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Orchard Development Manager

Company name
Honey Rock Landing

Location
Delta, CO, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Agriculture

Posted on
Jan 02, 2021

Profile

Title: Orchard Development Manager

Location: Would live on-site at the orchard in Dominguez Canyon, near Delta, CO.

Qualifications: Experienced background in agriculture and farming, with an emphasis on entrepreneurial initiative and a passion for community outreach.   College degree required, preferably in agriculture or business.  Spanish language skills preferred, though not required.

Duties:

  • Generate leads for, execute, and coordinate both to large corporate buyers and small local sellers (roadside fruit stands, local restaurants, farmers markets, etc)
  • Implement regenerative organic farming policies and practices for the orchard.
  • Establish best practices for labor. Recruit, retain, and care for seasonal workers and their families.
    • Spearhead nontraditional but highly impactful farm-labor relationships (e.g., partnerships with villages, refugee resettlement.)
  • Build community relationships and coordinate agricultural outreach and charity (e.g., donations, discounts, gleaning, fundraisers).
  • Manage the farm’s website; establish and operate online sales.
  • Coordinate the use of facilities for retreats and recreational use.
  • Research, ee,sustainable.
  • Research, evaluate, and implement value-added production operations (fruit juicers, purees, dehydrators, etc.).
  • Research, evaluate, and implement value-added production operations (fruit juicers, purees, dehydrators, etc.).
  • Identify and write grant proposals for special project funding.
  • Implement and enforce health, risk, and safety management on property.
  • Oversee on-site construction and land development.
  • Collaborate and consult with Operations Manager and Accountant on:
    • Best practices
    • Implementing and managing new projects, products, and procedures
    • Employment, staffing, and management
    • Sales logistics
    • Budget
  • Recruit, train, and manage interns.
  • Assist in farm labor as needed: planting, harvesting, irrigating, equipment operations.
  • Assist in farm labor as needed and for solidarity: planting, harvesting, irrigating, equipment operations, repairs, and transporting fruit, supplies, and equipment.
  • Hire and manage any necessary independent contractors.

Special projects to include:

  • Finding ways to minimize fruit/production waste.
  • Possible transition of orchard from traditional production to regenerative organic growing operation.
  • Implementation and organization of recreational opportunities on the property (glamping, U-pick operations, on-site store front, river/water front activities and attractions.

Compensation Package:

  • Annual Salary
  • Benefits package, including health insurance
  • Profit sharing and bonus between 10-30% of base salary depending on performance
  • On-site housing provided at no cost
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Relocation assistance
  • 100% discount on all farm produce

Company info

Honey Rock Landing

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