Farm Manager
The Kepple Group
Peoria, IL US
Posted ago
The Kepple Group

Farm Manager - Kepple Acres Farms LLC

Job is located in Fairview, IL

Included with the $45,000 a year salary is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with a half basement. All utilities paid (internet and garbage removal included) also, included is health and dental (employer pays 75%) Voluntary vision and retirement program.

Part-time hired help provided.

Two weeks of vacation

Responsibilities

  • Plant and maintain the fields with Corn and Beans
  • Mow, trim, and weed whack the land
  • Rake leaves - yard maintenance
  • Treat evergreens for bagworm
  • Clean sheds and fish house
  • Clean, grease, oil, filters, and maintain all equipment
  • Clean and pump boats
  • Prepare soil for garden
  • Plant garden and sweetcorn, and maintain garden
  • Clean garden after harvest
  • Trim trees and roadways
  • Mow roads
  • Plant sunflowers
  • Plant and maintain food plots, spray for grasses, broadleaf’s, and thistles
  • Remove snow during winter months
  • Keep outside lodge area clean and clean eaves
  • Build/move deer stands
  • Put out feeders in offseason
  • Clear fallen trees from roads and trails
  • Grade roads
  • Dozer work as needed
  • Check and order propane, gasoline, and diesel
  • Handle contractor’s entrance to farm
  • Buy necessary supplies - charge accounts at various stores
  • Tend to apple, cherry, and peach trees
  • Turn water off in fall on in spring - fish house, outbuilding
  • Maintain security/ trespassers – monitor security cameras
  • Check and maintain generator
  • Food, water, and take care of 2 dogs that live in the lodge on the property
  • Clean the dog pen daily
  • Put out quail feeders in fall and put back in spring
  • Maintain feed and batteries in quail feeders and quail callbacks weekly
  • Maintain prairie grass/strip disk/burn/spray thistles
  • Maintain fish feeders/order fish food
  • Pull boats out in fall, put out in spring
  • Maintain aerators
  • Put fountain out in spring, pull in fall
  • Maintain fountain
  • Maintain outdoor fireplace
  • Replace filters in main lodge and farmhouse
  • Must be available to assist with repairs in the lodge or farmhouse
  • Spray lodge and Caretaker house for pests
  • Maintain central furnace units and cut firewood for furnace
  • Fill wood-burning furnace 2x day – once in the morning and once in the evening
  • General maintenance
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must be a self-starter
  • Previous farm experience preferred
  • Must be mechanically inclined
  • Must be able to make difficult decisions – problem-solving skills
  • Supervise farm helper – requires effective communication skills 
  • Manage farming equipment – general maintenance and repair on farm equipment
  • Physically perform strict, repetitive tasks such as lifting heavy objects and bending them around
  • Demonstrate initiative to work independently while flexible enough to work in a team setting when needed
  • Exhibit professional image at all times– maintain a positive and respectful attitude
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs

Compensation
$45,000 a year
About The Kepple Group

This is a family-owned farm that has 293 acres of land including both farming and wildlife through the Conservation Reserve Program. There are food plots for wildlife and it is a licensed hunting preserve site with the Department of Natural Resource.

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