Director Of Farming Operations – NY 94 views

Primary Job Purpose:

To support the overall company operations by providing leadership, direction, and mentorship to the farming systems within the organization. This position will oversee all feed and forage crop production and manure management activities including land stewardship, record keeping, production, equipment, and farming team development.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support all team members success on the farming production team
  • Ensure that all team members, equipment, and land is working to its greatest potential
  • Provide leadership, guidance, direction, and operate to embody ideal company values and culture

Daily Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the farming operations
  • Create an environment that promotes positive morale and great performance
  • Build alliances and partnerships throughout the organization
  • Identify and address opportunities for the farming and crop operations team
  • Provide mentoring and guidance to team members to help address opportunities
  • Evaluate the performance of all operations and teams by interpreting data and metrics
  • Provide supervision, direction and coordination of the team by communicating the daily tasks/assignments
  • Coordinate scheduling and timing of seasonal activities of crop production and manure applications (ie. fitting, planting, harvesting)
  • Implement new technology and practices to advance the operations performance
  • Build positive relationships and coordinate with independent growers, vendors, and consultants
  • Work with consultants and the dairy operations director to determine feed production needs, rotations, and allocation of resources
  • Determine areas for improvement and develop strategic plans
  • Ensure accurate data and records are maintained for production, land management, grower, consultant and CAFO requirements
  • Work with equipment maintenance team to ensure that crop operations equipment is properly maintained and in good working order
  • Coordinate with facility maintenance team and dairy operations to support initiatives by providing additional team members for help
  • Inspect the teams work to ensure that there is proper care for land, crops, equipment, facility and team members
  • Inspect crops to ensure maturity, limit crop damage and timing of harvest
  • Select seed varieties with high yield and disease/insect resistant characteristics for the planed environment
  • Select and purchase machinery, supplies and other resources/materials needed to fulfill the goals and objectives within budget
  • Hire, discharge, transfer, and promote team members
  • Develop and provide guidance on budgetary planning for the feed production crop operations team with the business operations team
  • Support the human resources department by aiding with coaching, disciplinary actions, performance and compensation
  • Help develop and monitor goals, budgets, project timelines and other organizational practices

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