We are seeking an experienced farmer to a) lend technical support during our planning/startup phase and b) manage production in our Grow Houses. Experience growing produce in greenhouses is preferred.
Set, update and refine Jim Adams crop slate – the types and varieties of plants to be grown, based on budgets, projected sales volumes, conditions, etc.
Set budget estimates for materials, supplies, etc.
Manage Grow Houses for optimal crop production with an eye toward quality and consistency.
Perform the array of agricultural tasks necessary to grow high-quality organic produce – seeding, watering, pruning, soil monitoring, harvesting, etc.
Assemble greenhouses and benches.
Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities.
Select and purchase seeds, fertilizers and other supplies necessary for successful production.
Establish, maintain and operate irrigation systems for maximum effectiveness and efficiency.
Establish, maintain and operate soil generation, acquisition and enrichment systems.
Support the eventual and timely hiring of agricultural workers as business expands.
Supervise agricultural staff, assign schedules and duties, track and manage performance.
Manage the growing environment for optimal conditions for each crop type.
Monitor and make adjustments as needed.
Qualifications (combination of any of the following will be considered):
A degree in agriculture, agricultural systems management, agribusiness, soil management, crop management or horticulture.
Greenhouse farming experience with demonstrable results, producing a variety of plants, preferably in USDA Zone 8a.
A network of working relationships in the agribusiness community, to include colleges and universities, public sector support agencies, other farmers and consumer outlets.
Jim Adams Farms plans to commence operation on a proposed site in Atlanta, GA in the third quarter of 2017. The Farmer will be a part of the planning, decision-making and ramp-up processes.
For more information: http://jimadamsfarms.com/