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farm manager wanted - carlisle, NY

Posted: January 4 2010

The Corbin Hill Road Farm, LLC (CHRF or the “Farm”) is developing a 96+ acre farm located in the Town of Carlisle in Schoharie County, NY.  The Farm is a joint venture between social investors and the Hunts Point Alliance for Children, a 501c3 in the South Bronx.

The Farm has ambitious goals.  It expects to grow and serve 1,
100 families or more in the South Bronx over the next 10 years.  Initially the community residents will be members of a CSA and, after the farm is profitable, be offered the opportunity to become stockholders in the farm.  The vision of this farm encompasses a more inclusive community that will cross the boundaries of location, race, and class while valuing the environment; works towards food security and food justice; and breaks through the barriers of food redlining.  Moreover, a major goal of the venture will be to redefine the ongoing paradigm that views residents from low-income communities as clients and not as economic citizens.

We are currently interviewing a select group of individuals for the Farm Manager position. The Farm Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day farming operation including responsibility for all production and the development and monitoring of the produce development budget.  S/he also will develop and implement the planting schedule, be responsible for equipment operation and maintenance, harvesting schedules, and the packaging of CSA shares, will enforce health and safety requirements, and hire and manage staff. The Farm Manager is not responsible for organizing the CSA – this will be done at the distribution sites in the Bronx. We are seeking a Farm Manager who has a wide variety of agricultural operations reflecting a longstanding commitment to ecological sustainability, experience in expanding farm operations, planning and executing multiple projects on diversified farms, and managing the varied seasonal demands of farming. The Farm Manager will be expected to implement a plan to initially grow enough produce to serve 200+ families beginning in the spring of 2010, and expand ultimately to 1,100 families or more.   Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Compensation will be competitive and will include salary, benefits, and housing. The Farm Manager and his or her family occasionally share the house with the General Partner and occasional weekend guests who are investors in the venture.  The newly renovated 1803 house has seven bedrooms, four baths, separate dining room, eat-in kitchen, and family room, and can be divided for privacy. The Farm Manager would be encouraged to become a stockholder in this venture either based on equity they may wish to bring to the venture and through stock linked to performance.

To apply:  Send resume to [email protected].  Applications will be received until an acceptable candidate has been found.  Upon receipt and review of your resume, we will send you a more detailed description of the farm and related goals.