Farm Manager

Website Lockewood Acres

A self-sustainable farm using organic, bio-dynamic and........

 

We have an opportunity that many farms don’t have right now!   Brand new tech!

We are currently looking for a three to five year commitment for a (in a perfect world) farm managing couple that has a minimum of 3 years farming experience, has technical writing skills, good with technology, able to fix things, a sense of humor, thick skin, treats each task with pride and a hunger to expand their knowledge and experience through blood, sweat, tears, delays and county harassment.

Lockewood Acres is currently certified by Certified Naturally Grown which gets back to the premise that organic farming starts in the soil.  We have 9 acres of land that grows over 100 different types of plants and animals to form a self-sustainable model using organic, bio-dynamic and regenerative methods to farm in a semi-permanent bed system designed through the inspiration of JM’s Fortier’s book called “The Market Gardener”.  With the combination of mechanization and hand tools the farm has been run by me and an intern until last year which was done by me in the field and my wife doing the value added.  So don’t let someone tell you can’t do this, you can!  I do it and I am and old fart.  I am just falling apart and it is pissing me off.  Anyway to the good stuff…

I have spent my time and money developing the farms infrastructure to include but not limited to, our 3 hoophouse with automation, a 16kw solar system, a hand drilled 100’ well and developing these 9 acres from the ground up.  It was a blank slate in 2010 with just an old small house and a falling down shotgun barn.  I have the materials to install a new 12kw battery backup system, drill another 100’ well, increase the solar system and implement a new autonomous Monarch tractor to be delivered in the 2nd quarter of 2023.  You must be accustom to hard work, in high heat, for long hours and able to keep up with a 62 year old man.  Do you think you have what it takes?  We will offer a completive salary based on your experience along with a 10% bonus should you be able to increase the gross sales here on the farm.  There is much more that we can discuss, but if I have not scared you off yet than you may be the person we would like to add to our farmily here at Lockewood Acres.  Please send your resume to ben@lockewoodacres.com or call me at 707-624-0831 so we can chat.

Peace and Love

 

 

Farmer Ben and Denise

To apply for this job email your details to ben@lockewoodacres.com