Maine – Aldermere Farm hiring Herd Manager

Rockport, Maine

Herd Manager, Aldermere Farm

Aldermere Farm, a landmark of mid-coast Maine, is one of the world’s premier breeders of Belted Galloway cattle. The 136-acre farm is owned and managed by Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization dedicated to protecting the scenic beauty, outdoor recreational opportunities, ecological diversity, and working landscapes of the Maine coast. The Trust maintains Aldermere as a working farm and educational center, helping visitors deepen their appreciation for land conservation and sustainable agriculture.


Under the direction of the General Manager, manages and supervises all cattle related functions of Aldermere Farm including feed and nutrition, breeding and calving and all records and inventories related to the cattle and stored forage. Will support the general manager with cattle and semen sales, youth and adult programming. Will work collaboratively with other farm staff to maintain the building structures, fence lines and forage production.


  • Will maintain or oversee all cattle database records and inventories for the farm.
  • Support the General Manager to determine Aldermere’s genetic and performance needs.
  • Manages plans for breeding, selling, and sourcing genetics to maintain Aldermere’s world class standing as well as to generate revenue.
  • Responsible for the herd’s health and must be aware of bovine health issues, monitor and detect problems early and treat effectively. Will monitor pregnancies and calving and possess the ability to undertake calving issues that arrive including assisting with births.
  • Must understand the nutrition needs of cattle of all ages and insure they are provided the correct forage, grain, and minerals as needed.
  • Budget responsibilities include items such as cattle purchases and grain, minerals, veterinary care, and programs.
  • Will be responsible for managing cattle on pasture land and feedlots.
  • Support the 4-H Club by creating a positive learning environment, support parents and volunteers to help manage events, finances and fundraising related to their activities. This includes local, regional and national venues. Must make sure that tasks performed by the 4-H members are done safely and efficiently.
  • Will lead our Farmhands youth program.
  • Will supervise assigned college interns or Apprentices each year in fulfilling the educational goals of the participants and using them to the best advantage in farm operations.
  • Will select and show a group of cattle each year to be shown at local, regional and national fairs and exhibitions to maintain Aldermere’s legacy as a worldwide premier herd of Belted Galloways.
  • Will interact on a regular basis with the public and must represent MCHT well at all times.
  • Will make sure that Aldermere staff and volunteers adhere to our high standards for animal welfare.
  • Will manage volunteers in many aspects of farm operations.
  • Will assist with and support other public/community events and farm programs.
  • Will work with the Farm Operations Manager to maintain the buildings and structures. Due to overlap with Farm Operations staff, will need to communicate and collaborate very well to ensure that cattle needs are met and to assist with other operation tasks as well.
  • Able to operate equipment including tractors (over 100 H.P.) and trucks and trailers with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) due to hauling cattle. If not held, must be able to pass CDL test.


Will supervise 4-H members, seasonal farm labor, Interns, Apprentices, and volunteers. Responsibilities will include involvement in interviewing and scheduling, training and development, scheduling, counseling and discipline, termination, evaluating performance, and other related roles.


On farm housing is required to fulfill the duties of this position, and CDL is required for hauling cattle.


Agricultural, education or business management degree will be helpful, but real life practical experience most necessary.


  • Excellent project management, organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Strong history of cattle management and their health care
  • Excellent Interpersonal oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and part of a team.
  • Ability to promote and maintain positive public relations and to interact with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to communicate clear expectations to staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to coordinate projects with peers in the organization collaboratively.
  • Computer skills necessary to create and maintain spreadsheets, databases
  • Understanding of light carpentry and simple mechanics
  • Commercial Driver’s License


Work both indoors and outdoors in all year around conditions. Work will require significant physical strength and endurance. Some significant care will need to be taken while working around potentially aggressive cattle and dangerous equipment. Will be required to work in every type of weather condition and at any point day or night. Must be able to lift hay bales up to 75 pounds and 50 pound bales on a repetitive basis for up to 8 hours.

Will be office time to create and maintain inventories and related records as well as phone and e-mail for customer contacts.

This is a permanent, full-time position with a benefits package including health insurance, vacation time, and retirement.

 TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to with “Herd Manager” in the subject line.  The deadline for submission of applications is March 5, 2018.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.


New York – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County hiring Farm Supervisor

Riverhead, New York

Farm Supervisor


The Association Farm Supervisor will be a working supervisor who develops and oversees all aspects of the Dorothy P. Flint 4-H camp farm, including livestock, growing vegetables, fruits and herbs, managing farm workers, seasonal staff and volunteers.

Prepare and maintain operating budgets. Hire, evaluate, and supervise employees. In collaboration with the Camp Specialist, and Camp Facilities Manager evaluate animal enclosures, farm buildings and grounds to ensure they are safe for use according to local and accreditation codes. Develop farm safety and training programs so that staff, volunteers and campers are adequately trained in the handling of chemicals and equipment used. Market produce and other products from farming operation, supervise equipment repair and modification.

