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Red Fire Farm

184 Meadow Road
MONTAGUE, MA 01351
Website:redfirefarm.com/

Company Description:
Red Fire Farm is a leader in organic veggie production in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts. We have about 100 acres in cultivation and grow just about every veggie that can be grown in this climate. We sell produce through our CSA program, wholesale, farmers markets, and farm stand. We are dedicated to a seriously high quality standard and hold a deep belief in organic practices. We're a large production farm with the heart and soul of a tiny operation. Our goal is to make this farming thing truly sustainable -- for everyone involved!
Salary Range:Location:
To Commensurate With Experience GRANBY, MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeAgriculture
Education Level:Work Experience:
Bachelor's Degree
Preference: Nice to have
2+
Preference: Preferred
Skills/Certifications/Licenses:
Drivers License - Preference: Required
Description:
Red Fire Farm is seeking a good leader with a solid background in vegetable production to help us manage planting and field care for, and assist with harvest of, 45 acres of organic vegetable production and 10 acres of fruit trees. Bring your skills in organizing vegetable production, and experience in leadership, teamwork, and solo work, with strengths in tractor operation.

This year-round position will work with a team of 6-15 people over the course of the year. You will get detailed production input and guidance from the farm owner, but make the daily plans and staffing organization independently after initial training. It is a great position for a farmer looking to build skills in diverse organic farm management and ecological IPM orchard management. We are willing to train the right candidate, but are looking for you to bring tractor and vegetable production experience. For the right candidate, this position can develop into higher levels of management and or partnership over time.
Requirements:
General Requirements:
excellent farm crew management, training & communication skills
2 or more years tractor operating experience on a vegetable farm
experience in greenhouse care, planting, irrigation, pest management, harvest, crop storage, cover crops
some Spanish language skills necessary, or a willingness to learn
carpentry, general mechanic & equipment repair skills a plus
experience in IPM fruit horticulture & orchards a plus
Non-negotiable Requirements

Applicants MUST have a valid driver’s license to be considered for the position; no exceptions.
A desire & willingness to work outside (in the rain and the heat & cold too!)
Necessary Skills

Must be able to lift 50 lbs. repeatedly and easily, and work physically all day
Must work well with others
Must have a good attitude and be willing to learn


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