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 vernonfamilyfarm@gmail.com

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.

Washington – Nash’s Organic Produce hiring Livestock Husbandry Assistant

Sequim, Washington

Livestock Husbandry Assistant Position at Nash’s Organic Produce in Washington State

Nash’s Organic Produce is located in Sequim, WA on the Olympic Peninsula. We are a diverse operation currently farming 600 acres consisting of vegetables, berries, orchard, seed crops, grains, hogs, poultry and hay. We attend farmers markets on the Peninsula as well as each Seattle market and sell to a number of wholesale accounts. We also operate a Farm Store where we sell local and organic groceries.

Nash’s is currently hiring a Livestock Husbandry Assistant to work with the Livestock Manager to care for pastured hogs and laying hens raised on Nash’s organic feed. We are in need of more hands as we expand the livestock operation.

Essential Function/Responsibilities

  • Shares accountability for providing livestock with free-choice food and water
  • Keeps feeding stations stocked, maintains supply of ground feed and grinds feed
  • Building, removing and maintaining 3-strand electric polywire fencing
  • Assists with maintaining herd/flock health and observing livestock behavior
  • Assists with weaning, castration, deworming and providing medical care to livestock
  • Assists with loading livestock and transporting to USDA slaughterhouse, as well as facilitating on-farm custom processing
  • Participates in planning and execution of livestock housing and feeding station improvements, as requested
  • After completing training, works independently some days each week so that Livestock Manager can work part-time in greenhouses
  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned. Including but not limited to: collecting eggs, cleaning chicken coops and assisting all coworkers as needed

Qualifications:

  • Requires schedule flexibility, including mornings, nights, weekends and holidays
  • 1 year experience working with livestock
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to prioritize, take initiative and handle multiple tasks while being held accountable for work within the livestock department
  • Ability to receive direction, ask for help/clarity
  • Ability to work independently
  • Detailed oriented, organized and thorough
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with customers and other staff members in a positive manner

Physical Requirements:

Ability to repetitively lift and move up to 60 lbs. on uneven and sometimes muddy surfaces. Ability to stand, walk, bend, crouch, climb and reach during majority of shift.  Ability to safely use and operate tools and equipment such as forklifts, tractors, roto-mill and other equipment.

Compensation:

This is a full time, year-round position, starting at $11/hr. Employees also receive a 15% discount at the Farm Store, can harvest from the fields or take what is left over from farmers markets. Our roughly 35 employees also get together every Friday for Farm Lunch.

To Apply:

Visit nashsorganicproduce.com and submit

  • Livestock Husbandry Assistant application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

to Andrea LaPlante, Livestock Manager at alaplante.f12@warren-wilson.edu

 

 

 

 

 

New Hampshire – Brookford Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Canterbury, New Hampshire
General Livestock Assistant

Brookford Farm is a large, diversified operation nestled along the banks of the Merrimack River in central New Hampshire, a short drive north of Concord. The farm acquired this 650-acre plot and moved from a leased location four years ago. We grow about 40 acres of certified organic vegetables, raise pastured layers, broilers, and hogs, and rotationally graze our dairy and beef animals. The dairy cows’ diet is supplemented with organic grain, but we feed no soy, corn, or corn silage. Our milk is all bottled raw or turned into various cultured products right here on the farm, and moved through our 300 member year-round CSA, farmers markets, and local groceries and restaurants.

The General Livestock Assistant would be expected to milk 6 shifts per week, feed out bales and bed down barns through the winter, monitor herd and calf health, set up and move temporary fencing during the grazing season, and assist with construction projects. There will also be a fair amount of work with the chickens: moving them on pasture, feeding and collecting eggs. Those with tractor experience (preferred) may expect to help with mucking out, turning compost, cropping, and haying. Once settled in, the candidate will be expected to anticipate and execute tasks on their own or with the livestock team.

Previous animal husbandry experience is required, and dairy experience is preferred, but not absolutely necessary. We are looking for patient individuals who are committed to low-stress livestock handling. The ideal candidate would be observant and organized, possess strong communication skills and a positive attitude, and be proactive and hardworking. Must be capable of lifting 50lb bags multiple times a day and working through inclement weather.

Compensation based on experience. Please send a resume, two references, and a brief letter of interest to brookfordfarm@gmail.com. If you are interested in a different type of position on the farm, or have a partner who would also be looking for employment, contact for availability.

Vegetable Field Crew
We manage ~35 acres of organic vegetables for distribution to a 200+ member CSA, wholesale markets and restaurants, and farmers markets. We are one department on a ‘full diet’ 650 acre diverse organic farm, and with a myriad of native tongues among our staff including French, Swahili, Arabic, Spanish, Russian, German, and Californian, our farm proudly reflects the strength of cultural and agricultural diversity.

Our work requires passion, precision, speed, and great stamina. Much of our crew will log 55+ rigorous hours in 5 days and then head off to hike, ride bikes, or build houses in their time off.

Successful candidates will have experience or a strong interest in agriculture/local food, and a proven work history in physically demanding positions. Special consideration will be given to those with pertinent advanced education and/or a career mindset. Experience operating tractors or other large machinery is always a plus.

Management/leadership roles will become available towards the beginning of next season, and as we always prefer to promote from within, we’d really like to see strong retained employees move into those vacancies. Pay is commensurate with experience and performance. Interested candidates should contact brookfordfarm@gmail.com.

Massachusetts – Weatherlow Farms hiring Livestock Manager

Westport, MA

Weatherlow Farms

Livestock Manager Job Description

 Position Title: Livestock Manager

We raise and direct market grass-fed beef, lamb, chevon, goat, and eggs/poultry.

We also operate a goatscaping/land restoration company.

Job Description:

We are seeking a confident candidate with solid integrity, adaptive thinking skills, and high intrinsic motivation. While this position is to own the responsibility in supervising and coordinating all facets of livestock production, we have a framework in place, complete with a mentor/consultant to help augment areas of increased need. We also have an Assistant Livestock Manager in place.

See our website at weatherlowfarm.coms and send inquiries to ryan@weatherlowfarms.com