Farm Assistant

Company: Inclay co
Location: la Center Washington
Compensation: 14/hr
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Categories: Agriculture
Region: Neighboring States
Date Posted: March 8, 2021

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Background: Inclay Co is a vegetable and cut flower farm growing for local farmers markets.

Farm Assistants experience first-hand what it takes to manage a diverse small farm through the growing season. The work is physical and mentally engaging.

We truly respect and value our employees. We have a friendly, organized workplace with clear procedures and daily objectives. We have a strong sense of community and teamwork on our farm. We work closely together.

Wage: $14/hour

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week. Tuesdays-Saturdays starting at 9am. (Days and starting time will change throughout the season)

Term: March-November

Job Description: The Farm Assistant will work with a team of other workers under supervision of the farm manager. The Farm Assistant will be involved in daily fieldwork with instruction in pest and disease control, soil health, and irrigation and water management.

  • Field work: includes field preparation for planting, transplanting, weeding, thinning, pest control.
  • Greenhouse: seeding, transplanting, watering, trellising and pest control.
  • Harvesting: Field harvesting, washing, sorting, and packing salad mix and vegetables.
  • Record keeping: Assisting with planting, harvest, farm activity records.
  • Harvesting cut flowers
  • Helping with Flower arrangements and bouquets
  • Collecting chicken eggs and feed rabbits

This position also provides an excellent learning experience for someone who is interested in agriculture, permaculture, organic practices, food and running a small business and who enjoys being outside. At the farm we strive to provide learning opportunities for all employees per their interests.

Qualifications: We are looking for a hard-working, self-motivated person who is able to maintain a sense of humor during hot or rainy days and communicate well. The Farm Assistant must be able to work quickly and deftly with their hands. This person must be able follow direction of the farm manager and also provide constructive feedback about operations. Attention to detail and adherence to our food safety procedures is critical. Applicants should be ready for physical work and to lift 30lbs regularly. They should also be able to work outside in all weather conditions from rain to heat. We invite a person of any skill level to apply for as long as they are excited to learn and work outside.

Interview: First interview will be a brief phone call and the second interview the person w