MUST HAVE FARMING EXPERIENCE
Responsible for overseeing various aspects of a farm's operations to ensure its efficient and profitable functioning.
- Planning and implementing crop planting and harvesting schedules.
- Monitoring crop health and implementing disease control measures.
Budgeting and Financial Management:
- Creating and managing budgets for the farm's operations.
- Tracking expenses, income, and profits.
- Evaluating the financial performance of the farm and making adjustments as needed.
- Hiring, training, and supervising farm workers.
- Delegating tasks and responsibilities to the farm staff.
- Ensuring a safe and productive work environment.
Equipment and Machinery Maintenance:
- Maintaining and repairing farm machinery and equipment.
- Scheduling regular maintenance checks to prevent breakdowns.
- Managing inventory and procurement of necessary equipment and supplies.
Crop Rotation and Soil Management:
- Planning crop rotations to optimize soil fertility and prevent soil depletion.
- Implementing soil conservation practices, such as erosion control and nutrient management.
Pest and Weed Control:
- Monitoring and managing pest and weed infestations.
- Implementing integrated pest management (IPM) strategies to minimize the use of chemicals.
- Maintaining accurate records of farm activities, including planting, harvesting, and financial transactions.
- Keeping records for tax purposes and reporting to regulatory agencies.
- Implementing sustainable farming practices to minimize environmental impact.
- Managing water resources efficiently and responsibly.
- Developing and implementing emergency plans for natural disasters or disease outbreaks.
- Ensuring the safety of farm personnel and assets during emergencies.
- Developing long-term strategies for farm growth and sustainability.
- Investing in infrastructure improvements and expansion when necessary.
Networking and Industry Involvement:
- Participating in agricultural associations and networks.
- Staying informed about industry trends and best practices.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $4,000.00-$4,800.00 per month
- Discounted or free food
- On-site parking
- Relocation assistance
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Maple Ridge, BC V2W 1R1: reliably commute or be willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (required)
Work Location: In person
Application deadline: 2024-01-01
Expected start date: 2024-02-01