Produce Cultivation Manager (PA)

Produce Cultivation Manager

M&F Talent has a client in hydroponic vegetable production who is looking to hire a new Produce Cultivation Manager. Our client has a 300+ acre property in western Pennsylvania where they produce farm-to-table foods. Within this farm, their ⅓-acre greenhouse produces year-round tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, leafy greens, and berries.

Our client is seeking an experienced grower to manage all day-to-day operations of the ⅓-acre greenhouse. The primary aim of the Produce Cultivation Manager is to supply a farm share program and the in-house culinary team with a wide variety of fresh produce year-round

Location: Western PA

Responsibilities:

  • Direct and manage all aspects of growing mixed vegetables hydroponicallyproduce cultivation manager
  • Management and monitoring of greenhouse climate controls
  • Regular pest scouting and identification, spraying and beneficial releases as needed
  • Regular cleaning and maintenance of hydroponic greenhouses and equipment to maintain sanitary systems
  • Develop SOPs for daily work routines
  • Establish and enforce integrated pest management (IPM) protocols
  • Direct, teach, and work alongside assistant growers in the greenhouse
  • Seeding, transplanting, pruning, trellising as needed

Qualifications:

  • 5+ preferred relevant growing experience or education
  • Extensive knowledge of the following: NFT and bato bucket hydroponic systems, direct seeding, transplanting, crop and succession planning, irrigation management and monitoring, pest management
  • Able to pass a background check
  • Must be fully vaccinated as currently defined by the CDC
  • Must be a hard-working team player with an energetic and positive attitude
  • Able to work in all weather conditions, and work on a ladder as needed
  • Have or be willing to acquire a private applicators license, able and willing to operate a backpack sprayer as part of pest control practices
  • All applicants should be comfortable around livestock (including chickens, pigs, Great Pyrenees dogs, and cattle) and typical farm

 

 If you would like to learn more about our Cultivation Manager position, or our recruiting services please contact info@mandfconsultants.com.

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