Hiring FT Year Round Farmer Farm Manager California

Rescue, , Canada

50 acres or more

About

Message
  • Opportunity available:
  • On-farm employment
  • Available facilities and equipment:
  • Irrigation capacity
  • Fencing
  • Preferred arrangement model:
  • MOU
  • Available acreage:
  • 50 acres or more
  • Soil type on farm:
  • Clay
  • Current farming practices:
  • Biodynamic
  • Current land use:
  • Vegetables
  • Hay or pasture
  • Field crops
  • Livestock
  • Preferred farming experience for farmer:
  • Practical farming experience (including work as a farm intern or employee)
  • Studied agriculture at a post-secondary institution
  • Current or past farm business owner
  • Desired farming practices by a new farmer:
  • Biodynamic
  • Ecological production but not certified
  • Agricultural products I am interested being cultivated on my property:
  • Hay or forage
  • Livestock
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit/berries/grapes
  • Years experience of new farmer:
  • 6-10 years

Farm description

We are building a 130-acre regenerative farm from ground-zero in Rescue, California. The farm will be a place of beauty and inspiration in El Dorado County. We are looking for a Farmer to lead the execution of our vision to transform barren land to a beautiful, plentiful, diverse, sustainable biodynamic farm/ranch that nourishes people and animals. The Farmer will create a biodynamic farm that provides the local community with nutrient-dense food and meaningful work. The farm is to sustain a rich, biodiverse environment for plants, farm and wild animals, birds, insects and pollinators. It educates and builds a community of people that are passionate about food, animals, health, sustainability, biodiversity and natural beauty.

Farm opportunity

Primary Responsibilities (including, but not necessarily limited to): • Farm development: Lead the initial development of the farm infrastructure • Farm management: Develop, implement, and supervise operating and cash management plans for the business. • Livestock development and management • Technical farm management of multiple cropping systems • Implement soil regenerative and other biodynamic practices • Plant protection/pest/disease control management • Develop a network of customers, helpers and various partners Qualifications/Requirements Farmer has ideally held the same role on a farm with sustainable practices. Candidates that have worked for a bio-dynamic farmer and are feel that they are ready to take on the lead role will be considered. Farmer must live within 45 minutes of farm initially and eventually on or next to the farm. Housing assistance is available.