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poughkeepsie farm project seeks farm manager

Posted: December 17 2012

PFP has an immediate opening for a Farm Manager capable of growing a rich array of produce while nourishing the productivity of our 10 acres of pfporganically farmed (non-certified), fertile and well drained soil. The right candidate will enjoy growing for, interacting with, and supporting an active and committed CSA of 400 shareholders while orchestrating production responsibilities in conjunction with an array of community programs.
This is a full-time, permanent position with expectations of longer hours in season, including weekend work during the planting and growing season. Benefits include medical coverage (cost is shared with PFP) and paid vacation/sick leave. The Farm Manager reports to the Executive Director.
The Poughkeepsie Farm Project is a non-profit organization that works toward a just and sustainable food system in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York state by operating a member-supported farm, providing education about food and farming, and improving access to healthy, locally-grown food. Our working farm provides an educational resource for a wide diversity of individuals and groups to gain hands-on experiences and knowledge, shared through farm visits with educational activities for youth and other community groups, thematic farm tours, open volunteer times in the fields and gardens, cooking demonstrations, and food and farming related events.
The Farm Manager supports these programs under the management of the Executive Director while recruiting, training, and managing an assistant farm manager, seasonal apprentices, summer interns, and volunteers to exemplify organic farming methods and best practices in land stewardship, in accordance with the mission of the Poughkeepsie Farm Project.

hudson, new york