Northern N.H. Organic Dairy Farm seeks experienced, seriously interested individual…
We are looking towards retirement…
Our farm is situated in a beautiful farm valley above the 45th parallel.
The growing season in this geographic area of NH is, generally, different from what exists elsewhere.
Begun in the mid 1800’s this farm has a combination of original and newer buildings.
Having operated in the typical New England tradition, we have been raising dairy/beef cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, hay and vegetables. We also make delicious maple syrup.
Our primary agricultural product is organic fluid milk from a small organic heard of Holsteins, jerseys and X’s.
There is a tie-stall barn with room for 55 “in milk” cows under an around-the-barn pipeline. Additionally there is a heifer barn, in-barn calf facilities, a sawdust shed, covered manure containment, equipment storage, indoor square bale storage, etc. Round bales are wrapped and stored outside.
The land base is organic. Of our total land base 170 acres are tillable (125 of which are used as pasture). We rent approximately 97 additional tillable acres nearby.
The large farmhouse has plenty of bedrooms and community space for our co-workers.
We reside at the homestead farm up the road.
Currently we are interested in Experienced Individuals but will consider Apprenticeship/Farm Worker candidates. Successful applicants will have (or be willing to acquire) Good “Cow Sense”, excellent tractor and equipment operation skills, safety consciousness and posses the ability and willingness to be productive and effective in performing farm duties.
The following is a partial list of farm duties:
- Milking chores (tie-stall, around-the-barn pipeline)
- Artificial Insemination (experienced or willing to be trained)
- I.V. Proficiency (as for milk fever–[again, experienced or willing to be trained])
- Pasture: fencing/mowing/chain harrowing
- Haying: mowing, raking, tedding, bailing square bales into a “kicker” wagon, wrapping round bales, hauling, unloading, Manure & other soil amendments: Loading/spreading
- others as agreed upon/time permitting
While we will consider a start date of June 1, 2015 and end date of October 30, 2015, we are somewhat flexible. This position has the potential to extend much longer if mutually acceptable. Eventually we expect to help the right/qualified person(s) to transition into ownership over a mutually agreed upon period of time. Wage/Stipend to be determined based on experience.
Contact us: , John and Cindy-Lou Amey
by telephone: 603-538-7734. Please leave a phone message or
by e-mail: and email@example.com
We do have a Facebook page for our farm if you are interested in seeing images of our valley and farm activities.