Freedom Food Farm Hiring for Greenhouse & Livestock Manager Positions

Greenhouse Manager

Greenhouse Manager is a full-time year-round position with 50-60 hours/week in peak season, and 40 hours/week in the offseason.

Start date – flexible November-February

Qualifications:

-3-5 years farming experience and/or degree in related agricultural field preferred, minimum one year of farming experience

-Basic knowledge of organic greenhouse propagation and vegetable production

-Able to work and communicate well with others, either leading a crew or being led by another manager

-Able to lift 50 lbs

-Punctual and reliable

-Desire to accomplish farm-wide goals by communicating and working with other members of our team in a quick and efficient manner

Responsibilities:

-Manage plant propagation and vegetable production in 12,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse space including seeding, transplanting, watering, bed preparation, pruning, trellising, and record keeping

-Efficiently manage and communicate with 1-4 crew members assisting in greenhouse duties during peak seasons

-Assist with other farm tasks such as field transplanting, weeding, harvesting, washing, deliveries, farmers markets, and value-added production during off peak seasons

Compensation: Position starts at $12-15/hr depending on experience. Free farm vegetables and grains and discount on meat, eggs, and value-added product

Livestock Manager

Livestock Manager is a full time year-round position with 50-60 hours/week in peak season, and 40 hours/week in offseason.

Start date – flexible November-February

Qualifications:

– 2-3 years livestock farming experience and/or degree in related agricultural field preferred, minimum one year of livestock farming experience

-Basic knowledge of livestock handling and husbandry including cows, sheep, chickens, hogs, goats, and turkeys

-Basic knowledge of livestock fencing set up, repair, and maintenance

-Basic tractor operation skills, experience making hay and maintaining equipment preferred

-Punctual and reliable

-Able to lift 50lbs

-Desire to accomplish farm-wide goals by communicating and working with other members of our team in a quick and efficient manner

Responsibilities:

-Implement yearly livestock plan created by farm manager

-Perform daily livestock care tasks such as feeding, watering, moving fences and livestock

-Assist in lambing, kidding, calving, farrowing, and castrating of farm livestock

-Assist in on-farm hay production

-Assist in portable and permanent high tensile fence repair and maintenance

-Assist with other farm tasks such as field transplanting, weeding, harvesting, washing, deliveries, farmers markets, and value-added production during off-peak seasons

Compensation: Position starts at $12-15/hr depending on experience. Free farm vegetables and grains and discount on meat, eggs, and value-added products

 

To apply, email  freedomfoodfarm@gmail.com

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