CITRUS FARM MANAGER

Fort Beaufort – EC:  The fruit needs to be planted, fertilized, irrigated, pruned, sprayed & cared for which makes for intensive farming and requires an experienced manager

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, animal science, or equivalent not necessarily a requirement depending on experience in the field of Citrus farming.
  • Additional courses in business management or administration are recommended.
  • Computer literacy essential
  • Extensive experience in a farming-related field.
  • Management experience essential.
  • A passion for agriculture.
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  • The ability to make decisions in stressful environments.
  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to work overtime as required.

Farm Manager Responsibilities:

  • Analyzing existing operations and recommending improvements.
  • Preparing plans and schedules for planting and harvesting and ensuring staff understands expectations.
  • Collect soil & leaf samples for testing.
  • Ensuring fertilizers, pesticides, and other supplies are regularly restocked.
  • Scheduling repairs, maintenance, and replacement of equipment and machinery.
  • Ensuring all staff adheres to health and safety regulations.
  • Assisting with the training of new staff members.
  • Collaborating with senior staff to prepare fertilizers & spray record keeping.

ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted

To apply CLICK THIS LINK https://webapp.placementpartner.com/wi/vacancy/?id=farm&VacRef=FM000930&preview=40efd7ccdbb8d23954d7f2db77aa5339