Grower, Virginia
Job Details
Virginia - Stevensburg, VA
Description

Leadership & Management

  • Manage the growing team on a day-to-day basis, including both technical guidance in growing topics, as well as mentorship and coaching
  • Create and sustain a culture of excellence, inclusion, and continuous learning
  • Continuously foster emergent talent and build the bench of growing talent

Yield & Quality

  • Oversee yield & quality for all crops to achieve company targets
  • Use data-driven approach to manage all areas of crop production

Climate Management & Irrigation Schedules

  • Oversee climate strategy for all plants and compartments
  • Determine optimal settings for all greenhouse equipment and irrigation
  • Evaluate climate strategy impact on energy use and yield

Greenhouse Management

  • Oversee and determine all cultural practices for young plant production
  • Oversee IPM Program compliance, record keeping and IPM strategy
  • Monitor functioning of greenhouse, production and irrigation equipment regularly with Maintenance Supervisor
  • Oversee plant nutrition program
  • Review crop schedules and adjust as needed for sales, operations or plant needs
  • Provide training to operations team as needed on crop-specific tasks

 

 

WHO YOU ARE

 

Academic Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree in Plant Science, Horticulture or related field

Professional Experience:

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in a management position in commercial greenhouse production, preferably in leafy greens and herbs
  • Understanding of all aspects of crop production and growing in CEA
  • Strong computer skills with experience with climate control software platforms
  • Extremely well organized
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Data-driven with strong problem-solving and analytical skills
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