Job Info
Job Title: Ranch Manager
Location: Castroville, CA
Job Number: 11293
Posted Date: 5/4/2020
Job description

Are you a seasoned Ranch Manager interested in working for a great employer? You will manage the daily farming operations.


  • Responsible for the successful ground prep, planting, cultivation, irrigation, fertility, and pest control of all crops on Ocean Mist Farms ranches.
  • Supervise the activities of all direct reports, irrigators, and tractor drivers so as to maintain the highest quality standards and yields of all crops grown. 
  • Physically inspect and maintain notes on the growing progress of all blocks at least three times per week in order to make sound and accurate farming decisions.
  • Organize and schedule weekly workflow so that the farming operation runs smoothly and efficiently. Plan and schedule the next week’s cultural operations communicating this plan to employees.
  • Knowledge of the correct setup and use of all farming equipment utilized in all aspects of the farming operation.
  • Manage all equipment repairs, maintenance, and fabrication.  This also includes keeping equipment in excellent condition while minimizing cost.
  • Maintain accurate, detailed records of all crops from ground prep to harvest yields.
  • Ensure proper safety protocols are followed by all employees and monthly safety meetings are implemented and attended.
  • Balance yield, quality and cost per carton of all crops at the most competitive, optimum level possible.

SKILLS, ABILITIES AND Requirements      

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Production or other related field.  PCA license is desirable.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of farming experience in production agriculture is desirable.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Valid California driver license required.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, vendors, customers, and peers.
  • Must be a self-starter, work independently, and upon evaluation of all the pertinent facts be able to solve complex problems. 
  • A strong work ethic, common sense, honesty, and integrity are required.
  • Ability to work long hours Monday through Saturday and Sundays as needed.
  • Farming is a physical occupation with the majority of time spent in an outside field environment often standing, walking, stooping, reaching, turning, etc. while being exposed to the elements of the weather.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds without undue physical exertion.

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