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FARM INCUBATOR COORDINATOR - ECONONMIC DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING

 

December 2, 2019

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

FARM INCUBATOR COORDINATOR

ECONONMIC DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING

Open: November 27, 2019

Closing: Open until filled.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The Farm Incubator Coordinator is responsible for daily planning, organization, supervision and administration of activities on the Incubator Farm. Supervised by 4- Directions Development, full-time position with benefits; $17.00 hour.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

• Take the lead on training of 3 Incubator Farmers per year, guiding them through their first experiences and education as a new farmer.

• Oversee the direction and coordination of the Farmer Trainees on crop production and operations, such as planning, tilling, planting, fertilizing, cultivating, spraying, or harvesting; and worker activities, such as planting, irrigation, organic application.

• Maintain up-to-date knowledge of organic pest and disease control, to share and implement with the Trainees.

• Assist with monitoring of crop activities based on crop maturity and environmental conditions.

• Monitor and adjust irrigation systems to distribute water according to crop needs and to avoid wasting water.

• Assist with budget management.

• Help direct preparation of site for planting, care of crops, and harvesting.

• Assist with the purchase of crops, materials, supplies, and equipment where needed.

• Assist with sale of crops, such as prep and delivery.

• Help implement necessary policies and procedures of the incubator farm and its equipment.

• Oversee duties associated with the day-to-day and long-term operations of the incubator farm; ensuring the farm incubator runs efficiently and effectively.

• Participate with annual planning of the farm incubator.

• Oversee compliance with applicable government regulations and health and safety standards.

• Help monitor for any needed maintenance/repair of farm property and equipment.

• Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:

• Practical farming experience, gained as a supervisor, unit manager, or assistant manager.

• Education in agriculture; a degree in a subject like agriculture or farm business management would be a plus.

• Business savvy, with analytical thinking skills, along with people skills.

• Organizational skills and creativity problem solving.

• Good work ethics, with initiative and flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment.

• Excellent communication skills, with a teamwork attitude, and strong leadership skills.

• A strong supporter and ambassador of organic methods and long-term stewardship of our natural resources.

• Healthy body: able to lift, dig, pull, and push heavy weights, able to be in the sun, and in a variety of weather situations.

• Employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test and background check.

TO APPLY: Applications and copies of certificates/diplomas accepted at Government Center – Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 – Fax (218)-679-4176.

Primary Job Location will be housed within the 4 Directions Development Office, any questions contact Alisha Gehlert, Director (218)679-1455.

 

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