VP of Farm Operations

VP of Farm Operations

Location : Arvin, CA
Job Type : Fulltime/Salary

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VP of Farm Operations

Summary: As the VP of Farm Operations, you will be responsible for managing the multi-site farm operations of the region.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Managing farm operations budgeting, forecasting and performance to expectations
Working closely with the President and VP of Accounting/Finance to review financial performance of the farm operations programs
Attract, retain and motivate farm operations staff
Report and share information with management and corporate executives to ensure they are kept fully informed of regional activities
Development and execution of pest management strategies
Monitoring soil moisture and irrigations schedules, irrigation system application and uniformity
Chemical application
Quality Assurance including plant tissue and soil sampling during the growing season for fertility management, test digs to estimate yields, size profile and monitor quality, variety record-keeping and monitoring of bruise-free handling during harvest.

Required Position Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in Ag Business, Agronomy or related agricultural or science based field of study with Master’s degree or MBA highly preferred
Proficient in the use of Windows based computer programs (Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and a general aptitude with software systems
Superior organizational and project management skills and experience leading and managing people
5+ years’ experience managing agricultural programs over a large geographic region with multiple crop sites as well as ability to travel up to 50% of work time to manage sites

Preferred Position Qualifications:
• A Master’s degree in Ag Business, Agronomy or related agricultural or science based field of study or MBA highly preferred.


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