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Resume Assistant Agricultural Manager

August 1, 2012

 


Gregory Penn
NM State Rt. 4
Los Alamos, NM 87535
Telephone No:
505-334-1826
Email id: gregory_penn@rediffmail.com

SUMMARY

A Highly talented Agricultural professional with experience spanning morethan nine years in farm, and ranch management practice. Proven ability to grow farms and ranch by over 30% annually. Expert in both animal and crop farming, and coordinated complex agricultural programs and services such as plant and pest services, and marketing services; and agricultural research operations in support of research, extension and teaching activities. Excellent negotiating skills with banks and other credit lenders to get the best financing deals for equipment, livestock and seed. Deep understanding and effective management of product price fluctuation; knowledge and application of computers for increased productivity; and great planning skills with extraordinary goal getting ability, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers 2002

B.S. Agricultural Science, University of New York, NY (1994)

Grew up on a family farm and participated in agricultural programs for young people, such as the National FFA Organization and the 4-H youth educational programs.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant Agricultural Manager, White Lake Farm Inc.
New York  2002 - Present
 

  • Plan activities to minimize environmental degradation, monitor environmental effects of farming activities and repair
    existing damage through programs such as tree planting
  • Direct and manage the farm business capital; plans the strategic direction of the farm
  • Responsible for managing the financial aspects of the business by controlling income and expenses
  • Breed and raise livestock, such as beef cattle, dairy cattle, goats, horses, reindeer, sheep, and swine, for such purposes as sale of meat, riding or working stock, breeding, or for show; and for products, such as milk, wool, and hair
  • Clean and maintain buildings, sheds, pens, equipment and facilities to maintain health standards and high quality of produce
  • Select pasture, range, and croplands to graze animals and produce feed crops
  • Decide and advise on the kind of crops to be grown, the area to be sown or planted and the livestock to be raised
  • Plan the type of farming activities to be undertaken, estimate operating costs and order supplies such as seed, fertilizer, livestock fodder and farm equipment
  • Feed, water, graze, and distribute salt licks for animals
  • Observe animals to detect signs of illness and injury, treat minor injuries and ailments, disinfect and vaccinate animals, and engage Veterinarian (medical ser.) 073.101-010 to treat serious illnesses and injuries
  • Attend animals during and after birth of offspring. Castrate, dock, and dehorn animals
  • Observe and record produce quality or livestock body weight and condition, adjusting management or feeding programs when necessary
  • Milk cows and goats, shear sheep, and clip goats' hair
  • Operate farm machinery to plant, cultivate, and harvest feed crops
  • Clean and fumigate barns, stalls, and pens, and sterilize milking machines and equipment
  • Plant, spray, fertilize, harvest and sell crops; recruit, coordinate and direct farm workers on crop growing and livestock raising
  • Maintain and repair farm machinery, equipment, buildings, pens, and fences
  • Arrange for sale of animals and products

Agricultural Supervisor, Mountain Farms

Uniondale, NY 1995 - 2001

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