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Company Name Joe VanAlstine (view profile)
Location Carp Lake, Michigan
Date Posted February 8, 2018
Category A Farm/Business Posting A Job
Job Type Farm Manager: Manages a farm for future generations or manages the people on a farm.
Type of farm? Produce - Vegetable/Fruit
Expectations Responsibilities- • Provide oversight and management of Ziibimijwang Farm operations. • Crop Care: Growing, maintenance, management and sales of crops. • Manage crops using organic, high productivity practices. • Insect and weed control, fertility monitoring and general field observation. • Practice 4 season vegetable production and season extension. • Manage, maintain and perform simple repairs of all Ziibimijwang Farm equipment, irrigation, high tunnels, house, cooler, gates, fences, etc. • Keep detailed records of expenses, sales, crop schedules, yields, successes and failures. • Manage and direct supplemental labor, if required, for Ziibimijwang Farm. • Maintain Ziibimijwang Farm and grounds in a professional and attractive condition. • Friendly and open interaction with neighbors and visitors and ability to positively engage in community relationships at the farm and markets. • Work as a team member with community partners. • Work respectfully and cooperatively with the Ziibimijwang Board of Directors.  The Ziibimijwang Farm is a community asset and appropriate maintenance of the facility is required, just as in any other business or endeavor.  Keeping good records of planting, harvesting, fertilizing, sales, and all other documents relevant to organic certification.
Position Description We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual to help grown our organization. We are scaling up to 10 acres this season with the ultimate goal of 20-30 acres in production in seasons to come. We are using our substantial land base (100 acres of tillable ground) and support from tribal government to provide the quantity and quality of food needed to feed 1,400 local tribal citizens as well as local restaurants and institutions. The Farm Manager needs to have knowledge and experience in all aspects of vegetable farming including but not limited to: Crop Planning, growing transplants from seed, ability to drive a tractor, planting, harvesting, crop care, IPM, weed control, washing, packing, marketing, record keeping, managing employees, organic certification, cover crops. Skills in construction, mechanics, plumbing, and general repair are desired but not required. Housing included on site
Application Process Email Joe VanAlstine @ JVanAlstine@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov Use subject line "Ziibimijwang Farm Manager" Include cover letter and resume Proceed with in person or phone interview
Tag Words Organic, Vegetable
Positions Available 1
Start Date 2018/03/01
Pay/Salary $12/hour + 7% of revenue
Description Ziibimijwang (ZEE-BEE mige-waang) is owned by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB). Ziibimijwang is committed to restoring and strengthening mino-bimaadiziwin (Anishinaabe- the Good Life) of the Odawa Community through a foundation of indigenous food systems and cultural activities. The 100 acre farm will enhance LTBB food sovereignty by providing a reliable food source for the community independent of the larger food system, encouraging a healthy lifestyle for our people and enhancing our people’s knowledge and ability to garden and perform subsistence activities for themselves. . We are proud to grow high quality, nutritionally dense, organically grown, seasonal vegetables in the "Tip of the Mitt" in Michigan's Lower Peninsula using sustainable farming practices that care for the soil, groundwater, and adjacent natural areas.

Description

Type of farm?

Produce - Vegetable/Fruit

Expectations

Responsibilities-
• Provide oversight and management of Ziibimijwang Farm operations.

• Crop Care: Growing, maintenance, management and sales of crops.
• Manage crops using organic, high productivity practices.
• Insect and weed control, fertility monitoring and general field observation.
• Practice 4 season vegetable production and season extension.
• Manage, maintain and perform simple repairs of all Ziibimijwang Farm equipment, irrigation, high tunnels,
house, cooler, gates, fences, etc.
• Keep detailed records of expenses, sales, crop schedules, yields, successes and failures.
• Manage and direct supplemental labor, if required, for Ziibimijwang Farm.
• Maintain Ziibimijwang Farm and grounds in a professional and attractive condition.
• Friendly and open interaction with neighbors and visitors and ability to positively engage in community
relationships at the farm and markets.
• Work as a team member with community partners.
• Work respectfully and cooperatively with the Ziibimijwang Board of Directors.
 The Ziibimijwang Farm is a community asset and appropriate maintenance of the facility is required, just
as in any other business or endeavor.
 Keeping good records of planting, harvesting, fertilizing, sales, and all other documents relevant to organic
certification.

Position Description

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual to help grown our organization. We are scaling up to 10 acres this season with the ultimate goal of 20-30 acres in production in seasons to come. We are using our substantial land base (100 acres of tillable ground) and support from tribal government to provide the quantity and quality of food needed to feed 1,400 local tribal citizens as well as local restaurants and institutions.

The Farm Manager needs to have knowledge and experience in all aspects of vegetable farming including but not limited to: Crop Planning, growing transplants from seed, ability to drive a tractor, planting, harvesting, crop care, IPM, weed control, washing, packing, marketing, record keeping, managing employees, organic certification, cover crops. Skills in construction, mechanics, plumbing, and general repair are desired but not required.

Housing included on site

Application Process

Email Joe VanAlstine @ JVanAlstine@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

Use subject line "Ziibimijwang Farm Manager"

Include cover letter and resume

Proceed with in person or phone interview

Tag Words

Organic

Positions Available

1

Start Date

2018/03/01

Pay/Salary

$12/hour + 7% of revenue

Description

Ziibimijwang (ZEE-BEE mige-waang) is owned by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB). Ziibimijwang is committed to restoring and strengthening mino-bimaadiziwin (Anishinaabe- the Good Life) of the Odawa Community through a foundation of indigenous food systems and cultural activities. The 100 acre farm will enhance LTBB food sovereignty by providing a reliable food source for the community independent of the larger food system, encouraging a healthy lifestyle for our people and enhancing our people’s knowledge and ability to garden and perform subsistence activities for themselves. . We are proud to grow high quality, nutritionally dense, organically grown, seasonal vegetables in the "Tip of the Mitt" in Michigan's Lower Peninsula using sustainable farming practices that care for the soil, groundwater, and adjacent natural areas.
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