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Production Manager: Council Growers (Central Florida)

Posted: December 7, 2022

Council Growers in Ruskin, Florida (just south of Tampa) is looking for an experienced, team-oriented individual to oversee all production aspects of a fast-paced  sod farm.  Must be an energized and motivated people person, a team player and a leader who can communicate and collaborate in a team environment.


The right candidate will be able to:

  • Uphold and build a team environment.
  • Train and direct supervision of crew in all procedures and processes related to production and harvesting and logistics.
  • Ensure enforcement and compliance of WPS and all other safety protocols.
  • Accurately and consistently complete all paperwork, including maintenance logs, chemical and fertilizer applications records, harvest reports, and calendars.
  • Plan all aspects of production from fertility, weed, disease and insect management
  • Assign and schedule daily tasks for your production team.
  • Support and assist with Sales/Service and Farm Admin as needed


  • Five years of turf farm management experience
  • High School Graduate or equivalent
  • Basic understanding of Farm Mechanics
  • Basic understanding of the Microsoft Office Suite of Programs
  • Prefer a 4-year degree with emphasis in Agronomy or Turf Grass Management
  • Excellent Communication skills.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not required
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt in a fast paced and ever-changing environment
  • Flexibility and willingness to work hours needed throughout the seasons.

Physical Demands & Work Environments/Conditions

  • Must be able to see, hear, talk, sit, walk, push, pull, twist, lift, squat, and stand. Must be able to lift and carry approximately 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in hot and humid conditions as well as inside an office setting.


  • Compensation will be based on relevant experience and/or education in turf production
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Ongoing Training
  • Medical Insurance after probation period
  • You can expect to be challenged each day to work hard and bring value to the farm.
  • You can expect to work with a great team of individuals who want you to succeed at every level.
  • You can expect the support you need to manage production from ownership.

Resumes and inquiries can be emailed to