Black Gold Farms

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Assistant Farm Manager
  2. Location: Delhi, LA
  3. Number: 9442
  4. Post Date: 1/18/2017
Job description

Black Gold Farms invites you to grow with us! At Black Gold, we strive to provide our employee’s work with a purpose. We recognize that our operation relies on many skilled and talented individuals doing many things right to successfully grow, harvest, sell and distribute our crops throughout the United States. We work on the farm, in the field, at the office and on the road. We do what we can to be good stewards of the land, good community members and good industry partners.

Here at Black Gold Farms, we work hard to ensure that each person that is a part of our team is offered: an opportunity to grow personally and professionally, rewards that include more than earning a salary, impactful work that matters, a culture that includes being a part of our family and values that extend locally and globally.

Black Gold Farms is a fourth-generation, family-owned business founded in 1928 that today operates on a national scale, growing the nation’s best potatoes on nearly 25,000 acres spread across 11 farms in 10 different states.  We’re a leading supplier of chip potatoes to America’s largest snack companies, and a growing factor in the fresh sector where our focus is on red potatoes and sweet potatoes – two types that continue to show positive growth as consumers strive to eat healthier.

Our culture places a very high value on honesty, authenticity, and service – we say what we do and do what we say.  We strive to ensure a family atmosphere and to maintaining a positive employee environment for learning and innovation, with an emphasis on generating greater returns through teamwork powered by skilled and committed individuals.  We embrace sustainable practices while producing the highest quality with the lowest costs – not by cutting corners, but by working smarter. 

Assistant Farm Manager

Black Gold Farms in Delhi, LA has a new position available for an Assistant Farm Manager. This position has been created to accommodate the growth of our operation. The person in this role will assist all phases of production on the farm to ensure operations are carried out in an efficient, timely, and accurate manner. Key responsibilities for this position include:

  1. Supervise field operation crews by organizing responsibilities and communicating work expectations.
  2. Train and guide field personnel on proper agronomic methods, including tillage, planting, irrigation, and harvest activities.
  3. Compile crop data and conduct crop production record keeping and reporting responsibilities.
  4. Maintain, repair, operate and assist with scheduling of irrigation operations.
  5. Assist with field/crop monitoring. Become familiar with all crop stages and basic weeds, pests, etc.
  6. Continuously seek out new and innovative farming methods that could be implemented within the organization.

Experience desired in employee management, farm equipment operation, general maintenance, basic agronomy, record keeping & Microsoft software programs. One to 3 years of production agriculture experience is required. A bachelor's degree is preferred. Sweet potato experience is not necessary. 

Black Gold has an excellent benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life insurance, a company funded health savings account, short term disability, critical illness insurance, accident insurance, a 401(k) program with company match, paid time off, paid holidays, retirement bonus and profit sharing. A company vehicle is also provided with this position. Relocation assistance may be provided if necessary.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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