Ohio – Gorman Heritage Farm hiring Livestock Assistant

Gorman Heritage Farm is a 122-acre working farm and outdoor education center, inviting visitors to explore and learn the history, methods and values of a working family farm in a natural setting.

Evendale, Ohio

Job Title: Livestock Assistant
Category: Part time, 30-35 hours/week. 30 day probationary period.
Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Farm Manager
Pay Scale: $12 – $14/ hour, based on education and experience.

Purpose:
Working under the direction of the Farm Manager to care for livestock and poultry, grounds and building maintenance, and assist with management of Volunteers.

Job Responsibilities:
Daily correspondence with and oversight of Farmyard Volunteers
Help prepare Farmyard and Animals for education groups
Feeding, watering, cleaning, and pasture rotation for livestock and poultry
Take notes related to animal health, feeding, and pasture rotation, as well as volunteer tasks, education groups, etc.
Grounds maintenance including mowing, trimming and snow removal as needed
Other duties as assigned.

Education/Skills: Bachelor’s Degree preferred, High School Diploma/GED and relevant work experience required. Basic knowledge of animal care, livestock experience preferred. Good communications skills. Positive attitude. Passion for the mission of Gorman Heritage Farm.

Physical demands: This position requires very strenuous physical activities. Must be able to lift 50 pounds independently. The work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all kinds of weather.

Equipment operated: Tractors, truck with trailer, utility vehicles, zero turn mower, weed eater, hand tools, power tools, computer, printer/copier, and other equipment found in office, farm and teaching environment.

To apply: Send cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position along with your resume to tricia@gormanfarm.org.

Maine – Broad Arrow Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Bristol, Maine
LIVESTOCK MANAGER

Broad Arrow Farm seeks a livestock manager to join a team farming on the Pemaquid Peninsula in Bristol, Maine. The position requires at least five years’ practical experience and a passion for the land and its resources. The candidate must have some fluency with livestock husbandry and the ability to work and communicate efficiently.
The Livestock Manager is a critical team-member in the development of the farm. Manager responsibilities include all aspects of animal husbandry and resource management. Livestock populations are hogs, sheep and poultry, including a woods-based farrow-to-finish hog operation with a herd of Large Black X Old Spots.  Access to all necessary equipment and resources will be provided.
The Broad Arrow Farm Project consists of 160 acres of forest, 7 acres of grass pasture and a gravel yard, presently covering two properties with multiple points of access. While the hog operation is the foundational economic enterprise, there are plants focused operations on the farm and in the gardens, with the two operations often merging through water, soil and crop management.  Good communication skills will be required when the operations overlap.
Broad Arrow Farm would consider a farm couple or family with multiple members interested in employment. Compensation commensurate with experience. Package includes housing and health care insurance.
LABOR
Broad Arrow Farm in Bristol, seeks farm labor offering competitive wages relative to experience.
The candidates must have interest in animal husbandry and or horticulture, be able to work well both independently and in a group setting as well as be a competent machine and chainsaw operator.
Farm duties include but are not limited to: Feeding and watering of livestock, planting, pruning and cultivation of plant stock, landscape maintenance, fence construction and maintenance, crop harvest and forestry.
The labor positions are under the direction of project management.
Full and part time work available to suite the right candidates.

California – Long Meadow Ranch hiring Team Members

Rutherford, California

Long Meadow Ranch is a family owned and operated producer and purveyor of world-class wine and food that is economically successful and socially responsible using diversified, sustainable, and organic farming methods. We produce award-winning wines, handcrafted extra virgin olive oils, grass-fed beef, eggs, and heirloom fruits and vegetables.

