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Farm Operations Assistant - Training Provided

Company: Genesee Lake School
Location: Oconomowoc
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

The mission of Homegrown Farms is to enrich the lives of Genesee Lake School students through year round educational, vocational, and therapeutic opportunities focusing on a connection with the natural world, food production, and the dignity of meaningful work. Homegrown Farms contains 52 acres of rich organic farmland planted with 2 acres of mixed vegetables such as potatoes, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, and beans, and 50 acres of row crops such as dry beans, sunflowers, buckwheat, and corn.

As a *Farm Operations Assistan*t, you will:
* Learn how to bee-keep, learn more about hydro/aquaponics, and participate in our planting!!!
* Responsible for the construction and removal of seasonal flower huts, reports needed supplies, picks up needed supplies off-farm and oversees the storage of the huts and hut supplies.
* Assists in the production of planning, filling pots, moving plants, watering and pruning of ornamental plants in the greenhouse.
* Takes calls and messages related to Greenhouse sales.
* Makes deliveries for wholesale greenhouse orders and assists with deliveries to the seasonal retail huts.
* Assists with the maintenance of field structures. Assists with preparation for yearly planting, weeding, and harvesting with mowing and tilling per the Field Manager and Farm Operations Coordinator.
* Maintains inventory of tools, equipment and production materials. Ensures that work site and grounds are kept clean and orderly. Reports safety, repairs and physical plant needs to the Farm Operations Coordinator.
* Assists other farm staff (Controlled Environment Agriculturist, Farm Educator, and Vocational Staff) with programmatic and operational duties as needed.

*Qualifications: *
* Must be at least 21 years old
* High School Diploma or equivalent required. Some college with an emphasis in farming/maintenance preferred.
* Experience on a small farm preferred.
* Maintains a valid WI Driver's License with minimal moving violations to qualify for Agency driving eligibility.

*Benefits: *

All full-time employees of Genesee Lake School are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including:
* Health, dental, vision, short-term/long-term disability insurance, life insurance, pet insurance. Flexible spending account.
* *Tuition Assistance *- we will help pay for your college tuition.
* *Student Loan Paydown Program* - we will pay $150 a month on your student loans for you!
* Generous PTO - you will start with over 4 weeks of Paid Time off and will increase!
* ESOP - you will acquire company stock at no cost to you after one year of employment
* 401(k) Match - our company will match your contribution to your 401(k)!
* Free meals & coffee

We are an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

EOE/MFDV

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.75 per hour

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Retirement plan
* Tuition reimbursement
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 10 hour shift
* 12 hour shift
* 8 hour shift
* After school
* Day shift
* Monday to Friday
* No nights

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Genesee Lake School, Milwaukee , Farm Operations Assistant - Training Provided, Other , Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

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