Assist Camp Specialist with the development of an overall sustainable farm production plan, including but not limited to crop rotation, composting and pest management recommendations. Perform special projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent and 4 years of experience or High School Diploma and technical school course work and 6 years of experience.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Meet acceptable background check standard.
  • Experience working in a team environment AND demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Farm planning experience and working knowledge of farm infrastructure.
  • Experience working with farm machinery.
  • Interest in working with youth and youth programs.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Valid NYS driver license and ability to pass Motor Vehicle Screen.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (weekends, holidays and evening hours, as needed).
  • Ability to work in inclement weather (snow, sleet, and ice storms).
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position, including, but not limited to, lifting fifty (50) pound bags of feed and bales of hay. Push full wheel barrows, and carry 5 gallon (40#) water buckets and feed to animals over uneven terrain, ice, mud.


  • Master Degree and 4 years of experience.
  • Strong organizational and record keeping skills.
  • Basic carpentry skills.
  • Must be comfortable driving and operating farm equipment.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO,

Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


This is a Full-Time Exempt position, 40 hours per week.

Pay Rate Type: Salary


Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the “Experience” section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the “Drop Files Here” box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

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New Hampshire – Wingate Farm hiring Part Time Employees

Hinsdale, New Hampshire

At Wingate Farm we strive to grow healthy, delicious eggs, produce, flowers, and meat while responsibly and humanely caring for our soils and animals. We are not certified organic, but all of our animals are fed 100% organic, non-gmo grain from Green Mountain Feeds. Our 1000 laying hens are rotationally grazed on 14 acres of green pasture April through November, and housed in high-tunnels during the winter months. We are steadily incorporating no-till practices into our vegetable production, using solarization and compost smothering techniques to limit weed pressure and increase soil health and fertility. We are not a highly mechanized farm, and most of our field work is done with hand tools, not tractors.

We are hiring one to two self-motivated part time employee(s) for the 2018 growing season. We are a tight knit crew–consisting of two farmers and 1-2 part-time helpers. Our employees work alongside the farmers but are often set-up on solo tasks.  Applicants must have at least one year of farming (or related) experience, a desire to learn multiple facets of our small diverse operation, and work hard in a quick paced yet supportive and fun environment. Workers will be expected to move between a variety of farm tasks in a given day, so focus and attention to detail are paramount. These tasks include: field work (bed prep, weeding, mulching, transplanting, solarizing); harvest, washing, and packing produce for farmers markets and wholesale; and animal husbandry and related chores (feeding and watering pigs and chickens, moving coops and fence, collecting, washing, and packaging eggs, assisting with on farm chicken processing). Employees work Mondays and Fridays from 7am-4pm, with an occasional extra day as required. On average this works out to about 20 hours a week from June-October. Additional hours in April and May are available if desired. Compensation will be $12/hr with an additional weekly supply of veggies, eggs, flowers, and some meat. If interested in the position, please email us your resume to


New York – Stone Barns Center hiring Grazier

Pocantico Hills, New York

Stone Barns Center

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a nonprofit organization on a mission to create a healthy and sustainable food system. We are working to develop a culture of eating based on what farms need to grow to build healthy soil and a resilient ecosystem. In our quest to transform the way America eats and farms, we convene changemakers, educate food citizens, train farmers, and develop agroecological farming practices.


Stone Barns Center has an immediate opening for a full-time Grazier. This position reports to the Grasslands Manager. The Grazier will oversee all management and operations associated with the health and welfare of all ruminant species in our intensive 100% grass-fed system. The pastures cover approximately 330 acres of grasslands.

The Grazier is responsible for managing of all aspects of production associated with the Center’s multispecies grazing program across all grasslands in accordance with a Conservation Action Plan. The Grazier will be responsible for the oversight of intensive rotational grazing plans for cattle, sheep and goats, including all labor, animal records and tracking programs. S/he will be responsible for coordinating grazing schedules, mowing/haying and stockpile systems. S/he will be responsible for the breeding and record keeping of sheep flocks and the associated lambing program, the cattle finishing program and the processing of sheep and goats.

The Grazier must have experience with large ruminant animals and a clear understanding of grassland and pasture ecosystems management. This individual will work within an integrated team of farmers, researchers and other experts to further the development of a resilient agroecological system, explore symbiotic relationships between animals, plant-base and soil ecology, contribute to farm innovation and experimentation, and serve as an expert practitioner and Center spokesperson.


