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Horticulture Technician at Featherstone Farm - 3278

Job Title: 
Horticulture Technician
Featherstone Farm
43090 City Park Rd
Rushford, MN 55971
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

· Take your vegetable growing experience to the next level! Many opportunities exist for employees to grow their skills and take on new responsibilities.
· Grow delicious organic produce! We strive to grow high quality food efficiently.
· Join a vibrant, fun community! Located in the beautiful Driftless region, right next to the 40+ mile Root River bike trail. Swimming holes and state parks nearby.

Featherstone Farm is seeking candidates for Horticulture Technician for the 2018 farming season. Our goal is to groom Horticulture Technicians to be Crop Managers through on-the-job training. Crop Managers have significant responsibility for growing successful crops on our farm. In this capacity, Hort. Techs are involved in all aspects of Field Production from hand labor and equipment operation to data collection and analysis.

During the growing season employees are expected to work 40 to 48 hours a week in all weather conditions; hours and days may vary. Background check may be required. Positions start in March of 2018 and are year round.

Benefits: Hourly wage starting at $13/hour and increasing based on experience; includes Paid Time Off and free organic produce. Quality on-farm housing options are available with reasonable rent payment.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Include but are not limited to: scouting for pests and disease, field prep and cultivation, irrigation installation and application, fertility monitoring and application, and data collection. Collaborate with the Horticulture Team to develop a dynamic crop plan and implement plans to ensure horticultural best practices are followed. Horticulture team members are also occasionally assigned other responsibilities or projects, especially helping to wash and pack produce in the warehouse in the winter.

Education & Experience: 

We are seeking positive, engaged, self-motivated team players with a passion for completing high-quality work.
Qualified applicants will have 2 full seasons’ experience with field production of organic vegetables.
Demonstrated ability to operate farm equipment (tillage, seeding, cultivating and harvesting equipment, among others) is desired but not required.
Excellent communication skills and proficiency with MS Excel are highly sought.
Spanish language skills are desired but not required.

Application Instructions: 

Contact: Applicants must submit a Featherstone Farm Application for Employment and cover letter. Application form can be found at http://featherstonefarm.com/employment-opportunities.html Please email application documents to todd@featherstonefarm.com or send to Featherstone Farm 43090 City Park Road, Rushford, MN 55971.

Application Closing Date: Positions are open until filled

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture