Churchtown Dairy Assistant Farmer Position
A project of the Foundation for Agricultural Integrity, the Churchtown Dairy is a working farm that intends to serve as a beacon for those working to promote regenerative agriculture and sustainable communities. We support the development of resilient, just and sustainable food systems while raising public awareness of the positive impacts ecological agriculture can have on ecosystems, communities and economies. We strive to create health by imbuing all our work with beauty--the buildings, the landscape and the economic and social systems within which we work.
As part of our work the Churchtown Dairy operates a 28-cow grass-fed Biodynamic dairy farm. We strive for excellence in the care of our herd, the land and our raw milk products.
Dairy Assistants perform and assist with day-to-day farm chores and are integral to the smooth and successful running of the Dairy.
Reports To: Farm Manager
Morning and afternoon milking as scheduled
Maintain the barn in a clean and organized manner
Perform dairy wash routine and maintain dairy quality standards
Raw milk bottling, handling and processing
Implement grazing plan as developed by the Farm Manager
Maintain herd awareness and apply basic remedies according to protocols established by Farm Manager
Maintain daily documentation in farm journal and ongoing communication with entire staff
Assist in hay making and general farm chores, including use of farm equipment
Interact with visitors in a professional manner
Other duties as assigned by the Farm Manager
At least one year of farming experience
Ability to work with cows in a respectful manner and/or willing to learn
Interest in and/or openness to Biodynamics
Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
Farm machinery (tractor and implements, and skid steer) experience a plus
A commitment to strive for best farming practices
We offer a competitive salary and friendly work environment. Please send letters of interest and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.