Farm Manager

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: Merriman, Nebraska

Compensation: Competitive salary, bonus opportunity, and benefits.  

Reports to: Regional Farm Manager

Belltown Farms is looking for a Farm Manager to lead our farming activities in Merriman, Nebraska.

ABOUT BELLTOWN FARMS

Belltown Farms owns and operates large scale farms in the US, transitioning land to USDA

certified organic and operating them in line with regenerative principles. Belltown believes that regenerative farming provides an opportunity to produce healthy food, while having a positive impact on soil health, biodiversity, carbon emissions and local communities, as well as delivering compelling financial returns for investors. Belltown acquired its first farm in 2019 and aims to grow to 100,000 acres by 2029, spread across the US.

 

ABOUT MERRIMAN FARM

Belltown Farms operates ~1,800 acres in Cherry County where it grows corn, soybeans, wheat, and alfalfa using regenerative practices. First acquired in 2022, the farm grows primarily organic grain and hay crops.

 

SUMMARY OF JOB

Farming Operations: Coordinating and developing farm employees; managing spreading, tillage, planting, cultivating, and harvest operations; balancing production with regenerative ag practices; conditioning and drying of grain; adoption of farm software’s and farm technologies

Farm Business Management: Budget creation and procurement of supplies and materials; excellent record keeping; inventory management and logistics; preparing reports on operational and financial performance of the farm; maintaining positive business

and community relationships

 

As the ideal candidate for this position, you will have MUCH OF the following experience and skills:

  • Required: Leadership and mentoring of farming team
  • Hands on management of large-scale farming operations, ideally organic
  • Development and management of crop plan
  • Budgeting, P&L management

 

WHO YOU ARE:

  • Enthusiasm for regenerative/organic production systems
  • Excellent communication skills and aptitude for people leadership
  • Excitement to learn and willingness to experiment with new practices and technologies
  • Ability to make decisions in complex environments and to react to shifting priorities

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to work additional hours during Harvest seasons
  • Valid Driver’s License; clean driving record
  • DOT Physical (upon hire) and pass background checks

 

BENEFITS:

  • Competitive salary, based on experience
  • Quarterly bonus opportunity
  • Vacation, sick, and holiday pay
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance (100% employer-paid for employee and 50% for dependents)
  • 401k employer contribution

 

Physical DEMANDS

  • Working outdoors and walking on uneven terrain
  • Ability to work in dusty conditions
  • Ability to sit, climb and balance as well as bend and kneel frequently
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds or more occasionally. Twisting with weight as needed.
  • Manual dexterity, coordination and constant movement and use of limbs required.

 

Belltown is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring equality, tackling discrimination, promoting diversity in our workforce, creating an inclusive working environment, and fostering good relationships between diverse groups of employees.  All employees and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, marital or civil union status, disability, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status, or any other class protected .

 

DISCLAIMER

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or physical requirements.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to careers@belltownfarms.com