Buy Sod USA operates through multiple production sod farms in the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia, covering thousands of acres and serving a variety of clients. No matter what type of site our customer manages — golf course, sports field, lawn/landscape, commercial property, park, cemetery or roadside right-of-way — we have their best turfgrass solution. Our all-encompassing roster includes traditional cultivars for turf managers wishing to stick to the tried-and-true, as well as newer next-generation grasses, for those seeking improved performance and aesthetic characteristics.
Buy Sod USA is seeking a motivated, full time Farm Manager in the Tarboro/Rocky Mount area for our Leggett Farm location. This position is responsible for production and logistical planning and executing all aspects of the production of turf grass. The Farm Manager will ensure that quality sod is ready for sale. Qualified candidates will have logical planning skills and the flexibility to deal with changing conditions with responsibility for scheduling mowing, fertilizing, spraying, and irrigation appropriately. Strong decision making, fiscal responsibility and superior organizational skills required. This exciting position is geared toward the individual who is self-motivated and thrives in a fast paced, ever changing environment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage the growing of turfgrass to a mature, harvestable product by performing and/or scheduling tasks of fertilizing, spraying, irrigating, and mowing
- Collaborate and execute fertility and soil amendment applications
- Manage inventory and procure seed, chemicals, and fertilizer as needed
- Provide up-to-date weekly reports on turf conditions and crop progress to management
- Establish maintenance schedules for equipment and oversee inventory management system
- Oversee farm staff and assist in direction of daily tasks
Education/Experience: Minimum Associates degree, preferably in Turf, Crop and Soil Sciences, Agriculture or related fields required. Minimum 1-2 years, golf course, landscape maintenance, farming, agricultural services agronomy or other turf care experience. Applicators License preferred but not required for initial employment. Demonstrated decision making ability in turf or similar cropping. Demonstrated customer service experience, organizational and mathematical skills, and the ability to quickly learn and implement technology a must!
Position located in: Tarboro/Rocky Mount, NC
Salary based on experience, plus incentives, relocation negotiable. Excellent medical/dental/vision benefits/paid time off/paid holidays. 401(k) plan with company match. Company provided cell phone and other technology as needed. A friendly, energetic work culture. Freedom to succeed and ownership of your job!
Job Type: Full Time