Seeking: Farm Operations Manager
The Job: Grass Run Farms, producer and wholesaler of 100% grass fed beef, seeks a farm operations manager for the coordination and execution of its established grass-fed beef finishing and custom grazing operations, based in/near Dorchester, Iowa.
This position is an opportunity to manage and build many enterprises within our grass-fed beef production company. We’re looking for someone with foundational expertise in cattle farming and a desire to be accountable for the growth of a business.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Ration preparation and cattle feeding on pasture
Cattle receiving, sorting and routine handling
Rotational grazing system management
Permanent and temporary fencing
Daily record-keeping and data management
Qualifications: Must have proven skill in all forms of communication, large animal husbandry, machinery operation, fencing, data management, and general farm maintenance. Ability to work independently, ask questions, handle challenging situations, and solve practical problems required. Previous employment in the cattle industry, animal nutrition, and/or business management preferred.
Specific Skills Required:
Cattle handling and care experience
Proficiency in digital communications, including e-mail, mobile phone and text communication
Record-keeping and digital data managment
Farm tool and machinery operation
Start Date: Interviewing will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Compensation: Living wages with many fringe benefits, possibly including profit-sharing, dependent on experience.
To Apply: Send résumé, including work-related references, and cover letter via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No walk-ins, please. Serious inquiries only.
Location: Grass Run Farms and the land it manages are in the bluff country of northeast Iowa. (If you’re envisioning flat cornfields, think again.) We’re just minutes from the Upper Iowa River (Iowa’s only waterway of “wild and scenic” designation), and our area is a hotbed for independent thinkers when it comes to agriculture/business, community-building, fine arts, outdoor recreation, and more.
We look forward to talking to you and/or reviewing your application.