Farm Manager in Lodi CA

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CSS Farms
Farm Manager
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Lodi CA
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Job Types:
Prod./Plant Manager

CSS Farms is a multi-state agricultural business with a mission of Growing Great Together. We achieve this by leading the way in stewardship and solutions for every field, every load, every day.

At CSS Farms we take great pride in doing the job right and believe our best work is achieved when we work together. Farming is our way of life, we have a deep passion for the land, our families, and our communities. We have a legacy rooted in solving hard problems and tackling new business ventures.


This position will require a broad skill set to provide oversight to all potato production activities including maintaining equipment, planting, solid set irrigation, cultivation, and harvest for approximately 1,000 acres of potatoes. The Farm Manager will report directly to the Group Manager and will work closely with other Farm Managers and shared services management teams.


In this role, you will:

Provide oversight and leadership to all potato production activities.

  • Lead all field operations, including planting, cultivation, solid set irrigation, and harvest.
  • Coordinate all agronomic activities, including scheduling of irrigation, fertilizer applications, and chemical applications.

  • Provide management of all potato equipment.

  • Ensure the execution of cost effective and timely maintenance for all equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve new and/or different technical problems regarding equipment.
  • Maintain, repair, and calibrate all field equipment.

  • Provide general management leadership to the farming operation.

  • Manage all personnel and motivate team members.
  • Maintain P&L responsibility with significant focus on cost management.
  • Participate in budgeting and business planning process.
  • Manage purchasing of supplies, equipment, and inputs.

  • Maintain positive landlord, customer, and community relations.

  • Develop relationships with existing landlord base and secure annual land leases.
  • Communicate positively and professionally with customers.
  • Serve as a positive representative to the community, land partners, and other local suppliers.

  • Required Qualifications
    • A California private applicators license or the ability to obtain
    • Ability to acquire and hold a valid US driver&##39;s license and successfully pass vehicle insurance verification.
    • Demonstrated ability to be confident, articulate, and professional when communicating with customers, vendors, and landowners.

    Desired Qualifications
    • Bachelor of Science degree in an Ag related field.
    • 5+ years&##39; experience managing agricultural programs over a large geographic region
    • 5+ years&##39; experience managing potato equipment including scheduling and performing maintenance, troubleshooting failures, and basic repairs.
    • Demonstrated strong work-ethic, outstanding leadership ability, and exceptional interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrated strategic management of solid set irrigation and previous experience working with potatoes.
    • Demonstrated financial management experience and budgeting skills.
    • Adaptability to changing situations and have the ability to perform multiple tasks with multiple priorities.
    • Proficient in the use of Windows based computer programs (Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and a general aptitude with software systems.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to train and work with operational personnel on the farm.
    • Superior organizational and project management skills and experience leading and managing people.
    • Bilingual in English/Spanish.
    • Ability to comprehend, read, write, and communicate proficiently in English and interact with all levels of the organization.

    Work Authorization

    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    • Market competitive salary
    • Healthcare, Dental and Vision coverage as outlined in the company benefits overview.
    • Flex spending account for out-of-pocket medical expenses.
    • 401(k) plan options.
    • Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, and Life Insurance.
    • A paid time off package.

    AAP/EEO Statement

    CSS Farms is an EOE.

    CSS Farms expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.
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