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Farm Operations Manager


Arena, WI, Midwest United States, USA


Alsum Farms

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Alsum Farms in Arena, WI is looking for a full-time Farm Operations Manager. You would directly supervise and coordinate the activities of agricultural workers, are responsible for year-round inspection of the crop, implements & executes the manager’s plan for agriculture, ensures compliance with agricultural regulations, all while complying with the company’s safety policy and striving to increase production. Do you have previous management experience? Do you have experience (or willing to learn) in the potato industry? If so, read on!



As a Farm Operations Manager, you arrive each day ready to organize and supervise work for employees by determining a work schedule in their respective functions. You will train personnel on how to perform the work required in planting, harvesting, pest control, and insect and disease identification – all while using the proper safety measures. You will be responsible for the planting, cultivation, water management, and harvesting of the crops to ensure productivity goals are met. The Farm Operations Manager will be able to efficiently communicate to the entire farm team daily. Safety is very important, so you will need to ensure that all farm equipment is working safely and properly and ensure that employees are informed and following all rules and regulations.


Why the Farm Operations Manager position is important to Alsum Companies: You will provide the leadership to our Arena Farm team & guide them through a successful seed cutting, planting, growing, and harvesting season. You will ensure that our potatoes make their way to the dinner tables of Americans using the Wisconsin Healthy Grown® Program.


Job Details

Job Type: Full-time

Job Schedule: Monday through Friday with some Saturdays during peak seasons

Work Location: Arena, WI


You may be perfect for this Farm Operations Manager position if you:

  • Have a minimum of 7-10 years of experience in the agriculture industry
  • Hold a valid WI driver’s license
  • Received a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have previous experience with employee management
  • Have good leadership, decision-making, and communication skills
  • Possess the ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Have basic mechanical skills
  • Have potato farming experience (preferred)
  • Are able to climb stationary ladders and climb in and out of machinery
  • Can lift and move 50 – 100 pounds
  • Are able to use your hands to fix and replace machinery parts
  • Have physical stamina as you need to be able to perform laborious tasks repeatedly
  • Have excellent hand-eye coordination to operate machinery and harvest crops


Alsum Benefits

This position receives a take-home truck and is offered a relocation reimbursement in addition to the benefits listed below.  

Alsum Farms & Produce offers its full-time (30 hours or more) employees:

  • Employer contributed health plan
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Voluntary dental, life, disability, and vision insurance
  • Onsite fitness center
  • Vacation and holiday pay
  • Profit sharing
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee discounts
  • Educational assistance program


The Alsum Story

The story began nearly five decades ago in a 600 square foot potato shed, with one man, Glen Alsum, one vision, and a work ethic framed by dedication and service. Today, there are 350,000 square feet of sheds and production space, almost 325 full-time and seasonal employees, and 200,000,000 pounds of potatoes produced annually and that doesn’t include onions, pumpkins and other fresh produce that are distributed to grocery stores and warehouse retailers across the country.


We pack under the Alsum Farms & Produce brand plus many national brands and customer labels. Alsum offers a wide variety of packaging options from 12 ounces up to 50-pound packs; and in poly, mesh, paper or cartons all from one shed.


And that work ethic? It’s still framed by dedication, a commitment to service, and a belief in providing a field-to-fork, vertically integrated business approach that incorporates growing and harvesting, production, packaging, and distribution, all under the umbrella of unrelenting quality.


As time ticks by, the mission, vision and values haven’t changed, although the generations of leadership have. Since 1981, Larry Alsum has been at the helm of Alsum Farms & Produce, with his daughters, Wendy Alsum-Dykstra and Heidi Alsum-Randall, poised to take over when Larry, who’s been in agriculture his entire life, retires.


Corporate Responsibility

We do business by:

  • Conserving and restoring the Wisconsin acreage we are privileged to farm and protecting the surrounding wildlife and ecosystems
  • Partnering with growers and suppliers committed to sustainability
  • Providing consumers with safe, fresh, quality Wisconsin potatoes, onions, fruits and vegetables
  • Ensuring our employees have a safe business environment to work in, one that rewards them for their commitment and encourages them to advance
  • Being a company that “pays it forward” — helping others in our community and inspiring others to do the same

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace


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Job Post Date: 08/08/22
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