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Norwich Meadows Farm, LLC Farmworkers and Laborers in Norwich, New York

31 Full time H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 1/31/20-11/30/20.

Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray and harvest crops. Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest fruits. These crops include organic berries & melons, organic vegetables to include greens, brassicas, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties will include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops. Set up, operate, monitor & maintain irrigation/fertigation system. Sort, pack, bunch, wash vegetables and berries, and load trucks for CSA and markets. Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment. Apply fertilizers to crops. Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress. Will monitor fields & high tunnels for plant infestations and use treatments appropriate for organic use in both a preventative or infestation situation. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Record information about crops, such as yields, or costs. Due to health and safety concerns relating to pesticide application and the operation of equipment on our farm, workers are required to have the ability to comprehend simple oral and written instructions. After hiring, employer may conduct random drug tests at employers expense. Must be physically able to lift up to 80 pounds *Workers referred against this order must have a minimum of 2 months experience in performing tasks described in this order within an organic farming environment.

Requirements:

* Must have a minimum of 2 months experience performing the tasks in this order in an organic farming environment.
* May conduct random drug test at the employer's expense
* Lift up to 80 lbs.
* Driver requirements
* Exposure to extreme temps, repetitive movements, extensive pushing and pulling, extensive walking.
* Frequent stooping

Entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation) can be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from the NYSDOL website at http://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm

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