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Churchtown Dairy Seeks Farm Management Team Members

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 sustainable agriculture and regenerative 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.

Located on 250 acres in the Hudson Valley, 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.

We currently seek experienced dairy farmers to join our Dairy Farm Management Team, a group of three individuals who oversee the day-to-day management of the dairy herd and pasture land, on a year-round, 24/7 basis.

Members of the Team will work collaboratively to develop and implement the farm plan, envisioning the future of our herd, our pastures, and our farm management system. Open, honest and compassionate communication and the ability to continually review practices and decisions will be key to the success of this team. Members of the Farm Management Team will also need to be able to think creatively and have a desire to take responsibility while working as part of a team. Responsibilities include managing forage planning and hay making, all aspects of milk production, herd health and management including breeding of cows, and farm planning and maintenance. Minimum of five years dairy experience is required, preferably in a Biodynamic setting.

This is a full-time position including medical, dental and vision benefits, three weeks paid vacation and paid holidays. It is a unique opportunity for individuals who are passionate both about farming and working collaboratively toward a common goal.

A full job description is attached. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest together with resume and three references to Kam Bellamy at kam@churchtowndairy.org.

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