farm manager resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Skilled Biologist focused on Botany and Ecology. Well-organized and enthusiastic with good communication and problem-solving skills. Successful developing and conducting field monitoring (native plants, insects, amphibians) and laboratory tests (Water, Soil) to investigate diverse ecology-related topics. Over 13 years of field and classroom experience.

Dynamic and motivated professional with a proven record of generating and building relationships, managing projects from concept to completion and coaching employees, interns and students to success as a biology research assistant, high school teacher and farm manager.

Work History
Farm Manager, 03/2021 - 08/2021
Basf Iselin, NJ,
  • Led team of 5 skilled and unskilled farm personnel.
  • Established management plants for protected native plant communities - Salt Marsh, Freshwater Tidal Swamp, Mangrove Swamp
  • Started a monitoring project for native plants and animals at the farm
  • Wrote and Established curricula for gardening classes as well as gardening, urban farming, sustainability and biodiversity workshops for all ages
  • Adjusted production strategies to account for changing factors such as market and weather conditions.
  • Explained and demonstrated working techniques, practices and safety measures for permanent agricultural workers and intern.
  • Purchased supplies such as seed, fertilizer, soil blends.
  • Implemented lean farming methods to improve efficiency and profitability.
  • Planned schedule for crop rotation, plantings and harvest.
Farm Manager at Life Farms, 09/2018 - 02/2021
Challenger School Woods Cross, UT,
  • Designed pollinator-friendly areas for integrated pest management at the farm
  • Established monitoring project for native plants and beneficial insects at the farm
  • Awarded three USDA grants worth over $27,000.00
  • Increased Life Farms' revenue by over 500% over last 2 years
  • Established and optimized very profitable micro greens business branch.
  • Created farm website with integrated online store which generated over $200,00 in revenue 2020.
  • Developed successful internet marketing strategy. Supervised and delegated tasks regarding writing of weekly newsletter and social media posts
  • Established newsletter following of around 1800 followers in two years. Increased Facebook following base by 400%, Instagram followers by over 2000%
  • Created new pricing models for CSA program and increased revenue by 100% compared to previous year
  • Acting customer service manager for all online shoppers, 10 wholesale clients and ~130 CSA members
  • Acting event manager for Farm-to-table dinners, Open-farm days
  • Managing Life Farms transition to become certified organic farm
  • Wrote and Established curriculum for gardening classes for all ages
  • Established and led sustainability workshops for businesses
  • Created educational videos for Life Farms' website and youtube channel
  • Introduced new profitable crops and improved growing techniques for many crops which led to higher profits
Business Owner, 01/2015 - Current
Sonnengarten Farm City, STATE,
  • Founded and established thriving urban farm business.
  • Successfully raised over $3,000 through platform
  • Managed day-to-day business operations, including accounting, finance, HR, marketing and public relations
  • Created marketing strategy & branding and launched various print marketing, social media campaigns and video documentaries.
  • Created and launched own business website
  • Cultivated large, diverse customer base of regular buyers, restaurants, grocery stores and farmers markets
  • Created curriculum for farm workshops, gardening classes and field trips
  • Mentored and trained employees and volunteers on procedures regarding marketing, farm education programs, farm development, field work
  • Public speaker at Dunedin library 2018, 2019 "Urban Gardening & Biodiversity"
Teacher, 01/2005 - 01/2015
  • Head of the Biology Department
  • Biology Curator
  • Designed and revised lesson plans and course content to facilitate and moderate classroom discussions and student centered learning
  • Met with administrators and department team members to work on curriculum planning and assessment methods
  • Led workshops in conservation biology and physical education for teachers
  • Reviewed curriculum and devised alternate approaches to presenting lessons to increase student understanding
  • Supported student teachers by mentoring on classroom management, lesson planning and activity organization
  • Fostered team collaboration between students through group projects for Biology
  • Central Florida Native Vascular Plants and Plant Communities specialty
  • Research proficiency
  • Wildlife research
  • Estimation of wildlife populations
  • Writing reports
  • Environmental assessment & Environmental Concerns
  • Laboratory experiments & Sample Testing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • Overseeing & Mentoring employees
  • Teacher & Public speaker
  • Client Service & Consulting
  • Multilingual (English, German, French)
Master of Science: Biology, Expected in
Heidelberg University - Heidelberg, Germany,
Status -
  • Graduated cum laude
Master of Science: Physical Education Teaching And Coaching, Expected in
Heidelberg University - Heidelberg, Germany,
Status -
  • Graduated cum laude
Teacher Training: Education, Expected in
Gymnasium Eppingen - Heilbronn, Germany,
Status -

Two year course of Study & School Internship Allowing Graduates Become State Certified Teachers.

A Gymnasium is a state-maintained secondary school that prepares students for higher academic education comparable to a College preparatory school.

2nd Teacher’s State Exam For Secondary School: Education, Expected in 2005
Teacher Seminar Heilbronn - Heilbronn, Germany,
Status -
  • Graduated cum laude
Additional Information
  • Actively identify Florida's native & invasive organisms on an almost daily basis. Check out my iNaturalist profile:
  • Organized several Biodiversity "Bioblitzes"
  • Basic knowledge in GIS
  • Fluent in MS Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Awards , 1st Place Heidelberg Environment Prize 2011

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School Attended

  • Heidelberg University
  • Heidelberg University
  • Gymnasium Eppingen
  • Teacher Seminar Heilbronn

Job Titles Held:

  • Farm Manager
  • Farm Manager at Life Farms
  • Business Owner
  • Teacher


  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science
  • Teacher Training
  • 2nd Teacher’s State Exam For Secondary School

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