Assistant Farm Manager

Apple Orchard

Vermont,  Vermont


Job Description:

Farm manager assistant will work directly with the farm manager, in regards to the planning, organizing, managing and maintenance of a large commercial apple orchard.  Duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

Responsibilities include:

  • The farm manager assistant is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operational decisions & supervision of all field work, farm staff safety, training, and supervision.
  • Work with the manager to assist with farm supplies, chemicals, fertilizer, EPM & all other farm related products.
  • Responsible for maintaining knowledge of proper chemical storage, usage, disposal, and handling. Responsible for applying/ mixing chemicals and helping to determine a spray schedule when needed.
  • Protecting the environment and maintaining biodiversity.
  • Assisting in the assurance that farm activities comply with government regulations and agencies.
  • Maintaining the knowledge and assisting in the application of health and safety standards across the farm.
  • Maintaining education and awareness of updates in agriculture pertaining to apples.
  • Maintenance oversight and helping to ensure all required posters and preparing for housing inspections to be in compliance with DOL and H2A regulations.


  • Must be able to drive tractors, operate machinery, prune, spray fields, supervise apple picking, and become a certified pesticide applicator.

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