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Become Part of Crossroads Farm’s Team!

We are seeking a farmhand to assist with field and greenhouse work. Experience in farming, horticulture, or environmental sciences is a plus, but willingness to work hard, take direction, and learn from our farm managers is essential.

Please read the description below and forward your cover letter/resume in .doc or pdf format  to judi@nassaulandtrust.org. Thank you!

 

 

Position:             Farmhand – (Full-time –Seasonal – March 2018 through Nov. 2018 – 5 Day Weekly Rotational Schedule)

Reports To:       Farm Managers

 

Job Summary

 

Works under the direction of the Farm Managers in the day to day farm operations with a concentration on field preparation, cultivation, machine maintenance in accordance with NOFA-NY organic farming guidelines. The Farmhand takes direction from the Farm Managers.

 

Job Responsibilities

1.      Farm Responsibilities

 

  • Seeds and grows in Crossroads Farm’s greenhouse.
  • Sows seeds directly in the fields.
  • Assists with the maintenance of perennial beds (raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, herbs), the Teaching Garden, and the apple and pear orchard. This includes sowing seeds, weeding, transplanting, pest control and harvesting.
  • Informs Farm Managers of crop and field progress and any issues.
  • Performs temperature logging of off-site compost used at Crossroads farm per NOFA requirements.
  • Willingness to learn and employ biodynamic principles.
  • Prepares and applies compost, cover crop and crop rotation plans.
  • Plows and prepares fields.
  • Operates tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, hog brushes, and other machinery to maintain the farm and fields.
  • Able to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Transplants seedlings in a timely manner.
  • Uses appropriate action to control pests and weeds in the fields.
  • Irrigates and cultivates crops.
  • Harvests vegetables, herbs, berries and fruit in a timely manner.
  • Repairs, maintains and stores all necessary farm equipment.
  • Performs record keeping tasks related to the farm field and greenhouse operation.
  • Must have valid drivers license

 

2. Development Responsibilities

 

  1. Keep abreast of organic farming techniques, local sourcing and sustainable food practices by attending conferences/workshops and reading books and journals available in the farm library.
  2. The Farm Managers will institute and maintain a system for providing feedback on the job responsibilities and performance of the Farmhand.
  3. Create and implement a plan for your own growth and development.

 

480 Hempstead Avenue – Malverne – NY – 11565 – google map – 516-881-7700 – info@nassaulandtrust.org – 

 

 


 

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