IOC Agriculture Operations Manager
Reports To: Facilities Director
Manages and provides oversight, support and daily implementation for the operations and
activities of the Mercy Ships’ Texas based Farm.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
• Supervise, participate and facilitate daily activities of the farm, including livestock management and health, and land use, harvest schedule, plant health, etc.
• Generate sales of Grass-Fed meats and farm fresh eggs. Continue reading
Assistant Manager Wanted April 23, 2012
We are a diverse working ranch that raises and markets multiple species of livestock and poultry. Our products are raised in a sustainable manner, grass based, using organic methods, and are antibiotic free. We direct sell to restaurants, institutions, specialty grocers, individuals and through our CSA. We operate a state licensed poultry slaughter plant on the ranch that serves ourselves and other small growers.
Our business has grown 15 to 35 percent every year since 2003. We are at a point where the next step needs to be taken to continue that growth. This position will support that effort, as described below.
You are an individual who wants to work in an agricultural business environment. The position will require you to set goals, then set priorities, and respond quickly to changing conditions to achieve those goals. We work in a highly regulated industry; you will work with the USDA, ODA, DEQ, and OSHA at times. You must be able to handle multiple tasks, problem solve, and work independently. You will interface with field production, and slaughter plant operations. You will work closely with an energetic, at times mercurial owner with high expectations. Continue reading
Cricket Creek Farm is a small grass-based dairy in Williamstown, Massachusetts. We make several award-winning cheeses from the milk of our herd of Brown Swiss and Jersey cows (currently milking 25 cows). In addition to the cheese, we sell raw milk from our farm store. We also raise beef cows and whey-fed pigs, as well as layer hens. We make all our own hay for our cows (3 cuts on 150 acres). We have a bakery located on the farm that supplies the store with fresh bread, cookies, granola, and other baked goods. We are a member of Berkshire Grown and sell cheese to many shops & restaurants in the Berkshires. We attend several local farmers markets and have a CSA offering milk, cheese, eggs, beef, pork & bread. We also have a cheese CSA in Brooklyn, NY.
We are looking for 5 interns to join us for 2012. Interns would help in cheese making, general farm work, or both – depending on experience and interest. Qualities were are looking for are: commitment to agriculture, open communication, teamwork, passion for food, independence, and love of labor. Continue reading