Company: GEBHARDT FARM MANAGEMENT, INC
Posted on: January 13, 2022
I. - -General duties:
Maintain track of all ranch operations - work with Operations
Manager to keep operations on schedule and - - - - -within
Monitor all ranch activities daily - meet with operations manager
daily to discuss operations
Daily Costs: track costs daily - -for - -all ranch operations
except for irrigation.
Review weekly campaign - -report and discuss ranch manager
This report is formally produced by Office Staff
a. - - -operations and acres completed,
b - - -cost per acre for labor by operation
c. - - -acres per day completed
d. - - -estimated time to complete the total acres / date the
operation will be completed
This report should be prepared each Friday - -and delivered to
ranch manager for all operations through - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- -Thursday of - -the current week
Make head counts of crews on the ranch and verify that the counts
agree with the daily time sheets.
II. - - - -Irrigation System
Schedule Irrigation weekly using evapotranspiration method and -
-information as provided - -through CIMIS - - - - - -(California
Irrigation Management Information System).
a. - -Use sensors as verification.
b. - -Discuss scheduling weekly with Ranch Operations Manager.
Coordinate with Water Resources Manager and maintain oversight of
all below tasks
A. - -Pumps & Wells
1. - -Maintain database of - -well and lift pump - -running hours
and quantity pumped.
2. - -Arrange for annual well tests to validate pumping capacity,
efficiency of - -pumping plants and status of water table.
3. - -Arrange for annual water quality test - -to verify water
quality of each well
B. - -Filter Station & Infield Systems.
1. - -Monitor - -acid and fertilizer injection systems.
a. - -verify that these systems are functioning correctly that acid
system is set to and maintaining appropriate - - - - - -pH.
b. - -Provide weekly report on quantity of acid in each filter
station tank and amount of acid applied in total - - - - - - -
-gallons and gallons per acre.
c. - -Verify gallons of acid used per acre foot of water
2. - -Verify operating system pressure and perform annual
efficiency survey of drip system.
a. - -Check the pressures at the -filters and be sure they are
appropriate for the system.
b. - -Verify that irrigator or irrigation foreman is checking
lateral pressures on the extreme end of each block at - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - -least once per irrigation.
3. - -Maintain database of filter station operating hours and
a. - -Provide weekly report showing acre inches of water applied by
III. - -Field Operations.
1. - -Walk fields observing health of trees and watching for
problems with pests, diseases or other symptoms that deviate -from
acceptable, discuss with ranch manager and consultants as
2. - - -Meet and confer with ranch soils and nutrition consultant
and ranch manager to discuss and prepare fertility - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - -programs.
a. - -Arrange to have soil and leaf - -tissues collected for
analyses and maintain comparative databases of - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - -results. - -Provide updates of this database to ranch
b. - -Schedule Fertilizer applications and maintain database of
fertilizer and amendment applications in - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - -conjunction with the annual fertilizer plan.
c. - -Monthly reconcile applications of fertilizers to fertilizer
plan and quantities purchased and reported use - - - - - - -review
this report with ranch manager
4. - -Attend educational seminars to improve knowledge on
irrigation, soils, pest, disease and fertility. - -Meet with
outside - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -manufacturers
representatives and other professionals to maintain awareness of
new developments in - - - - - - - - -materials.
5. - -Meet and confer with ranch pest control advisor - -and ranch
manager to discuss recommendations
a. - -Calibrate spray rigs based on PCA recommendations and verify
with ranch manager.
b. - -prepare mix instructions for spray rigs and verify that they
are being followed
c. - -Check materials inventory at the end of each block and
reconcile inventory to materials purchased and - - - - - - -
-materials reported used. - - -Prepare actual rate applied per
treated acre - -at end of each block and when the - - - -
-application operation is completed
d. - -Check groundspeed of application equipment and confirm that
it falls within acceptable deviations from - - - - -the
6. - -Chemical & Fertilizers - -Purchases
a. - - -review all prices and orders
Keywords: GEBHARDT FARM MANAGEMENT, INC, Fresno , Farm Manager, Executive , Kerman, California
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