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Produce Careers, Inc.
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Farm Production Specialist
A progressive and innovative agriculture company specializing in potato production is seeking a Production Specialist.
To oversee potato production maximizing efficiency and profitability with emphasis on field activities.
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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Produce Careers, Inc.
Phone & Extension:
805-481-3200 ext 15
122 Le Point St.
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