Job Description: We are looking for hard working and passionate team members to work on the certified organic vegetable farm and fruit orchards at Long Meadow Ranch. Duties will primarily include harvesting, planting, weeding, and general fieldwork. This is a great opportunity to further one’s farming career by being intimately involved in all aspects of an intensive and inventive organic farming and ranching operation. Come gain experience and knowledge, while doing the hard yet gratifying work of farming.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 1 to 2 seasons of organic farming experience, specifically planting, harvesting, and post harvest handling of diverse vegetable crops.
  • Experience with farmers markets and/or other direct to consumer sales.
  • Experience with drip irrigation.
  • Experience in the safe operation of small engine equipment (weedeaters, chainsaws, etc.).
  • Spanish language skills are a plus
  • Positive outlook, happy, and energetic.
  • Passionate about organic farming, local food production, cooking, and eating.
  • Detail oriented, tidy, and organized.
  • Able to learn quickly and follow instructions.
  • Self motivated with the ability to work unsupervised and within a small team.
  • Interest in pursuing a career in organic farming.

Duties:

  • The primary duties will initially be harvesting, planting, and weeding. A successful candidate will be happy doing the same daily repetitive tasks.
  • Work on all aspects of diversified vegetable operation: greenhouse transplant production, direct seeding, laying plastic mulch and amendments, installing and maintaining drip irrigation, planting, weeding, harvesting, and post harvest handling.
  • Assist with organic certification record keeping.
  • Work in orchards: pruning, thinning, and harvesting
  • Direct to consumer sales: Farmers Markets, deliveries to restaurants, and wholesalers.
  • This is a physically taxing job and is suitable for someone who enjoys hard work, long hours, and being outdoors.

The Details:

Schedule: Job will start immediately. 40-60 hours per week peak season. Schedule may vary depending on the workload.

Location: Long Meadow Ranch has multiple growing locations in Saint Helena and Rutherford, CA.

To apply, visit https://boards.greenhouse.io/lmr/jobs/681663?gh_jid=681663 and click “apply now.” This position is listed as garden worker on the company’s career webpage.

Virginia – Hawk’s Journey Farm hiring Assistant Cattle Manager

Nelson County, Virginia

Assistant Cattle Manager

At Hawk’s Journey Farm, we combine Biological farming, Restoration Agriculture, Permaculture and Holistic Management to raise livestock, perennial food and herbs, and annual crops. We build the things we learn into training programs through our outreach and education company Simple Soil Solutions.  Our mission is to heal ourselves and our community, starting with the soil.  We are located in Gladstone, VA and border the James River. For more info about us:  Please check our websites at http://simplesoilsolutions.com/ and http://abc-beef.com, and our videos on VIMEO and YouTube

We are building our core team for the long run, and need a full-time person (40 – 50 hrs/wk) to work mostly with our grass fed beef cattle operation, under the direction of the Cattle Herd Manager and farm owner. We pay a living wage, invest in amazing training opportunities, and offer many other benefits as well.

We are seeking a full-time, healthy, hardworking, detail oriented person who knows they want to work with regenerative and holistic cattle operation as a life path.  We do have openings for internships, but for this position we are looking for a long term team member.

Are you generally happy and positive?  Do you have a passion for soil building and rebuilding our earth and communities from the ground up?  We believe in the power of intention and the law of attraction.  We work as a team with a lot of openness and trust, and willingness to take accountability for our own feelings and choices.  We believe that working on ourselves is the foundation for societal change.  We want to share deeply on our unique paths of personal transformation as we mirror ways we can help each other grow.  

Think of this position as joining a loving, healthy family.  We support each other when we are down, and are honest with each other even when it hurts.  We believe in positive change from both joyful and painful experiences.  We want to FEEL and TUNE IN to our emotions fully and learn the messages underneath them, for we see that there is gold beneath the challenges that teaches us about our spiritual growth.