  • Develop and execute a comprehensive grazing plan
  • Oversee the care and welfare of farm sheep flocks including breeding, lambing, medical and grazing records
  • Oversee the care and welfare of finish stock (cattle and goats)
  • Work in association and coordination with the Ranger (managing pigs and poultry) as needed
  • Manage an Assistant Grazier
  • Direct apprentices, interns and volunteers as needed
  • Oversee and maintain of all fencing, tools and equipment related to grazing operations
  • Manage budget and expenses associated with grazing operations
  • Support the development and execution of the production plan with the Farm Director
  • Coordinate the sales schedule of cattle, sheep and goats in accordance with the production plan
  • Provide seasonal production reports for each species
  • Act as a spokesperson for grazing systems and for the Center

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Commitment to Stone Barns Center’s mission
  • Previous experience with large ruminant animals at a production scale
  • A clear understanding of grassland and pasture ecosystems management and of supplementary feeding
  • Well organized, able to prioritize and manage a full and diverse workload, take initiative and be proactive
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Supervisory and staff management experience
  • Professional maturity and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communications skills

Compensation: Stone Barns Center offers a salary commensurate with experience and comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a 401k plan and paid time off. This is a full-time, exempt position.

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Stone Barns Center is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

New Hampshire – Stonewall Farm hiring Farm Manager

Keene, New Hampshire 

JOB DESCRIPTION                 

JOB TITLE: Farm Manager

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

STATUS: This is a full-time position. Average hours worked range from 40 hours. Schedule will vary based on season and work load.

JOB SUMMARY: The Farm Manager is responsible for ensuring the farm’s production is profitable and aligned with our vision and mission. This includes adhering to the principles of holistic land management, humane treatment of animals, and providing superior experience for visiting members of the public. The Farm Manager is responsible for ensuring the equipment, grounds and facilities are well maintained.

ESSENTIAL FUNTIONS: (Note: the following list of essential functions is not exhaustive, and may be supplemented as necessary.)

  1. Livestock: Develop and implement a livestock program using holistic management principles that is profitable and serves a demonstration for other farmers.
  2. Chores: Develop and implement a system for daily chores including care, grooming and feeding of animals. Provide supervision, training and support for volunteers and staff to deliver exceptional care for livestock and farm animals. Provide relief milking for the dairy operation on a regular basis.
  3. Draft Horses: Develop a series of programs that increases revenue generated from the farm’s draft horses such as hay/sleigh ride experience, workshops and demonstration.
  4. Feed: Produce hay seasonally to provide feed for livestock at Stonewall Farm (providing farm has access to haying equipment) or source feed from other farms. Manage feed expenses by procuring feed in most economical manner.
  5. Maple Sugar Production: Assess the farm’s maple sugar production operations, make recommendations to improve efficiency and profitability of operations. Manage the maple production operation from setting up lines, collecting, boiling and bottling sap.
  6. Equipment: Develop and implement a facilities and equipment maintenance schedule adhering to manufacturer recommendations for routine maintenance and repair. Ensure all equipment is properly stored and safety plans are in place to ensure safety of all employees and visitors to the farm. Maintain registration and inspections schedule for all farm vehicles.
  7. Facilities Maintenance: Develop and follow a routine maintenance schedule to ensure buildings are properly maintained, adhere to all relevant safety and building codes. This includes the dairy, horse barn, equipment sheds, sugar house, and small animal sheds. Coordinate with outside contractors as needed to complete work according to Stonewall Farm policies.
  8. Grounds: Ensure the grounds are well maintained and represents the farm in a positive manner. This includes the driveways, forest, trails and pastures. Coordinate and assist in snow removal for the entire property along with the Farm Hand.
  9. Education: Teach education programs for school groups, farmer education workshops and the general public related to livestock, pastures management, maple sugaring and draft horses.
  10. Business Plan Development: Ensure the farm’s production generates a profit by working with the ED to develop a business plan and budget that identifies sources of revenue, expenses and then monitors financials on a regular basis ensure production is on track to meet goals.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: All employees of Stonewall Farm are responsible for working toward the organization’s mission and all goals of the organization. All employees are responsible for following policies and procedures of Stonewall Farm. Employees are not permitted to use farm equipment or assets for personal use or gain or loan/sell equipment with exception of benefits outlined in the Employee Handbook. Breeding and sale of livestock for personal use or benefit is strictly prohibited. Doing so is grounds for immediate termination. Confidentiality must be maintained at all times.


We expect you are physically able to perform your duties and responsibilities as identified in this job description.

  1. Mental/visual (mind/eye/hand coordination)
  2. Walk/sit/stoop/kneel/stand
  3. Ability to work in adverse weather conditions
  4. Climbing up to various heights
  5. Driving (must have dependable transportation)
  6. Lifting up to and including 75lbs.
  7. Operating machinery and equipment


Applicants can send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to No phone calls please.

New Hampshire – Vernon Family Farm hiring Full Time Employee

Newfields, New Hampshire
Vernon Family Farm is hiring a FULL TIME employee. 

Hours:  40 hours per week

Compensation: $9-$10/hr depending on experience

Qualifications: A candidate must be:

– 18 years old or older

-able to lift 75lbs

-able to operate equipment

-able to work outside in all types of weather

-able to work Sunday-Thursday

-able to work independently with little supervision

Job description: 

Work includes both livestock and veggie chores and attending farmer’s markets.
To apply: Send cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position along with your resume to

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.

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