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Research Station Farm Manager

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General information


The fourth largest seed company in the world, Limagrain is an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain markets field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products.
HM.CLAUSE, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, is an innovative global leader in the development, production, and commercialization of vegetable seeds. HM.CLAUSE belongs to the top 5 vegetable seed entities in the world. With over 2,000 varieties in more than 20 vegetable crops, HM.CLAUSE provides innovative solutions to growers worldwide.  






Position description



Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Main Goal

HM.CLAUSE is a Business Unit of Limagrain, an international agricultural co-operative founded and managed by farmers. HM.CLAUSE specializes in the breeding, production, and sale of vegetable seeds. From the world market to the farmer's market, we collaborate with our customers to deliver successful solutions for the agricultural challenges of today and produce the highest quality vegetable seeds for the future. Our global team of experts and state-of-the-art research facilities enable us to work side-by-side with growers to provide the most regionally relevant and reliable vegetable seeds available.

Job description

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: Produce high quality field and greenhouse grown vegetables to the standards and expectations established by the breeding and research teams.

POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: The Research Station Farm Manager is responsible for all aspects of plant culture related to field and greenhouse growing of vegetable crops. The Farm Manager is also expected to oversee routine repair and maintenance of farm and greenhouse equipment, and to participate in the seasonal crop planning process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Crop Management
• Execute research & breeding programs to the expectations of the breeding and research staff
• Manage crops in all locations – open field and greenhouses on the research station and in local isolation trials
• Ensure that appropriate phytosanitary precautions related to seed and plant health are taken at all times following globally harmonized guidelines (SHIELD)
• Conduct cropping practices in a manner that are acceptable for management of highly erodible land and meet research/breeder needs
• Develop crop specific fertilizer and pest management protocols that maximize the potential of the breeding programs
• Work independently and with others to ensure that crop protocols and crop management procedures are followed including globally initiated best management practices
• Apply labeled pesticides to control weeds, insects, and disease¬¬s.
• Support and assist in all harvest, seed extraction and seed treatment activities
• Measure and monitor key performance metrics related to both the quality and productivity of crop programs
• Oversee and perform routine farm and field equipment maintenance and repair
• Purchase routine materials and supplies and code invoices to the appropriate GL account

Planning and Strategy
• Conduct Bi-weekly crop reviews with members of the research and breeding teams to assess success of programs
• Forecast weekly labor needs and work with others to achieve desired outcomes in an efficient and productive manner
• Assist in the development of annual operating budgets and capital investment plans
• Conduct periodic crop walks with the Breeders and Operations Managers to review crop progress and develop plans to address any variances or opportunities
• Prepare bi-monthly written progress reports for the Regional Management Team
• Assist in the seasonal development of farm layout and planting plans
• Participate in regional and global initiatives to develop and expand the adoption of best farming practices

Station and Organizational Development and Improvement
• Actively support the station Illness and Injury Prevention Plan – assist in periodic safety training
• Promote a culture of continuous improvement
• Participate in weekly staff meetings to share progress and discuss opportunities for improvement
• Work with others to provide training and development opportunities for ...


Education and/or Experience

• BS in Agriculture or related field.
• 5+ years experience operating farm equipment, including tractors.
• 1 to 5 years experience farming vegetables. .
• 1 to 5 years experience with crew supervision.
• Pesticide Applicator's License, or the ability to obtain license.
• Valid Driver's License required. Commercial license required or ability to obtain required
• Basic mechanical aptitude

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee will be driving cars, trucks, tractors, or other equipment. This position will be exposed to outdoor weather and greenhouse conditions. The employee may need to walk on uneven ground, work near equipment or machinery, and may be exposed to vibration or constant movement. The noise level that is typical of this work environment is loud. This position has the potential exposure to chemicals such as pesticides.

Position localization

Job location

America/Carribean, USA


1677 Muller Road, Sun Prairie, WI 53590, États-Unis

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

High School Diploma

Minimum level of experience required

5 years or more