Farm Manager Position
A Farm Less Ordinary, located in Bluemont, VA, is seeking a Farm Manager.
A Farm Less Ordinary (AFLO) is a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to provide employment, training and a welcoming community to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities (ID/DD). We cultivate a sense of self-worth and independence for our “Growers” through a basic job skill training program, and through employment itself.
The Farm Manager supervises and directs a crew of volunteers and Growers (adults with ID/DD) on all farm tasks including greenhouse seeding, planting, weeding, irrigation systems, harvesting, and post-harvest handling, with an emphasis on food safety, and field maintenance tasks. In addition, the Farm Manager is responsible for keeping the ED & COO up-to-date on crop conditions and staff/volunteer performance, record keeping, planning, tool & machinery status, preparations for Farmers’ Markets and the vegetable box subscription program, and overseeing the creation of value-added products. The Farm Manager will also need to brainstorm the best ways to assign work and schedule the work day, based on the abilities and personalities of the Growers working each day. The Farm Manager will work with Crew Leaders, who will help the Growers carry out their assigned tasks for the day.
For more information about the position, please see that attached description or visit their farm’s website at: https://www.afarmlessordinary.org/aflojobs.
|Maya Wechsler A Farm Less Ordinary|