Lead Farm Hand for Honey Brook Organic Farm
Lead Farm Hand Job Description for Honey Brook Organic Farm, with 285 certified organic acres and 110 acres in organic produce production, and a 2,700 CSA membership. Honey Brook Organic Farm can offer a diverse job experience in a farming operation, which continues to expand its crop offerings and production technologies, including season extension. As one of the largest and oldest certified organic CSA farms in the nation, we are a model of regenerative farming and have much experience to share with employees. - The position is for work to be performed at our farms located at 260 Wargo Road, Pennington, NJ & 258 Crosswicks-Ellisdale Road, Chesterfield, NJ - Work schedule for the position is Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm, with a one-hour lunch break from 12-1pm, unless workload dictates otherwise. This is a seasonal, hourly position with work from March through December. We are currently looking for someone to help us finish out our 2019 season and come back for future season. - Lead Farm Hand is supervised directly by Jim Kinsel, Farm Manager. The Lead Farm Hand is responsible for assisting the Farm Manager with field management and preparation (including mowing, tillage, soil fertility, transplanting, cultivation & irrigation management oversight), as well as assisting with special projects like tunnel and greenhouse installation, dismantling and maintenance. Occasional driving of refrigerated box truck for supply pick-up and produce delivery. Must be capable of record keeping and the management of field staff. Must have a valid drivers’ license, clean driving record and at least one year of farming experience. This is a fast paced, diverse work environment where attention to detail must be maintained. Successful candidate has the ability to work independently, prioritize work, anticipate issues and problems and develops solutions, and is pro-active in detecting field pests and diseases as well as to ameliorate the conditions that allow pests/diseases to become established. Works in collaboration with field and farm managers.