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Regenerative Farm Manager at rTerra - 15224

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Regenerative Farm Manager
97124 Hillsboro , OR ,
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Job Description: 

rTerra is seeking a dynamic leader to direct daily farm operations. The Farm Manager will design and implement innovative systems for applying regenerative practices to annual vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, and fungi. They will be responsible for the care for all integrative systems of gardens, orchards, vineyard, and future animals and will help develop and implement a long-term regenerative plan for the entire property.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Regenerative Visioning - Plan Development - Implementation
-Supervise and direct the work of farm staff
-Manage all farming activities.
-Includes managing all components associated with the
*Diverse orchard activity
*Medicinal herb garden
*Market garden
-Crop planning and farm reco​​rd keeping using Google Sheets
-Maintain a daily work log to plan and record details of fieldwork accomplished, including a monthly report for the owners
-Develop a crop plan consistent with organic standards and transitioning to a more regenerative approach to achieve harvest goals
-Maintain an inventory of seeds and other supplies
-Participate in staff meetings and periodic strategic planning activities

Education & Experience: 

- Preferred undergraduate and graduate experience in agroecology and/or agronomy
- 4-5  years of relevant farm work with at least 2 of those years in farm management  
- Strong production farming skills (organic and regenerative/restorative practices)
- Working knowledge of Asana, Google Drive, Google Sheets, Google Calendar, and Slack
- Knowledge of the use and service requirements of tractors, plows, discs, cultivators, and other farm equipment and implements
- Solid background in plant ecosystems that are suited for the Northwestern US 
- Ability to work with a diverse range of team members 
- Self-motivated, highly organized, observant and detail-oriented
- Demonstrates a passion for and knowledge of the principles of regenerative agriculture and embraces rTerra’s core values and mission
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- Able to process complex farm management scenarios and create regenerative farm plans
- The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time
- Driver’s license 
- Ability to lift 50lbs
- Spanish bilingual communication skills are a plus! 
- Candidate must pass an extensive background check
- Professional references will be called
Core Technical Competencies:

Soil Health:
- Ability to assess and benchmark soil health in the field, conduct in-field soil sampling and interpret analysis of lab test results
- Soil biology
- Understanding of microbial activity and mycorrhizal fungi development and how to foster living communities in soil

Management Systems:
- Familiarity with no-till / cover crop implementation & ability to design tailored cover crop blends to address field-level soil conditions
- Practical management knowledge and experience to guide farm crew & troubleshoot through regenerative transitions
- Familiarity with the impact of holistic management grazing systems on soils
- Interest, if not experience, in permaculture and development of perennial cropping systems & agroforestry and their applications

Regenerative / Organic Certifications:
- Functional understanding of organic & regenerative organic certifications, and the record keeping associated with each
- Ability to fluently discuss what changes would be needed to achieve certifications

Application Instructions: 

Please send a resume and cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit to:

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