Farm Manager

R.D. Offutt Company

Staples,  Minnesota

This position is responsible for managing the field operations of the Staples whole seed potato farm including, but not limited to, representing the organization in the community, executing the annual farm operating plan while collaborating with various cross-functional departments, assisting management and agronomy personnel in the development of the annual farm operating plan, hiring/managing team members, conducting operations consistent an annual budget, providing leadership to the farm team members, and maintaining/developing relationships with land owners.

This position is responsible for managing the field operations of the Staples whole seed potato farm including, but not limited to, representing the organization in the community, executing the annual farm operating plan while collaborating with various cross-functional departments, assisting management and agronomy personnel in the development of the annual farm operating plan, hiring/managing team members, conducting operations consistent an annual budget, providing leadership to the farm team members, and maintaining/developing relationships with land owners.

Job Duties Include:

  • Perform/coordinate potato crop planting, fertilizing, irrigation and spray operations
  • Maintain and develop land rent relationships and agrements
  • Effectively develop positive relationships in the community
  • Direct harvest operationsFacilitate the administration of payroll and preparation of time cards
  • Assist in the preparation of an annual farm budget/plan and ensure operations are consistent with its assumptions
  • Communicate effectively with management, agronomy, and purchasing department
  • Complete and compile required records on crops and land base
  • Oversee potato storage operationsEnsure compliance with all state and federal labor laws, agricultural audits, food safety regulations, and workers safetyUnderstand agricultural financial measurements and metrics
  • Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management and support resources
  • Maintain builsings and equipment ensuring they are in appropriate condition
  • Be a self-starter; ability to work independently as well as with other personnel and managementRepresent a self and company in a professional and positive manner
  • Attend required company meetings and training and participate in constructive discussionFollow all safety rules and regulations while performing work assignments and adhere to all policies and procedures as specified in company manuals and as directed in the employee handbook
  • Proactively seek and participate in available company-sponsored training, in an effort to develop and advance knowledge base and skill setPerform all other duties as assigned by management in a professional and efficient manner

Requirements

  • Previous farm operations experience including crop planting, farm equipment management, maintenance scheduling, and basic agronomyPrevious management experienceExceptional communication skills, verbal and writtenAbility to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environmentExcellent observation, analysis and organization abilitiesValid driver's license

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.



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