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Job Details for the Farm Production Specialist Position

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Company Name:  Produce Careers, Inc.
Job ID:  7262-PCC
 
Job Listing Information:
Job Title: Farm Production Specialist
Reports To:
Industry Category: Grower/Shipper/Packer
Job Function: Agronomy
Description: A progressive and innovative agriculture company specializing in potato production is seeking a Production Specialist.
JOB OBJECTIVES:
To oversee potato production maximizing efficiency and profitability with emphasis on field activities.
JOB DUTIES:
  • Provide positive leadership and direction for employees on the farm by assisting Farm Manager with hiring, job assignment and supervision in all seasons.
  • Assist Farm Manager in procuring crop inputs, ie seed, chemicals, fertilizer and any custom services. As well as procuring top quality land and work with landlords on leases and follow-ups.
  • Assist Farm Manager with all production operations including land preparation, planting, fertilizing, irrigation, spraying and harvesting. Be familiar with crop stages, growth habits and irrigation requirements. Communicate with area agronomist on maximizing efficiency of inputs.
  • Coordinate the maintenance and operation of all irrigation equipment including chemigation/fertigation injectors.
  • Work with Farm Manager and Area Agronomist to direct pest scouting and irrigation scheduling. Be familiar with all stages of plant growth for potatoes, crop pests, diseases, weeds and their control.
  • Work with Farm Manager, Area Agronomist, and Sales team to determine order of fields to be harvested for maximum yield and quality.
  • Work with equipment maintenance supervisor to keep all vehicles and machinery in field ready condition through communication and planning.
  • Keep on top of all USDA, DOT, OSHA and pesticide reporting regulations by working with the proper agency to make sure we are in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations. Provide reports to the Operations Manager concerning regulatory issues.
 
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Location:
Country: United States
State: MI
Region: Midwest
 
Compensation and Benefits:
Salary Range: Min:Open Max:Open
Medical Plan: Yes
Dental Plan: Yes
Retirement Plan: No
401K: Yes
Car Allowance: No
Bonus: Yes
Commission: No
Relocation: Yes
 
Job Contact Information:
Company: Produce Careers, Inc.
Title: Mrs.
First Name: Kristen
Last Name: Machamer
Email Address: kristen@producecareers.com
Phone & Extension: 805-481-3200 ext 15
Fax: 805-481-3545
Address: 122 Le Point St.
STE 202
City: Arroyo Grande
State: California
ZIP: 93420
 
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