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Churchtown Dairy Seeks Assistant Dairy Farmer

Churchtown Dairy seeks a part-time Dairy Farmer (20-30 hrs/wk), with the possibility for full time 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. Assistant Dairy Farmers perform and assist with day-to-day farm chores and are integral to the smooth and successful running of the Dairy. Ability to communicate with farm management, co-workers and visitors is key. 

Reports To: Farm Manager

Responsibilities:

  • 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 Churchtown Dairy’s grazing plan
  • Maintain herd awareness and apply basic remedies according to Churchtown Dairy protocols
  • Maintain daily documentation in farm journal
  • Communicate in a professional and respectful manner with all staff
  • Assist in hay making and general farm chores, including use of farm equipment
  • Engage with visitors in a warm and positive manner
  • Participate in monthly full-farm meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • 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

COMPENSATION

this position is PAID: hourly, $15/hr or more

HOW TO APPLY

please email your resume and letter of interest to: kam@churchtowndairy.org

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