Farm Manager

CSS Farms

Columbus , Nebraska

CSS Farms, a multi-state agricultural business, strives to provide innovative solutions and superior quality and service to our customers. We proudly and relentlessly continue to meet the highest standards of stewardship when it comes to the three things we value most: our land, our employees, and our communities.We are a team-oriented company with a high trust, entrepreneurial culture. We value our employees’ opinions, we have a strong work ethic, and are focused on growing great vegetables and developing our operations profitably. People who are most successful at CSS Farms are energetic, self-directed, and pragmatic.

Summary

The Farm Manager works with the Columbus team, other location Farm Managers and corporate teams to effectively manage approximately 1600 acres of ground for chip potato production annually. This position directly manages the Agronomist, Irrigation and Storage Manager, Equipment Manager, seasonal farm labor and administrative staff.

Responsibilities

In this role, you will efficiently manage the farm operations to ensure excellent customer and vendor satisfaction so the site is able to meet financial goals and objectives by:

Work collaboratively with company leadership to establish successful business model for Seed Potato Production opportunities within the region.

  • Look for opportunities to network and expand the awareness of CSS Farms
  • Provide analysis and information to team to help in decision making process
  • Where appropriate, represent CSS Farms in the marketplace and seek to expand our business.

Provide oversight and leadership to all potato production activities

  • Lead all field operations, including tillage, planting, cultivation, harvest, and cover crop establishment
  • Coordinate agronomic activities, including irrigation, fertilizer applications, and chemical applications
  • Oversee potato storage management and potato shipping activities
  • Support innovation in agronomic, equipment, and storage practices
  • Grow and manage rotational crops were deemed necessary for the success of the business.

Provide general management leadership to the farming operation

  • Help build team of full-time employees and manage/motivate all personnel
  • Maintain P&L responsibility with significant focus on cost management
  • Participate in budgeting and business planning process
  • Manage purchasing of supplies, equipment, and inputs.

Grow and maintain positive landlord, customer, and community relations

  • Develop relationships with potential landlord base and secure annual land leases
  • Manage shipping activities to deliver excellent customer service and quality
  • Serve as a positive representative to the community, land partners, and other local suppliers.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

Desired Position Qualifications

  • Demonstrated strong work-ethic, outstanding leadership ability and exceptional interpersonal skills
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, Bachelors of Science degree in an Ag related field strongly preferred
  • Self-directed individual who leads projects to identify and implement solutions with team input
  • Demonstrated strategic management of irrigated crops
  • Demonstrated financial management experience and budgeting skills
  • Adaptability to changing situations and have the ability to perform multiple tasks with multiple priorities
  • Proficient in the use of Windows based computer programs (Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and a general aptitude with software systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to train and work with operational personnel on the farm
  • Superior organizational and project management skills and experience leading and managing people
  • Ability to acquire and hold a valid US driver’s license and successfully pass vehicle insurance verification
  • Candidates must be eligible to work unrestricted in the U.S. without company sponsorship
  • Ability to comprehend, read, write and communicate proficiently in English and interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish
  • 5+ years’ experience managing agricultural programs over a large geographic region as well as ability to travel up to 30% of work time
  • Previous experience working with potatoes and irrigated crops.

BENEFITS

Work Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Benefits

  • Market competitive salary
  • Healthcare, Dental and Vision coverage as outlined in the company benefits overview
  • Flex spending account for out-of-pocket medical expenses
  • 401(k) plan options
  • Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, and Life Insurance
  • A paid time off package
  • Tuition reimbursement options

AAP/EEO Statement

CSS Farms provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CSS Farms complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  CSS Farms expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

HOW TO APPLY

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