Seeking Farm Apprentice

sunflower-harvestFodor Tree Farm is looking for an energetic and detail-oriented farm apprentice to work at our fast-paced and diverse farm this cut-flower season (May – October). This is a paid position.

Fodor Tree Farm is a cut flower farm and Christmas tree farm in Poland, Ohio. During our flower season, we grow and sell cut flowers to florists, grocery stores, farm markets, subscription services, etc. We also have a full service floral design studio used for events (weddings). We have a high tunnel and about 2-3 acres of field flower production.

The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • Self motivated, energetic, and positive attitude
  • Efficiently completes assigned tasks (time sensitive tasks and the tedious ones too)
  • Dependable, organized and punctual (be on time with necessary gear)
  • Tolerant to work in varying conditions outdoors (heat, rain, etc.)
  • Ability to lift heavy objects
  • Flexibility and willingness to multitask and perform varying job duties (hand weeding to being the face of our business)
  • Friendly and sociable with staff and customers

The farm apprentice will learn about and participate in the following: sowing seeds, soil fertility and bed preparation, irrigation, composting, transplanting plugs and seedlings, harvesting and processing cut flowers, operating farm equipment including tractor, tiller and mower, managing weeds, planting bulbs and corms, cleaning tools, buckets, etc., selling at local farmers markets and other direct customer relations, pest and disease management, hoophouse management, basics of floral design, general farm maintenance.

The ideal candidate must be flexible to work weekdays/weekends with varying hours and have previous farming or gardening experience or genuinely enjoy working outdoors and with people.

Please email resume to t.fodor@fodortreefarm.com