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Farm Manager in Oakdale, CA - Direct Hire

Stockton, California | Direct Hire Position

Post Date: 07/14/2017 Job ID: 38573.1 Industry: Management/Supervisor
An agricultural company backed by investors with deep pockets is in need of a seasoned Farm Manager to join their management team at their headquarters in Oakdale. This newly created position will oversee the daily operations of two highly producing tree nut farms (10, 000 - 20, 000 acres) and lead up and coming Assistant Farm Managers. Candidates with strong leadership skills, experience in tree nut crops, and flexible to travel between locations ishighly desired. This is a great opportunity to work independently and be a part of a successfully growing company.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct activities of two farm areas 10, 000 - 20, 000 acres of irrigated land to produce, harvest, and store high quality and high yielding crops to achieve the greatest profitability per acre while improving the resource base. Research and recommend major equipment, chemical, and input purchases. Authorized to make major input purchases for the farm based on good judgment, budget, and margin considerations. Manage, motivate, and train personnel with regard for policy, procedures, and safety in the performance of operations and tasks. Insure timeliness of all cultural practices, including land preparations, planting, cultivating, chemical and fertilizer application, irrigation, and harvesting. Represent the farm in industry associations. Accountable for legal and safe application and documentation of chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides. Accountable for application of safe farming and processing practices.

REQUIREMENTS: B.S. Degree in Ag. Econ., Agribusiness, Agronomy or related degree highly desired. Agricultural Pest Control Adviser (PCA) certification required. 6-9 years experience in an Ag-related field. Permanent crop experience required. Proficient computer skills - Microsoft Office software, email, internet, spreadsheets. Good diagnostic and decision making skills. Proven ability to effectively communicate - verbal & written skills.

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