Cropping Manager Mid Canterbury – Turley Farms

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Location New Zealand, New Zealand
Date Posted 3 November 2020
Category Business
Job Type Full-time


At Turley Farms, we run three Canterbury based cropping units.  Our farming operation has grown and evolved over time, with our focus now being to produce top quality arable crops, seeds and vegetables using environmentally sustainable and technically advanced farming practices.

As Cropping Manager – Mid Canterbury, you will be based at Pendarves and answer to our experienced Farms Manager. You will oversee a 1000 hectare cropping unit which produces potatoes, onions, small and hybrid seeds plus wheat and other crops. It is fully serviced by modern irrigation infrastructure.

You will work closely with our in-house agronomists who will advise you and recommend crop management programmes. Our in-house accountant will work with you to ensure crop budgets are maintained and managed correctly.

Effective job scheduling, irrigation management, budgeting, machinery operation and solid team leadership will be your key deliverables.

You have the option to live in a recently renovated four-bedroom home with ensuite on the property. Schools are close by and a school bus runs past the gate.

This is a busy, hands on role where you will lead your team by example, working alongside them to achieve the farm’s production goals. Expect to work extended hours during spring and summer.

To succeed in this role, you will bring:

  • Extensive crop management experience (any crop)
  • Mechanical aptitude/experience operating modern machinery & equipment
  • A strong work ethic with a focus on efficiency & organization
  • Collaborative in-field team leadership skills
Remuneration for this role is generous and will be based on your skills and experience.

To inquire about this role in confidence or to request a PD, please phone AgRecruit - either Deb Francis on 021 2245000 or Sue Jennings on 021 2262923. Otherwise, forward your CV with covering letter by Wed 11 November via this portal.
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