Maine Seed Potato Board Seeking an Assistant Farm Manager
The Maine Seed Potato Board (MSPB) is looking for an Assistant Farm Manager to work at the MSPB’s early generation seed farm in Masardis, Maine. This facility produces early generation seed potatoes; production includes tissue culture, mini tuber and field production. The focus of the Assistant Farm Manager position will be field production but the position will work closely with laboratory staff to meet the long term needs of the facility. The Assistant Farm Manager will work with the Farm Manager to market production and work with buyers of seed to determine future demands and provide information on the cultural practices of each variety.
The Assistant Farm Manager duties will be to assist the Farm Manager in the daily operations of the farm and help manage a diverse work load while paying attention to details. The successful candidate will also need to have the following abilities:
- Ability to manage both full-time and seasonal workers
- Ability to detect disease potatoes and rouge potatoes for disease
- Knowledge of and the ability to operate farm equipment; practically potato production equipment
- Have commercial pesticide applicators license or obtain the license within six months of hire date
The position will require a strong background in potato production and knowledge of various potato varieties is key for the successful applicant. Preference will be given to candidates with past potato production experience and/or a degree in agronomy.
The MSPB offers a competitive salary based on experience and a complete benefit package including health insurance and retirement.
Interested applicants must send a cover letter and resume with references to the Maine Seed Potato Board, 744 Main Street, Presque Isle, Maine 04769 or [email protected].