Job tasks would include but are not limited to:

  • Setting up, taking down temporary electrical fence daily or several times daily (lots of walking on hills and in tall vegetation in all types of weather, year round)
  • Practicing low stress cattle handling techniques
  • Feeding hay, free choice cafeteria style minerals, and other supplements, and natural treatments such as essential oils
  • Cleaning water troughs daily
  • Participating in on-farm research
  • Making daily observations and writing log records to document what the cattle are eating (grass, hay, minerals, etc.), what treatments were applied, cattle health & habits, grazing plan, and others as season and animal health dictates
  • Pushing out round bales by hand (with assistance when needed)
  • Loading/unloading hay (square bales) by hand
  • Fence building/repair
  • Operating farm equipment, vehicles and trailers
  • Awareness/Mindfulness work with animals

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Colorado – Pine Cliff Ranch hiring Ranch Hand

Sedalia, Colorado

Ranch Hand
 Pine Cliff Ranch
Temporary, Full-Time
 About the Organization:

Pine Cliff Ranch, a responsibly run grass-fed beef ranch in Sedalia, CO, has spent the past four years creating a quality product – sustainably raising delicious grass fed and grass finished beef without hormones or antibiotics. We are seeking a Ranch Hand to manage the day-to-day operations at the ranch. The right candidate has a passion for cattle and ranching and sustainable processes. This position will report to the Ranch Manager and be required to live on the ranch.  Pine Cliff Ranch sits on 3500 acres of land 30 miles south of Downtown Denver.

 Summary:

Effectively lead daily operations of Pine Cliff Ranch which includes property maintenance, various projects, well-being of ranch livestock and farming operations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for management and well-being of all livestock on ranch, which includes, pasture/grazing management, winter feeding/watering, vaccinations, pregnancy tests, calving, branding, shoeing, breeding, castrations, de-horning, acquisition and disposition of livestock, sales of livestock at auction, install new fencing as needed, maintain existing fencing
  • Manage any grazing rights for cattle
  • Responsible for the maintenance and repair of all structures; homes, barns, sheds, stables, fences, corrals
  • Responsible for the maintenance and repair of all equipment, including tractors, trucks, pumps and tools, ATVs, etc., including annual preventative maintenance overhauls during winter months
  • Maintain and update inventories of all equipment, tools and supplies.  Provide documentation to Ranch Manager on a regular basis
  • Assist in maintaining landscaping, driveways and roads
  • Responsible for irrigation, including maintaining ditches, dams, ponds, wells, windmills and stock ponds
  • Responsible for irrigation maintenance of ditches, dams, ponds, wells, windmills and stock ponds
  • Responsible for weed control, soil preparation, plantings, irrigation and harvesting of crops
  • Responsible for well-being and management of ranch livestock which includes pasture/grazing rotation, pregnancy tests, feeding/watering, vaccinations, calving, branding, horse training and shoeing, breeding, castrations and de-horning, acquisitions and disposition of livestock, installation of new fencing as needed, maintaining existing fencing
  • Maintain landscaping of ranch headquarters and private residences
  • Assist in security of property; watching for trespassing, hunting, etc.
  • Assist Ranch Business Manager with all other ranch duties as requested

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have mechanical aptitude; extensive knowledge and experience in operation and repair of heavy equipment
  • Knowledge of welding, electrical and plumbing
  • Ability to develop and implement ranch business plans
  • Must have high energy and physical stamina
  • Willing to perform physical labor
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks while meeting stated deadlines
  • Good organization skills
  • Work independently, self-driven and results oriented
  • Ability to exercise good business judgment and conduct all business activities in a professional manner
  • Strong work ethic and integrity

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Cattle Operation hiring Farm Hands

Various Locations – Ohio and New York

WANTED

Managing Partners – Cattle & Timber Operations

Sweat equity opportunity for the right woman or man

Harrison County OH & Tioga County NY

 We need honest, hardworking individuals to run and manage our operations. Job encompasses everything needed to work the cattle and improve/maintain our farm.

This is a “HANDS-ON” get dirty & smelly position, not an “I’m the boss” role.

Combination cattle, hay production, timber and land management. Working knowledge of farm equipment and strong all around repair and maintenance skills.

Superior Compensation & Benefits, plus long-term partnership package. If you believe you are the “Right One” – Call Now! Ask for Nick 216.789.3775

Send your resume in confidence: nick.mayer@nickmayer.com