Black Gold Farms to Hire Farm Manager

Published online: Jan 15, 2018 Articles
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Black Gold Farms has an open position for a farm manager at its Rhodesdale, Md., farm. The position has been added to accommodate the upcoming relocation of Black Gold’s current Rhodesdale manager.

Following is the job description from Black Gold Farms, with contact information:

 

Black Gold Farms invites you to grow with us! At Black Gold, we strive to provide our employees work with a purpose. We recognize that our operation relies on many skilled and talented individuals doing many things right to successfully grow, harvest, sell and distribute our crops throughout the United States. We work on the farm, in the field, at the office and on the road. We do what we can to be good stewards of the land, good community members and good industry partners.

Here at Black Gold Farms, we work hard to ensure that each person that is a part of our team is offered:

  • an opportunity to grow personally and professionally,
  • rewards that include more than earning a salary,
  • impactful work that matters, a culture that includes being a part of our family, and
  • values that extend locally and globally.

Black Gold Farms is a fourth-generation, family-owned business founded in 1928 that today operates on a national scale, growing the nation’s best potatoes on nearly 25,000 acres spread across 11 farms in 10 different states. We’re a leading supplier of chip potatoes to America’s largest snack companies, and a growing factor in the fresh sector, where our focus is on red potatoes and sweet potatoes—two types that continue to show positive growth as consumers strive to eat healthier.

Our culture places a very high value on honesty, authenticity and service—we say what we do and do what we say. We strive to ensure a family atmosphere and to maintain a positive employee environment for learning and innovation, with an emphasis on generating greater returns through teamwork powered by skilled and committed individuals. We embrace sustainable practices while producing the highest quality with the lowest costs—not by cutting corners, but by working smarter. 

 

Farm Manager

Black Gold Farms has a farm manager position available at its Rhodesdale, Md., location. This position is being added to accommodate the upcoming relocation of the current manager. Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and leading employees
  • Compiling and inputting records on the crops
  • Creating and maintaining positive relationships with our land partners to assist with procuring quality land 
  • Creating schedules for planting, crop input applications, irrigation, and equipment readiness and harvesting
  • Ensuring the location is properly allocating resources and managing expenses, including maintaining the operations budget
  • Monitoring and adhering to customer expectations to ensure their satisfaction, including implementing quality and service programs
  • Directing harvest operations and conducting off-season activities

Production agriculture and management experience are required. A bachelor’s degree in ag or related field is desired, as well as experience in equipment management, irrigation, basic agronomy, budgeting, recordkeeping and Microsoft software programs. Potato experience is not necessary.

Black Gold has an excellent benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life insurance, a company-funded health savings account, short-term disability, critical illness insurance, accident insurance, a 401(k) program with company match, paid time off, paid holidays, retirement bonus, and an incentive bonus. A company vehicle is also provided with this position. Relocation assistance may be provided if necessary.

Apply online at www.blackgoldfarms.com/employment.php

Email employment@blackgoldfarms.com with questions