost applications where appropriate. Generate the farm production plan and keep records of weekly progress.
•Sales and Revenue Management - Manage current customer base (wholesale and retail/online) while attracting new customers and revenue streams through various marketing and promotional strategies endorsed by the Board. Open, close and fulfill orders on the online farm stand. Respond promptly to questions from customers, accounts and management via email and phone.
•Social Media Management - Utilize social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) to promote the farm throughout the season. Generate content to add to weekly newsletter.
•Personnel Management - Efficiently utilize staffing and volunteers for farm operations including acquisition and supervision.
•Infrastructure Management - Address needs of and repair when necessary, farm related vehicles, equipment, greenhouses, fences and irrigation infrastructure in a timely manner with either on site labor or hired out, with respect to the budget.
•Safety - Provide a safe environment for staff and others that visit the farm. Anticipate and correct dangerous work habits of staff. Continue to use USDA Food Safety Rule as guide for food-safe operations in field and post-harvest areas.

Education & Experience: 

Minimum of 3 years experience in small scale market farming.
Supervisory experience of multiple employees .
Sound base knowledge of organic practices and food safety.

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