Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Farm Manager, Terra Bella Family Farm

Farm Manager, Terra Bella Family Farm
Pleasanton, CA. 

Contact: Shawn 925.202.8020

Job Summary:
The Farm Manager will help teach, motivate and lead a field crew of 4-6 employees through the completion of various daily farm tasks. The Farm Manager will help design and implement innovative systems to maximize production of vegetables, fruit, herbs, nursery plants and other products. The Manager will also direct the maintenance of soil health and fertility, farm infrastructure, irrigation systems and equipment.

Key Responsibilities:
The Farm Manager will have the following responsibilities:
• Production planning
• Implementation of production plans
• Continuous improvement of soil health and fertility
• Harvest schedules
• Post-harvest handling
• Supervision of farm team
• Implementation and maintenance of Good Agricultural Practices
• Compliance with Food Safety requirements and regulations
• Report preparation
• Coordination of production and operational logistics
• Sales and Marketing operations

Organizational Role and Supervisor:
The Farm Manager will manage the 3 acre Ag Park Parcel, including the farm and greenhouse. The Farm Manager must be posses extraordinary communication as well as organizational skills in order to meet and exceed our farms goals. The Farm Manager will report directly to the farm Owner.

Skills and Qualifications:
The Farm Manager will have either (a) a Bachelor’s degree in food studies or a related field, plus a minimum of two years experience in farming and farm production, or (b) a minimum of four years of experience in farming and farm production, including at least one year of farm management. This experience should include some greenhouse production. The Manager ideally will have knowledge and skill in the use maintenance of farm equipment, including tractors, discs, cultivators and other farm
2 equipment and implements. The Manager must have strong communication & leadership skills as well as the ability to inspire others to do high quality work. The Farm Manager must have a valid California driver’s license insurable by any insurance carrier. The Farm Manager must have the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

Company Overview:
Terra Bella Family Farm has been farming in the far East Bay for 7 years now. Our farm is located in the fertile Sunol Valley, just north east of Fremont and just south of Pleasanton. Our business has expanded and contracted over the years from 2 to 5 to 7 now back to 3 acres of intensive plantings of cucurbits, nightshades, greens and herbs. We have a 120-200 Member CSA Program and participate in 4 Farmers Markets during the peak season. We also sell to 10 restaurants and 4 grocery store. We have a successful business based on growing seasonal, certified organic, super local high quality unique varietals of familiar crop and marketing it all to our local communities. Our enterprise helps facilitate community benefits including healthy soil, healthy food, and healthy people with a vital stake in their own community. We are gearing up for an amazing season and want a Farm Manager that can join our team and continue growing our farm to it’s full potential.

505 Paloma Way Sunol, CA. 94586

Type of Employment:
The position is a full-time position. Starting in June and tapering off in late December. Potential Partnership Opportunities Welcome.

Salary and Benefits:
The salary is fully negotiable according to skill set and years of experience.
For more information and/or to set up an interview please call:
Shawn Seufert