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Job Title: Ranch Manager
Location: Central Valley, CA
Job Number: 11823
Posted Date: 5/24/2021
Job description

The Ranch Manager will be responsible for the total management of crop production activities and implement procedures to improve the quality and efficiency of all crops. The expectation of this role is to ensure all of our ranches are in optimal condition for crop growth, this is accomplished by making decisions and overseeing all grow activities such ground prep, planting, cultivating, fertilizing, irrigating and pest control applications. This role will ensure practices and protocols lead towards consistent and high quality crops that contribute towards profitability and growth of the company.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Provide day-to-day leadership and management to direct reports.
  • Evaluate current farming practices and make recommendations based on the results of the evaluation.
  • Manage quality for all commodities to ensure crops quality specifications are being met.
  • Ensure crop rotations and timing practices are cost efficient and lead to the best utilization of ranches.
  • Physically inspect the growing progress of all commodities in order to make sound and accurate farming decisions. Seek and incorporate new technologies and capabilities into daily operations to improve growing operations
  • Oversee pest control program to ensure crop health and provide analysis to Pest Control Advisor to ensure spray applications eliminate pests.
  • Prepare reports for management regarding farm conditions, crop yields, machinery breakdowns, or labor problems.
  • Analyze soil conditions to determined crop-acre allocations.
  • Analyze usage reports (fertilizer, spray, seed, and labor) and determine improvements and efficiencies.
  • Directly manage the planting program (seed/transplant), with responsibilities of overseeing the planning, planting, growing, irrigation, fertilization, pest control, and equipment maintenance.
  • Incorporate new technologies and capabilities into daily operations in order to work successfully in an efficient, safe and environmentally sound manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years’ experience in farm management.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Ag or related field.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Strong analytical and reasoning abilities.
  • Demonstrated superior statistical and analytical skills,
  • Must be proficient in the use of standard software programs.
  • Must be detailed-oriented and deadline sensitive.
  • High degree of initiative, creativity, and problem solving ability.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills. Ability to get along well with diverse personalities, cultural backgrounds, and languages.

This position is a full time year round employment. We offer competitive wages and benefits along with the opportunity for personal growth within a learning environment. Salary is based on experience. This position also includes a company truck.

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