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Objective: Seek the Position of Farm Manager
SUMMARY: Exceptionally gifted, energetic and knowledgeable Farm Manager with huge background in undertaking farming operations to raise livestock and cultivate crops, fruit, vegetables and other agricultural products.
Summary of Qualifications
Over ten years experience.
Thorough knowledge of the general practices and procedures used in the various types of farming.
Thorough knowledge of farm tools and equipment.
Thorough knowledge of safety precautions and occupational hazards of farming.
Thorough knowledge of animal and plant diseases and proper treatment.
Considerable knowledge of the Department of Corrections' policies and procedures.
Considerable knowledge of employee policies and procedures.
Great ability to plan and direct farm operations.
Strong ability to train, instruct, and supervise farm personnel.
Remarkable ability to detect and treat animal diseases.
Immense ability to use farm equipment and to make general repairs.
Strong ability to maintain records, prepare reports, and compose correspondence related to the work.
Exceptional ability to communicate effectively.
City Farm Inc., Minneapolis, MN 2004 - Present
Manage the business capital, plans and strategic direction of the business.
Manage the financial aspects of the business by controlling income and expenses.
Decide and advise on the kind of crops to be grown, the area to be sown or planted and the livestock to be raised.
Plan the type of farming activities to be undertaken, estimate operating costs and order supplies such as seed, fertilizer, livestock fodder and farm equipment.
Recruit, coordinate and direct farm workers on crop growing and livestock raising.
Plant, spray, fertilize, harvest and sell crops.
Handle, load and transport livestock for showing, slaughter or sale.
Clean and maintain buildings, sheds, pens, equipment and facilities to maintain health standards and high quality of produce.
Monitor animal health and seek veterinary advice when necessary.
Make sure there is adequate food supply, water and protection from the weather for livestock.
Make sure temperature, ventilation and lighting conditions are comfortable for livestock kept indoors.
Observe and record produce quality and livestock body weight and condition, adjusting management or feeding programs when required.
Plan activities to minimize environmental degradation, monitor environmental effects of farming activities and repair existing damage through programs such as tree planting.
City Farm Inc, Minneapolis, MN 2002 - 2004
Assistant Farm ManagerAssisted the Farm Manager with the following:
Building projects (greenhouse and high tunnels, improvements to packing area, etc.).
Tractor work (plowing, disking, bed prep, cultivation) & maintenance.
Transplanting early crops in the greenhouse and field.
Picking up supplies from local vendors.
Maintenance of hand tools and field equipment
Managing a crew of 7 workers in planting, hand weeding/hoeing, and harvest; directing work that was detailed in a weekly and daily work list created by the Manager.
Maintaining harvest records, other record keeping.
Motivating workers to work with speed and quality.
Doing some tractor work (tillage, mowing, and cultivation).
City Farm Inc, Minneapolis, MN 2000 - 2002
Selected and assigned staff, ensuring equal employment opportunity in hiring and promotion.
Coordinated activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, and directing the work of subordinate employees.
Evaluated and verified employee performance through the review of completed work assignments and work techniques.
Identified staff development and training needs and ensured that training is obtained.
Ensured proper labor relations and conditions of employment are maintained.
Maintained records, prepared reports, and composed correspondence relative to the work.
Planned, developed, and directed the operations of a major farming function such as crop, livestock, and dairy herd management.
Ordered supplies, tools, and equipment necessary to the work.
Ordered the maintenance and repair of farm equipment and buildings.
Performed related work as assigned
City Farm Inc, Minneapolis, MN 1996 - 2000
Shifted sheep between paddocks to ensure sufficient feed was available.
Mustered sheep and cattle.
Drenched and dipped sheep and cattle to keep them healthy.
Maintained buildings, yards and fences.
Monitored sheep and cattle health regularly.
Distributed supplement feed to animals; operated farm machinery and sheared sheep.
Prepared land for cropping; sprayed crops for diseases while they were growing and harvested crops.
Maintained farm buildings and equipment.
Operated farm machinery; milk cows and sterilized milking equipment.
Reared calves; fed calves; fed cows supplementary feed, such as hay and silage.
Shifted electric fences to allocate correct grass to cows.
Cleaned and repaired farm equipment such as buildings and machinery.